Young's Walk-Off Lifts Smokies In Twelve
KODAK - Jared Young delivered a pinch-hit walk off single in the 12th inning for the Tennessee Smokies (51-71, 18-35) to snatch a 5-4 win over the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (59-63, 30-22) Thursday night at Smokies Stadium.Before the late-inning fireworks, fans were treated to a powerhouse match-up between RHP Cory Abbott
Before the late-inning fireworks, fans were treated to a powerhouse match-up between RHP
Abbott dominated in 6.2 innings for his team-leading 23rd start of the season. The 23-year-old dealt a career-high 12 strikeouts and allowed just a single hit. It was his ninth quality start of the year and his eighth start in a row in which he held his opponent to three hits or less. On the other side, Sanchez only allowed two earned runs in six innings with six strikeouts in a no decision.
Both pitchers were able to get involved as well at the plate in the third inning. Sanchez came home to score the first run of the night on an RBI-groundout by
In the bottom of the same inning, Abbott bunted
One inning later, Tennessee knotted up the score at two apiece.
Both bullpens remained steady to send the game in to extra innings. The Smokies had two opportunities in both the ninth and tenth innings with two runners in scoring position but both Amaya and Hoerner struck out to end the frames.
After a scoreless tenth, Joe Dunand broke the stalemate with a two-run moonshot off RHP
Jacksonville was held off the board by Clark in the 12th, and the Smokies pounced on RHP
The Smokies and the Jumbo Shrimp duke it out once again on Friday night in game four of the series. RHP