Jupiter, FL- (April 10th, 2017) Odrisamer Despaigne and Trevor Richards teamed up to pitch a one-hitter, while striking out 14 Daytona batters, leading the Hammerheads to a 3-0 victory Monday night.
Despaigne, who was on a rehab assignment, was un-touchable, pitching four innings, striking out seven, with one walk and allowed no hits. Trevor Richards came out of the bullpen and was just as good. Richards picked up his first win of the year, pitching five innings, also striking out seven, walked one, and gave up the lone hit, a single in the seventh inning by Nick Senzel.
Daytona, who scored 14 runs in their previous game against the Fire Frogs, was threatening after Senzel broke up the no-hitter. Clean-up hitter Gavin LaValley hit into a fielder's choice which left runners on the corners and two outs. Richards would get next batter Reydel Medina to strike out and escaped from any possible damage.
Just like Friday night against Ft. Myers, Jupiter had another big seventh inning. With two outs, Zach Sullivan, Dexter Kjerstad, and Stone Garrett worked walks against Daytona reliever Sandy Lugo, leaving the bases loaded for Angel Reyes. Geoff Broussard would come in to face Reyes, who continued to have the hot bat.
The Hammerhead Second Basemen roped a bases clearing double off the left field wall, giving Jupiter the lead and ultimately the win. Reyes has a .421 batting average and 6 RBI so far this season.
Tortuga starter Ty Boyles received a no-decision, pitching five innings of shut-out ball, giving up only two hits, while walking four and striking out four.
Game two of this three-game series is tomorrow at 6:30 PM. Cody Poteet (1-0) will get his second start for Jupiter. He'll be opposed by Wendolyn Bautista of Daytona.
STAT OF THE NIGHT:
Five Tortuga batters struck out two or more times against Hammerhead pitching.
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