After a one day layoff, the Macon Bacon lost Sunday night to the Savannah Bananas, behind a fantastic outing from the Savannah pitching staff. Bananas pitching struck out 15 Macon batters en route to a 6-2 win.
Savannah got on the board early on a Macon bullpen day. The Bananas got two runs off Bacon starter Ryan Kouba, who went three innings, allowing three walks and three hits.
The Bacon loaded the bases in the fifth and Tristan Thomas provided the runs, driving in two with a single up the middle. Ryan Kennedy subsequently took over on the mound for the Bananas and coaxed a pop out from cleanup hitter Zach Cornell to end the threat and keep the game tied. Kennedy(2-0) got the win with 3.1 scoreless relief innings.
The deciding hit was a two-run two-hopper off the bat of Rafi Vazquez with the based loaded. The ball took an unexpected hop over the head of Jared Miller at shortstop, driving in two runs.
Three of the four runs scored in the eighth were charged to reliever Brendan Tuttle(0-1), who received the loss.
With the loss, the Bacon fall to 4-4, still good for second place in the South Division. Savannah is now 6-1, with the most wins in the CPL.