New Jersey Takes Game One of Doubleheader
After a soaked Saturday washed out the scheduled game, the New Jersey Jackals returned to the field for a double header on Sunday against Trois-Rivieres, to complete a 5 game series.
The Jackals would get to the Aigles starter Kyle Halbohn early as DH David Harris worked a six pitch walk, followed by a single by 1B Danny Canela, sending 2B Seth Spivey to the plate. After firing strike one, Halbohn's next offering skipped past the catcher Anthony Hermelyn, allowing Harris to scamper home and giving New Jersey a 1-0 lead after one inning.
In the second, the Jackals would double their lead thanks to a lead-off single from CF Jordan Hinshaw, a single from 3B Taylor Oldham and an RBI single on the first pitch of an at-bat by LF Connor Hofmann, making it 2-0 Jackals.
Jackals starter Pete Perez was masterful through the first three innings, preventing the Aigles from recording a single baserunner. He also retired the first hitter of the fourth, but allowed a single and a walk to the next two hitters, providing Trois-Rivieres with their first threat of the afternoon. Perez would stall the runners at first and second, however, recording a strikeout and a flyout, keeping the score at 2-0. Perez would finish with four innings pitched, one hit, one walk and five strikeouts on the afternoon.
The offense would continue to support Perez, with the bottom of the lineup coming through once again. Oldham singled and stole second then charged home on an RBI double by C Andy Mocahbee, setting the lead at 3-0 New Jersey.
The Jackals would turn to their bullpen for the final two innings, starting with the hard-throwing lefty Jose Velez. After a leadoff walk to 2B David Glaude and a wild pitch that allowed him to advance to third, Velez appeared to get out of the jam, but an error by Oldham allowed Glaude to score and kept the inning alive for Trois-Rivieres. Velez would walk the next two T-R hitters, loading the bases, and would be lifted from the game in favor of Vin Mazzaro.
The Rutherford native would prevent any further damage, forcing a groundout from former Jackal Taylor Brennan, keeping the score at 3-1 Jackals.
It wouldn't stay that way for long. Harris singled, followed by a Canela single on which a throw home was mishandled allowing Harris to score, making it 4-1 after 5.
Taylor Oldham would tack on one more with a solo home run over the left field fence to lead off the sixth, his second homer since joining the team and sixth on the year, 5-1 Jackals.
Despite allowing two baserunners in the top of the seventh, Mazzaro slammed the door shut on Trois-Rivieres, locking up the Jackals 38th win of the season.
Mazzaro (3-2) records the win, while Halbohn (1-2) takes the loss. The Jackals will return to action later tonight for the second game of the double header against Trois-Rivieres.
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