By: Kyle Crooks / Jacksonville Suns
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Jacksonville Suns (15-28, 44-68) were topped by the Montgomery Biscuits (23-19, 57-53) 8-2 Sunday night from Montgomery Riverwalk Stadium.
Tyler Guerrieri (W, 1-1) in his start for Montgomery lasted five innings surrendering one run (unearned) on two hits while a pair of batters and striking out three. Jorgan Cavanerio (L, 0-1) got the ball for Jacksonville and put together five frames relinquishing six runs (five earned) on 11 hits (two home runs) while walking and striking out two.
The scoring would begin in the bottom of the first when Tyler Goeddel (HR, 9) led off with a solo home run to put the Biscuits up 1-0.
To the bottom of the second frame, Johnny Field Jr. (HR, 13) blasted a lead off solo home run over the left field wall to double up Montgomery’s advantage to 2-0. With a pair of runners on, Cameron Seitzer laced a RBI single, and a subsequent error charged to Suns right-fielder Carlos Lopez, brought in another run and made it 4-0.
With Sharif Othman leading off the third with a double, a fielding error charged to Biscuits second baseman Juniel Querecuto plated Othman and made it a 4-1 ballgame.
To the last of the fourth frame, Justin O’Conner laced a lead off double to then get knocked home courtesy of Seitzer’s run scoring single that made it 5-1 in Montgomery’s favor.
Moving to the bottom of the fifth inning, Jake Bauers and Daniel Robertson provided back-to-back base hits that were soon followed by a double steal setting up runners on second and third. An O’Conner RBI groundout plated a run, and made it 6-1 through five frames of play.
To the last of the sixth frame, and Suns bullpen arm Raudel Lazo now in the game, he would offer up a single and a walk to put a pair of runners on. With a runner on third, and now two outs after a double play, Dayron Varona generated a run scoring single to balloon the Biscuits advantage to 7-1.
In the eighth the Suns cut the deficit to 7-2 after Matt Juengel’s RBI single.
In the last of the eighth the bases loaded, and Suns lefty Fabian Williamson on the mound, Robertson would work a walk to bring across a run, and make the Jacksonville deficit 8-2.
Out of the Suns bullpen Raudel Lazo generated two innings allowing one run (earned) on three hits while walking one and not striking out a batter. Fabian Williamson tossed the eighth frame relinquishing one run (earned) on one hit while walking three and striking out one.
The Suns and Biscuits will square off again Monday night with a first pitch set for 8:05 p.m. ET from Montgomery Riverwalk Stadium. The Suns will send out righty Scott Lyman (0-7, 5.98 ERA) while the Biscuits will counter with left-hander Chris Kirsch (0-2, 4.88 ERA).
Suns fans can also listen to Monday’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 the Memorial Hospital Suns Pregame Show beginning at 7:50 p.m. ET.
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