The week just keeps on getting better for the Bacon.
The Bacon were back in Savannah for the fourth time in 2019 to play the second of three to end the week. The Bacon had swept away everyone in their path entering Saturday, averaging almost ten runs a game. They won again on Saturday night, 2-1.
The offense did not keep the high standard, but the CPL’s second best pitching staff held up, allowing only six baserunners scattered throughout the game.
Wyatt Beakler, in his first start of the season, shoved against Savannah. He pitched a season high six innings, allowing only one run in the first. Bryce Bowen and Chris Rolick relieved Beakler and were steller, allowing only one single to the Bananas, as they attempted a comeback, down one run. Rolick’s save was his league-leading fourth.
Both runs for Macon came in the fourth, when the Bacon packed the bases against Austin Temple, scoring on a bases loaded walk, and a single.
The win allowed the Bacon to keep pace at the top of the CPL, at 14-6, with the Gastonia Grizzlies, who won 12-10 versus the High Point-Thomasville HiToms Saturday night.
Macon will complete a rain-postponed game in Savannah on Sunday at 7:05, then will start a home-and-home series with the Gastonia Grizzlies on Monday in Gastonia.