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Bride Blasts Two Homers in Jacksonville's 7-5 Win

April 12, 2024 - International League (IL)
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp News Release

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jonah Bride crushed two home runs as the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp bested the Charlotte Knights 7-5 Friday night in front of 5,680 fans at 121 Financial Ballpark.

Trailing 4-1 in the bottom of the fourth, Jacksonville's (8-5) offense woke up in a big way. Bride (2) started the inning with his first home run of the season off Charlotte (3-10) righty Jake Woodford (L, 0-1). Tristan Gray walked and two batters later, Victor Mesa Jr. (1) walloped his first Triple-A home run, tying the game at four.

Jacksonville continued their onslaught in the fifth, taking their first and only lead of the game. Jonathan Davis led off the inning with a double and scored on a base hit from Otto López. After a double play, Bride blasted his second big fly of the game to increase the Jumbo Shrimp lead to 6-4.

Jacksonville's final tally came in the bottom of the sixth. Dane Myers led off with a base hit and went to third on a double from Mesa Jr. With runners on second and third, a passed ball allowed Myers to score the seventh run for the Jumbo Shrimp, giving them a three-run advantage.

The Knights offense was rolling early but sputtered late in the contest. Colson Montgomery (1) hit his first Triple-A home run with two outs as Charlotte trailed 7-5.

Charlotte's bats exploded early in the third off Jacksonville hurler Braxton Garrett (W, 1-0). Mark Payton led off with a single, and after a fielder's choice, Rafael Ortega singled. Danny Mendick (3) blasted a three-run home run, giving the Knights the early lead. Two batters later, Chuckie Robinson (2) rocked a solo home run to push the lead to 4-0.

The Jumbo Shrimp responded in the bottom of the third. José Devers (2) led off the inning with a solo home run to cut the deficit to 4-1.

Jacksonville and Charlotte continue their series Saturday with first pitch set for 6:35 p.m. Jacksonville will turn to RHP Yonny Chirinos (1-1, 3.48 ERA) and Charlotte will counter with RHP Chad Kuhl (0-0, 1.29 ERA). Coverage begins at 6:20 p.m. on Bally Live,,, ESPN 690 AM and

Gates open at 5 p.m. and the first 2,000 fans will enjoy the pajama pants giveaway, presented by Vystar Credit Union and First Watch. Saturday night will conclude with an awesome postgame fireworks show, presented by VyStar Credit Union and First Watch.

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