After winning the first six games of the home stand, the Suns dropped three of the final four games. Mobile finished the season with a record of 16-9 against the Suns, and won 10 of the 15 games in Jacksonville. The Suns fell to second place in the South Division, one game behind the Biscuits.
The BayBears dented the scoreboard in the first inning against Suns starter Jose Alvarez. Evan Frey led off with his third triple of the season, and Chris Owings followed with a single to put Mobile in front 1-0. A batter later, Matt Davidson smashed a two-run home run to increase the lead to 3-0. Davidson is second in the league with 21 home runs. In the bottom of the inning, Chris Gutierrez reached on an error and scored when Ben Lasater doubled to left field to make the score 3-1. Lasater finished the series 11-for-14 with four RBI's.
Mobile scored three more runs in the top of the second with one swing of the bat. After singles by David Holmberg and Evan Frey, Chris Owings hit a three-run home run to give the BayBears a 6-1 edge. Owings entered the game without a hit in his last 18 at bats, he finished 2-for-5 and drove in four runs on Sunday. The Suns again scored a run in the home half of the inning, when Kyle Jensen hit a solo home run to make the score 6-2. Jensen tied Kyle Skipworth for the team lead with 16 round trippers. Jensen has hit five of his 16 homers against the BayBears this season.
In the third, Mobile sent eight men to the plate and scored three runs for a third straight inning. Ryan Strieby and David Nick singled, and Brent Clevlen walked to load the bases. Alvarez walked Ed Easley to force in a run, David Holmberg had a RBI single, and Evan Frey drove in a run with a sacrifice fly. The BayBears had built a 9-2 lead and forced Alvarez from the game by the end of the inning. Alvarez had allowed just six runs in his previous 29 innings of work before Sunday. Zack Cox connected for a three-run home run in the bottom of the third to cut the lead to 9-5. Cox hit nine home runs with the Memphis Redbirds this season before being acquired by Miami from St. Louis. He has 10 RBI's in his first seven games with the Suns.
The teams went scoreless from the fourth until the eighth inning, when Matt Davidson drove in his third run of the game with a double, with Alfredo Marte scoring on the play to give the BayBears what appeared to be a comfortable 10-5 lead.
The Suns didn't go away quietly. In the bottom of the ninth, a walk to Kyle Skipworth and singles by both Paul Gran and Jake Smolinski loaded the bases. With two outs, Chris Gutierrez hit a fly ball deep to left-center field, just missing a grand slam with the ball bouncing off the top of the wall for a bases-clearing double, and the Suns trailed 10-8. Eury De La Rosa entered the game and enticed Danny Pertusati to ground out to end the game.
Zach Cox went 2-for-4 and was the only Suns player with more than one hit. The BayBears collected 15 hits in the game. Evan Frey and Matt Davidson each had three hits on the night. Every player in the BayBears lineup reached base at least once.
Jose Alvarez (5-7) allowed nine runs on nine hits in two and a-third innings in the loss. David Holmberg (4-4) surrendered five runs on five hits over six innings for the win.
The Suns begin a five-game series against the first place Chattanooga Lookouts at AT&T Field on Tuesday, night with the first pitch scheduled for 7:15 p.m.