Fernandez got offensive help in the top of the third when Nate Tenbrink blasted his second homer of the series to left, a 2-run shot giving Jackson an early 2-0 advantage.
In the fifth, Joe Dunigan and Ralph Henriquez opened the inning with singles. After two strikeouts, Chris Pettit delivered an RBI single scoring Dunigan, extending the lead to 3-0. The next batter, Stefen Romero drilled a 3-run homer off the left field foul pole to give Jackson a 6-0 edge.
Chris Pettit was 2-for-5 in the game and Ralph Henriquez finished the night 2-for-4 to lead the Generals offensively.
Kyle Lotzkar (4-3) suffered the loss for Pensacola, allowing six runs on seven hits in 4.2 innings pitched.
The Generals continue their five-game series with Pensacola on Friday night at Maritime Park, with first pitch at 7:00 p.m. RHP Brandon Maurer (5-1, 3.61) makes the start for Jackson and will be opposed by Pensacola All-Star RHP Daniel Corcino (3-4, 3.41). The game can be heard on Jackson's NewsTalk 101.5 FM, the Generals TuneIn Radio Station on your smart phone or www.jacksongeneralsbaseball.com.
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