Poteet, four-run second inning lead Jacksonville to series win

Jumbo Shrimp win rubber match over Jackson 5-1

Cody Poteet tossed six scoreless innings to earn the win on Monday. (David Rosenblum/David Rosenblum Photos)

By Scott Kornberg / Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp | April 8, 2019 10:04 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Cody Poteet fired six scoreless innings Monday and a four-run Jacksonville second inning helped the Jumbo Shrimp to a 5-1 victory in the rubber match from the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. VyStar Credit Union members enjoyed buy-one, get-one-free ticket special at the box office and Jacksonville Sister Cities Association raised awareness and funds throughout the night.

Poteet (1-0) struck out six over his six innings, ceding just three hits and two walks. Jeff Kinley and Brett Graves each followed with a scoreless inning out of the bullpen in Jacksonville's (3-2) victory.

A four-run second inning turned out to be more than enough offense for the Jumbo Shrimp. Jackson (2-3) starter Riley Smith (0-1) walked Santiago Chavez to begin the frame before Bryson Brigman laced a double to put runners on second and third. Two batters later, Anfernee Seymour's RBI single scored the games first run. After a sacrifice bunt, Brian Miller plated a pair with a triple. Miller then scampered home on a wild pitch to make it 4-0.

With the score still 4-0 in the fourth, Poteet singled with one out before a Miller base hit moved him to second. Joe Dunand then cashed in Poteet with an RBI double to make it 5-0.

Jackson's lone offense came on a Jamie Westbrook home run in the ninth inning.

Monday's winning raffle number of 1963150005 won a prize of $94.

Following an off day Tuesday, the Jumbo Shrimp begin a five-game series at Pensacola with a 7:35 p.m. first pitch on Wednesday. Coverage begins at 7:20 p.m. on MiLB.tv, Sunny 102.3 FM, www.jaxshrimp.com and TuneIn.

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.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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