MACON, Ga. – The Macon Bacon rallied from four runs down and used a five-run sixth inning to hand the Florence RedWolves their second straight loss to start the season by a 12-5 score.
Florence (0-2) returns to action on Saturday with a 7 p.m. home contest against Fayetteville. The RedWolves will be honoring all first responders and will recognize the Florence 7.
Florence jumped on Macon early with a pair of bases loaded walks and a two-run double by former Johnsonville High and Post 1 standout Lex Tuten in the top of the first.
The Bacon rallied for two runs in their half of the first and trailed 4-3 heading into the bottom of the sixth.
That’s when things came undone for the RedWolves. Nathan Brock (0-1) allowed five earned runs on four hits in his lone inning of work as Macon grabbed an 8-3 advantage. The Bacon tacked on four more runs in the seventh to pull away for good.
Richardson and Tuten drove in two runs apiece for Florence, who was limited to five hits in the game.
Cal Gentry finished 2 for 4 with a double and four RBI to lead Macon. M.J. Rookard added three hits and Tristan Thomas had two.
RedWolves starter Robin Allen worked five innings and allowed three runs on five hits with three walks and six strikeouts.