Dominant starts from Donatella, Young net two wins
PENSACOLA, FLA. - Thanks to some desperately needed deep outings from their starting pitchers, the Jackson Generals hooked the Pensacola Blue Wahoos for a pair of wins on Thursday and Friday, with Thursday's game being completed on Friday afternoon following a weather-related suspension of play. The Generals (23-18) remain 4.5 games
PENSACOLA, FLA. - Thanks to some desperately needed deep outings from their starting pitchers, the Jackson Generals hooked the Pensacola Blue Wahoos for a pair of wins on Thursday and Friday, with Thursday's game being completed on Friday afternoon following a weather-related suspension of play. The Generals (23-18) remain 4.5 games behind first-place Chattanooga in the North Division, but they're in position to snap a four-series losing streak if they can win one of the next three contests over a Pensacola squad (18-24) that struggled to score and command their pitches in the series' first two contests.
CONCLUSION OF SUSPENDED GAME FROM MAY 17 (Thursday): Generals 3, Pensacola 2
BOX SCORE from Game 1
Trailing by a run entering the ninth inning, the Jackson Generals patiently mounted a two-run rally, overtaking the Pensacola Blue Wahoos with two outs in the top of the ninth before a thunderstorm caused the game to be suspended. The completion of the ninth inning happened the following afternoon, with the Generals prevailing in an unlikely 3-2 victory.
After allowing three hits, two runs, and one walk to the first four Blue Wahoos hitters, Generals right-hander
In the Friday afternoon conclusion,
GAME 2 (Friday): Generals 4, Pensacola 1
Squaring off with Southern League ERA leader
The base-on-balls bug bit Pensacola's pitchers again on Friday, as the Generals worked a season-high nine free passes and had a batter hit by the pitch on three occasions. Juniel Querecuto recorded his third extra-base hit in two games with a triple against Mella, and the Generals swiped four bases using four different players to heighten the pressure put on Pensacola.
TOP PERFORMERS - Generals (First 2 Games)
3B Juniel Querecuto - 3-9, 2 R, 2 2B, 3B, RBI
CF Daniel Robertson - 1-5, R, RBI, 4 BB, 2 SB
RHP Justin Donatella - 7.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 K
LHP Alex Young - 8.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 7 K
TOP PERFORMERS - Pensacola (First 2 Games)
2B Shed Long - 3-7, 2 R, 3B, HR, BB, RBI, SB
RHP Daniel Wright - 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K
NEXT GENERALS GAME:
6:05pm CT Saturday (5/19) at Blue Wahoos Stadium (Pensacola, FL)
NEXT TWO GENERALS HOMESTANDS:
May 23-27 vs. Birmingham Barons
June 3-7 vs. Tennessee Smokies
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