Bacon pick up meaningful 6-1 win over Blowfish behind Sparks' strong start

    Bacon starting pitcher Preston Sparks threw his best game of the season against the Blowfish. He finished with seven innings and six strikeouts while not allowing an earned run./(A.J. Good, WGXA)<p>{/p}

    MACON, Ga. --As the Bacon enter the last week of their inaugural season, they currently sit in second place of the Coastal Plain League South division -- which is good enough for a playoff spot. But they still have business to take care of before they make the postseason, and they handled the first piece of that business with a 6-1 win over the Lexington County Blowfish at Luther Williams Field Monday night.

    Bacon starter Preson Sparks turned in a sensational night on the mound. The rising senior at Middle Georgia State threw his best game in Macon -- a season-high seven innings with zero earned runs and six strikeouts.

    Zach Reid threw two innings of shutout relief of Sparks, striking out four while only allowing one hit.

    Georgia College's Cal Gentry paced the Bacon at the plate, collecting his third three-hit game of the season and scoring a run. Brandon Michie, Kenton Crawford, and Tanner Wetrich each got two hits in the win as well.

    This win pulls the Bacon back to the .500 mark with a 22-22 record. They currently sit two games ahead of the Florence Red Wolves for second place in the division with five games remaining in the season.

    Macon returns to action on Tuesday when they travel to Savannah to take on the division-leading Bananas. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m..

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