M-Braves split doubleheader

Published 11:30 am Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Mississippi Braves got two outstanding pitching performances Monday, but it was only good enough to get one win.

J.R. Graham, Ryne Harper and Shae Simmons combined on a one-hit shutout ­— Graham threw five innings of no-hit ball — to lead the M-Braves to a 4-0 win over Mobile in the first game of a doubleheader at Trustmark Park.

The teams played two seven-inning games.

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Matt Lipka went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored for the M-Braves, who scored four runs in the sixth to break a scoreless tie.

Mobile’s only hit was a single by Mike Freeman with one out in the top of the sixth.

In game two of the doubleheader, Freeman went 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs as Mobile earned the split with a 2-1 victory.

Freeman had two of Mobile’s three hits, all of which came off of Mississippi starter David Bromberg. Three relievers combined to throw 3 1/3 innings of no-hit ball, but the M-Braves only managed five hits of their own.