Dugger's gem propels Jacksonville to 4-3 victory

Right-hander fans a career-high 12 batters in win

Robert Dugger struck out a career-high 12 batters in Jacksonville's 4-3 win on Monday. (Britt Moore)

By Scott Kornberg / Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp | May 13, 2019 8:57 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jacksonville starter Robert Dugger struck out a career-high 12 batters on Monday to lead the Jumbo Shrimp to a 4-3 win over the Biloxi Shuckers from the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.

Dugger (3-5) yielded just three runs on four hits, registering his 12 punchouts without walking a batter in his seven innings of work. Parker Bugg pitched a scoreless eighth and Dylan Lee recorded his third save with a shutout ninth.

Biloxi (18-20) led 3-1 in the fifth inning when Bryson Brigman doubled against Shuckers starter Trey Supak (3-2) to begin the frame. Two batters later, Dugger drew a walk to put two men on. After a fielder's choice, Brian Miller socked a two-run double to even the score at three.

Justin Twine and Stone Garrett jumpstarted the sixth with a pair of hits. Joe Dunand followed with a sacrifice fly to put Jacksonville in front at 4-3.

The Jumbo Shrimp scored in their first at-bats. Magneuris Sierra doubled to lead off the first before Miller executed a bunt single to put men on the corners. Twine then lifted a sacrifice fly to center for the contest's first run.

The Shuckers rallied in the fifth inning to grab the lead. Bruce Caldwell punched a two-run home run for the advantage. Supak later lined an RBI single to make it 3-1.

Monday's winning raffle number of 1994219001 won a prize of $110.

The Jumbo Shrimp and Shuckers meet at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday. Coverage begins at 6:50 p.m. on MiLB.tv, Sunny 102.3 FM, TuneIn and JaxShrimp.com.

On a Community First Credit Union Two for Tuesday, tickets are 2-for-1 at the box office for Community First Credit Union members using their CFCU credit or debit card. Fans can also enjoy two for the price of one jumbo hot dogs or regular French fries or 12 oz. fountain sodas. The contest is also a Standard Feed & Seed Bark In The Park, in which canines get in free as long as their human companion buys a ticket. Fans can also visit the Memorial Hospital table on the concourse on Memorial Hospital Night.

ABOUT THE JUMBO SHRIMP: The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp offer affordable family fun at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. Their inaugural season garnered the Southern League's Don Mincher Organization of the Year, Promotional Trophy and Jimmy Bragan Executive of the Year, won by General Manager Harold Craw. To experience the excitement with the terrific value of ticket and group options, call the Jumbo Shrimp at (904) 358-2846 or visit www.jaxshrimp.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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