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After a 3-0 Opening Day victory was followed up Saturday by a 10-3 victory, Cole Pitts takes the mound as the Yellow Jackets go for a sweep.
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Starting for the Jackets:
LF Kyle Wren, Jr
3B Sam Dove, Sr
CF Brandon Thomas, Sr
RF Daniel Palka, Jr
C Zane Evans, Jr
1B A.J. Murray, So
SS Mott Hyde, Jr
2B Matt Gonzalez, Fr
DH Daniel Spingola, So
RHP Cole Pitts, So
First Pitch: 1:05PM, 43 degrees
Top 1: Groundout to second, walk, flyout to second, flyout to center. Akron 0, Jackets Coming Up.
Bottom 1: Wren Reaches on Error by the Pitcher, Dove flies out to right, Wren caught stealing second, Thomas singles to right, Palka flies out to shortstop. Akron 0, Jackets 0.
Top 2:Strikeout, Home Run to Right. Akron 1, Jackets 0. Strikeout, Strikeout. Akron 1, Jackets 0.
Bottom 2: Evans grounds out to third, Murray walks, Hyde, flies out to deep left center, Gonzalez grounds out to second. Akron 1, Jackets 0.
Top 3: Ground out to second, Single to left, strikeout, Runner steals second, Strikeout. Akron 1, Jackets 0.
Bottom 3: Spingola flies out to center, Wren triples to left (ball was lost in the sun), Dove flies out to left center -- Wren scores from third. Akron 1, Jackets 1. Thomas strikes out. Akron 1, Jackets 1.
Third Inning Stats: Akron has 1 Run, 2 hits, 1 error. Jackets have 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors.
Top 4: Strikeout, groundout to shortstop, groundout to pitcher. Akron 1, Jackets 1.
Bottom 4: Palka doubles to left (ball was lost in the sun), Evans strikes out, Murray grounds out to short (Palka to third), Hyde hit by pitch, Gonzalez singles to left (Palka scores, Hyde to second). Akron 1, Jackets 2. Spingola walks (Hyde to third, Gonzalez to second), Wren flies out to left (3 LOB). Akron 1, Jackets 2.
Top 5: Lineout to first, groundout to shortstop, groundout to shortstop. Akron 1, Jackets 2.
Bottom 5: Dove grounds out to third, Thomas singles to first (pitcher covered and missed the base), Palka singles to right (Thomas to second), Thomas to third on a wild pitch, Evans singles to center (Thomas scores, Palka to second). Akron 1, Jackets 3. Murray doubles off the left field wall (Palka scores, Evans held at third). Akron 1, Jackets 4. Akron makes a pitching change -- Andrew Fanning in for JT Brubaker. Hyde walks, Gonzalez flies to center (Evans scores). Akron 1, Jackets 5. Murray to third & Hyde to second on wild pitch, Spingola grounds out to second. Akron 1, Jackets 5.
JT Brubaker Final Stats: 4.1 IP, 5 R (all earned) on 8 H, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1 HBP, 24 Batters Faced, 89 Total Pitches. (And a partridge in a pear tree.)
Top 6: Double to left, groundout to shortstop (runner to third), flyout to center (runner scores). Akron 2, Jackets 5. Strikeout. Akron 2, Jackets 5.
Bottom 6: Wren singles to center, Dove lines out to third base (Wren thrown out at first), Thomas doubles to right (ground-rule), Thomas to third on a wild pitch, Palka grounds out to shortstop. Akron 2, Jackets 5.
Top 7: Jackets bring in LHP Jonathan King, Fr in relief of Cole Pitts. Single to middle of the infield (no play could be made), Akron pinch hits Washington for Havrilak, groundout to pitcher (runner to second), batter hit by pitch, Georgia Tech makes a mound visit, groundout to catcher (essentially a swinging bunt, runners to second and third), groundout to shortstop. Akron 2, Jackets 5.
Cole Pitts Final Stats: 6 IP, 3 H, 2 R (both earned), 2 BB, 7 K, 22 Batters Faced, 77 Total Pitches.
Bottom 7: Akron's Washington remains in the game to play RF, DH Matt LaRocca brought in to pitch for Fanning. Evans flies out to second base, Murray strikes out, Hyde flies out to second base. Akron 2, Jackets 5.
Andrew Fanning Final Stats: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 Wild Pitch, 7 Batters Faced, 24 Total Pitches.
Top 8: Walk, Lineout to second (runner out at first), flyout to left field. Akron 2, Jackets 5.
Bottom 8: Samuel Trecaso brought in to pitch for Akron (LaRocca remains at DH...rules are weird). Gonzalez flies out to center, Spingola grounds out to shortstop, Wren singles up the middle, Dove strikes out looking. Akron 2, Jackets 5.
Matt LaRocca Final Stats: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 3 Batters Faced, 7 Total Pitches.
Top 9: Jackets bring in RHP Zane Evans, Jr in relief of Jonathan King, Mitch Earnest on to play catcher for Evans (Jackets do not retain the right to a DH...rules are still weird). Single to shortstop, flyout to right field, flyout to right field, double to right center (runner scores from first). Akron 3, Jackets 5. Strikeout.
Jonathan King Final Stats: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP, 8 Batters Faced, 35 Total Pitches. Unofficially credited with a Hold.
Zane Evans Final Stats: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R (earned), 0 BB, 1 K, 5 Batters Faced, 12 Total Pitches. Credited with the Save.
JACKETS WIN 5-3!
W: Cole Pitts (1-0) -- L: JT Brubaker (0-1) -- S: Zane Evans (1)
Jackets (3-0) -- Akron (0-3)
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