What had been a sluggish Macon Bacon offense over the last week finally erupted in a 16-7 win over the Macon Eggs on Friday night at Luther Williams Field.
Over the first week of August, the Bacon were averaging just over two runs per game in the midst of a five-game losing skid. However, three home runs, including a grand slam, on Friday night signaled that the team was getting back on track.
The win for the Bacon evens up the season series with the Eggs at 3-3.
Cal Beardsley (Arkansas-Little Rock) earned the win on the mound for the Bacon, throwing 4 ⅓ innings while allowing just two hits and no earned runs and picking up six strikeouts.
The Eggs struck first in the 2nd inning, getting RBIs from Brandin Johnson (Brevard) and Noah Mendlinger (Georgia College) to lead 4-0. After the Bacon’s Trevor Austin (Mercer) brought in a run via a sacrifice fly in the home half of the inning, the score sat at 4-1.
In the third frame, Josh Hood (UPenn) cracked his fifth home run of the year to give the Eggs a 5-1 lead and Gavin Grubbs (Lipscomb) drove in another run with a sacrifice fly to make it 6-1.
From there, it was all Bacon.
Cash Young (Georgia College) and Carson Crowe (Jacksonville State) both mashed two-run homers in the fifth inning and the Bacon were able to put together a 9-run 7th inning that was highlighted by an Austin Deming (BYU) grand slam.
Deming finished his night 3-for-5 with with 5 RBI. As a team, the Bacon only out-hit the Eggs 9-8, but were the beneficiaries of 10 drawn walks.
Scott Campbell (IMG Academy) took the loss on the mound for the Eggs.
The Eggs will look for some revenge on Saturday night as they take on the Bacon at Luther Williams Field for the second evening in a row. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00pm.
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