Another day, another shutout as Bananas hunt RedWolves in 6-0 win

The Savannah Bananas defeated the Florence RedWolves, 6-0, at Historic Grayson Stadium on Thursday night. Moving to 13-1, the Bananas are still undefeated at home.

Joe Miller saw my tweet

I’m trying to do the whole beat writer thing. So I’m tweeting updates throughout the game (@kevinhickey11 on Twitter–shameless plug). Bananas starting pitcher Joe Miller gets into a jam in the first inning, allowing three straight singles to start the game. So I tweet this:

Then Miller did something wild to get out of the jam. Let me paint the picture for you.

After allowing his third single to load the bases, Miller took out his phone on the mound, pulled up my Twitter page and saw the tweet stating he’s in a jam. With a smirk on his face, he looked up at the press box and with the fire of determination in his voice said, “watch this.” Miller then proceeded to strike out the next three batters to end the inning without allowing a run and keeping the game scoreless.

Okay so that whole Twitter thing didn’t actually happen, but it may as well have with how gutsy that first inning was from the “best ‘Mafia’ player on the roster,” according to the GOAT Biko Skalla. After getting out of that jam, Miller went 4.0 innings pitched, allowing four hits, no walks and no runs while striking out seven.

On the road to 50

The Nanners brand is taking off like a rocketship. Did you see our feature on ESPN? Front page, baby! But can you believe there were 17 states represented at Grayson Stadium on Thursday night? There were even some fans from Alaska! Talk about a road trip. Maybe one day we’ll have the whole country represented. Never say never.

Accepting a rose

As a Fans First organization, we always like to make sure fans of all ages recognize how special they are. Here, Bananas left-handed pitcher Tom Vincent found a young fan and made sure she went home with a rose. What a guy.

The timing is just right

Getting your timing down when a new pitcher comes into the game is vital. But using a baseball bat can get monotonous. So the Nanners found the closest object to them to use getting their timing down. I mean we’ve got a push broom, a beach ball, a pair of hula hoops, a full table—which they used as a DJ booth after to celebrate a run.

At one point, Coach Riley (not pictured) was being used as a bat to get their timing down.

Player of the Game

Back to baseball, the Nanners had a nice night of hitting. Shortstop Jesse Sherrill led the offense with three hits while grabbing an RBI in the bottom of the sixth inning to extend the lead to 6-0. Sherrill also started a beautiful double play in the top of the seventh with a glove flip feed to second baseman Eduardo Malinowski. Right fielder Cole Kitchen also got on four times, three times via base on balls, while Dan Oberst scored three runs as well.

Stat to Know

With the shutout on Thursday night, that’s the fourth time this season the Bananas have held their opponents scoreless and their sixth game allowing just one run or fewer.

What’s Next for the Nanners?

The Bananas are on the road Friday, June 18, to visit the Spartanburgers. They are home again on Saturday, June 19, to host the Spartanburgers at Grayson Stadium.

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