Game Central (Sunday, June 22) at Mississippi

Game #73: Jackson Generals 1-2 (32-40) at Mississippi Braves 2-1 (41-31)
Time/Place: 5:00 pm CT | Trustmark Park
Pitching Match-Up: LHP Tyler Pike (AA debut) vs. RHP J.R. Graham (1-3, 4.61)
Radio: 96.5 ESPN | Listen Live Online | TuneIn Radio App | IPAD or IPHONE
Live Stats: Live pitch-by-pitch coverage will be available on MILB GAMEDAY
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• The Generals continue the first series of the second half with game four of a five-game road series against the Mississippi Braves (1-2)…the Generals have won three straight series winning 3 of 5 in each of them…are 4-4 against the M-Braves this season.
• The game can be heard on 96.5 ESPN, online at or TuneIn Radio.

• The Generals held a 4-3 lead after 5 innings, but allowed 1 run in each the 6th and 7th innings as Jackson lost to Mississippi 5-4 on Saturday night.
• 2B Jack Marder (2×4, R) led the team with 2 hits, while 3B Patrick Kivlehan (1×3, 2B, RBI, BB) extended both hitting streak to 15 games and his consecutive on-base streak to 27 straight games, going 1-for-3 with a double and RBI.
• Starter Victor Sanchez (6.1,9,5,4,1,4) recorded his 3rd loss of the seaon, allowing 5 runs (4 ER) on 9 hits in 6.1 innings. RH David Colvin (0.2,1,0,0,0,1) and RH Stephen Shackleford (1.0,1,0,0,0,0) combined to hold the Braves scoreless over the final 1.2 innings to close out the game.

• 3B Patrick Kivlehan currently has a 15-game hit streak, batting .455 (25×55) with 10 runs scored, 9 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, 17 RBI, 5 walks and 1 stolen base. His 15-game hitting streak is currently the longest active streak in the Southern League and T-1st-longest this season in the league.

Longest Hitting Streaks in the Southern League this season:
T-1 Jamal Austin JXN 15G 5/29-6/19
T-1 Patrick Kivlehan JXN 15G 6/3-current
T-2 Chris Curley BIR 14G 5/28-6/11
T-3 Mike Freeman MOB 13G 4/21-5/5
T-3 Ketel Marte JXN 13G 5/25-6/7

• After going just 4-for-35 in his first 10 Jackson games from May 10-21, Kivlehan has reached base safely in 27 straight games since May 22, batting .385 (37×96) with 15 runs scored, 10 doubles, 2 triples, 3 home runs, 25 RBI, 12 walks, 3 stolen bases and a .450 OBP. He has raised his season average from .114 to .313. Kivlehan’s 27 consecutive on-base streak is first on the team moving past Jabari Blash (8/19/13-4/13/14) and trails only John Andreoli-TNS (30, 4/6-5/11/14) in the Southern League.

Longest On-Base Streaks in the Southern League this season:
1. John Andreoli TNS 30G 4/6-5/11
2 Patrick Kivlehan JXN 27G 5/22-current
T-3 Kris Bryant TNS 24G 4/3-4/28
T-3 Rey Navarro PNS 23G 5/23-current
4 Tom Belza MOB 22G 5/26-current

• On Top of the League in June – The Generals are tied with Mobile for the best record in the league at 10-7 in June. The .307 batting average leads the league in June and is only club over .300. This is after posting the first 20-loss month since June, 2007 by going 9-20 during the month of May.
• Need For Speed – The Generals lead the league with 71 steals as a team this season. OF Jamal Austin ranks 4th in SL with 19.
• Life on the Road – 3B Patrick Kivlehan (16) has the longest current road hitting streaks in the Southern League.
• OF Jamal Austin has hit safely in 16 of his last 17 games with an at-bat, hitting .368 (25×68) with 13 runs scored, 5 doubles, 2 triples, 5 RBI and 5 stolen bases.
• SS Ketel Marte currently has an 8-game hit streak, batting .393 (11×28) with 6 runs scored, 4 RBI, 1 walk and 2 stolen bases. It his his 5th hitting streak this season of at least 7 games (last: 13 G, 5/25-6/7). He has also hit safely in 21 of his last 22 games, batting .337 (30×89) with 15 runs scored, 5 doubles, 1 triple, 14 RBI, 2 walks and 4 stolen base.
• Since May 24, INF Jack Marder has hit safely in 17 of 20 games with 9 multi-hit efforts, batting .365 (27×74) with 15 runs scored, 4 doubles, 2 triples, 3 home runs, 12 RBI and 5 walks.
• OF Leon Landry had his 9-game hit streak end last night, but has hit safely in 9 of his last 10 games with 6 multi-hit efforts, batting .405 (15×37) with 9 runs scored, 4 doubles, 1 triple, 1 RBI, 1 walk and 2 stolen bases.
• C John Hicks is batting .350 (28×80) with 14 runs scored, 7 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs, 11 RBI, 7 walks and 4 stolen bases in 22 games. During this stretch, since May 11, he has raised his season average from .224 to .288.

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