Jackson, TN - The Smokies continued right where they left off on Monday night, as they once again struck for eight runs and the pitching was solid as Tennessee took the win in game two of the series.
Maryville native Trevor Clifton took the mound for Tennessee and had a solid outing in his sixth start of the season. He went through six innings of work, which is his longest outing of the season, and gave up only four hits. Along with his four hits, Clifton struck out seven and walked one before being replaced by Gerardo Concepcion in the seventh.
Meanwhile, the Smokies offense was clicking on all cylinders like the previous night. For the second night in a row David Bote got the scoring started as he doubled in the first, which scored Charcer Burks and Jacob Hanemann. Jeffrey Baez would hit a solo shot to left in the second to extend Tennessee's lead to three in the second. The Smokies would add three more on a Charcer Burks' double in the fourth, and Yasiel Balaguert would finish the scoring in the top of the ninth with his first homer of the season.
The bullpen was excellent in relief, as Gerardo Concepcion went one inning of work and did not give up a hit while striking out two batters. Jhondaniel Medina would seal the deal out of the pen with two innings of one hit baseball to secure the 8-0 victory for the Smokies.
The Smokies continue their series with Jackson tomorrow afternoon with Preston Morrison on the bump, as he looks for his first win of the season. Taylor Clarke is expected to oppose him for the Generals, as he looks to pick up his third consecutive win. First pitch from Jackson is scheduled for 11:05 p.m. CT.
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