It was Clearwater's third consecutive victory, as they took three of four from the Stone Crabs in the series. Alonso finished 2 for 3 with two walks, a homer, and three runs scored, while Anthony Hewitt finished 2 for 4 with three RBIs to help pave the way for victory.
Seeking his fifth win of the year, Threshers starter Austin Wright started out by blanking the visitors over the first two innings of play. His offense gave him an early run in the bottom of the first, as Alonso walked and later scored on a groundout by Cody Asche.
The Stone Crabs grabbed the lead 3-1 in the top of the third, however, as Cody Rogers ripped a two-run line-drive homer to right and Riccio Torrez added a two-out RBI single to put the visitors on top.
Alonso helped the Threshers answer in the bottom of the frame, launching a deep home run to left-center, his first dinger of the season. Later in the inning, Hewitt's ground ball single to left scored Brandon Tripp to make it 3-3.
After Charlotte notched a run in the top of the fourth and top of the fifth, the Threshers once again managed to knot things up in bottom half of the fifth inning. Singles by Alonso and Asche set the stage for Hewitt, as he drilled a double off the wall in center to score both runners and make it 5-5.
Garrett Claypool took over the pitching duties for the Threshers in the sixth, just two days removed from an outing against Charlotte in which he surrendered six runs without recording an out. This time around, he blanked the Stone Crabs over three innings to set himself up for his second win of the season.
It was Alonso who provided the heroics, as he drew a bases-loaded, two-out walk in the bottom of the eighth, plating Cameron Rupp to put the Threshers up 6-5.
Colby Shreve took over pitching duties in the top of the ninth, firing a 1-2-3 inning to preserve the win and record his first save of the season.
The Threshers will hit the road Tuesday for Bradenton, where they will play four versus the Marauders. After two games over the weekend at Dunedin, the Threshers will be back at Bright House Field on Tuesday May 15th to take on the Blue Jays in the home half of the series.
Stone Crabs first baseman Philip Wunderlich and manager Jim Morrison were ejected in the top of the eighth inning Monday over a disputed batter's interference call... With two more RBI's on Sunday, Jim Murphy moved into second place in the FSL with 25 on the season... After going 4 for 5 on Sunday, Cody Asche moved into second place in league batting average at .344 overall... Starting pitcher Adam Morgan led the league with 41 strikeouts entering play Monday... The Threshers continue to lead the league in total attendance and daily attendance average.