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M-Braves Cut Down Generals with Early Runs

May 16, 2018 - Southern League (SL) - Jackson Generals News Release

JACKSON, TENN. - A streak of five straight innings with runs scored helped the Mississippi Braves beat the Jackson Generals, 10-7, Wednesday at The Ballpark at Jackson. The M-Braves (17-22) managed to push their series with the Generals to a fifth-game rubber match for the second time in 2018, buoyed by a 6-for-14 effort with runners in scoring position.

After a three-batter first inning, Generals starter Ryan Atkinson (1-4, 5.28 ERA) ran into trouble in the second, allowing the M-Braves to claim the lead on pair of hits and a hit batsman. The right-hander got burned by a poorly executed fielder's choice in the second inning, but the third unraveled on a pair of consecutive triples and a run-scoring wild pitch. Atkinson's six earned runs allowed were a season high, and the Generals' bullpen did not fare much better, ceding four more runs over the final five frames.

Held down through the first three frames, the Jackson offense awoke in the fourth inning with three runs that cut the deficit in half. The Generals (21-17) were not able to sustain their production thereafter, leaving a season-high 13 men on base despite going 4-for-16 with men in scoring position. Marcus Littlewood homered for the first time as a Generals since 2015, and Jose Queliz picked up a pinch-hit two-run double in place of Atkinson in the bottom of the fourth. The Generals remain in second place in the Southern League's North Division, 2.5 games behind Chattanooga.

TOP PERFORMERS - Generals

C Marcus Littlewood - 2-5, 2 R, 2 RBI, HR

P/H Jose Queliz - 1-1, 2 RBI, 2B

TOP PERFORMERS - Mississippi

1B Jonathan Morales - 3-4, R, 4 RBI, 2 2B, 3B

LHP Corbin Clouse - 2.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K

NOTEWORTHY STATS

13 - men left on base by Jackson, a season-worst

3 - outfield assists by Jackson, a season-best

980 - days since Marcus Littlewood's last homer in a Jackson uniform, when he was a Seattle Mariners prospect

NEXT GENERALS GAME:

12:05pm CT Wednesday (5/16) at The Ballpark at Jackson (Jackson, TN)

RHP Jon Duplantier (JXN-2-1, 2.79 ERA)

vs.

RHP Enderson Franco (MIS-1-3, 5.04 ERA)

NEXT TWO GENERALS HOMESTANDS:

May 23-27 vs. Birmingham Barons

June 3-7 vs. Tennessee Smokies

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log on to JacksonGeneralsBaseball.com!

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