Concepcion Drives in Six For Suns

With the other three teams taking a day off, Jacksonville started the second half with a bang, smacking the Carolina Mudcats 12-6 behind a career-high six runs batted in by third baseman Alberto Concepcion.

Alberto Concepcion went 4-for-5 with a homer, ripping an RBI double in the first inning and a two-run double in the second before belting a two-run homer, his sixth, in the sixth.

Primarily a catcher but making his fourth start at third base, the 26-year-old capped his evening with an RBI single in the eighth. He has six homers and 24 RBIs this season.

Concepcion's previous career high was five RBIs, which he set on April 15, 2006, while playing for the Portland Sea Dogs.

"I'm getting an opportunity to play, and the hits are falling in. There's a lot of luck in hitting. You can hit a lot of hard balls and they get caught and have a lot of soft balls fall in for hits. Right now, I'm just getting them to land," Concepcion told the Jacksonville Times-Union.

Jacksonville rapped out a season-high 15 hits, with Juan Gonzalez adding two RBIs and home run #4, and Anthony Raglani collecting two RBIs. Cory Dunlap finished with three singles, two runs scored and an RBI in the first game of the second half of the season.

Jacksonville starter Alvis Ojeda (2-4) struck out three and gave up five runs -- four earned -- on seven hits and two walks in five innings. Mark Alexander allowed three hits and a walk while striking out three in four scoreless innings for his second save.

Former Dodger infielder Eric Riggs went 2-for-4 with a triple and a walk for the Mudcats.

Suns Spots-- The seven-game winning streak by the Suns is their season-best and longest since winning 15 in a row in the middle of the 2006 season. ... Concepcion's six RBI bettered the team's previous high this year of four by John Lindsey, now playing for Triple-A Las Vegas. ... The Suns scored eight runs and had 10 hits in the first two innings. ... Suns manager John Shoemaker recorded his 290th win in just over 3 1/2 seasons with the Suns, the second-highest win total in Jacksonville history and 12 behind the all-time record of 302 by Tommy Thompson (1985-88). ... The Suns meet Carolina again tonight in the second game of the series. Suns LHP Eric Cyr (6-1, 3.01) opposes Mudcats RHP Gaby Hernandez (3-6, 4.04).
 Score by Innings
Carolina 	300 020 000- 5
Jacksonville 	170 003 01x-12

 Jacksonville	ab r  h bi ave
Tomlin cf-rf	5  3  2  0  .233
Hu ss        	4  1  1  0  .324
Dunlap 1b	4  2  3  1  .268
Concepcion 3b	5  2  4  6  .284
Raglani lf	5  1  1  2  .236
JGonzalez 2b	3  1  1  2  .282
 Alexander p	1  0  0  0  .000
Ellis c        	4  1  2  0  .269
Nicholson rf-2b	4  1  1  0  .185
Ojeda p	        1  0  0  0  .167
 Paul cf        2  0  0  0  .275
   Totals	38  5 15 11
   Carolina	35  5  8  4

 Error-Ellis (3). 2B- Concepcion 2 (2). 
HR- JGonzalez (4), Concepcion (6). 
RBI- Concepcion 6 (24), Raglani 2 (38), 
JGonzalez 2 (22), Dunlap (31). S- Ojeda. 
LOB- Jacksonville 5, Carolina 7. SB- Hu 
(10), Ellis (1), Tomlin(1). DP- Dunlap.

 Jacksonville	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Ojeda (2-4)	5.0  7  5-4  2  3  5.34
Anderson (sv 2)	4.0  3  0-0  1  3  4.34
 HBP- Hu; by Ojeda. T-2:31. Att- 2,447.

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