A super-powered performance by the Macon Bacon pitching staff thrust them to their fourth straight win on Friday night, 7-4.
In a game started by Cort Roedig, Macon pitching had run support from the get-go. Macon struck for four runs in the first off Bananas pitcher Tyler Owens.
Calvin Estrada hit his league-leading eleventh double and Nathan Schreckengost went oppo for an RBI double to left, just past the outstretched arms of Justin McConnell. The double scored Estrada and Jared Miller to get Macon an early 2-0 lead.
Schreckengost’s double opened the floodgates for the offense. Alex Canty ripped an RBI double to the wall in left-center to score another. Canty didn’t have much time to rest at second base, scoring on an RBI single just a couple of pitches later. Owens went on to allow six runs over two innings.
In the second, two runs scored on non-hits. Ben McConnell and Danny Harris both singled, then the fun began. Harris took off for second base, and catcher Jake Sullivan threw to second. The race was on. McConnell quickly took off from third and scored. Ben McConnell stole home for the first time in Bacon history.
The Bacon would get one more in the inning, and coasted to a 7-4 win. Cort Roedig got the win after his best start this summer.
The Bacon need three more wins against the Bananas to clinch the Battle for the Golden Spork.
They play again in Savannah on Saturday. Macon returns home on Tuesday to play the Lexington County Blowfish.