Written by Biko Skalla:
The Nanners continued to dominate the only in-state battle they have in the Coastal Plain League, taking down the Macon Bacon 6-3 in Historic Luther Williams Field.
It was a night full of Bananas debuts, the first of which would be Daniel, The Pride of Prague, Padysak, who traded scoreless first and second innings with Carter, Six up Six Down, Gonna be a Great Night, Gannaway.
Dylan, My Foul Home Run Went Wayyy Farther, Kurahashi-Choy Foo, led off the top of the third inning with a bomb to left for his first home run of the summer. Armando, No Fly Zone, Becerra, and Taylor, Run at Your Own Risk, Justus, worked back-to-back walks. A wild pitch advanced them to second and third and Beau, My Whole Life is Top Gun Summer, Brewer, brought them both in with a single up the middle to make it 3-0. Indy, The King of Infield Singles, Stanley, beat out a slow roller towards first and on the next pitch Ty, That was a Good Idea Indy, Jackson, laid a bunt down the first base line for a base hit that scored Beau and got Indy to third thanks to a wild throw from Gannaway. Bryson, You Guys are Onto Something, Bloomer, tapped a slow roller into the six hole for an infield single that brought in Indiana from third. Then Ty swiped third base and scored to make it 6-0 as the throw from home went into left.
Padysak put the exclamation point on the six-run third by retiring the Bacon in order in the bottom half, as he would throw three scoreless innings while striking out three in his Bananas debut.
Charlie, Let’s Have a Redo on This Debut, Fleming, did his best Landry, This was Uncalled For, Mead, impression and went walk, strikeout, walk, hit batter, walk, before being pulled. In came Josh, Well My Debut Can’t Go That Poorly, Willitts, with the bases loaded and one out who promptly got a strikeout and groundout to quell the threat.
Willitts struck out the side in the fifth and worked a scoreless sixth to finish his Nanners debut with 2.2 innings of no hit, no run ball.
In came Blake, Louisiana Lightning, McGehee, who tossed two scoreless frames and went out for the ninth where the Bacon finally notched a couple runs off him from two singles and a double. Blake would strikeout five in his 2.1 innings of work, giving up those two runs on four hits.
Corey, I was Trying to get Blake the 3 Inning Save, Pye, and Tyler, What in the World is Happening in Golf?, Gillum, turned to third year Banana Nolan, I’m not Cutting My Hair, Reggie, Daniel. With the road Nanners fans overpowering the Macon faithful with a, “Let’s go Bananas,” chant, Nolan struck out both hitters he faced to nail down the save.
The Bananas improved to 7-2 on the summer, tied with the Tri-City Chili Peppers for best record in the league. This was round one of three straight games against the Bacon and round two will be kicked off by a 6:00pm eastern pregame show and 7:00pm first pitch Wednesday on Bananas Insiders.