Sanchez stars in Double-A debut, but Shrimp lose in extras

Jacksonville nipped 2-1 in 10 innings

Sixto Sanchez pitched six innings of one-hit ball on Tuesday in his Double-A debut. (David Rosenblum/David Rosenblum Photos)

By Scott Kornberg / Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp | May 14, 2019 7:57 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jacksonville starter Sixto Sanchez fanned seven in six innings of one-hit ball on Tuesday, but the Jumbo Shrimp were nipped 2-1 by the Biloxi Shuckers from the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.

With the game scoreless into the 10th inning, Weston Wilson singled off Jacksonville (14-26) reliever Brett Graves (1-1) to plate Dillon Thomas for the game's first run. An error brought in another run to put Biloxi (19-20) ahead 2-0.

In the bottom of the 10th, Bryson Brigman notched an RBI single to get the Jumbo Shrimp within one. Corey Bird singled to put two men on, but Shuckers center fielder Trent Grishman made a diving catch on a Santiago Chavez line drive to end the game. Luke Barker earned his second save.

Sanchez fanned seven and yielded just one hit and two walks in his six innings of work. Jeff Kinley whiffed four batters in two shutout innings of relief. 

Nate Griep (2-1) pitched two scoreless innings to earn the win.

Tuesday's winning raffle number of 1276172008 won a prize of $69.

The Jumbo Shrimp and Shuckers conclude their series with Wednesday's 12:05 p.m. contest. RHP Jordan Yamamoto (2-3, 4.14 ERA) starts for Jacksonville against Biloxi's RHP Bowden Francis (0-3, 7.52 ERA). Coverage begins at 11:50 a.m. on MiLB.tv, Sunny 102.3 FM, TuneIn and JaxShrimp.com.

Wednesday's game is a Yuengling Business Person Special, meaning fans can purchase a package of a reserved seat, jumbo hot dog and 16 oz. Yuengling can (or small fountain soda) for just $15 at the Jumbo Shrimp box office.

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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