JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After hanging on for a thrilling 5-3 extra-inning victory in game one, the Gwinnett Stripers (68-74) were limited to two hits in a 6-0 loss in game two, splitting a doubleheader with the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (69-74) on Saturday night at 121 Financial Ballpark. The Stripers won
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After hanging on for a thrilling 5-3 extra-inning victory in game one, the Gwinnett Stripers (68-74) were limited to two hits in a 6-0 loss in game two, splitting a doubleheader with the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (69-74) on Saturday night at 121 Financial Ballpark. The Stripers won the series 4-2 and finished their road schedule with a 36-39 record.
Decisive Plays (Game 1): Joe Dunand gave Gwinnett a 2-1 lead in the eighth inning with an RBI single, but Jacksonville tied the game on a Grant Holmes wild pitch in the bottom of the eighth. In the ninth, Hoy Park put the Stripers back ahead with an RBI double and Vaughn Grissom followed with a two-run single to make it 5-2. Holmes (W, 7-3) yielded a run before stranding the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth.
Decisive Plays (Game 2): Jacksonville took a 2-0 lead in the first inning against Beau Burrows (L, 3-5) with a sacrifice fly from Peyton Burdick and RBI single by Jordan Groshans. Jake Mangum tallied an RBI single and two-run double to help boost the lead to 6-0. Gwinnett managed two hits, singles by Yolmer Sanchez and Dalton Guthrie.
Key Contributors: Grissom went 2-for-3 with a game-high two RBIs for the Stripers in game one. Park had Gwinnett’s only extra-base hit all night, the RBI double in game one. Dylan Dodd pitched 4.2 one-run innings and struck out five in a game-one no-decision. For Jacksonville, Ryan Weathers (W, 4-0) spun 5.0 two-hit innings and Mangum drove in three runs in game two.
Noteworthy: Grissom extended his on-base streak to 44 games in game one and did not play in game two. His on-base streak is both the second-longest in the International League this season and the second-longest in Gwinnett history. The Stripers are now 4-4 in doubleheaders in 2023.
Next Game (Tuesday, September 19): Gwinnett vs. Durham, 7:05 p.m. at Coolray Field. Broadcast: 6:50 p.m. on MyCountry993.com and Bally Live. It’s Family Value Tuesday (presented by Coolray Heating & Cooling), with $2 hot dogs and $1 desserts.