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Acuña Helps Stripers Snap Scoring Drought in 9-1 Loss at Jacksonville

Ronald Acuña Jr. tallies a steal and a run scored, but Gwinnett loses its fourth straight game
(Terrance Williams/MiLB)
April 20, 2022

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Playing his second rehab game for Gwinnett, Ronald Acuña Jr. went 0-for-3 with a walk, stolen base, and run scored, but it wasn’t nearly enough as the Stripers (5-9) lost 9-1 to the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (7-7) on Wednesday afternoon at 121 Financial Ballpark. Decisive Play: Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Playing his second rehab game for Gwinnett, Ronald Acuña Jr. went 0-for-3 with a walk, stolen base, and run scored, but it wasn’t nearly enough as the Stripers (5-9) lost 9-1 to the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (7-7) on Wednesday afternoon at 121 Financial Ballpark.

Decisive Play: Jacksonville scored five runs in the first inning off starter Allan Winans (L, 0-1) as Lewin Diaz launched a three-run home run (3) to right field and Charles Leblanc followed with a two-run homer (3) to left. LeBlanc went deep again (4) in the fifth to make it 9-1.

Key Contributors: Phil Gosselin and Braden Shewmake each went 1-for-3 with singles for the Stripers. Atlanta Braves’ No. 21 prospect William Woods made his Triple-A debut in the eighth, striking out all three batters he faced.

Noteworthy: Gosselin’s third-inning sacrifice fly scoring Acuña snapped the Stripers’ 29.2-inning scoring drought, the longest in Gwinnett history (previous had been 28.2 innings from April 23-26, 2016). Gosselin has reached base safely in all 11 games with Gwinnett this year.

Next Game (Thursday, April 21): Gwinnett at Jacksonville, 7:05 p.m. at 121 Financial Ballpark. RHP Jasseel De La Cruz (0-1, 9.00 ERA) for the Stripers vs. RHP Jeff Lindgren (0-0, 9.35) for the Jumbo Shrimp. Radio Broadcast: 6:50 p.m. on MyCountry993.com.

Next Home Game (Tuesday, April 26): Gwinnett vs. Norfolk, 11:05 a.m. ET at Coolray Field. Radio Broadcast: 10:50 a.m. on MyCountry993.com. Join the Stripers for a special matinee game for Education Day. Area students will take in the game in a fun and educational environment.