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Five-Run Fifth Inning Propels Jacksonville to Series Win

September 19, 2021 - Triple-A East League (AAA East) - Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp News Release

NORFOLK, Va. - Monte Harrison's home run highlighted a five-run fifth inning on Sunday that propelled the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp to a 6-2 victory and series win over the Norfolk Tides at Harbor Park.

Norfolk (47-72) led 2-1 when Justin Twine singled off Tides starter Ryan Hartman (1-1) to start the fifth inning. After a pop out, Connor Justus singled before a Bryson Brigman base hit scored Twine to tie the game. Harrison followed by bashing his 15h home run of the year to make it 5-2 in favor of Jacksonville (69-51). Lorenzo Quintana then laced a double before scoring later in the inning on an error to widen the margin to 6-2.

That was more than enough offense for the Jumbo Shrimp. After Bryan Mitchell pitched four innings of two-run ball, the Jacksonville bullpen combined to pitch five scoreless innings in finishing off the win. Jake Fishman (5-1) earned the win with two shutout frames. Parker Bugg, Rob Zastryzny and Tommy Eveld each tossed a scoreless frame.

A two-out rally got the Jumbo Shrimp on the board in the second. Joe Dunand was hit by a pitch with two outs before scoring on a Zack Zehner double.

The Tides rallied to grab their first lead in the third. Brett Cumberland singled with one out. After a fly out, Adley Rutschman drilled a two-run home run to go ahead 2-1.

Jacksonville returns to 121 Financial Ballpark on Tuesday to begin a five-game series against the Memphis Redbirds, the final home set of the 2021 season. Tuesday's 7:05 p.m. contest is a Community First Credit Union Two For Tuesday, meaning tickets are 2-for-1 at the box office for CFCU members using their CFCU credit or debit card. It's also a Forever Vets Animal Hospital Canines and Crustaceans Dog Day, and dogs get in free as long as their human companion buys a ticket. RHP Nick Neidert (6-3, 3.32 ERA) starts for the Jumbo Shrimp, and coverage begins at 6:50 p.m. on, ESPN 690 AM and

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