The Birmingham Barons finished off a five-game sweep of the Mississippi Braves Sunday afternoon with a 4-1 victory in front of 3,160 fans at Regions Field.
After watching the Braves take a 1-0 lead in the first, the Barons quickly responded by tying the game in the bottom half of the inning on a sacrifice fly by Brandon Short.
The score remained knotted until the fourth when the first three batters reached base for the Barons. Catcher Miguel Gonzalez grounded into a first pitch double play to put runners at second and third for Dan Wagner, who picked up his teammates with a two-run RBI single to right field giving the Barons a 3-1 lead.
Keenyn Walker provided some insurance with an RBI single in the 7th, giving the Barons a 4-1 lead they would not relinquish as they improved to 7-3 on the season and 5-0 at Regions Field. The win went to Barons starter Stephen McCray (1-1, 4.50) who allowed just one run on four hits over 6.0 innings while striking out three. Salvador Sanchez and Taylor Thompson shut the Braves down over the final 3.0 innings allowing just one hit between them. Thompson pitched the ninth recording his 3rd save of the season in as many chances.
COURTESY: Barons Media Relations
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