Castano fires complete game in 5-1 win

Lefty notches first nine-inning complete game for Jacksonville since 2014

Daniel Castano tossed Jacksonville's first nine-inning complete game since July 29, 2014 on Thursday against Mississippi. (Danielle Bleau/TwigPics Photography)

By Scott Kornberg / Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp | August 8, 2019 6:52 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jacksonville starter Daniel Castano fanned a career-high 13 batters in a nine-inning complete game on Thursday to lead the Jumbo Shrimp to a 5-1 victory over the Mississippi Braves in front of 5,893 fans on a Budweiser Thirsty Thursday from the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.

Castano's (5-1) gem was Jacksonville's (55-61, 26-20) first nine-inning complete game since Justin Nicolino accomplished the feat on July 29, 2014. Castano's 13 strikeouts came without walking a batter, and he ceded just one run on four hits.

The scored was tied at one when Mississippi (56-59, 23-23) starter Jasseel De La Cruz (3-7) walked Jazz Chisholm to begin the third inning. After a fielder's choice ground out, Joe Dunand singled before Brian Miller doubled in a run to put Jacksonville ahead. Riley Mahan singled in a pair of runs and two batters later, Adrian Nieto lofted a sacrifice fly to make it 5-1.

The Jumbo Shrimp got on the board in their first at-bats on Lewin Diaz's solo home run. Connor Lien went yard for the M-Braves in the second to tie the score at two.

Thursday's winning raffle number of 1508346005 won a prize of $175.

Jacksonville plays Mississippi at 7:05 p.m. on Friday from the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. RHP Jorge Guzman (5-10, 3.89 ERA) makes the start for the Jumbo Shrimp against Braves LHP Phil Pfeifer (1-1, 4.15 ERA). Coverage begins at 6:50 p.m. on MiLB.tv, Sunny 102.3 FM, TuneIn and jaxshrimp.com.

On Stein Mart Date Night, bring a date and receive a pair of tickets, two small hot dogs, two small drinks and one large popcorn for just $25 at the box office window on game day. Stein Mart is also giving away $50 gift cards throughout the game. After every Friday home game, the Jumbo Shrimp light up the sky with NAPA AutoCare Family Fireworks. On a Red Shirt Friday, fans are encouraged to wear red to support the military and save $1 per ticket at the box office, or donate that $1 to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. Friday Night Lites spiced up by Tijuana Flats presented by Miller Lite and Coors Light means from 6-7:30 p.m., fans are welcome to enjoy specials for $1 12 oz. Miller Lite and Coors Light drafts, as well as $1 off all craft beer at the Craft Cave near the third-base gate. In addition, the Jumbo Shrimp are celebrating all classic family games and board games for Family Game Night. The club is also participating in the MiLB CommUNITY Initiative, developed by Minor League Baseball to promote unity, understanding, acceptance and inclusion within MiLB ballparks and communities.

ABOUT THE JUMBO SHRIMP: The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp offer affordable family fun at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. Their inaugural season garnered the Southern League's Don Mincher Organization of the Year, Promotional Trophy and Jimmy Bragan Executive of the Year, won by General Manager Harold Craw. To experience the excitement with the terrific value of ticket and group options, call the Jumbo Shrimp at (904) 358-2846 or visit www.jaxshrimp.com.

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