By: Kyle Crooks / Jacksonville Suns
JACKSONVILE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Suns (4-5, 33-45) shutout the Chattanooga Lookouts (1-7, 44-32) 3-0 on a busy Fourth of July Saturday night from Bragan Field.
Trevor Williams (W, 4-7) earned the victory after tossing six scoreless innings in which he allowed two hits while walking a pair of batters and striking out six. Brett Lee (L, 0-2) turned in eight frames for the Lookouts in which he generated eight innings surrendering three runs (all earned) on seven hits while not walking a batter and striking out two. Suns closer Juancito Martinez (S, 4) earned his fourth save of the year tossing a scoreless ninth.
The scoring would begin in the bottom of the first with four-straight base hits that were highlighted by J.T. Riddle and Matt Juengel’s RBI base knocks giving the Suns a 2-0 lead.
Jacksonville tacked one more run after they worked the bases loaded for Kenny Wilson’s RBI sacrifice fly to left field. The Suns would now hold onto a 3-0 advantage through five frames of play.
Craig Stem tossed a pair of scoreless innings out of the bullpen for Jacksonville.
The Suns and Lookouts will square off again Sunday night from Bragan Field with a first pitch set for 6:05 p.m. ET. The Suns will send out right-hander Austin Brice (3-6, 5.61 ERA) while the Lookouts will counter with righty D.J. Baxendale (3-1, 3.74 ERA).
Sunday is Bark in the Park & Kids Run the Bases! The Baseball Grounds will go to the dogs with Bark in the Park and all dogs get in for just $2.50! Be sure to stick around after the game for Kids Run the Bases, presented by VyStar Credit Union & 97.9 KISS-FM!
Suns fans can also listen to Sunday’s game on the Suns Baseball Network, 600 AM & 100.3 FM “The Answer” or through http://www.jaxsuns.com, MiLB.com, or the TuneIn radio app, coverage will start with a special “Suns Sunday” edition of the Memorial Hospital Suns Pregame Show beginning at 5:35 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: