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Acuña Doubles in Return, But Stripers Lose 2-0 in Jacksonville

By Dave Lazotte

Media Relations and Broadcaster

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Atlanta Braves’ outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. went 1-for-3 with a double in his first rehab game with Gwinnett, but the Stripers (5-8) suffered their third straight shutout loss in a 2-0 defeat to the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (6-7) on Tuesday night at 121 Financial Ballpark.

Decisive Play: Jumbo Shrimp catcher Nick Fortes ended a scoreless deadlock in the sixth inning with a two-out, two-run single off Seth Elledge (L, 0-1).

Key Contributors: Justin Dean, Acuña’s defensive replacement in right field, tallied two outfield assists to help keep the deficit at 2-0. Starter Connor Johnstone fired 5.0 scoreless, one-hit innings in a no-decision. Preston Tucker and Delino DeShields Jr. also had hits for the Stripers.

Noteworthy: The Stripers have not scored a run in their last 27 innings dating back to William Contreras’s game-winning RBI double in the eighth inning on Friday vs. Nashville. The game was Gwinnett’s first ever in the state of Florida.

Next Game (Wednesday, April 20): Gwinnett at Jacksonville, 12:05 p.m. at 121 Financial Ballpark. RHP Allan Winans (0-0, 2.08 ERA) for the Stripers vs. LHP Braxton Garrett (0-1, 8.00 ERA) for the Jumbo Shrimp. Radio Broadcast: 11:50 a.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.

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