By: Kyle Crooks / Jacksonville Suns
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Suns (9-10) dropped the series finale to the Birmingham Barons (9-10) 2-1 Wednesday afternoon to conclude an historic 20-game homestand from Bragan Field.
Hear from Suns Manager David Berg Postgame:
Tyler Danish (W, 3-0) picked up his third win in his start for Birmingham tossing six innings surrendering one run (earned) on seven hits while walking a solo batter and striking out six. Suns starter Kendry Flores (L, 1-3) took the loss manufacturing 7 and 1/3 frames relinquishing two runs (both earned) on three hits while walking two and fanning a season-high eight batters. Barons reliever Raul Fernandez (S, 2) notched his second save of the year after striking out the side subsequent to a lead off walk.
The scoring began in fourth for Jacksonville when Ryan Rieger ripped a one-out double to settle into scoring position for Shariff Othman, who would then knock him home with a run-scoring base knock to give the Suns a 1-0 lead through four innings of play.
In the top of the seventh, the Barons took the lead on one swing of the bat by Jeremy Farrell (HR, 2), who lifted a two-run shot over the right field wall leaping the Barons to a 2-1 lead and the eventual victory.
The Suns begin a 10-game road trip starting a five-game set with the Chattanooga Lookouts Thursday night from AT&T Field with a first pitch slated in the series opener for 7:15 p.m. ET. The Suns will send out right-hander Austin Brice (0-2, 7.82 ERA) while the Lookouts will throw righty Alex Wimmers (0-0, 8.68 ERA).
Suns fans can also listen to Thursday’s game on the Suns Baseball Network, 100.3 FM/600AM WBOB or through http://www.jaxsuns.com, MiLB.com, or the TuneIn radio app, with the Memorial Hospital Suns Pregame Show beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET
The 2015 season of Suns baseball is presented by EverBank, the official banking partner of the Jacksonville Suns. Sponsorships, group outings, and season/individual game tickets are currently available by calling the Suns front office at (904) 358-2846.
Here are highlights from tonight’s contest: