JOPLIN, Mo. — The Joplin Blasters (30-53) came back to clip the Saltdogs (44-39) 4-3, avoiding the four-game sweep at Joe Becker Stadium Thursday night.
Lindsey Caughel pitched 6 2/3 innings, allowing two earned with nine strikeouts and no walks but took a no-decision.
Brandon Jacobs smashed a two-run homer to extend Lincoln’s lead to 3-0 in the fifth, his third home run in as many nights.
Joplin sprung for two in the sixth, tied the game in the seventh and took the ultimate lead in the eighth.
Tyler Urps went 0-for-3 with a sacrifice bunt to snap his 14-game hitting streak.
Stephen Shackleford (4-4) allowed a run in 1 1/3 innings of relief to suffer the loss.
Lincoln’s penultimate road trip continues Friday night in Sioux Falls at 7:05 p.m. RHP Matt Shepherd will be on the bump for the ‘Dogs. Radio coverage begins at 6:35 p.m. on KFOR FM 103.3/1240 AM.
Join us at Haymarket Park for BBQ & Baseball Saturday, August 27! For more information please visit saltdogs.com/bbq.