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The South Georgia Peanuts, presented by Security Bank, won a series for
the sixth consecutive time with a 9-3 victory over the Charlotte County
Redfish. Shannon Wirth got his league-leading seventh win of the season
while Steve Garrabrants hit his seventh home run of the year.
Charlotte County got on top first in the top of the second inning by
scoring two runs on three hits in an inning where five Redfish players got
on against Wirth. Both runs scored on a Jose Gutierrez single.
The Peanuts were able to answer right back in the bottom of the third
inning. Three hits and three walks led to three runs being scored. The
Peanuts could have made it an even bigger inning but a double-play with
the bases loaded brought the frame to an end.
South Georgia put up another run in the bottom of the fifth inning when
Doc Brooks singled Mike Caruso in. The Redfish were able to answer that
one run as Jason Hurst led off the top of the sixth with a solo home run
to make the game 4-3.
The Peanuts put up two more runs in the seventh inning and then put it
away in the bottom of the eighth. After Redfish pitcher Justin Wichert hit
both Johnny Washington and Joey Hooft, Steve Garrabrants came up to the
plate and jacked one over the left field wall to give the Peanuts the 9-3
Shannon Wirth pitched six innings allowing three runs on 10 hits. The
performance made Wirth 7-0 on the season. Jared Doyle and Ja Jones pitched
an in inning each allowing no runs on one hit. Drew Shetrone pitched a
perfect ninth inning striking out the side.
Garrabrants ended up 1-2 with two runs and three RBI. Joey Hooft went 2-4
with three runs and an RBI while Doc Brooks was 2-5 with two RBI.
South Georgia is now 26-9 on the season. The magic number for clinching
the first half championship is down to eight. Chris Webb gets the start
in the series finale on Saturday night. First pitch is set for 7:10.
Tickets are available at the Peanuts box office or online at
southgeotgiapeanuts.com. The game can be heard on “1450 The Fan” and
online at southgeorgiapeanuts.com.