Game Central (Saturday, June 14) vs. Jacksonville

Game #68: Jackson Generals (31-36) vs. Jacksonville Suns (34-34) | 6:05 pm CT | The Ballpark at Jackson
Pitching Match-Up: RHP Stephen Landazuri (3-1, 1.96) vs. LHP Justin Nicolino (5-2, 3.29)
Promotions: Disney Vacation Giveaway, Post Game Fireworks, Post Game Concert, Honor Roll Night
Radio: 96.5 ESPN | Listen Live Online | TuneIn Radio App | IPAD or IPHONE
TV: MiLB.TV
Live Stats: Live pitch-by-pitch coverage will be available on MILB GAMEDAY
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Generals Blog: Inside the Jackson Generals
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GAME NOTES

TODAY’S GAME:
• The Generals continue the final series of the first half with game 4 of a 5-game home series with the Jacksonville Suns (3-0)…have won 9 of 12 to start month of June…have won 3 straight series over Huntsville (3-2), at Birmingham (3-2) and Jacksonville…5-3 vs. Suns this season.
• The game can be heard on 96.5 ESPN, online at jacksongeneralsbaseball.com or TuneIn Radio.

GENERALS RECAP:
• 2B Jack Marder hit a 2-home run as part of a 4-run 4th inning as Jackson came-from-behind to defeat Jacksonville 4-3 in game 1 on Friday night.
• Marder (1×3, R, HR, 2 RBI), CF Jamal Austin (1×3), SS Ketel Marte (1×3), 3B Patrick Kivlehan (1×3, R, 2B, RBI), C John Hicks (1×2, BB) and RF Nate Melendres (1×3) each recorded 1 of the team’s 6 hits.
• Starter Matt Anderson (5.1,8,3,3,1,4) recorded his 2nd AA win of the season, allowing 3 runs on 8 hits in 5.1 innings. RH Stephen Kohlscheen (1.2,1,0,0,0,3) struck out 3 over the last 1.2 scoreless innings to record his 6th save.
• Starter Victor Sanchez tossed a 2-game 7.0-inning complete game shutout as Jackson picked up a 4-0 win in game 2 over Jacksonville on Friday night.
• Sanchez (7.0,2,0,0,0,3,8) earned his 3rd win of the season, while recording his 2nd career-complete game shutout (also: 7/17/13 vs. Lansing w/Clinton – 9.0,0,0,0,0,8,HB). Also marked only the 5th time in his career to toss at least 7.0 innings (last: 8/18/13 at Kane County w/Clinton – 7.0,5,0,0,0,5).
• SS Ketel Marte (2×3, 2 R, RBI, SB), CF Leon Landry (2×2, R, BB, SB), 3B Patrick Kivlehan (2×3, HR, RBI, SB) and RF Kevin Rivers (2×3, R, 3B) each recorded 2 of the team’s 9 hits. DH Ji-Man Choi (1×3, R, HR, 3 RBI) and Kivlehan hit back-to-back home runs with 2 outs in the 5th inning.

KIVLEHAN PUSHES ON-BASE STREAK TO 20 GAMES:
• 3B Patrick Kivlehan currently has a 10-game hit streak, batting .472 (17×36) with 6 runs scored, 6 doubles, 1 home run, 12 RBI, 5 walks and 1 stolen base. After going just 4-for-35 in his first 10 Jackson games from May 10-21, Kivlehan has reached base safely in 22 straight games since May 22, batting .377 (29×77) with 11 runs scored, 7 doubles, 1 triple, 3 home runs, 20 RBI, 12 walks and a .451 OBP. He has raised his season average from .114 to .295.

Longest On-Base Streaks in the Southern League this season:
1. John Andreoli TNS 30G 4/6-5/11
2. Kris Bryant TNS 24G 4/3-4/28
T-3 Patrick Kivlehan JXN 22G 5/22-current
T-3 Nick Shaw HVL 22G 4/30-5/28
4. John Hicks JXN 21G 4/17-5/23
T-5 Chris Curley BIR 20G 5/23-current
T-5 Rey Navarro PNS 20G 5/23-current

ODDS AND ENDS:
• On Top of the League in June – The Generals own the league’s best record at 9-3 in June. The .328 batting average leads the league in June. This is after posting the first 20-loss month since June, 2007 by going 9-20 during the month of May.
• Need For Speed – After 3 more steals during yesterday’s doubleheader the Generals now lead the league with 68 steals as a team this season. OF Jamal Austin ranks 4th in SL with 19.
• OF Leon Landry has recorded 5 consecutive 2-hit games, while extending his hitting streak to 7 games. During this 7-game stetch, Landry is batting .462 (12×26) with 7 runs scored, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 1 RBI, 1 walk and 2 stolen bases.
• OF Jamal Austin currently has a 13-game hit steak, batting .396 (19×48) with 11 runs scored, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 3 RBI and 5 stolen bases.
• INF Jack Marder has recorded 6 multi-hit efforts in his last 16 games, batting .339 (20×59) with 12 runs scored, 3 doubles, 2 triples, 2 home runs, 9 RBI and 5 walks.
• C John Hicks is batting .345 (29×84) with 15 runs scored, 6 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs, 11 RBI, 7 walks and 4 stolen bases in 23 games. During this stretch, since May 6, he has raised his season average from .219 to .291.
• OF Kevin Rivers has reached base safely in 14 straight home games batting .290 (14×49) with 8 runs scored, 2 doubles, 2 tripls, 1 RBI and 9 walks.
• RH Matt Anderson is 2-0 with a 2.30 ERA (7 ER, 27.1 IP) in his last 5 starts. During this stretch he has limited opponents to a .271 average (29×107), while walking 7 and striking out 20.

MARTE REMAINING AT THE TOP OF THE LEAGUE:
• SS Ketel Marte has hit safely in 16 of his last 17 games, batting .329 (23×70) with 12 runs scored, 5 doubles, 1 triple, 11 RBI, 1 walk and 3 stolen base.. Marte currently ranks 8th in the league in batting (.304), 4th in hits (75), T-2nd in doubles (18), and 5th in stolen bases (16).

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