From the Birmingham Barons Media Relations:
Birmingham, AL — The Birmingham Barons dropped game one of their five-game series against the Jackson Generals, falling by a score of 4-3 infront of 7,068 fans at Regions Field.
The Smokies took an early 1-0 lead on an RBI groundout by Mickey Wiswall scoring Patrick Kivlehan. The run was the only blemish against starter Nick McCully who allowed six hits and struck out two over 6.1 IP.
The Barons tied the game at 1-1 in the third on a Chris Curley RBI single against starter Tyler Olson (2-2, 4.46).
The game remained tied until the ninth when the Generals plated three runs against reliever Cody Winiarski (0-2, 4.08) on an RBI double by Leon Landry and a two-run single by Jamal Austin to take a 4-1 lead.
The Barons mounted a rally in the 9th, getting a leadoff single by Chris Curley who scored on a double by Michael Earley. The double knocked Olson from the game, after allowing five hits over 8.0+ IP. Mayckol Guaipa relieved Olson and surrendered an RBI single to Rangel Ravelo, cutting the Generals lead to 4-3. However, the Barons weren't able to complete the comeback as Guaipe picked up his 3rd save of the season.
With the loss, the Barons fell to 26-35 while the Generals improved to 26-34. The Barons will look to rebound Friday when they send RHP Chris Beck (3-6, 3.72) to the hill against RHP Matt Anderson (1-2, 6.66). First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM CDT.
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