His team may be struggling in the standings, but a Prince George baseball player is continuing to put up impressive outings two steps beneath the majors.
Jared Young came up clutch last night (Aug. 14) for the Tennessee Smokies, the Chicago Cubs’ AA Southern League affiliate, scoring the game-winning RBI single in the 12th inning against Jacksonville for the 5-4 victory on his home field.
The 24-year-old sent the ball into left field which allowed teammate Charcer Burks to kick into second gear from second base and bring in the winning run.
(NOTE: The video below is courtesy of the Tennessee Smokies.)
He came in as a pinch-hitter seeing no action in the contest prior to the bottom of the 12th and clobbered the ball on just the second pitch.
That play was Young’s team-high 50th RBI of the 2019 season with the Smokies, which also earned Tennessee their second win in the last three games.
The lefty also has 92 hits, 124 total bases, and five home runs thus far.
Young’s Smokies are currently 17 games behind first place in the North Division of the 10-team Southern League.
Jared Young sends us home with a walk off in the 12th inning!!!— Tennessee Smokies (@smokiesbaseball) August 16, 2019
Oh and Cory Abbott struck out a career high 12 batters 🔥🔥
What a night.https://t.co/8uCEbj98jr