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Hammerheads pop Miracle 5-3

August 11, 2013
Special to the Breeze (jlinette@breezenewspapers.com) , Cape Coral Daily Breeze

JUPITER - The Jupiter Hammerheads scored three runs in the seventh inning to take a 5-3 win over the Fort Myers Miracle Saturday night.

With the Miracle holding onto a 3-1 lead, starter Matt Tomshaw walked Ross Wilson to begin the seventh inning. Ryan Rieger followed with a double down the right field line to put two runners in scoring position with no outs. Yordy Cabrera then singled into left field to plate two runs and give the Hammerheads a 4-3 lead. Later in the inning, Wilfredo Gimenez dropped a RBI base hit into right field off reliever Nelvin Fuentes to score a third run in the seventh.

Trailing 1-0 after the first, Fort Myers' offense came in a three-run third inning. With one out, Byron Buxton lined a single to left and Stephen Wickens followed with an infield hit. D.J. Hicks then stepped up and rocketed a 2-1 pitch from Hammerhead starter Jose Urena into right field to score Buxton and tie the game 1-1. After Kennys Vargas struck out, Mike Kvasnicka laced a double into right center that brought in Wickens and Hicks to give the Miracle a 3-1 lead.

Jupiter cut into the Miracle advantage in the fifth when Brent Keys stayed in a rundown situation long enough for Rieger to score from third.

Tomshaw (4-4) went 6.1 innings and allowed five runs, four earned, on 10 hits with a walk and two strikeouts. Fuentes pitched 1 2/3 scoreless, but one of two inherited runners scored.

Urena received a no decision and pitched six innings with three runs given up on six hits. Colby Suggs (1-1) pitched a scoreless seventh and eighth innings to pick up the win. Nick Wittgren retired the side in the ninth for his 21st save of the season.

The Miracle (68-44, 23-22) return to Roger Dean Stadium on Sunday to play a doubleheader against the Hammerheads (59-57, 23-25) beginning at 5:05 p.m. The first game is a resumption of a suspended game from June 28 and starts 0-0 in the bottom of the third inning with runners at first and second. The second game is scheduled through nine innings and begins 30 minutes after the completion of game one.

 
 
 

 

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