Blue Wahoos Look For 6th Straight Win

by Justin Raley, Staff Intern

The Pensacola Blue Wahoos will look to win their 6th straight game on Wednesday as they attempt to sweep the Mississippi Braves. Coming off back to back shutout performances, the Wahoos find themselves in first place of the Southern League South Division for the first time this half.

After being beaten in two games by a combined score of 13-5 by the Shuckers, the Wahoos turned it around to finish the five-game series by scoring a combined 10 runs to take the final two games and the series. From there, the momentum kept rolling as they welcomed in the Mississippi Braves.

With a four-game series against the Braves, the offense is bound to struggle. They are a team that is loaded with pitching. With prospects like Ian Anderson, Tucker Davidson, and Joey Wentz, they lead the Southern League with a team ERA of 3.14. In the first game of the series, the Wahoos set the tone by putting up five runs on starter Tucker Davidson (Davidson hadn’t allowed five earned runs in his last seven starts combined). Jordan Gore led the charge with four RBIs.

Following the offensive outburst on Sunday, the Wahoos won their fourth straight on Monday night due to an elite outing by Randy Dobnak who tossed seven scoreless, allowing only three hits and striking out nine. On Tuesday night, Charlie Barnes tossed seven shutout innings allowing two hits, two walks and eight strikeouts leading the Wahoos to their fifth straight win. Over this five game streak, the Wahoo pitching staff has been outstanding boasting a team ERA of 1.60.

The Wahoos will chase their sixth straight win as they wrap up their series against the Braves on Wednesday night at 6:35 PM. They will send right hander, Jorge Alcala to the mound as he will face off against the Braves #3 overall prospect in Ian Anderson, who has been dominant on the mound this season.