Barons Walk-Off Again against MobileAugust 7, 2012 - Southern League (SL) Birmingham Barons
The Barons were held scoreless through the first eight innings as Nick McCully and David Holmberg engaged it a fierce pitchers duel. Matt Davidson would break a scoreless tie in the sixth with a leadoff solo home run off of McCully, his 20th long ball of the season. The run would be the only blemish for McCully who surrendered just four hits over 6.0 innings while striking out five.
The Barons managed only three hits through the first eight innings, but had another thrilling comeback up their sleeve. With two outs and runners on the corners in the ninth Seth Loman sent the first pitch he saw through the right side for a base hit scoring pinch-runner Kenny Williams Jr. and sending Justin Greene to third. On the very next pitch, Erik Morrison sent a bouncing ball to the right side that second baseman David Nick overran, allowing Greene to score and setting off a raucous mob scene on the infield.
Morrison would finished the night 3-for-4 as the Barons improved to 53-61 and 23-22 in the second half while Mobile continued their second-half free fall dropping to 57-58 and 17-28 in the second half.
The Barons will look to carry their recent momentum to road as they travel to Mississippi to take on the Braves in a five-game set starting Wednesday. RHP Andre Rienzo (4-1, 2.93) takes the hill in game one against LHP Brent Leach (0-4, 3.34). First pitch is scheduled for 7:00 PM CDT.
Southern League Stories from August 7, 2012
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- Generals Game Notes - Jackson Generals
- Smokies Return Home to Face Stars Beginning Wednesday - Tennessee Smokies
- INF Andy Gonzalez to Huntsville - Huntsville Stars
- Suns Look for Sweep, Sole Possession of First Place - Jacksonville Suns
- M-Braves Present Zac Craven and the Regulars on August 11 - Mississippi Braves
- BayBears Squander Lead in Late Innings - Mobile BayBears
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