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Jeffers’ home run, Enlow’s arm carry FM to 1-0 victory

Miracle Report

June 12, 2019
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

TAMPA Ryan Jeffers hit an opposite field home run, and Blayne Enlow pitched six scoreless innings to lead the Fort Myers Miracle past the Tampa Tarpons, 1-0, on Monday night at George M. Steinbrenner Field.

Jeffers' sixth home run of the season came leading off the second.

Adalberto Mejia started for the Miracle on an MLB rehab assignment. The left-hander tossed a scoreless first inning before giving way to Enlow (2-1), who earned the win. He walked one and struck out three.

Hector Lujan collected his sixth save of the year with two shutout innings. The right-hander received some defensive help in the eighth when second baseman Michael Helman made an over-the-shoulder grab in shallow center field with runners on the corners to preserve the lead.

Trevor Larnach had his season-best eight game hitting streak snapped. He went 0-for-3 with a walk.

The teams had been scheduled to play a doubleheader on Monday before heavy rain limited the teams to a single game. The clubs were scheduled to play a doubleheader Tuesday. Game one is set for 4:30 p.m.

Jupiter 8, Fort Myers 0

FORT MYERS The Fort Myers Miracle were shutout, 8-0, by the Jupiter Hammerheads Sunday afternoon at Hammond Stadium.

Michael Helman's fifth inning double proved to be the only hit Fort Myers would muster off Trevor Rogers. The former first round pick (#13 overall) in 2017 tossed six scoreless innings. Rogers (2-6) walked two and struck out nine.

Trevor Larnach singled in the ninth to extend his hitting streak to eight games.

The Hammerheads broke a scoreless game in the fifth. With two on and one out, Angel Reyes singled to second to knock in a run before Gunnar Schubert drove in two with a single to right to give Jupiter a 3-0 lead.

Still leading 3-0 in the eighth, Jupiter broke the game open with a five run frame. With a run already in, and the bases loaded, Nick Fortes drilled a grand slam over the wall in left to make it 8-0 in favor of the visitors.

Edwar Colina started for the Miracle and surrendered three runs in seven innings. Colina (3-2) turned in his fifth straight quality start despite taking the loss. Calvin Faucher followed and allowed five runs in two innings.

Fort Myers currently sits in first place in the Florida State League South Division. The Miracle hold a 1.0 game lead over Bradenton and a 1.5 game lead over Palm Beach.

Fort Myers 4, Jupiter 2

FORT MYERS Lewin Diaz homered for the third straight game, and Trey Cabbage broke a 2-2 tie in the sixth with a blast to center, as the Fort Myers Miracle doubled up the Jupiter Hammerheads, 4-2, Saturday night at Hammond Stadium.

Cabbage's second home run of the season came with two outs and landed on the boardwalk to the left of the batter's eye.

Jose Miranda added an insurance run in the eighth with his fourth home run of the season. Miranda has homered in consecutive games and three of his last four.

Jupiter scored the game's first run in the top of the second inning on a wild pitch. The Miracle evened the game in the bottom of the frame on a David Banuelos RBI single. The Miracle catcher went 2-for-3.

The Hammerheads retook the lead in the fourth on an Angel Reyes sacrifice fly before Diaz's 13th home run of the season evened the game at two in the fifth.

Cole Sands started for the Miracle and allowed two runs in 5.1 innings. Sands started the sixth inning, and after recording an out, threw two pitches to Lazaro Alonso before leaving with a cut on his right hand. The right-hander walked one and struck out seven in his home debut.

Alex Phillips (2-2) relieved Sands and tossed 2.2 scoreless innings to earn the win. Hector Lujan collected his fifth save with a scoreless ninth inning.

Groupers 6, Hammerheads 2

FORT MYERS Lewin Diaz crushed his 12th home run of the season to back a strong outing from Jhoan Duran, as the Fort Myers Groupers opened a three-game series with the Jupiter Hammerheads with a 6-2 win on Friday night at Hammond Stadium.

Diaz's blast, a two-run shot, came in the bottom of the first inning and erased a 1-0 deficit.

Jose Miranda extended the lead to 3-1 with a solo home run in the fourth. Miranda has homered twice on the homestand.

Still leading 3-1 in the sixth, Ernie De La Trinidad pushed the lead to 4-1 with a run scoring single. Trey Cabbage followed with a two-run double. Cabbage was playing in his first game since May 24 (Suspended by team).

Jupiter scored a run in the ninth and put runners at first and second with two outs before Joe Record earned the one out save by striking out Riley Mahan. The save was the first of the season for the right-hander.

Duran (1-5) pitched seven innings. The right-hander allowed one run on six hits. He walked two and struck out four to earn his first win of the season.

The one night name change to Groupers paid homage to Southwest Florida's favorite fish.



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