Bananas win streak snapped in front of record crowd

Bananas' win streak snapped in front of record crowd

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - It was a night of streaks at historic Grayson Stadium.

In front of a record crowd and 37th consecutive sellout, the Savannah Bananas were looking for their seventh consecutive win.

But the 4,462 in attendance saw Lexington County rally to snap the streak with a 5-4 win.

The Blowfish scored five runs in the top of the 9th to stun Savannah Saturday night, squandering a stellar start from Savannah Christian alum Zack Brockman. The Liberty freshman threw six innings of shutout ball, striking out seven while allowing just four hits. But all he got out of it was a no-decision.

A two out, bases loaded single from pinch hitter Colton Rendon got the Blowfish on the board and sparked the 9th inning comeback. Three straight singles after Rendon's RBI knock from Patrick Price, Zach Spivey, and Aaron Adams gave the visitors a 5-4 lead.

The Bananas didn't go away quietly. Clay Dungen tripled with two outs in the bottom of the 9th. Justin Dirden walked, then stole second to put the winning run in scoring position. But Trenton Nash struck out looking to end the threat and the win streak.

Jake Sullivan lead the way offensively for the Bananas. The redshirt freshman catcher for South Florida went 4-4 with two RBI and a run. He singled in Nash in the first for the Bananas' first run, then doubled to the left field wall in the 4th to score Alex Rodriguez and make it 3-0. He would score later in the inning on Clay Dungan's single.

The Bananas fall to 6-2 with the loss, and have a day off Sunday to regroup. The team starts a two-game road trip Monday at Forest City before returning home Wednesday to host Florence.