Bananas defeat Grizzlies in rain delayed affair

Team remains unbeaten at home in 2019

Bananas defeat Grizzlies in rain delayed affair

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - A 75 minute rain delay couldn’t end the Bananas’ mojo at Grayson Stadium.

The team stayed undefeated at home in the young season with a 5-2 victory over Gastonia Tuesday night.

Ethan Baucom drove in three runs for the Bananas, including two on a home run over the left field fence in the 7th. That gave the Bananas a 3-1 lead. The UNC-Pembroke product added an insurance run in the 8th with an RBI fielder’s choice.

Savannah Bananas and Georgia Southern pitcher Tyler Owens gave a strong effort on the mound through five innings before the rain delay.
Savannah Bananas and Georgia Southern pitcher Tyler Owens gave a strong effort on the mound through five innings before the rain delay. (Source: WTOC)

Georgia Southern product Tyler Owens got the start on the mound for Savannah and pitched well. He allowed just one run on two hits through five innings. Owens struck out four and didn’t walk anyone. He’d thrown only 65 pitches through five innings, but got caught by the rain delay.

Kaden Krowka and Marshall Thompson covered the final four innings, allowing a combined run and three hits. Thompson earned the save with a scoreless ninth inning.

Catcher Bill LeRoy got the Bananas on the board with an RBI double down the left field line in the 4th inning.
Catcher Bill LeRoy got the Bananas on the board with an RBI double down the left field line in the 4th inning. (Source: WTOC)

The win improves the Bananas to 4-1 on the season and 3-0 at home. Savannah is back in action Wednesday night at Macon.

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