Rain Halts Marathon Game in 17th Inning

Contest Will Resume Tomorrow at 5:30

By Marshall Kelner / Dunedin Blue Jays | July 5, 2015 5:46 PM

Lakeland, FL - The Dunedin Blue Jays and Lakeland Flying Tigers played to a 1-1 tie on Sunday afternoon at Joker Marchant Stadium before the game was suspended in the 17th inning due to rain. It will be resumed tomorrow beginning at 5:30 before the regularly scheduled contest at 6:30.

The Blue Jays put their run on the board just three batters into the game. Anthony Alford led off with a double, Richard Urena moved him to third with a ground out, and Matt Dean drove him in with a grounder to third.

The game remained 1-0 until the sixth, when the Flying Tigers tied it on a RBI fielder's choice off the bat of Javier Betancourt.

Sean Reid-Foley tossed five shutout innings in his Dunedin debut, allowing just two hits and striking out four. Four of the five innings he pitched were perfect and he retired the final 10 hitters he faced. Jeremy Gabryszwski went the next six and allowed only the one run on four hits, while striking out six.

Brady Dragmire was next on the hill for the D-Jays and fanned the first five hitters he faced in his three shutout innings. Alberto Tirado loaded the bases in the 15th on two hit batters and a walk, but pitched out of the jam before tossing a 1-2-3 16th.   

Following the suspended game, the D-Jays will conclude their three-game series with the Lakeland Flying Tigers tomorrow night. Left-hander Jairo Labourt will be on the hill for the D-Jays. The action can be heard on DunedinBlueJays.com. 

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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