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Gwatney wins at Conway

The Jacksonville Gwatney Chevy Boys picked up a big win on the road last week, traveling to Conway and coming home with a 5-1 win.

James Tucker got the start on the hill and had maybe his best outing of the summer, allowing just three hits over six innings of work while fanning six.

The game didn’t start out looking so good for Gwatney as Conway scored their lone run in the bottom of the first inning, and held that 1-0 lead until the fourth inning.

Gwatney took the lead with a pair of runs in the top of the fourth. After the inning opened with a quick out, Blake Perry got things going by roping a double. Tucker walked, followed by Laderrious Perry beating out an infield single to load the bases.

Deaundray Harris stepped up and worked a walk to earn an RBI when Blake Perry was forced home. Tucker would later score what was the eventual winning run on a wild pitch before the final out.

After Tucker shut down Conway in bottom half of the inning, Jacksonville came back with more offense in the fifth, along with some help from Conway pitching.

The fifth inning began with Donte Harris, Ryan Mallison and Derek St. Clair all drawing walks to load the bases again. Greg Jones came up and singled in Harris. Mallison would be forced out at home on a grounder by Blake Perry, but a wild throw from there would allow St. Clair and Jones to circle the bases and give Jacksonville a 5-1 lead.

The game was called during the sixth inning when heavy rains moved in.

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