JACKSONVILLE, FL - The Jacksonville Suns (8-7, 44-41) celebrated Independence Day with a 3-0 shutout victory over the Chattanooga Lookouts (6-10, 32-54) on Friday night from Bragan Field.
Nick Struck (L, 1-5) took the loss for Chattanooga in the opener, allowing three runs (two earned) on three hits in five innings, while walking and striking out four batters apiece.
Jacksonville opened the scoring with two runs in the first inning to open up a 2-0 lead. Austin Nola came home to score on J.T. Realmuto's triple, with the Suns getting their second run on a Wilfredo Gimenez RBI fielder's choice.
Friday night's scoring was capped off in the bottom of the third inning when Wilfredo Gimenez drove in J.T. Realmuto with a sacrifice fly to extend Jacksonville's to 3-0.
The Suns and Lookouts will be back at it on Saturday, with first pitch set for 7:05 p.m. ET. The Suns will send out right-hander Jay Rogers (3-2, 4.76) while the Lookouts will counter with a righty of their own in Matt Shelton (2-1, 3.65)