KISSIMMEE, FLA.: Logan Brown's one-out, two-run double in the bottom of the ninth erased a 1-0 deficit and propelled the Florida Fire Frogs to an exciting 2-1 victory over the Daytona Tortugas on Saturday evening at Osceola County Stadium.
The Fire Frogs registered their first last at-bat win of the second half, fifth walk-off triumph of the year, and first since May 19.
Florida wasted no time getting the rally going in the ninth down 1-0. Jefrey Ramos singled and Drew Lugbauer coaxed a walk from LHP Andy Cox to put two on. Kevin Josephina attempted to move pinch runners Shean Michel and Brett Langhorne up via a bunt but couldn't. Brown then came up and smacked an 0-1 pitch into the left-center field alleyway to score both runners and ensure victory.
Brown ended up 2-4 on the night with hits in his last two at-bats.
Cox (2-4) surrendered two hits and two runs over two outs, blowing his fourth save in his last six chances.
Daytona grabbed their 1-0 advantage in the eighth on an unearned run against RHP Nolan Kingham. Drew Mount struck out but reached on a wild pitch. He advanced to second on a fielder's choice and to third on a throwing error from Josephina. Andy Sugilio sent him to the plate on a sacrifice fly.
Kingham was spectacular once again, tossing eight innings or more for the sixth time this season. He scattered seven hits and nine strikeouts, his second-highest of the year, across 8 and 2/3's innings while not factoring in the decision.
Kingham was able to work around a sticky situation with one out and runners at the corners in the sixth to keep the Tortugas off the board at the time. RHP Sean McLaughlin (2-2) entered for him in the ninth and forced Mark Kolozsvary to ground out, stranding two inherited runners and not allowing Daytona to add on. Working out of those jams kept Florida's bats within striking distance.
Riley Delgado picked up his team-leading 34th multi-hit effort by swatting 2-4.
RHP Mac Sceroler went toe-to-toe with Kingham through the first six frames in what was the best start of his young career. He permitted just two hits, one walk, and tied his career-mark of seven strikeouts while shutting out the Fire Frogs over six stanzas.
RHP Michael Byrne gave up three hits in relief of Sceroler but kept Florida off the board in his five-out appearance.
Alejo Lopez had three of the Tortugas seven hits in the ballgame.
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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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