The regular seasons are over for the farm, but that doesn’t mean the farming fun has to stop. Pensacola is currently locked into a tight five game series with the Mississippi Braves, and we haven’t kept you updated with all the happenings. So let’s dive in to games one and two.
Mississippi Braves 5, Pensacola Blue Wahoos 6
The Wahoos took game one down to the wire and, after allowing the Braves to take the lead with 2 runs scored in the top of the 9th inning, the Wahoos scored 2 of their own to walk it off in the bottom of the frame.
Rookie “Of the Year” Davis was shuttled back to AA from Louisville to assist the Wahoos in their playoff efforts and, let’s just say, dude was amped for it. In 6 IP, Rookie allowed only 3 hits, 1 run and 1 walk, while striking out 8 Braves. Double Barrett Astin blew the lead, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits in 1 inning. Abel “Of The Saints” De Los Santos allowed only a hit in his inning, and Alejandro Chacin blew the save (1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 K), but also got the win when the Wahoos walked it off. Pitcher wins! Wow stat! Much telling!
Zach “Soft J” Vincej and Ray Chang “We Can Believe In” did much of the heavy lifting in this one, collecting 3 hits a piece. Vincej doubled twice, while Chang doubled once and batted in 2. Taylor “Jordin” Sparks tattooed 2 singles for an RBI, while Uncle Phil Ervin collected a hit, an RBI, and THREE walks!
Pensacola leads the series, 1-0.
Mississippi Braves 6, Pensacola Blue Wahoos 0
Oof. The Wahoos really stepped in it here and got blanked in game two of the series. “Private” Jackson Stephens could use this one back, going only 5 innings, allowing 8 hits and 5 runs, walking 1 and striking out 5. Evan Mitchell was Batman, though, and kept the Wahoos within striking distance with 3 innings of 1 hit, 1 walk, 1 strike out relief. Kyle “Canary in a Coal” McMyne was also good, allowing nothing in the final inning.
A night after doing not much of anything, Alex Blandino recorded half of the Wahoo’s 6 hits, including a double. Sebastian “Bach” Elizalde pitched in with 2 hits, while Brandon “Big” Dixon also hit once.
Up Next: The teams will travel to Mississippi to carry out game three tonight at 8:00pm EDT. Salvatore Romano will attempt to pitch like a Mad Man.
ALSO OF NOTE: Billings is playing still, I guess, though no one has done anything of particular note that you’ve missed out on. TJ Friedl is still batting nearly .350, so that’s hella gnarly. Billings won their games on Wednesday and Thursday, so that’s pretty rad, too.