Macon beat Red Wolves in extra innings on Perez's walk-off home run
MACON, Ga. -- It was a wild night of home runs, comebacks, and late-inning heroics as the Macon Bacon took down the Florence Red Wolves 14-13 at Luther Williams Field Friday night. It was Super Hero Night at the ballpark, which was a fitting theme for the end of this game.
After having a bit of a power slump throughout the season, the Bacon hit a season-high four home runs in this back-and-forth game.
Things got started with Brandon Michie in the bottom of the fifth inning. With two runners on, he launched his fourth home run of the season -- and his second in his last two games -- to give the Bacon an 8-2 lead.
Macon would also get home runs from Jared Kapturasky and Andres Perez to build an 11-4 lead heading into the eighth inning.
That's where things would fall apart for the Bacon. Relief pitchers Isaac Hale and Hunter Riggins combined to allow seven runs in the top half of the frame, erasing the Bacon's lead and tying the game at 11-11.
The game went into extra innings with that same score. Florence struck first in the top half of the 10th inning -- scoring both of its extra-inning courtesy runners to take a 13-11 lead.
After blowing a seven-run lead, the Bacon were just three outs away from a disappointing defeat at home.
That set the stage for Andres Perez to be Superman on Super Hero Night at Luther Williams. With runners on second and third, Perez turned on a 3-2 curveball and launched it over the left field wall for his second home run of the game and to give the Bacon a thrilling 14-13 win over the Red Wolves.
This win puts the Bacon back to the .500 mark with a 19-19 record. They return to action on Saturday when they hit the road to take on the Forest City Owls, first pitch at 7:00 p.m..