Blue Wahoos second baseman Brodie Greene(above)reached base three times and drove in a run in a 7-5 win over the Jacksonville Suns July 3, 2012 at the Baseball Grounds. Photo Courtesy: Pensacola Blue Wahoos
By Steve Kolbe
Pensacola shortstop Didi Gregorius hit a home run and drove in four to lead the Blue Wahoos past the Jacksonville Suns 7-5 Tuesday night in Jacksonville. The crowd of 11,392 was the largest at the Baseball Grounds since the 2008 season.
Pensacola jumped out to a lead in the first inning against Suns starter Bryan Evans when Gregorius hit a two-run home run deep to right field. It was his first home run of the season.
The Suns answered in the home half of the first inning scoring three runs on four hits. Jacksonville finished with seven hits in the game. Kyle Skipworth drove in two runs with a single, and Shawn Bowman knocked in another to give the Suns a 3-2 lead.
Both teams scored twice in the fourth. Beau Mills his his fourth home run of the season and David Vidal drove in another to put Pensacola up 4-3. Shawn Bowman smashed his seventh home run, and Jeff Dominguez drove in a run to put the Suns back in front 5-4.
The Blue Wahoos took the lead for good in the sixth inning, sending eight men to the plate and scoring three runs to take the lead back at 7-5.
Suns pitcher Mike Ojala (0-1) suffered the loss. Blue Wahoos reliever Mark Serrano (5-1) pitched and inning to earn the win. Curtis Partch picked up his fifth save of the season.
The Suns open a three game set in Tennessee against the Smokies on Wednesday night with the first pitch scheduled for 7:15 p.m.