The Bacon are cooking.
Cory Bartholomew was outstanding, and the Macon Bacon(2-1) took the second game of a two-game homestand Saturday, 3-1. In a pitchers duel, Macon native Bartholomew was outstanding holding the Savannah Bananas(2-1) to two hits over six innings. Bartholomew’s strong start provided the difference, as the Bacon took the second game of nineteen between last year’s first and second place teams atop the South Division standings.
The offense took advantage of three early Banana errors to jump out to a 3-0 lead after three innings. In the first, Cal Gentry led off the game with a walk and advanced to third when M.J. Rookard reached on a throwing error by Banana’s starter Daniel Lloyd. Tristan Thomas Followed by knocking in a run on a groundout, then Zach Cornell snuck a grounder just within the bag at third for an RBI double. Rookard led off the third and reached on a third Savannah error. Logan Fink drove Rookard in with a one-out fielder’s choice.
Bacon won for the first time in franchise history at home to the Bananas. They improve to 2-1, and will have a day off Sunday, before heading to Forest City and Florence for a two-game road trip. The Bananas fall to 2-1 and will return to action on Monday at Lexington County.