Macon Bacon scores four in ninth, beats Savannah Bananas in opener


SAVANNAH, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Macon Bacon’s offense sizzled their way to a 10-6 win over the Savannah Bananas Thursday night at Grayson Stadium.

The newest members of the Coastal Plain League, a summer collegiate baseball league founded in 1997, scored four runs in the top of the ninth inning to knock off their rival.

The Bacon took a 7-6 lead on a sacrifice fly by Riley King (Georgia) before a solo home run by C.J. Bush (Murray State). They added two more unearned runs and held on for the win in the season opener for both teams.

Macon plays its home opener Friday night against the Lexington County Blowfish. First pitch at historic Luther Williams Field is at 7.

41NBC will have live coverage on our 5, 5:30 and 6 p.m. news.

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(478) 745-4141 ext. 310 Tucker Sargent joined the 41NBC news team in April 2012. He's from Alabama, but you won't catch him saying "Roll Tide!" Tucker grew up near Auburn before moving to north Alabama. He graduated from Danville High School in 2007 and loves to return to the Tennessee Valley any chance he gets. He moved back south to Troy, Alabama after high school, where he graduated from Troy University in 2011 with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism. He interned in Huntsville at WAAY-TV before joining 41NBC. His passion is sports, and his favorite teams are the Auburn Tigers and Troy Trojans. On the weekends you can catch Tucker watching college football on Saturdays and NASCAR on Sundays! He's proud to call middle Georgia home for now and could always use a story idea from you, so don't hesitate to get in touch with him!