The Smokies jumped ahead with a run in the top of the second inning on an RBI base hit from Matt Cerda and led 1-0.
Jackson quickly erased the deficit with two outs in the bottom of the second getting a single from Johermyn Chavez that scored Rich Poythress. The game was tied at 1-1 after two.
The Generals batted nine in the fourth inning and took a commanding 6-1 lead. During the inning Rich Poythress belted a 2-run homer, his second of the season and first since April 19. Leury Bonilla picked up an RBI single and Francisco Martinez plated two runs with a single.
Justin Bour blasted a 3-run homer against Generals reliever Moises Hernandez in the top of the fifth inning, immediately cutting the lead to 6-4.
Stefen Romero homered for the third straight game in the bottom of the inning - a solo shot giving Jackson a 7-4 lead. Romero has 8 Jackson homers and 19 overall this season.
In the ninth, the Smokies got a 2-run home run from Junior Lake against Jackson closer Logan Bawcom. The homer trimmed the lead to the final score of 7-6.
Jackson starter Taijuan Walker took a no decision and left after 4.0 innings and 75 pitches. Walker allowed a run on 4 hits, walking 2 and striking out 3. Reliever Jandy Sena (2-2) earned the win logging 1.2 scoreless innings pitched. Bawcom surrendered 2 runs on 2 hits, walking 2, but earned his first Jackson save.
Romero was 2-for-4 with 2 runs and the homer Monday and Chih-Hsien Chiang was 2-for-4 with a run.
The Generals will conclude this series against the Smokies on Tuesday night at 7:05 p.m. LHP James Paxton (6-3, 3.09) will start for Jackson against RHP Jacob Brigham (0-1, 6.00) for Tennessee. "Two for Tuesday" specials will be available with tickets and select concession items buy one, get one free. The game can be heard on NewsTalk 101.5 FM, jacksongeneralsbaseball.com and the Generals TuneIn Radio Station.
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