By: Kyle Crooks / Jacksonville Suns
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Suns (6-8) struggles continued at the plate against the Biloxi Shuckers (8-5) in a 1-0 loss Friday night from Bragan Field.
Hear from Suns Manager David Berg Postgame:
Picking up the win for Biloxi was Jorge Lopez (W, 1-2) as he would last five scoreless innings while walking two and striking out three. Suns starter Matt Tomshaw (L, 0-2) took the loss manufacturing five innings surrendering one run (earned) on seven hits while walking one and striking out four. Wirfin Obispo (S,2) closed the door for the Shuckers picking up his second save pitching a perfect ninth frame.
The scoring would begin in the bottom of the third when Orlando Arcia laced a groundball single at Suns third baseman David Adams, that bounced off his glove into foul ground, allowing Nate Orf to score from second to leap Biloxi to a 1-0 lead that proved to be enough.
The two hits Jacksonville manufactured included a double off the bat of Ryan Rieger in the second and a single by David Adams in the third frame.
The Suns finished the contest going 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position while leave a total of five men on base.
The Suns will welcome in the Birmingham Barons for the first of a five-game set at Bragan Field with a first pitch set for 7:05 p.m. ET. The Suns will send out left-hander Greg Nappo (1-0, 2.08 ERA) to the mound to be opposed by Barons right-hander Frankie Montas (0-0, 3.48 ERA).
Tomorrow it’s Viosergy Rosa Replica Jersey Giveaway, Olate Dogs Performance & Bark in the Park! Be sure to arrive early as the first 3,000 fans will get a Viosergy Rosa Replica Suns Jersey, courtesy of Swisher Sports.com, FOX-30 & 99.1 WQIK! Enjoy a special performance from the Olate Dogs who will perform throughout the game and it’s Bark in the Park! All dogs get in for just $2.50! The Blood Alliance Bloodmobile will be on hand and the Suns encourage all fans to donate blood! The first 25 donors receive 2 tickets to the game plus a hot dog and soda voucher! It’s also the Saturday Night Shrimp Buffet courtesy of Sea Best! Get unlimited Butterfly Breaded Shrimp and sides from 6-8 in the Sundowner Lounge! Also check out the hottest rides from your Southern Ford Dealers!
Suns fans can also listen to Saturday’s game on the Suns Baseball Network, 600AM/100.3 FM WBOB or through http://www.jaxsuns.com, MiLB.com, or the TuneIn radio app, with the Memorial Hospital Suns Pregame Show beginning at 6:50 p.m. ET
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Here are highlights from tonight’s contest: