The Generals scored two runs in the third taking advantage of an RBI single from Nate Tenbrink and RBI groundout from Stefen Romero taking a 2-0 lead.
Jackson added to their lead in the fifth inning with a two-run single by Joe Dunigan and an RBI double by Mike Zunino. It was Zunino's first Double-A RBI.
The Braves would score two runs in the eighth against Jackson reliever Mauricio Robles, but stranded the bases loaded.
Jackson starter Brandon Maurer (9-2) tossed 6.0 shutout innings, allowing just 3 hits. He walked 2 and struck out 2. Yoervis Medina struck out 2 and walked 2 over the final 1.2 innings to earn his 5th save. Braves starter J.R. Graham (1-1) took the loss.
Mike Zunino reached base four times Thursday going 3-for-3 with a double, RBI and walk. Nate Tenbrink was 3-for-4 with a triple and an RBI. Stefen Romero was 2-for-4 with an RBI as well.
The Generals continue their six-game series in five days Friday with game five of the set. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. LHP Steve Garrison (5-3, 3.94) will get the start for Jackson and be opposed by RHP Gary Moran (5-10, 3.05) for Mississippi. Friday there is a pregame team autograph session at 6:00 p.m. and its Kids Eat Free Friday with purchase of a regularly priced ticket. The game will be available on NewsTalk 101.5 FM, jacksongeneralsbaseball.com and the Generals TuneIn Radio Station.
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