The South Georgia Peanuts, presented by Security Bank, scored a
double-digit number of runs for the second time in three games. The
Peanuts were victorious over the Aiken Foxhounds Tuesday night 15-6 to
even up the three game series 1-1.
The game was never really in doubt after South Georgia put up eight runs
in the top of the first inning. South Georgia sent 14 batters to the plate
in an inning that featured nine South Georgia hits. Curtis Goodwin Sr. and
Doc Brooks each had two hits in the frame while Desi Wilson and Steve
Butler each picked up two RBI.
The Foxhounds put up a run in the third off a solo home run from Evandy
DeLeon. In the bottom of the inning, the Peanuts continued to pour it on
in by scoring two more runs. Doc Brooks picked up two RBI with a single to
score Goodwin and Jasha Balcom. South Georgia then made it 10-1 in fifth
when Goodwin hit a triple and scored on a Balcom sacrifice fly.
Late in the ballgame, Aiken did score a few runs. In the sixth, the team
scored one run and the Foxhounds sent nine runners to the plate in the
eighth to score four more runs. The eighth inning featured three errors
from South Georgia. The Peanuts did add one more run in the ninth to
finish the 15-6 victory.
Jerome Gamble got the start for the Peanuts and only allowed two runs in
six innings of work. With the win, Gamble is now 3-2 on the season. Drew
Shetrone pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning to finish the game for the ‘Nuts.
Brooks led the way for the Peanuts going 4-6 with three RBI, a run scored
and two doubles. Goodwin ended up with three hits and three runs scored.
South Georgia looks for the series win on Wednesday night. Austin Weilep
gets the start for the Peanuts. First pitch is set for 7:05. The game can
be heard in South Georgia on “1450 The Fan” and online at
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