PENSACOLA, Fla. - The Wahoos mounted a late-game comeback in the bottom of the ninth inning as they defeated the Mississippi Braves 4-3 in Tuesday night's ballgame at Blue Wahoos Stadium in front of a sellout crowd.
Pensacola entered the ninth inning trailing Mississippi 3-0. The Braves looked to Adam McCreery to secure the win for them in the inning. McCreery issued a leadoff walk to Gavin LaValley to start the inning. With one out from a Chris Okey fly out to center field, McCreery then threw a wild pitch to Taylor Sparks that put LaValley on second base. Sparks reached on a throwing error by McCreery that moved LaValley to third. McCreery was relieved by Chad Sobotka after he hit TJ Friedl with a pitch, to have the bases loaded for the Wahoos. Jose Siri got the Wahoos on the board with a sac fly to left field that scored LaValley to cut the lead to 3-1. Shed Long came to the plate and smashed a line drive RBI single that plated Taylor Sparks to make it a one-run game. With Mitch Nay batting, Sobotka threw a wild pitch that scored Friedl from third. M-Braves catcher Carlos Martinez tried to throw Friedl out at the plate, but his errant throw went up the first base line and Long scrambled around all the way from first to score the winning run.
Despite not factoring in the decision, Mississippi starter Bryse Wilson had a solid outing for the M-Braves. The Braves prospect pitched seven shutout innings allowing one walk, five hits, and a season-high nine strikeouts.
The Wahoos head to Montgomery Wednesday to battle the Biscuits in a four-game road trip. Daniel Wright (3-5, 4.23) will open the series for Pensacola, and RHP Benton Moss (1-2, 3.42) will take the hill for Montgomery. Wednesday's game can be found on the radio at 97.1 The Ticket/1490 AM Milton, and www.bluewahoos.com. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m.
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