CLEARWATER, Fla. - Trevor May (1-0) hurled six scoreless innings and fanned 10 hitters in his Florida State League debut as the Threshers (2-0) took the second game of the series from Dunedin (0-2) 3-0. Clearwater pitchers finished with 13 strikeouts on the night and surrendered just five hits.
Anthony Gose got the Threshers off to a quick start with a triple to left-centerfield to lead off the bottom of the first. He would score three batters later when Steve Susdorf reached on a fielder's choice to make the score 1-0.
Designated hitter Matt Rizzotti led off the bottom of the second with a single, and then moved to third on a Cody Overbeck double. Rizzotti then scored the Threshers' second run when Troy Hanzawa grounded out to short.
Rizzotti scored the third and final run of the ballgame when he reached on an error in the fourth and was driven in by Gose, who finished with three hits on the night.
Finishing the game for May were Tyler Cloyd who struck out two in his one inning of work, and Justin De Fratus who picked up his first save on the season with two scoreless innings.
The two teams face each other again tomorrow in Dunedin, as the Threshers send out Jesus Sanchez to try to clinch the series. The final game will played here in Clearwater on Sunday at 1 p.m. as Bark at the Ballpark returns to Bright House Field. Fans can bring their dogs to the game for just $5 and proceeds benefitting the Humane Society of Pinellas County.
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