Jackson, Tenn. - Alex Young's five-inning start and six total bases from Marty Herum helped the Jackson Generals to a 7-3 victory over the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp on Thursday night at The Ballpark at Jackson. The victory gave the Generals (1-0) their fifth straight win in an Opening Night game, providing new manager Shelley Duncan his first win at the Double-A level.
Young (1-0, 1.80 ERA) relied on good command, throwing 75% of his pitches for strikes in his first start of the year. After giving up a leadoff triple to Jacksonville outfielder Monte Harrison, Young allowed just two other hits to Jacksonville (0-1) in five innings of work. Herum (2-4, R, 2 RBI, BB HR) launched a pair of majestic drives in two of his five plate appearances, including his first home run of the year in the fifth inning and a double that just missed clearing the top of the wall in centerfield.
Top Performances - GENERALS
- 3B Marty Herum - 2-4, R, 2 RBI, BB, HR, 2B
- RF Jay Gonzalez - 2-3, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 SB
- RHP Alex Young - 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 4 K
Top Performances - JACKSONVILLE
- RF John Norwood - 2-4, R, RBI
- LF Austin Dean - 2-4, RBI
- RHP Brandon Barker - 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 K, 2 BB
SCORING - JACKSONVILLE
- 1-0: John Norwood singles to center field; Monte Harrison scores. (Top 1)
- 5-2: Austin Dean doubles to left field, Isan Diaz scores. (Top 6)
- 5-3: Brian Schales is out on a sacrifice fly. (Top 6)
SCORING - GENERALS
- 1-1: Kevin Medrano hits a solo HR. (Bottom 1st)
- 2-1: Galli Cribbs triples to right field, Jay Gonzalez scores. (Bottom 2nd)
- 3-1: Galli Cribbs singles to left-center field, Alberto Rosario scores. (Bottom 4th)
- 5-1: Marty Herum hits a 2-run homer and Jamie Westbrook scores. (Bottom 5)
- 7-3: Jose Vinicio doubles through the hole at shortstop, scoring Jay Gonzalez and Alberto Rosario (Bottom 7)
6:05 pm CT on Friday at The Ballpark at Jackson (vs. Jacksonville): RHP Taylor Widener vs. RHP Nick Neidert
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