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Mesa Jr. Sends Jacksonville Home with 4-3 Walk-Off Win

April 16, 2024 - International League (IL)
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp News Release


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Victor Mesa Jr. notched three hits, including a walk-off single, to give the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp a 4-3 win Tuesday over the Norfolk Tides in front of 6,360 fans at 121 Financial Ballpark.

After Norfolk (7-9) tied the game in the top of the eighth, Jacksonville (9-7) notched their first walk-off win of the season an inning later. With one out, Dane Myers doubled off Tides reliever Wandisson Charles (1-2) and scored on a base hit from Mesa Jr. for the Jumbo Shrimp's fifth one-run win of the season.

After three scoreless frames, Jacksonville took the lead in the bottom of the fourth. Mesa Jr. (2) blasted a solo home run to give the Jumbo Shrimp a 1-0 lead.

Jacksonville extended their lead in the bottom of the fifth. Jonathan Davis reached on a fielder's choice and two batters later, Jonah Bride doubled home Davis to increase the lead to 2-0.

In the sixth inning, Mesa Jr. singled with one out and Griffin Conine walked with two outs. With runners on first and second, Davis knocked a base hit to score Mesa Jr. for a 3-0 advantage.

Norfolk wiped away their deficit in the eighth. Coby Mayo was hit by a pitch and reached second on a wild pitch. Three batters later, Ryan McKenna singled to score Mayo to cut the lead down to 3-1. In the ensuing at-bat, Livan Soto (1) evened the game with a two-run blast.

Jumbo Shrimp starter Patrick Monteverde struck out six in 5.0 scoreless innings, scattering four hits and a walk.

Jacksonville faces off with Norfolk again in Wednesday's 7:05 p.m. contest. RHP Darren McCaughan (0-2, 6.43 ERA) starts for the Jumbo Shrimp against Tides LHP John Means (0-1, 12.86 ERA). Coverage begins at 6:50 p.m. on Bally Live, MLB.tv, MiLB.tv, ESPN 690 AM and www.ESPN690.com.

Gates open at 6 p.m. for VyStar Good is Everywhere Wednesday. Join the Jumbo Shrimp as they partner with Habijax and VyStar Credit Union to raise awareness and funds throughout the game with ticket sales and promotions.


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