Tyrone Miller Does All In Norland’s 5-1 Win Over Jackson
Having lost four of their past five ballgames, something had to give for the Norland Vikings as they took the field on Wednesday afternoon for a showdown against the Miami Jackson Generals. Luckily, the pitching of reliever Tyrone Miller and some clutch hitting on offense was enough for the Vikings to beat the Generals by a 5-1 final score to snap a two-game losing streak and get back on the winning trail.
Miller entered the game as a reliever in the fifth inning for starter Brandon Carter, after the senior pitched four shutout innings. Throwing 63% of his 49 pitches for strikes, Miller recorded first-pitch strikes on eight of the eleven men that came to the plate against him. He walked just one, struck out five and allowed only two hits. It wasn’t just on the mound where Miller did his damage, however, as the senior recorded two hits off Generals’ pitching.
Norland got on the scoreboard first when Khalil Harris recorded an RBI single in the bottom of the first, but the third inning was where the Vikings really did their damage. Max Gordon, Mehkai West and Joshua Ceballos all had RBIs in the inning, with West taking one for the team and driving his run in by way of a hit-by-pitch with the bases loaded. The Vikings added their final run in the bottom of the sixth inning when Harris scored on an error.
Starting for the Generals and throwing a complete game was Yordy Cabrera, who allowed no earned runs and struck out five in the loss. Cabrera was plagued by several errors behind him but did his best to keep his team in the game. The Generals scored their lone run in the top of the fifth inning, when pinch-runner Lester Ayerlis scored on an error.