Jeremy Beasley is Mobile’s opening day pitcher

Former Toombs County Bulldog Jeremy Beasley was rewarded for his fine pitching with the honor of being the Mobile BayBears’ game one starting pitcher in their final season at Hank Aaron Stadium before the team moves to North Alabama for the 2020 season.

The game originally scheduled for Thursday was pushed back to Friday because of rain. So, Jeremy started the first of a pair of seven-inning games.

For the first three innings Beasley not only kept the Pensacola Blue Wahoo’s off the scoreboard, but he also held them hitless. In the fourth inning he walked a batter and yielded a single, a two-run double and a two-run home run.

Jeremy pitched four innings and allowed three hits and four earned runs with six strikeouts and two walks and took the loss as Pensacola won the game 7-0. Mobile had only four hits. Pensacola outscored Mobile 2-1 in an extra inning and won game two 4-3.

In the first inning Beasley retired the first batter on a one-pitch on a ground out to first base. He walked the number two hitter on five-pitches and then ended the inning with a fly ball to center and a ground out to short.

Jeremy only need nine-pitches to retire three batters in the second inning. He struck out Jaylin Davis on three pitches- swinging, looking and swinging. The next two outs were grounders to second and short.

Beasley opened the third inning with back-to-back strikeouts and then retired a Blue Wahoo on a groundout to first. At this point he had retired eight batters in a row.

Even in the four-run fourth Jeremy was throwing strikes, He was ahead in the count to all three hitters who got a hit and he recorded all three outs on strikeouts as Davis, Mitchell Kranson and Ernie De La Trinidad all went down swinging.

Three of the four innings pitched were shutout innings and for his career 109 of Jeremy’s 141 complete innings have been shutout innings for an amazing percentage of 77.3%.