The Macon Bacon seized their first game of the second half, bashing around the Lexington County Blowfish pitching staff for 12 hits and 12 runs in a 12-8 win on Tuesday night.
At the end of the first half, the Macon Bacon controlled their destiny at the top of the CPL South. On Friday, the Blowfish played spoiler. A one run victory in Macon was only the seventh of the year for the CPL’s last place team, and it proved to be the difference between a CPL South title and a second place finish.
Tuesday’s rematch was a revenge game for the offense, who only mustered three runs on Friday against the worst pitching staff in the Coastal Plain League.
Macon got right to work in the first, putting up a patient six runs on three hits. Calvin Estrada drew first blood with an RBI double, driving in MJ Rookard, scoring his league-leading 31st run. Estrada drove in four on the night with three doubles in four at bats.
Macon led the entire game despite a pesky Blowfish offense. James McConnon homered and doubled in a three-for-four effort. His second inning blast travelled 375 feet to left field, and slashed the deficit to 6-4 in the second.
After a Luis Acevedo homer made the score 6-5, Macon chipped in three runs in the fifth to provide the deciding runs. Houston Wright pounded his team-leading fifth bomb in the sixth, but it was not enough for the Blowfish, and Chris Rolick and the bullpen were able to complete the win.
Macon and Lexington play Wednesday night in Macon in a Fireworks Night. First Pitch is at 7pm.