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‘Hawks scores pair late to edge Gators

April 17, 2013
By JIM LINETTE ( , Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Island Coast and Cape High staged an old fashioned duel Monday afternoon at Hammond Stadium, spring home of the Major League Minnesota Twins and summer home of the Class A Florida State League Fort Myers Miracle.

The prelude to the Miracle's game with Palm Beach, went into an extra inning before Cape's Seahawks scratched out a 3-1 victory.

The Seahawks scored a run early when Cody Carroll stroked an RBI single, their third hit of the inning, with runners on second and third.

The 1-0 lead held up with Kyle Arjona on the hill striking out five over scoreless six innings. Anthony Lawrence came on in relief in the seventh, giving up the tying run in the seventh, but slamming the door on the Gators in the bottom of the eighth. The two pitchers limited the Gators to just four hits.

Lawrence's ground ball to first base in the top of the eighth was misplayed for an error, allowing the game-winning run to cross the plate.

Scott Dudas and Matt Hale had two hits apiece for the Seahawks, who finished with eight singles.

The Seahawks (13-9) host East Lee County on Thursday.

Cape Coral 010 000 02 - 3 8 1

Island Coast 000 000 10 - 1 4 1

Mariner 9, Lehigh 1: Mariner erupted for six runs in the sixth inning to break away to a victory Monday over Lehigh.

The Tritons were leading 2-0 when the Lightning got a run in the fifth. The Tritons got the run back in the bottom of the inning before breaking it open in the next inning.

Jacob Martin pitched four innings, striking out four, to pick up his second victory.

Joey Morales and Enrique Morales each contributed two hits for the Tritons with Enrique also driving in two runs.

The win gets the Tritons (11-11) back to the .500 mark in the final week of the regular season with Island Coast visiting for a game on Tuesday.

Lehigh 000 010 0 - 1 3 3

Mariner 011 016 x - 9 9 1

W - Martin (2-3). L - Roche.

2B - J. Morales (M), Martin (M), Hernandez (L).



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