By: Kyle Crooks / Jacksonville Suns
MOBILE, Ala. – The Jacksonville Suns (13-16) claimed a series victory over the Mobile BayBears (17-12) with a 8-2 win Saturday night from Hank Aaron Stadium.
Hear from Suns Manager David Berg Postgame:
Kendry Flores (W, 2-3) got the ball for Jacksonville and tossed six innings allowing only one earned run on five hits while walking one and striking out seven. Derek Eitel (L, 0-1) took the loss in relief for Mobile surrendering an earned run on one hit while walking and striking out a batter. Matt Tomshaw (S, 1) earned his first save of the year in three innings of work allowing one earned run on five hits while walking one and striking out three.
The scoring would begin in the top of the first after Matt Juengel’s two-out RBI single brought home Kenny Wilson from third, who led off the frame with a base knock. Jacksonville would control an early 1-0 lead.
In the bottom of the first, Rudy Flores tied the score with a RBI double that brought home Sean Jamieson who lead off the inning with a single.
The Suns would get a pair of runs in the top of the seventh courtesy of Austin Nola’s RBI base knock and Zack Cox’s RBI fielder’s choice. Suns now would lead 3-1 through seven innings.
Onto the eighth, and Jacksonville would bring in three runners to balloon their advantage to 6-1. The frame saw back-to-back-to-back triples by David Adams, Ryan Rieger, and Sharif Othman. The run producing hits came from Rieger and Othman to then be followed by a Carlos Lopez run-scoring single.
In the bottom of the eighth a RBI double by Brandon Drury, off of Suns reliever Matt Tomshaw, trimmed the Mobile deficit to 6-2.
Jacksonville provided insurance in the ninth after Rieger reached on a fielding error by BayBears right fielder Zach Borenstein that scored a pair of runs to give the Suns an 8-2 advantage.
The Suns will open up a five-game series with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos on Monday morning at 11:05 a.m. ET from Bragan Field. The Suns will send out right-hander Austin Brice (0-3, 8.02 ERA) while the Wahoos will counter with righty Keyvius Sampson (1-0, 0.90 ERA).
Monday is Celebration of Reading Day #1! This special 11:05 am late-morning game welcomes school kids from across the area for a day of baseball plus a special banner contest and no beer will be sold.
Suns fans can also listen to Monday’s game on the Suns Baseball Network, AM 600/FM 100.3 The Answer or through http://www.jaxsuns.com, MiLB.com, or the TuneIn radio app, coverage will start with the Memorial Hospital Suns Pregame Show beginning at 10:50 a.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: