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Peanuts Take Game 1 From Aiken

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The South Georgia Peanuts, presented by Security Bank, played a game for
the first time this since Thursday night. It was more of the same for the
Peanuts who beat second-place Aiken by a score of 11-1. Austin Weilep
struck out ten while Doc Brooks recorded four RBI. The win was the seventh
in a row for the Peanuts and it also ended a nine-game winning streak.

The Peanuts looked a bit rusty during the first few innings of play.
Weilep allowed one run in the first inning while the Foxhounds threatened
once again in the second leaving the bases loaded. The Peanuts bats would
eventually get going in the third inning. Jasha Balcom walked with one out
and then stole second. With two outs, Brooks singled home Balcom. Brooks
then scored the game-winning run when Jon Zeringue had an RBI single.

The Peanuts put the game away in the fifth inning. Balcom led off with a
single and advanced to third on a Garrabrants single. They both scored on
a Brooks double before Jon Zeringue walked. Nick Prosise and Brandon
Woolard each had RBI singles and another run scored on an error. The team
put up five runs in the frame. The Peanuts went on to score four more runs
in the eighth inning.

Peanuts pitching, which carries the lowest team ERA in the South Coast
League, was once again superb. Weilep moved to 3-0 after his seven strong
innings. He allowed only one run with ten strikeouts. Jason Blanton
pitched the eighth while Ja Jones made his Peanuts debut pitching the
ninth.

The two teams will play the second game of the three game series Tuesday
night. Dustin Taylor starts for the Peanuts while Jesus Soto gets the
start for the Foxhounds. First pitch is set for 7:10. Tickets are still
available.


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