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Jacksonville edges Charlotte 3-2 in front of sellout crowd

Fitterer matches career high seven innings while fanning seven
José Devers rips the go ahead triple in the bottom of the eighth inning during Wednesday's 3-2 win over Charlotte. (Liam Selvido/Jumbo Shrimp)
July 3, 2024

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Thanks to an eighth inning RBI triple from José Devers, the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp outlasted the Charlotte Knights 3-2 on Wednesday evening in front of 9,050 fans at 121 Financial Ballpark. Jacksonville (40-44, 5-4) broke the 2-2 tie in the eighth inning. With one out and nobody

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Thanks to an eighth inning RBI triple from José Devers, the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp outlasted the Charlotte Knights 3-2 on Wednesday evening in front of 9,050 fans at 121 Financial Ballpark.

Jacksonville (40-44, 5-4) broke the 2-2 tie in the eighth inning. With one out and nobody aboard, Will Banfield was hit by a pitch. The next batter Devers followed with a triple that allowed Banfield to score to give the Jumbo Shrimp a 3-2 lead.

The Jumbo Shrimp took an early lead in the second inning. Banfield led off the inning with a double, and two batters later, Marty Costes walked. Jonathan Guzman peppered a single that scored the first run. Javier Sanoja reached on a hit by a pitch which loaded the bases. With two outs, Troy Johnston worked a walk that brought home Costes and gave Jacksonville a 2-0 advantage.

Charlotte (37-45, 4-4) tied the game in the third inning as Wynton Bernard (3) smashed a solo home run that cut the lead in half. Following a groundout, Mark Payton ripped a double, and then a batter later, scored on a double from Oscar Colás which knotted the game up at two.

Jacksonville’s closer Emanuel Ramirez (S,7) slammed the door in the ninth inning, stranding the tying run on first en route to his seventh save of the season. Evan Fitterer matched a career-high seven innings and tied a season-high with seven strikeouts.

Jacksonville and Charlotte hit the road to continue their series in Thursday’s 6:35 p.m. contest from Truist Field. LHP Patrick Monteverde (3-2, 5.40 ERA) gets the ball for the Jumbo Shrimp Coverage begins at 6:20 p.m. on ESPN 690 AM and ESPN690.com.

ABOUT THE JUMBO SHRIMP: The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are the Triple-A affiliate of the Miami Marlins and compete in the International League. The team calls 121 Financial Ballpark home for baseball but also a wide variety of additional community focused events with a goal of providing Affordable, Family, FUN to Northeast Florida. Winners of many marketing and sales awards and recognition since the team was rebranded prior to the 2017 season, the Jumbo Shrimp continually lead the state of Florida in attendance across all minor league professional sports organizations.