Florida Drops Rain-Shortened Affair With Jupiter

Davidson homers, Seymour keeps on-base streak alive in game three

(Tim Holle)

By Thaddeus Krzus / Florida Fire Frogs | August 11, 2017 9:23 PM ET

JUPITER, Fla (Aug. 11, 2017) - The Florida Fire Frogs dropped game three of a five-game set against the Jupiter Hammerheads in a rain-shortened contest, 2-1, at Roger Dean Stadium on Friday night. The Fire Frogs had a runner at second with one out in the sixth inning before rain halted the contest. After a 44-minute delay, the game was called and the visitors suffered the defeat.

 

Kyle Wright (0-1) suffered his first professional loss with a run allowed on three hits and a strikeout across two innings of work. The right-hander gave up a two-out single to John Silviano, plating Mason Davis for Jupiter's (26-21, 59-56) first run of the game.

 

The Hammerheads added an insurance run against Matt Withrow in the fourth, as Silviano homered to right to put Florida (16-28, 41-69) in a two-run deficit.

 

Braxton Davidson (1x2, R, HR, RBI) got the Fire Frogs on the board with a solo shot in the fifth for the 21-year-old's seventh long ball of the season.

 

Anfernee Seymour (1x3, 2B) doubled with one out in the sixth to extend his on-base streak to 16 games. The native of the Bahamas has gone 19-for-59 during the streak.

 

Scott Squier (5-6) picked up the win for the home team, allowing a run on four hits and four strikeouts for the southpaw's fifth win of the season.

 

Florida will go for the series victory in game four of the five-game set on Saturday night at Roger Dean Stadium. LHP Oriel Caicedo (1-3, 5.40) looks to build off his first career complete game on Aug. 6 on Saturday night for the Fire Frogs, while the Hammerheads will send out RHP Pablo Lopez (0-1, 2.79). First pitch is set for 5:30 p.m.

 

The Fire Frogs return home on Monday, Aug. 14 to take on the Tampa Yankees for game one of a four-game series at Osceola County Stadium. Every Monday is "Margarita Monday" at the ballpark, where fans can enjoy $2 margaritas and $2 empanadas. All Monday through Wednesday home games are "Service Industry Night" in Kissimmee, where members of the service industry may purchase tickets at a discounted rate.

 

About the Florida Fire Frogs

 

The Florida Fire Frogs are the Advanced-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves and compete in the Florida State League. The Fire Frogs play their home games at Osceola County Stadium, located at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla. For more information, please visit www.FloridaFireFrogs.com, and follow the team on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube.

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