Jacksonville Suns put the heat on the Shuckers Thursday night in 9-1 victory

Jacksonville Suns put the heat on the Shuckers Thursday night in 9-1 victory

Jacksonville wasted no time in getting on the scoreboard against the home standing Biloxi Shuckers.  The Suns exploded for 5 runs in the top of the first inning and didn't look back.

Jorge Ortega has a rough night.  He lasted just one inning.  Jacksonville belted 8 runs on 7 hits against Ortega before he was relieved with no outs in the second inning after giving up 3 runs in the second.

Gage Smith relieved Ortega.  In four innings, Smith gave up 4 hits with 2 strikeouts.

Stephen Peterson pitched the 9th inning and the Suns tallied a run on 2 hits.  Peterson tossed 3 strikeouts.

Tyrone Taylor extended his hitting streak to 8 games.  He went 2-for-4 with 1 RBI.

The Suns banged out 15 hits against Shuckers pitching.

The five-game series comes to an end 7:10 Friday night at MGM Park.

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