by Mike Potter
The Carolina Mudcats aren't going to the Southern League playoffs, but they have a chance today to finish the season on fire.
Jerry Gil (pictured), Ruben Medina and Sean Watson put together a three-hit shutout on Sunday night as the Mudcats beat the visiting Mississippi Braves 1-0 to win their seventh straight game. The streak matches the fifth longest in club history.
Carolina got the run in the first when Zack Cozart's sacrifice fly scored Kris Negron.
Gil (3-4) got through seven innings - his longest stint in Double-A - before Medina came on for the eighth to set up Watson for a perfect ninth inning and his eighth save.
Carolina's season finale is today at 2 p.m. at Five County Stadium, with southpaw Jeremy Horst (1-3, 6.65) taking the hill against Mississippi.