Bananas blow past Bacon on the road

Bananas blow past Bacon on the road
( Courtesy: Savannah Bananas )

MACON, GA (WTOC) - As much as the Macon Bacon have revitalized historic Luther Williams Field, it's really been enjoyed by the Savannah Bananas this season.

Savannah routed their in-state rival 11-4 Saturday night to move to 3-0 on the year in Macon's home park. A five-run 7th inning blew the game open for the Bananas.

The Bananas took their first lead of the game in the third inning, when Indiana State's Clay Dungan launched a three-run homer to right field to make it 3-2.

After a Bacon solo homer tied the game in the 4th, Savannah answered back with three runs in the fifth. UCF's Yorvis Torrealba singled to drive in Dungan. The Bananas added two more in the frame on a pair of sacrifice flies.

Torrealba got the scoring started again in the 7th with an RBI double. Savannah added three more runs before Southeast Missouri State's Connor Basler tripled home the game's final run.

Savannah Christian alum Zack Brockman got the start on the mound for the Bananas. The Liberty Flame standout threw five innings, allowing three runs on three hits. He struck out six and walked a pair.

The Bananas have Sunday off before traveling to Gastonia Monday night to take on the Grizzlies.