Coming off six innings of no-hit ball at Biloxi, former Toombs County Bulldog Jeremy Beasley continued his streak of shutout ball in the Double A Southern League. Jeremy threw five scoreless frames at home against the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp extending his run to 13 1/3 innings without allowing a run whether it be earned or unearned. Beasley allowed five hits and struck out five and walked only one.
Jeremy left the game with his BayBears leading 2-0 and Mobile ended up a 7-2 winner giving the righty his second straight victory and evening his record for the season at 5-5. It also dropped his ERA to 3.47 with a 1.38 WHIP. He has allowed 80 hits in 80 1/3 innings and has struck out 75 and walked 31.
Lifetime as a pro Jeremy is 14-13 with a 3.02 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP. He has accumulated 216 strikeouts and walked 75 batters in his 2 1/2 seasons of professional ball.
With his five shutout frames against Jacksonville, this season 59-of-his-74 (79.7%) complete innings have been shutout innings. For his career 165 of Jeremy’s 209 complete innings have been shutout innings for a percentage of 78.9%.
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Beasley threw 77 pitches and 51 were for strikes. In the first inning he allowed a pair of singles and recorded his outs on a ground ball to second base, a fly ball to center and a three-pitch swinging strikeout.
In the second J.C. Millan led off with a single and then Stone Garrett followed with a double to center. Jahmai Jones threw to his relay man second baseman Connor Justice and his throw to the plate cut down Millan on a tag by catcher Julian Leon. Jeremy needed only three more pitches to finish off the Shrimp in the second. He fielded a grounder and threw to first and then induced a fly ball to center.
Jeremy breezed through the third inning with a swinging strikeout and two grounders- to second base and back to the mound.
A single and an error put runners on first and second base in the fourth inning. However, Jeremy kept Jacksonville off the scoreboard with a swinging strikeout, a force out at third base on a grounder to short and a pop up to second base.
Swinging strikeouts opened and closed the fifth inning. In fact all five of Beasley’s strikeouts came on no-contact swings. In between there was a four pitch walk and a fly ball to right field.