Suns Dropped by Wahoos 5-1

Game Recap

By: Kyle Crooks / Jacksonville Suns

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Suns (14-18) were downed by the Pensacola Blue Wahoos (13-20) 5-1 in Wednesday afternoon’s contest from Bragan Field.

Hear from Suns Manager David Berg postgame:

Robert Stephenson (W, 1-4) worked five innings allowing one unearned run on two hits while walking four and striking out four in his start for Pensacola. Suns starter Trevor Williams (L, 0-5) manufactured four innings surrendering five earned runs on eight hits while walking a batter and striking out three.

The scoring would begin for Pensacola in the top of the first when Ryan Wright’s one-out double set the table for Kyle Waldrop’s RBI single providing the Wahoos with 1-0 lead. A few batters later, former Sun Kyle Skipworth, laced a two-run double off the right centerfield wall leaping the Wahoos to a 3-0 advantage.

Moving to the top of the third, Ryan Wright would lead off the frame with a double, to then be driven in two batters later by Waldrop’s (HR, 4) two-run blast giving Pensacola a 5-0 lead.

The Suns got on the board in the third courtesy of a David Adams RBI groundout trimming the Wahoos lead to 5-1 through three innings at Bragan Field.

The Suns bullpen was active as Brian Ellington worked three scoreless innings while striking out five. Left-hander Greg Nappo tossed a scoreless frame while Craig Stem pitched a scoreless inning of his own in the ninth.

Suns pitching would retire 19 batters in a row going back to the final out of the third. Offensively Jacksonville left 10 men on-base while batting 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position.

The Suns and Blue Wahoos will square off once again on Thursday night at 7:05 p.m. ET from Bragan Field. The Suns will send out left-hander Chipper Smith (2-0, 3.55 ERA) while the Wahoos will counter with righty Daniel Wright (0-4, 7.24 ERA).

The biggest party in town returns on Thursday with Thursday Night Throwdown and Nurses Night!  Enjoy Buds for a Buck and 2 for 1 Cocktails at the hottest spot in Jacksonville!  In celebration of Nurses Night all hospital workers are admitted for $5 with employee ID! Plus it’s College Night and all college students get in for $5 Dollars with ID! Sponsored by Baptist Health, Budweiser, Jameson, Jim Beam, Jagermeister, Malibu Rum, Maverick’s & X102.9!

Suns fans can also listen to Thursday’s game on the Suns Baseball Network, 100.3 FM or 600 AM “The Answer” or through,, or the TuneIn radio app, coverage will start with the Memorial Hospital Suns Pregame Show beginning at 6:50 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:


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