Jupiter, FL- (April 11, 2017) The Hammerheads lost their first home game on Tuesday, a 15 inning contest to the Daytona Tortugas by a final of 2-1.
It was a game where the Jupiter offense struggled, as Daytona pitching managed to strike out 29 Hammerhead hitters. J.J. Gould was the only Jupiter batter to not go down on strikes.
The Hammerheads took the lead first in the fourth inning, after Gould singled home Angel Reyes. Daytona would then tie things up on a Shed Long sacrifice fly in the sixth inning, the first run that Cody Poteet has given up all year. The Hammerheads' starter pitched well, going six innings, giving up four hits, and one run.
From the sixth inning on, neither team had a runner advance past second base until the 14th inning. Steve Farnworth, who was in his third inning of work, got two quick outs before Alfredo Rodriguez singled and Chris Okey doubled to put runners on second and third with Narciso Crook due up. Cook would hit a sharp ball to third but Ty Washington, who came in after pinch running for Dustin Geiger in the 12th, fielded it cleanly to end the inning and the Daytona threat.
The Tortugas would score what ended up being the winning run in the 15th, when Daniel Sweet's single off of CJ Robinson brought home Reydel Medina.
Jupiter had one last hope in the bottom half of the inning, when Rodrigo Vigil hit an infield single with two outs and advanced to second on a wild throw. Vigil would try to advance to third after the ball went towards the Tortuga bullpen down the right field line, but was called out at third on the relay.
Both teams will play the rubber match tomorrow at 6:30. Scott Squier will get his second start for the Hammerheads, he'll be opposed by Johnathan Crawford.
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