By: Kyle Crooks / Jacksonville Suns
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Suns (1-3, 30-43) were toppled by the Biloxi Shuckers (3-1, 46-26) 11-1 Sunday afternoon from Bragan Field.
Hear from Suns manager David Berg postgame:
Hobbs Johnson (W, 5-4) earned the victory in five scoreless innings he relinquished three hits while walking three and striking out seven. Bryan Morris (L, 0-1) in a MLB rehab appearance took the mound for the Suns and tossed one and two-thirds frames surrendering one run (earned) on two hits while not walking or striking out a batter.
The scoring would begin in the top of the first when Nick Ramirez provided a RBI single to give Biloxi a 1-0 lead.
Moving to the third, against Suns right-hander Trevor Williams, Orlando Arcia generated a run scoring single into center that brought in Nate Orf and made it a 2-0 Biloxi advantage.
To the top of the sixth the Shuckers mounted a four-run rally courtesy of Brandon Macias pinch-hit two run single that was then followed up by Orf’s two RBI double. The Biloxi lead was now 6-0.
To the seventh the Suns got on the board courtesy of Kenny Wilson’s RBI single that made it a 6-1 deficit for Jacksonville.
In the eighth Biloxi blew the game wide open thanks to a five-run frame. Against Suns reliever Fabian Williamson, Biloxi managed a two RBI double from Macias, a two-run home run (HR, 2) off the bat of Orf, and a fielding error by the Suns second baseman Terrence Dayleg, that provided Biloxi with an 11-1 advantage.
Trevor Williams originally slated to start for the Suns tossed four frames surrendering five runs (all earned) on five hits while walking three and striking out five. Scott McGough hurled a scoreless inning and a third while Fabian Williamson allowed five runs (four earned) in one inning, and Blake Logan generated a perfect ninth out of the bullpen for Jacksonville.
The Suns and Shuckers will play the finale of their series on Monday afternoon with a first pitch set for 12:05 p.m. ET from Bragan Field. The Suns will send out right-hander Austin Brice (2-6, 6.37 ERA) while the Shuckers will counter with righty Brooks Hall (7-3, 3.39 ERA).
Monday the homestand comes to a close with Camp Day! All area camps are invited to come out to the Baseball Grounds and support the Suns during this special Monday afternoon game!
Suns fans can also listen to Monday’s game on the Suns Baseball Network, 102.3 FM “The Beach” 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 11:50 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: