By: Kyle Crooks / Jacksonville Suns
MOBILE, Ala. – The Jacksonville Suns (11-22, 40-62) collected their first win since Saturday after defeating the Mobile BayBears (20-12, 54-47) 4-2 Thursday night from Hank Aaron Stadium.
Matt Tomshaw (W, 5-8) in his start for the Suns worked six innings relinquishing two runs (one earned) on eight hits while not walking a batter and striking out five. Yoan Lopez (L, 1-4) in his start for Mobile tossed four innings surrendering three runs (all earned) on four walks and three strikeouts. Tyler Higgins (S, 2) nailed down his second save of the year for the Suns after pitching a perfect ninth.
The scoring would begin in the bottom of the first after the BayBears worked runners on the corners after a Sean Jamieson double, and Jack Reinheimer reaching on an error. Zach Borenstein would deliver a RBI single into centerfield to make it a 1-0 Mobile lead.
To the top of the second and the Suns tied the score at one after David Adams worked a lead off walk to then come home courtesy of Viosergy Rosa’s single, and a fielding error on right fielder Stewart Ijames. With Rosa on third, Terrence Dayleg lined a run scoring base knock into left to score Rosa and leap the Suns ahead 2-1.
Flashing to the away half of the fourth frame it was Rosa working a one out walk to then get driven in via a Dayleg RBI double putting Jacksonville ahead 3-1.
In the fourth Mobile got a double from Gabriel Guerrero and a single from Stewart Ijames to present runners on second and third. It was then Mark Thomas who lifted a RBI sacrifice fly into center to bring in Guerrero, and cut the Suns lead to 3-2.
To the fifth, and Jacksonville’s Kenny Wilson singled, stole second, and moved to third on a sacrifice fly, to set up at third with one out in the frame. J.T. Riddle then plated Wilson after his RBI sacrifice fly into center made the tally 4-2 in the Suns favor.
Raudel Lazo out of the bullpen for Jacksonville twirled a pair of scoreless innings surrendering one hit while striking out two.
The Suns and BayBears will square off once again Friday night from Hank Aaron Stadium with a first pitch set for 8:05 p.m. ET. The Suns will send out right-hander Scott Lyman (0-6, 6.64 ERA) while the BayBears will counter with righty Blayne Weller (1-3, 5.66 ERA).
Suns fans can also listen to Friday’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 the Memorial Hospital Suns Pregame Show beginning at 7:50 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 the highlights from tonight’s contest: