Jupiter, FL- A seven run seventh inning helped the Jupiter Hammerheads swim past the Ft. Myers Miracle 11-8 on Friday night.
Every Hammerhead starter had at least one hit, while Kyle Barrett, Angel Reyes, Dustin Geiger, and Roy Morales recorded multi-hit games.
The Miracle struck first, as Brian Navarreto hit a solo home run in the second inning off of Scott Squier. Ft. Myers wouldn't hold onto the lead for long, as Dustin Geiger responded back in the bottom-half of the inning with a two-run shot of his own. From there, Jupiter wouldn't look back.
The Hammerheads would pick up another run in the third and sixth inning, before exploding in the seventh. The team sent 12 hitters to the plate, nine of whom reached base, while plating seven runs against three different pitchers.
Ft. Myers responded back in the top half of the eighth, scoring four runs on five hits, all hits being singles. Jupiter couldn't add on from their impressive seventh inning, leaving the score at 11-5 going into the ninth.
The Miracle would make things interesting in the final frame by scoring three runs, all of them coming with two outs. Sean Miller would pop out to start the inning, followed by Jose Quijada striking out Max Murphy. Kevin Garcia and Luis Arraez walked and singled to put runners on first and second.
An RBI single by Rafael Valera and bases clearing double by Zander Wiel would cut Jupiter's lead to three, with clean-up hitter Chris Paul due up. Quijada would strike Paul out, improving the Hammerheads' record to 2-0.
Both teams will go at it again tomorrow, this time in Ft. Myers. Manager Kevin "Smoke" Randel announced that Jorgan Cavanerio will get the start on Saturday, while Felipe Gonzalez will pitch Sunday. First pitch tomorrow is scheduled for 6:05 PM.
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