M-Braves demolish Jax Suns

Published 12:00 pm Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Mississippi Braves snapped a two-game skid with an 8-2 blowout of the Jacksonville Suns at Trustmark Park on Monday.

The M-Braves got going early in the first inning.

Tyler Pastornicky ripped a one-out triple and Eric Duncan followed up with a single to plate him.

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Mauro Gomez reached on an error that moved Duncan to third before Gomez hustled to second.

Michael Daniel drove in Duncan with a sacrifice fly. Jesus Sucre singled to score Gomez and put the M-Braves up 3-0 after one inning.

In the second, the M-Braves padded their advantage. Pastornicky ripped a sacrifice fly to drive in Yasser Gomez, who had led off with a double. Gomez ripped a single to right field to drive in Antoan Richardson, who reached base earlier after being hit by a pitch.

Jacksonville replied in the third, as Lorenzo Scott notched an RBI double and an error allowed the Suns to cut the advantage to 5-2.

But the M-Braves added a run in the fifth off a wild pitch and added two more insurance runs in the sixth as Daniel drove in Pastornicky and Duncan with a double to center.

Randall Delgado (1-5) picked up his first win of the season for the M-Braves. He went six innings while scattering six hits and striking out seven. He gave up two runs.

Gomez led the M-Braves with a 3-for-5 performance at the plate.

Brad Stone (3-2) took the loss for the Suns, giving up five hits and three earned runs in three innings of work.

The M-Braves and the Suns play again tonight at 7:05.