Smokies eke out 1-0 win, series continues through the weekend

(Tennessee Smokies) The Tennessee Smokies recorded their seventh shutout win of the season Thursday night at Smokies Stadium, winning 1-0 over the Mississippi Braves to take a series-lead.
The lone Tennessee run came on Nelson Maldonado’s RBI double in the bottom of the fifth inning. In Maldonado’s first game in a Smokies uniform since April 26th, he went 2-for-3 with a double and the lone run driven in.
The Braves (47-58, 19-17) stranded at least one runner on base in eight of nine innings, including each of their first seven. Walker Powell (W, 3-2, 2.40 ERA) picked up his third win of the year, throwing five scoreless innings, allowing just three hits, one walk and seven strikeouts.
The Smokies (57-48, 20-16) will be back in action Friday night at Smokies Stadium for their fourth game of the series against the Mississippi Braves. First pitch is set for 7:15 pm.

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Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:30 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, and cats Oliver, Bow and Libby.

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