The South Georgia Peanuts, presented by Security Bank, moved their record
to 19-8 on the season with a rain-shortened game against the Bradenton
Juice. South Georgia was 2-0 in a game that was called after six innings.
The game was originally scheduled for seven innings and as game one of a
double-header. The second game of the double header was cancelled due to
the rain and field conditions that got the first game called.
South Georgia started pitcher Mike Colacchio for the first time this
season. A pitcher who has been one of the most consistent relief pitchers
all season long for the Peanuts was very effective in four innings of
work. Colacchio did not allow a run on two hits with one strikeout. Jake
Upwood pitched two perfect innings recording three strikeouts to get his
first win of the season.
South Georgia got two runs in the fourth inning for everything they needed
to get the win. Bradenton pitcher Lavelle Morgan walked in Jon Zeringue
and Nick Prosise in the frame. Overall Morgan was quite good. Hi pitched
all six innings only allowing four hits with four strikeouts.
South Georgia hits the road for a week on Thursday. The Peanuts open up a
three game set in Charlotte County against the Cecil Fielder managed
Redfish. First pitch is set for 7:05. The game can be heard on “1450 The
Fan” and online at SouthGeorgiaPeanuts.com.