By: Kyle Crooks / Jacksonille Suns
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., – The Jacksonville Suns (28-41, 57-81) powered past the Mississippi Braves (36-32, 69-67) 7-3 Sunday night from Bragan Field
Matt Tomshaw (W, 6-10) in his start for the Suns lasted seven innings allowing two runs (all earned) on three hits while walking one and striking out eight. Stephen Janas (L, 2-8) took the loss in his start for the Braves surrendering seven runs (six earned) on 10 hits while walking one and not striking out a batter.
The scoring would begin in the top of the first when the Braves got on the board after a solo shot by Levi Hyams (HR, 3) that moved the Braves ahead 1-0.
Onto the bottom of the first a Viosergy Rosa RBI single, a Ryan Rieger run-scoring base knock, and Danny Black’s two RBI double moved the Suns in front 4-1.
Moving to the last of third with a pair of runners on it was Black’s two-run single that ballooned Jacksonville’s scoreboard edge to 6-1. In the same frame, the Suns tacked one more courtesy of Kenny Wilson’s RBI single to make the tally 7-1.
On to the fourth stanza Mississippi added a pair of runs after David Rohm’s RBI double, and a wild pitch offered up by Suns bullpen arm Juancito Martinez that made it a 7-3 contest.
With the win the Suns eliminate the Braves from playoff contention.
The Suns and Braves will square off in the regular season finale Monday afternoon from Bragan Field with a first pitch set for 1:05 p.m. ET. Suns will send out right-hander Austin Brice (6-9, 4.67 ERA) while the Braves will counter with righty Greg Ross (7-9, 3.99 ERA).
Suns fans can also listen to Monday’s game on the Suns Baseball Network, 1600 AM & 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 12:50 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.
Hear the highlights of tonight’s contest: