BILOXI, MS (Biloxi Shuckers) - Brandon Woodruff (L, 3-6, 4.62 ERA) the former Mississippi State Bulldog received the starting nod on the mound for the Shuckers (44-40). He pitched well but suffered the loss.
In five innings, Woodruff allowed only one run on four hits with 6 strikeouts and 1 base-on-balls. Taylor Scott pitched the eighth inning. Jacksonville (38-47) scored two runs on two hits against Scott, who had 1 strikeouts and walked two Suns batters.
Stephen Kohlscheen pitched the top of the ninth. He gave up one run on three hits.
Biloxi center fielder Brett Phillips went 2-for-4, belted a triple and had one RBI. Second baseman Javier Betancourt had one hits in two at-bats with one run batted in.
The Shuckers have now dropped 8 of their last 10 home games and went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position.
There were 4,338 fans in attendance at MGM Park Friday night.
Biloxi opens a five-game road series at Pensacola 6:30 Saturday night.