Results tagged ‘ Jacksonville Suns ’

Photo of the Day – Mike Stanton

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Mike Stanton (Scott Jontes/Four Seam Images)

Mike Stanton went 3 for 5 and scored 2 runs in his Major League Debut for the Florida Marlins on Tuesday night. I shot this photo of Mike on Memorial Day of this year. I made it a point to drive to Jacksonville to see him play one more time. Glad I did!

Scott

Southern League Finials

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Brandon Guyer of the Tennessee Smokies is tagged out home by Logan Morrison of the Jacksonville Suns in Game 2 of the Southern League Finials in Jacksonville
on September 16, 2009  (Scott Jontes/MiLB.com
)

I was planning on posting these photos yesterday to try to catch up a little but I decided to first post the photos of Tyler Colvin who got his first Major League start for the Chicago Cubs yesterday instead. Last Wednesday I went back to Jacksonville to cover game 2 of the Southern League Finials between the Tennessee Smokies and the Jacksonville Suns. I got to Jacksonville with about 15 minutes before the game was due start and had a chance to say hello to some of the Cubs players that I have got to know in Daytona with the Cubs. It was really good to see some of the guys who I had not seen since the night Daytona won the Florida State League Championship last year.

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Starlin Castro of the Tennessee Smokies September 16, 2009 (Scott Jontes/MiLB.com)

The game featured 2 lefties going head to head with Jacksonville having Graham Taylor on the mound and the Smokies had Jeremy Papelbon. Graham Taylor pitched six scoreless innings while only allowing four hits. Jeremy Papelbon went six innings while only giving up 2 hits until the sixth inning when he allowed 2 runs to score on four hits.

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Mike Stanton of the Jacksonville Suns (Scott Jontes/MiLB.com)

Chirinos, Robinson_.jpgRobinson Chirinos of the Tennessee Smokies (Scott Jontes/MiLB.com)

The game was won by the Suns 2-1 and they took a 2 game lead to Tennessee. The Smokies were able to win on Friday night with a game winning single in the bottom of the 9th by Starlin Castro. Saturday night the Suns went on to win the Southern League Championship with pitcher Ehil Villanueva helping out his effort by hitting a 3 run home run in the 4th. The Suns won the Championship for the second since 2005 and it was also the first year for the Suns affiliation with the Florida Marlins. Bryan Peterson of the Suns was named the MVP for the series.

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Bryan Peterson of the Suns was named MVP of the Southern League Finials
(Scott Jontes/MiLB.com)

Scott

Jacksonville Suns Vs Birmingham Barons

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Jarrett Santos of the Jacksonville Suns (Scott Jontes/MiLB.com)

I had the chance to shoot my first Double A game this past Sunday in Jacksonville Florida. The game featured the Jacksonville Suns and the Birmingham Barons playing a postponed game 3 of the Southern League Semi Finials. My original plan was to cover the Florida State League Finials game in Charlotte, but the game between the Tampa Yankees and Charlotte Stone Crabs was rained out the night before so it would not be a deciding game on Sunday. That made it an easy decision for me between a 4 hour drive or a 1 hour drive to Jacksonville.

Scott Cousins.jpgScott Cousins of the Jacksonville Suns (Scott Jontes/MiLB.com)

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Bryan Petersen of the Jacksonville Suns (Scott Jontes/MiLB.com)

The Baseball Grounds of
Jacksonville
is an absolutely beautiful ballpark with a top notch and friendly staff that is very accommodating. The stadium has a nice feel to it and it rivals some of the spring training parks in the Florida State League.

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Matt Dominquez of the Jacksonville Suns (Scott Jontes/MiLB.com)

The game resumed from the night before in the bottom of the first inning with the Suns having the bases loaded. The Suns scored 2 runs in the inning and never looked back winning the game 12-2 and advancing to the finials against the Tennessee Smokies.

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After it started to get dark I decided to try some diffrent types of photos
Chris Leroux of the Jacksonville Suns (Scott Jontes/Milb.com)

The game turned out to be a good one and I was able to get some great celebration photos after game of the players and fans.

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Jacksonville Suns players celebrate after their sweep of the Birmingham Barons in the Southern League Semi Finials (Scott Jontes/MiLB.com)

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Barons in the Southern League Semi Finials (Scott Jontes/MiLB.com)

Jacksonvilles Suns Fans.jpgJacksonville Suns Fans wait for autographs after the Suns sweep of the Birmingham
Barons in the Southern League Semi Finials (Scott Jontes/MiLB.com)

Logan Morrison.jpgLogan Morrison of the Jacksonville Suns walks into the tunnel after the Suns win against the Birmingham Barons to advance to the Southern League Finials
 (Scott Jontes/MiLB.com)

This was the last photo that I took that night of Logan Morrison of the Jacksonville Suns leaving the field and heading up the tunnel.

Scott