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Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Jumbo Shrimp Win 3-2 over Norfolk on Walk-off Balk

JACKSONVILLE ( - Jerar Encarnacion homered and the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp walked-off on a balk against the Norfolk Tides, 3-2, on Wednesday afternoon at 121 Financial Ballpark to even the series at a game apiece. 

Still tied at two in the final frame, Brian Miller reached on a leadoff walk and Jacob Amaya laced a single to put runners on the corners with no outs. A balk by the Norfolk Tides (25-9) reliever Reed Garrett (2-1) plated Miller from third, giving the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (18-15) the victory. 


In the fourth inning, the Tides put a pair of runs on the board against Jumbo Shrimp starter Sean Nolin, who yielded a double to Daz Cameron and then a two-run homer off the bat of Anthony Bemboom to put Norfolk up early 2-0. 


Jacksonville struck back in the bottom of the sixth to level the game at two. Norfolk starter DL Hall allowed a one-out walk to Xavier Edwards before Encarnacion launched a home run to knot up the game at two apiece. 


Jacksonville and Norfolk continue their series Thursday at 7:05 p.m. The Jumbo Shrimp will start LHP Devin Smeltzer (0-0, 9.00) and the Tides will counter with LHP Cole Irvin (3-1, 3.75).