Generals start slow, burn Tennessee with five-run fifth inning
Timing is everything, and the Jackson Generals timed the alarm clocks on their bat rack with precision on Wednesday, springing a five-run fifth inning on Tennessee en route to a 6-4 ruining of the home opener at Smokies Stadium. Alex Young (2-0, 3.60 ERA) conducted his second five-inning start of
Timing is everything, and the Jackson Generals timed the alarm clocks on their bat rack with precision on Wednesday, springing a five-run fifth inning on Tennessee en route to a 6-4 ruining of the home opener at Smokies Stadium.
Offensively, the Generals got things going against Tennessee (2-4) in the fifth, as run-producing singles by
Top Performers - GENERALS
INF Juniel Querecuto - 2-4, R, RBI, SB
Top Performers - TENNESSEE
MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
TOP 5: After a Jason Vosler home run puts Tennessee up 1-0 in the fourth, the Generals return fire with a parade of 10 batters to the plate. After being held without a hit through their first 12 at-bats-a period roughly an hour in length-Jackson comes alive with run-scoring singles from Juniel Querecuto, Galli Cribbs, Kevin Medrano, and Jamie Westbrook, batting around and chasing Tennessee starter Trevor Clifton from the game.
>>SCORE: JXN 5, TNS 1
BOTTOM 5: Not to be outdone, Smokies shortstop Zack Short takes Young deep for his third hit of the day, and Vosler scores Characer Burks two batters later to pull Tennessee within 5-3. Young finishes the inning, earning the chance to win his second straight decision.
>>SCORE: JXN 5, TNS 3
BOTTOM 7: A
>>SCORE: JXN 5, TNS 4
SCORE: JXN 5, TNS 4
TOP 9: Late-game substitute Rudy Flores doesn't mess around, cranking a first-pitch home run to the opposite field off Tennessee reliever
SCORE: JXN 6, TNS 4
BOTTOM 9: Continuing his strong start in 2018, right-hander Yoan Lopez burns through a trio of Tennessee batters with three straight strikeouts, notching his first save at Double-A and giving the Generals the win.
FINAL: JXN 6, TNS 4
10:30 am CT Thursday (4/12) at Smokies Stadium (Sevierville, TN)
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April 16-25 (vs. Birmingham Barons & Chattanooga Lookouts)
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