The Savannah Bananas got the Macon Bacon early, then got them late to take home another rivalry win Friday night.
The Bananas scored three first inning runs, and Cade Marlowe's two-run homer in the ninth gave the Bananas a lead for good in their 7-5 win in Macon. Hunter Wilson, Clay Dungan, and Marlowe each drove in a pair of runs in the victory.
The Bananas got going early, scoring a run on Dungan's RBI double and added two more on Wilson's double to make it 3-0 before the Bacon even touched a bat.
After Macon added a run in the 4th, the Bananas got it back with another Dungan RBI double to make it 4-1.
The Bacon showed their resolve in the 5th. A two-RBI Kenton Crawford double capped off a four-run inning to give Macon a 5-4 lead.
The Bananas were able to tie it at 5 in the 6th on a Bill Leroy sacrifice fly to left chased home Phillips. The score remained the same until the 9th.
That's when Marlowe stepped to the plate with one on, and sent the pitch over the wall. The two-run shot made it 7-5 Bananas, and that would be the final.
The Bananas return to Savannah Saturday night when they host the Bacon.