The Miami Marlins Double-A affiliate Jacksonville Suns ended their road trip in Mobile by winning the last two games to win the series over the BayBears. After an off day for Mother's Day, the Suns won their first game against Pensacola before losing the next three.
Tonight the Suns close their series against the Blue Wahoos in Jacksonville, then travel to Huntsville, Alabama to face the Biloxi Shuckers, who are still waiting for their stadium to be completed in Mississippi.
Here's a look back at those games from where we left off last week.
The Suns outlasted the BayBears 4-2 in 14 innings last Friday night at Hank Aaron Stadium. The game remained tied at 2-2 from the top of the fourth to the top of the 14th inning. Terrence Dayleg broke the deadlock with an RBI double in the top of the 14th. The Suns bullpen didn't allow any runs in the final seven and a third innings, and Lay Batista, Craig Stem, Greg Nappo, and Sean Donatello didn't allow a hit in the last six innings.
Jacksonville earned a series win with an 8-2 victory over the BayBears Saturday. Kendry Flores picked up the win with six innings pitched where he allowed only a run and struck out seven batters. The Suns had the rare feat of back-to-back-to-back triples with David Adams, Ryan Rieger, Sharif Othman doing so in the eighth inning.
Back in Jacksonville, the Suns started the Wahoos series with a 5-4 win. Zack Cox and Viosergy Rosa both homered in the win, and Austin Brice collected his first Double-A victory. Brice pitched five innings allowing a pair of runs despite walking six batters compared to four strikeouts. Sean Donatello allowed a homer in the ninth but got the final outs to preserve the 5-4 win.
The Wahoos jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning off starter Jake Esch and never looked back. Each Suns position player had a hit in the game, led by Austin Nola with a two-hit performance. However the Suns left nine men on base and were 0-for-4 batting with runners in scoring position.
Once again the Wahoos scored three runs in the first inning, and a Kyle Waldrop two-run homer gave Pensacola a 5-1 lead in the third off starter Trevor Williams. The right-hander lost his fifth straight start, allowing five runs on eight hits in four innings of work. His ERA is now 6.11 to go along with his 0-5 record. The Suns left 10 men on base in the loss.
Despite Jacksonville scoring two runs in the first, the Wahoos bounced back with single runs in the fifth and sixth before a two-run seventh gave them a three-run win. Kenny Wilson went 2-for-4 and extended his hitting streak to seven games, while Carlos Lopez was also 2-for-4 and now has a season-best nine game hitting streak.
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