Morgan allowed just one run on four hits, and his 13 punch-outs topped Jesse Biddle's previous team-high of 12 on the season. Schneider, playing in his first rehab game after being added to the roster Tuesday, ripped a one-out, two-run double to highlight a three-run bottom of the sixth to lift Clearwater to a 19-12 record in the second half.
It took some time for Clearwater to get it going off Blue Jays starter Egan Smith, who carried a no-hitter into that sixth inning before allowing three runs on four hits. Pete Lavin got it started that frame by lining a single to left and advancing to second on a wild pitch. After Edgar Duran moved him to third on a bunt, an RBI single to left by Albert Cartwright knotted it up 1-1. Schneider then followed a single by Carlos Alonso by knocking a double over the head of Kevin Pillar to make it 3-1.
That would be all Morgan and the bullpen needed, as right-handers Colton Murray and Mike Nesseth each fired a scoreless inning to seal the deal.
With the win, the Threshers move back into first place over Tampa, who fell 4-3 to Lakeland Tuesday night.
These two teams will finish this three-game series with a 6:30pm game in Dunedin on Wednesday night.
Threshers infielder Edgar Duran took home FSL Player of the Week honors... he went 8 for 18 with two homers three doubles, four runs scored, and six RBIs... Cameron Rupp entered the game batting .364 over his last five matchups...he is also throwing out more than 35% of attempted base-stealers this season... Only one team in the FSL has more home wins than the Threshers this season.