Tennessee Defeats Suns in Game Four, 7-2

The Tennessee Smokies took down the Jacksonville Suns on Monday evening at Smokies Park by a score of 7-2. Trey McNutt earned the win, giving up only one run and six hits in six innings, while Jose Alvarez took the loss for the Suns, giving up four runs and seven hits in five innings pitched.

Jacksonville took the lead early in the top of the third inning when Jim Negrych singled home Neil Sellers from third base to give the Suns a 1-0 lead. Tennessee answered with three runs in the bottom half of the inning with Rebel Ridling getting it started by roping a single to socer Jae-Hoon Ha and tie the game up. Josh Vitters then came to the plate and homered to bring Ridling home and take a 3-1 Smokies lead. Tennessee added another run to their lead in the fourth when RHP Trey McNutt hit his first home run of the season and improve the lead to 4-1.

Tennessee added insurance to their lead in the sixth after Steve Clevenger singled, Nate SamsonĀ hit a two-run blast to make it a 6-1 ballgame. They would get their final run in the bottom of the eighth when Jonathan Mota singled home Vitters to put the lead at 7-1 and Jacksonville got that run back in the top of the ninth but 7-2 was as close as they would get. Jeff Beliveu shut the door, tossing two innings and only giving up one run to end the game.

Game Five of this series takes place on Tuesday evening, with the first pitch set for 7:15 at Smokies Park. Join us on the Pilot/Oscar Mayer Pregame Show at 7:00 p.m. for starting lineups and everything Smokies Baseball!


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The Smokies Radio Network is the official radio network for the Chicago Cubs AA affiliate, the Tennessee Smokies. Daily broadcasts begin with the Pilot-Oscar Mayer pre-game show airing 15 minutes before every game. Following the game the broadcast concludes with the Edward Jones Investments post-game show. The Smokies Radio Network staff includes the Director of Broadcasting Mick Gillispie, Sr. Broadcast Assistant Greg Young, Broadcast Assistant Keith Brake and Broadcast Intern James Rowe.


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One Comment on “Tennessee Defeats Suns in Game Four, 7-2”

  1. jessedziedzic
    October 20, 2011 at 10:30 am #

    Exceptional article!!

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