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Blue Wahoos Edge Suns 2-1

Blue Wahoos pitcher Tim Gustafson won his first game since being moved into the starting rotation. He allowed just two hits and one run against the Suns to impove to 2-0 on the season. Photo Courtesy: Pensacola Blue Wahoos

By Steve Kolbe

The Jacksonville Suns fell to the Pensacola Blue Wahoos 2-1 on Friday night at the Baseball Grounds.  The Suns had their three game winning streak against their division rival come to an end.  Jacksonville is now 8-4 against the Blue Wahoos this season, with six of the games between the two teams decided by a single run. 

After waiting out the second rain delay of the series, this one only 25 minutes, Pensacola took the lead in the second inning against Suns starter Bryan Evans with three straight hits.  Mark Fleury started the inning with an infield single back to the pitcher, and David Vidal singled to center behind him to put runners on first and second with one out.  Yordanys Perez swung at the first pitch he saw from Evans, and singled to right field to drive in Fleury and put the Blue Wahoos in front 1-0. 

In the bottom of the second inning the Suns tied the game 1-1 with one swing of the bat, when Shawn Bowman hit his fifth home run of the season off of Blue Wahoos starting pitcher Tim Gustafson.  Bowman has hit two home runs in as many nights, and is tied with Kyle Skipworth and Kyle Jensen for the team lead with five round trippers.  The Suns have hit a home run in three straight games and six of their last seven.  It was the Suns 25 home run of the season, with 16 of them solo shots. 

The Blue Wahoos took a 2-1 lead in the fourth, when former Sun Joel Guzman singled to lead off the inning and then stole his first base of the season.  Bryan Evans then struck out both Mark Fleury and David Vidal, but Yordanys Perez delivered a two-out single hitting a 0-2 pitch into center field with Guzman scoring the game’s final run.   

Bryan Evans gave the Suns a solid outing but dropped to 0-3 on the season.  Evans worked a season-high seven innings allowing six hits and two runs.  His previous high was five and a-third innings.  Evans tied his season high by striking out seven, and didn’t walk a batter for the second straight outing.  All six hits against Evans were singles.  Josh Schmidt and A.J. Ramos each pitched an inning in the game for the Suns. 

Tim Gustafson put together his second-longest outing of the season as he improved his record to 2-0.  He pitched five and two-thirds innings before handing the game over to the Blue Wahoos bullpen.  Gustafson earned his first win since April 8th.  It’s also his first win in five starts since being moved from the bullpen into the starting rotation.  Leadoff batters hit just .196 against Gustafson last season, and the Suns had their leadoff hitter reach base only once in the game against him on Friday. 

After using seven pitchers in game one of the series, manager Jim Riggleman called his bullpen three times on Friday.  Clayton Tanner, Justin Freeman, and Donnie Joseph combined to pitch three and a-third innings allowing just two hits.  Joseph closed out the game to earn his eighth save of the season.  He’s now tied for the league lead in saves with Jacksonville’s Evan Reed and Huntsville’s Robert Wooten. 

Shawn Bowman went 2-for-4 in the game and he was one of just three Suns players with a hit.  Jeff Dominguez and Curt Smith each singled on the night.  Yordanys Perez and Joel Guzman each had two hits for the Blue Wahoos, with Perez driving in both runs for Pensacola. 

The Suns fell to 3-20 when allowing their opponent to score the first run of the game and saw their modest two-game winning streak come to an end.  The Blue Wahoos and Suns are once again tied in the standings with identical 20-22 records.   Jacksonville went 10-5 against division opponents in April with seven of those wins coming at the expense of Pensacola.  In May, the Suns are just 3-9 against teams from the South Division and have been outscored 49-27 in those 12 games.

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Suns And Biscuits Split Twin Bill

The Jacksonville Suns and Montgomery Biscuits split a doubleheader at Riverwalk Stadium on May 13, 2012. The Suns won game one 6-2 and the Biscuits claimed the night cap 7-1. Photo Courtesy: Montgomery Biscuits

By Steve Kolbe 

The Suns and Biscuits split a doubleheader on Sunday May 13th at Riverwalk Stadium with Jacksonville winning the first game 6-2, and Montgomery claiming game two 7-1.
 
In the first game of the day, the Suns took the lead in the fourth inning off of Montgomery starter Jake Thompson. Dallas Poulk led off the inning with a single, and later scored when Kyle Jensen sent a sacrifice fly to center to put Jacksonville in front 1-0.  The lead was short lived, with Montgomery sending eight men to the plate and scoring twice with two outs in the bottom half of the fourth .  At one point, five straight batters reached base in the inning against Suns reliever Bobby Bramhall, with Greg Sexton and Brad Coon each driving in a run with and RBI single for a 2-1 Biscuits advantage.
 
The Suns took the lead for good in the fifth inning when Russell Mitchell led off with a single, and Jake Jefferies followed with a double to put runners on second and third.  Chris Gutierrez then drove in his ninth run of the season with a sacrifice fly to tie the game 2-2, and Jake Smolinski singled to knock in Jefferies with the go-ahead run and give Jacksonville a 3-2 lead.
 
Suns designated hitter Kyle Jensen hit his fourth home run of the season in the sixth, when he jumped on the first pitch from relief pitcher Marquis Fleming and sent it over the right field wall to increase the Suns lead to 4-2..  It was Jensen’s fourth home run of the season.  Later in the inning, Donnie Webb drove in Ryan Patterson with a sacrifice fly and Dallas Poulk added an RBI single with Jefferies scoring to expand the lead to 6-2.

Suns catcher Jake Jefferies slides in safely just ahead of the throw to Biscuits catcher Mark Thomas in the Suns 6-2 win in the first game of the doubleheader. Photo Courtesy: Montgomery Biscuits

The win snapped the Suns six game losing streak.  Jacksonville had four extra-base hits in the game, one more than their total in the previous six games.  The Suns improved to 15-1 when scoring the first run of the game.
 
Corey Madden (1-0) pitched an inning and a third to earn his first win of the season.  Bryan Evans, who beat Montgomery for his first career double-A victory last August, started game one of the twin bill for the Suns.  Evans was forced to leave the game after he was injured on a play at the plate in the first inning, when he was sent into the air and landed on his back after tagging out the runner Ty Morrison.  Biscuits starter Jake Thompson (0-4) dropped his fourth straight game to fall to 0-4 on the season.  He allowed three runs on five hits in four and two-thirds innings of work. 
 
In the night cap, the Biscuits used the big inning to defeat the Suns 7-1.  Montgomery jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the third inning against Suns starter Zach Neal, when David Wendt tripled and scored on a sacrifice fly by Emeel Salem. 
 
Montgomery broke the game open by scoring five times in the fifth inning to increase the lead to 6-0.  The big hit in the inning was a fly ball to left field off the bat of Kyeong Kong with the bases loaded.  Three runs scored when Jake Smolinski fell down trying to make the tough catch and was given an error on the play.  Tyler Bortnick and Emeel Salem also drove in a run in the inning against Neal and reliever Wade Korpi. 
 
The Suns scored their only run of the second game when Paul Gran walked in the sixth inning and then scored on a ground out by Smolinski.  The Biscuits tacked on a run in the bottom half of the sixth, when David Wendt singled and was driven in by Ty Morrison.  Wendt finished the game 3-for-3 with three runs scored.
 
Alex Koronis (1-0) pitched two innings for his first win of the season.  Spot starter Merrill Kelly, normally a long reliever, and two relief pitchers combined to allow the Suns just three hits in the seven inning game.  Zach Neal (2-5) pitched four and two-thirds innings and suffered his fourth straight loss after allowing just one earned run.
 
Game four of the series is set for Monday night at Riverwalk stadium with the first pitch scheduled for 8:05PM ET.  LHP Graham Taylor (2-3, 4.81) will start his eighth game of the season for Jacksonville.  RHP Shane Dyer (4-2, 2.18) takes the mound for Montgomery for his eighth start of the year.

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BayBears Pitching Shuts Down The Suns 2-1

BayBears starter Tyler Skaggs won his first game of the season striking out seven over seven innings against the Suns in a 2-1 win at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. Photo Courtesy: Mobile BayBears

By Steve Kolbe
 
The Mobile BayBears edged the Jacksonville Suns 2-1 on Monday afternoon to increase their lead in the Southern League South Division to two games.
 
Starting pitching has been the story of the series so far for Mobile.  The Suns managed just one hit against Sunday’s starter Trevor Bauer, and on Monday Tyler Skaggs allowed only five.  In 14 innings the two BayBears starters have not allowed an earned run to the Suns.
 
Mobile took a 1-0 lead in the third inning on Monday against Jacksonville starter Bryan Evans.  With two outs, Tyler Skaggs doubled to left and Archie Gilbert drove him in with a double of his own.  Skaggs is one of the better hitting pitchers in the league and is now 4-for-8 at the plate this season.  The BayBears are 17-5 when scoring the game’s first run, while the Suns are 3-14 while they allow the first run.
 
The Suns scored their only run of the game in the fifth inning against Skaggs.  Curt Smith led off the inning when he reached on an error by third baseman Matt Davidson.  After a double by Ryan Patterson gave the Suns runners on second and third with no one out, Skaggs settled down to get Taylor Krick and Chris Gutierrez on ground outs with the runners stuck in scoring position.  Pinch hitter Donnie Webb struck out which should have ended the inning, but Mobile catcher Rossmel Perez couldn’t hang on to the ball.  Instead of throwing the ball to first to record the final out of the inning, Perez threw to third with Smith coming in to score on the strikeout to tie the game 1-1.  The BayBears committed two errors in the inning, increasing their league leading total to 43.  Last season Mobile committed only 98 errors, fewest in the Southern League.
 
In the eighth, Archie Gilbert walked to lead off the inning and later scored on Brent Clevlen’s sacrifice fly to give the BayBears a 2-1 lead and that was the game winning run.
 
Ryan Patterson finished the game 2-for-4 and his double in the fifth inning was the only extra base hit for the Suns on the day.  Jake Smolinski, Paul Gran, Chris Gutierrez, and Kyle Skipworth each had a single in the game.  Jacksonville has a total of nine hits in the first two games of the series.
 
For the BayBears, Archie Gilbert finished 2-for-3 and walked twice.  He drove in a run and scored the game-winning run.  Four of the BayBears seven hits in the game were doubles.  The two teams combined to go 3-for-18 with runners in scoring position, and stranded 15 runners on base Monday afternoon.
 
Tyler Skaggs threw 94 pitches to earn his first win of the season striking out seven and walking just one.  He pitched seven innings and scattered five hits and did not allow an earned run.  Evan Marshall pitched the ninth for his fifth save of the season.  Suns starter Bryan Evans pitched five innings, allowing one run on four hits and didn’t figure in the decision.  Josh Schmidt (1-1) pitched the eighth and ninth innings, allowing two hits and one run and lost for the first time this season.
 
The BayBears have won eight of their last 11 games while the Suns have dropped four of their last five.  Game three of the series is Tuesday night at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville with the first pitch scheduled for 7:05PM.  Zach Neal (2-3, 3.41) takes the mound for the Suns.  He allowed five runs on seven hits in his last start.  Derek Eitel (2-2, 3.86) will start for the BayBears.
 

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Suns Work Extra For Win Over Barons

Suns left fielder Jake Smolinski slides in safely for one of his three doubles at Regions Park against the Barons. Smolinski finished the day 4-for-6 with an RBI and two runs scored. Photo Courtesy: Birmingham Barons

By Steve Kolbe

The Jacksonville Suns won their second straight game over the Barons with an 8-6 victory in 12 innings on Wednesday afternoon.  The Suns are a season-high five games over .500 with a record of 16-11, and have sole possession of first place in the South Division.  

Birmingham scored the first run of the day in the third inning, when Tyler Saladino walked and scored on a single by Drew Garcia to give the Barons a 1-0 lead.  Garcia increased his hitting streak to six games and at that point had driven in all four Birmingham runs in the series.
 
Before back-to-back losses to the Suns, the Barons had won five straight after their series sweep over Montgomery.  The Barons outscored the Biscuits 39-17 in the process.  Birmingham lost for just the second time this season when scoring at least six runs in a game.  The Suns won for just the third time when allowing the game’s first run.
 
Birmingham starter Nestor Molina entered the game in search of his fourth straight win, and pitched into the fifth before the Suns were able to get to him.  Three straight singles by Donnie Webb, Jake Smolinski, and Dallas Poulk put Jacksonville on the scoreboard in the fifth.  Poulk’s base hit to center field drove in Webb to tie the game 1-1.  Poulk and Smolinski would later score when Kyle Jensen doubled to left.  Jensen now has 15 runs batted in for the season.
 
The Barons sent eight batters to the plate and scored three times in the sixth inning, when Suns starting pitcher Bryan Evans was a little wild.  Saladino walked, went to second on a wild pitch, and crossed the plate later in the inning on a wild pitch to cut the Suns lead to 3-2.  Wade Korpi entered the game in relief, and with the bases loaded Jose Martinez came through with a single to left field driving in two runs and giving the Barons in front 4-3.  Martinez now has a five-game hitting streak.
 
No lead was safe throughout the day, and in the seventh inning the Suns tied the game 4-4 off of Barons reliever  Nevin Griffith.  Jake Smolinski drew a leadoff walk and scored on Shawn Bowman’s single to right.  Bowman has 14 runs batted in this season.  Jacksonville took a 5-4 lead in the eighth when Kyle Jensen singled to center to lead off the inning.  Ryan Patterson entered the game as a pinch runner and went to second on a wild pitch, advanced to third on a ground out, and scored when Curt Smith sent a fly ball to center.  Smith has driven in six runs in the last three games.
 
A.J. Ramos entered the game in the eighth inning, but couldn’t hold the one-run lead.  Andy Wilkins hit a solo home run to right field to tie the game 5-5.  It was his fourth round-tripper of the season.  Ramos had given up just one single to the first 40 batters that he had faced this season.  He allowed two hits and one run in his two innings of work on Wednesday against Birmingham.

In the 12th inning, Ryan Patterson led off with a walk.  Curt Smith then drove in his second run of the day with a double to center with Patterson scoring to give the Suns a 6-5 advantage.  Donnie Webb drove in a run with a sacrifice bunt to increase the lead to 7-5, and Jake Smolinski plated a run in the inning with his third double of the game.  The Suns improved to 2-0 in extra inning games this season.  During the 2011 campaign, the Suns led the Southern League with 10 extra inning wins.

Overall, seven of Jacksonville’s 13 hits were doubles.  Jake Smolinksi finsihed 4-for-6 with three doubles, two runs scored, and a run batted in.  Dallas Poulk wednt 3-for-7 with two doubles and scored a run.  Kyle Jensen and Curt Smith each had two hits and two runs batted in.  It’s the second time this season that Smolinski has had three doubles in a game to come within one of tying the Southern League record for most doubles in a single game.  He had three doubles against Huntsville April 7th.

Suns starter Bryan Evans pitched five-and-a-third innings, allowing two hits and three runs(two earned).  Kyle Kaminska was the winning pitcher to improve his record to 4-1.  He tossed two innings, allowing just two hits and struck out two.   Evan Reed pitched the 12th inning to notch his league-leading eighth save of the season.  Six Suns pitchers combined to strike out a season-high 17 Birmingham hitters. 

The Suns will look to continue their winning ways on Thursday night with RHP Zach Neal (2-2, 2.16) on the mound.  Neal’s 2.16 ERA has him among the league leaders.   LHP Pedro Hernandez (2-1, 3.24) is scheduled to start for the Barons.

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BayBears Stop Suns 8-1

BayBears ace Trevor Bauer improved his record to 4-0 with 8-1 win over the Suns on Saturday night. Photo Courtesy: Mobile BayBears

By Steve Kolbe

The Jacksonville Suns five-game winning streak came to an end on Saturday night with an 8-1 loss to Mobile at Hank Aaron Stadium.  The BayBears became the first team in the South Division to reach 10 wins this season, and once again are alone in first place with a record of 10-7.  

BayBears starter Trevor Bauer entered the game with a league-best 3-0 record and a 0.57 earned run average.  Suns starter Bryan Evans came into the game looking for his first win of the year.  Bauer, the third overall draft pick in 2011, was sharp throughout the game.  And with his fastball reaching 97 miles per hour, he allowed only four hits in his seven innings of work.  Evans matched Bauer pitch-for-pitch throughout the night, including getting the BayBears to hit into three double plays.  Evans held Mobile  hitless through the first five innings. 

In was in the sixth inning that the BayBears finally broke though against Evans.  Leadoff hitter Trevor Bauer drew a walk on four pitches.  It was the fourth time in the game that Evans walked the leadoff batter in an inning, and this time he couldn’t pitch his way out.  After Bauer advanced to second on a wild pitch, he then scored the game’s first run on a sacrifice fly by Wladimir Sutil to make it 1-0.  Mobile scored four runs in the inning, with the big hit coming of the bat of the Southern League’s top hitter Matt Davidson, who blasted a two-run homer to left-center field.  By the end of the inning Mobile had collected four hits and scored four runs. 

Suns reliever Chris Squires took over for Evans in the sixth, and in his one-and-a-third innings of work allowed two runs on four hits.  The BayBears tacked on two more runs in the seventh, when the first four batters in the inning reached base. Catcher Rossmel Perez led off the inning with his second double of the season.  Pinch hitter Kyle Greene walked, and Raoul Torrez singled to load the bases.  Wladimir Sutil then drove in his second run in as many innings to increase the lead to 5-0.  Brent Clevlen added a run by lifting a sacrifice fly to center, and the Suns trailed 6-0. 

It was more of the same in the home half of the eighth for Mobile hitters, when Alfredo Marte singled off of Suns lefty Wade Korpi to lead off the inning.  That brought Marc Krauss to the plate, and after hitting a long foul ball to right he straightened a pitch out and hit a two-run home run over the right field fence for an 8-0 BayBears lead.  The runs were the first that Korpi has allowed in his last three appearances. 

Trevor Bauer improved to 4-0 with the win.  He pitched seven innings and scattered four hits while striking out eight and walking only two.  The only Suns batter to reach second base was Ryan Patterson, who doubled in the seventh.  In the game, Jacksonville had just four runners in scoring position.  Bryan Evans pitched five-and-a-third innings and lost his first game of the season (0-1).  The BayBears nine hits and their eight runs all came from the sixth inning on.  The Suns were limited to just four hits in the game, and scored their only run in the ninth inning on a sacrifice fly by Ryan Patterson.  It was the first run that Jacksonville has scored in the ninth inning this season. 

Game three of the series is 2:05PM on Sunday afternoon with Zach Neal scheduled to make the start for the Suns.  He’s 1-1 with a 0.69 ERA in his two starts this season.  Neal has allowed only one run in his 13 innings pitched.  Charles Brewer takes the hill for the BayBears looking for his first win of the year.  Brewer has already allowed two home runs in his first three starts this year, after giving up just two home runs all of last season.

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Suns Reel In Blue Wahoos In Extra Innings

The Jacksonville Suns win an extra inning thriller at Maritime Park in Pensacola. Photo Courtesy: Pensacola Blue Wahoos

By Steve Kolbe

 
In a game that lasted nearly four and a half hours, the Jacksonville Suns downed the Pensacola Blue Wahoos 5-4 in 13 innings in first-ever extra inning game at Maritime Park.
 
Jacksonville jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first when Jake Smolinski led off the game with a single, and with two outs was driven in by Kyle Skipworth who doubled off the wall in right field.  Skipworth finished the game 1-for-6, and now has at least one hit in each of his last four games when in the starting lineup.  It was his seventh run batted in this season.  Smolinski led off the game with a hit for the third straight game and also went 1-for-6.
 
The Suns have scored the game’s first run in six of the last eight games, and improved their record to 5-1 when they cross the plate first.
 
The Blue Wahoos entered the game ranked second in the Southern League with a batting average of .271, and in the bottom of the first inning the first five batters to face Suns starter Bryan Evans collected a hit.  Singles by Didi Gregorius, Ryan LaMarre, and Brodie Greene and doubles by Henry Rodriguez and Mike Costanzo put Pansacola in front 4-1.  The Suns had given up a total of three runs in the first inning in their first 11 games of the season. 
 
Pensacola wouldn’t score again for the rest of the night.  In the sixth inning the Suns would cut the Wahoos lead to 4-3.   Already with two hits in the game, second baseman Paul Gran continued his big night when he hit a two-run home run off of Blue Wahoos starter Curtis Partch to make it a one-run game.  For Gran, it was his first home run and first two runs batted in this season, and his near record-setting night was far from over.
 
In the seventh, Shawn Bowman dialed up his first home run of the season, a solo shot to left, and the score was tied 4-4.  The Suns have hit nine home runs in the first dozen games of the season, by nine different players and all against right handed pitchers.
 
Venturing into extra innings for the first time this season, Jose Duarte led off the 13th with an infield single.  Jaime Ortiz followed with a single and Jake Smolinski drew a walk against Luis Atilano to load the bases with no outs.  It appeared that Atilano was going to pitch his way out of the jam, getting pinch-hitter Jake Jefferies to pop out and striking out Bowman.  But with two outs, he threw a wild pitch that went all the way to the backstop and Duarte hustled home to give the Suns a 5-4 lead.  It was one of five wild pitches thrown by Pensacola pitchers in the game.
 
Chris Squires entered the game in the 13th, and after allowing a leadoff double to pinch-hitter Brian Peacock retired the next three Blue Wahoos batters to record his first save of the season and seal the 5-4 win.
 
The two teams combined to use 13 pitchers, six by Jacksonville.  Bryan Evans went five innings and allowed seven hits and four runs.  The Suns bullpen was perfect, scattering three hits over eight innings.  On the same day he arrived in Penascola from New Orleans, Garrett Parcell pitched an inning of hitless ball.  Josh Schmidt tossed two innings and allowed just one hit.  A.J. Ramos rebounded from walking in the game-winning run a night ago to pitch three innings without allowing a hit.  Wade Korpi earned his first win of the year by pitching the 12th inning and striking out two of the four batters he faced.  Suns hurlers combined for 15 strikeouts in the win, and have now fanned at least 10 batters in four of the last six games.  The only players not to appear in the game for the Suns were pitchers Kyle Kaminska, Evan Reed, and Bobby Bramhall and outfielder Ryan Patterson.
 
Paul Gran went 5-for-6 and had a hit in his first five plate appearances in the game.  He finished with three singles, a double, and a home run.  Gran’s five hits in the game fell just one shy of tying the Southern League record for most hits in a game by a single player.  The record is six, a feat that’s been accomplished 11 times and last by Chattanooga’s Luis Bolivar April 7, 2008.
 
Kyle Jensen had two hits, and Jeff Dominguez and Jose Duarte each had one hit on the night.  Jacksonville finished with 13 hits in the game, Pensacola had 10.
 
During the 2011 season the Suns were involved in 19 extra-inning games, most in the league.  They finished 10-9 in those games.  Jacksonville improved to 5-7 with the win.  Pensacola missed a chance to tie Mobile for the top spot in the South Division.
 
Game three of the series is Tuesday and once again features a match up of right handed pitchers. Daniel Corcino takes the mound for Pensacola and Zach Neal is scheduled to start his second game for the Suns. 
 

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Lookouts Handle Suns 10-2

The Jacksonville Suns fall to the Lookouts at the Baseball Grounds. Photo Courtesy: Jacksonville Suns

By Steve Kolbe

The Jacksonville Suns lost 10-5 to the Chattanooga Lookouts on Wednesday afternoon.  The Lookouts have won the first two games against the Suns scoring a total of 14 runs in their first road series of the season.  Last year Chattanooga won 41 times away from home, the most road wins of any team in the Southern League. 

The Suns started quickly in the first inning when Lookouts starter Ethan Martin had trouble with his control.  He walked the bases loaded, and with Jake Smolinski, Paul Gran and Kyle Jensen aboard he issued a free pass to Curt Smith to force in the first run of the day.  Smolinski walked three times in the game.  It was Smith’s fourth run batted in this year.  Kyle Skipworth made it 2-0 with a sacrifice fly to center, with Gran scoring from third.  For Skipworth, it was his third sacrifice fly of the season. 

The lead was a brief one for the Suns.  In the second inning, Lookouts catcher Matt Wallach hit a 2-run home run to right to off of Suns starter Bryan Evans and the score was tied 2-2.  It was Wallach’s first home run of the season, and the second round-tripper that the Suns have surrendered in the first seven games. 

In the home half of the fifth, the Suns regained the lead when pitcher Bobby Bramhall singled and eventually moved around to third after a double play.  With two outs, Bramhall scored on a wild pitch by Jon Michael Redding to put the Suns ahead 3-2. 

Chattanooga had an answer in the seventh inning, when Louis Nunez doubled to left off Kyle Kaminska driving in a pair of runs to give the Lookouts a 4-3 lead.  Nunez finished the day 2-for-2 with for runs batted in.  

The Lookouts took command of the game in the eighth inning when they collected seven hits and scored six runs to increase their lead to 10-3.  Chattanooga batted around in the inning, with five different players driving in at least one run.  The Lookouts finished the day 6-for-13 with runners in scoring position. 

Louis Nunez, Pedro Baez, and Matt Wallach each had two hits for the Lookouts.  Donnie Webb went 2-for-2 for Jacksonville.  Paul Gran went 1-for-2 and scored a pair of runs. 

Kyle Jensen hit his first home run of the season in the eighth for Jacksonville to make it 10-5 but that’s as close as the Suns would get.  Bryan Evans pitched three and a third innings and allowed two runs on three hits.  Bobby Bramhill tossed two and two-thirds innings without allowing a hit.  Kyle Kaminska was the losing pitcher, giving up six runs on six hits in one and a third innings.  Suns pitchers combined for 10 strikeouts in the game and have now fanned 24 batters in the last two games.  Jon Michael Redding went two innings to pick up his first win of the season for the Lookouts. 

The middle game of the series is Thursday night with the first pitch scheduled for 7:35PM. 

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