Game Preview: Jumbo Shrimp vs Lookouts April 13, 2017
Jumbo Shrimp look for second straight win
Last night was a special and historic night at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, as a sellout crowd of 10,477 welcomed the Jumbo Shrimp to Jacksonville.
The Shrimp lived up to the huge crowd, getting a 7–1 victory behind a strong pitching performance from Dillon Peters, and seven runs in the first three innings of the game.
Below are video highlights from last night’s win, as well as the radio recap with highlights from last night’s Jumbo Shrimp Network broadcast.
Marco LaNave also had a chance to catch up with Taylor Ard about his grand slam following the game, as Ard was named the Navy Mutual MVP of the Game.
Marco also visited with Jacksonville manager Randy Ready in the clubhouse.
Now tonight Jacksonville looks for its second straight win, and tries to get over the .500 mark against the Lookouts in the second game of the series.
Left-handed pitcher Matt Tomshaw (0–1, 3.60 ERA) will start for Jacksonville against Chattanooga left-hander Matt Tracy (0–0, 1.59 ERA).
Fans can purchase $1 12-oz. and $2 24-oz. beers adjacent to the new Budweiser Tiki Terrace, on the left-field berm, at two locations on the right-field bleachers, and at the Oasis concession stand behind section 115. The Jumbo Shrimp will celebrate the legacy of an American icon as the Converse All-Star turns 100! Anyone named Chuck (Charles) or Taylor gets in free, plus a Chuck Taylor will be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch.
Here are tonight’s official Jumbo Shrimp game notes:
Fans can listen to the game live on the Jumbo Shrimp Network, with Roger Hoover and Marco LaNave providing play-by-play. Hoover will be joined by LaNave for the pregame show “Shrimp on Deck” beginning at 6:50 p.m., the game can be heard locally on FM 100.3 The Biz and AM 1600, on the TuneIn Radio app, as well as online by clicking the link below:
ABOUT THE JUMBO SHRIMP: With their home opener Wednesday, April 12, at 7:05 p.m., the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are beginning a new era of affordable family fun with the 2017 season presented by Community First Credit Union at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. With a new lineup of ticket and group options, there is a reason for everyone to get part of the action by calling the Jumbo Shrimp at (904) 358–2846 or visiting www.jaxshrimp.com.