Two pitchers who had either been ineffective this year or hadn't pitched at all led the Jackets to an easy 16-2 victory over the Terriers. Chris Hicks pitched 6 strong innings giving up only two runs. Michael Hutts, who hadn't pitched all year until Sunday, pitched three scoreless innings for the first save of his career. Hutts has come out of nowhere the past two games to become an important part of our bullpen staff.
Jeff Kindel and Wes Hodges led the Jacket attack with 5 rbi and one homer each. Hodge's homer was an opposite field grand slam that hit off the top of the wall and then hit the foul pole. Whit Robbins and Wally Crancer each at three hits along with Kindel.
The win marked the second game in a row that the Jackets pounded out 18 hits. The Jackets reached the 40 win total for the 11th time in 13 years since Danny Hall took over managing the Jackets. Once again Hall was able to subsitute freely.
The Jackets open a cruical three game series with Miami Thursday night at 7pm. The series will decide what seed the Jackets get for the ACC tourney. Former Jacket closer Jordan Crews was in the stands for tonight's game.
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