Jupiter, FL (April 13, 2017) - The Hammerheads split games with the Blue Jays on Thursday evening, dropping the first game 4-1, and walking off in 11 innings in the night cap 1-0.
The Blue Jays scored one run in every other inning of game one, which was all the scoring they needed. The Hammerheads struggled again at the plate, including going 1-4 with runners in scoring position. Martin Prado played in his second rehab game, going 0-2 with one strike out. He was lifted after the fifth inning for Justin Bohn.
Dunedin, on the other hand, went 6-12 with runners in scoring position and got huge production from Derrick Loveless and Lane Thomas who went for a combined 5-7 with 3 RBI.
A game that was only scheduled for seven innings, ended up going 11, as Zach Sullivan dove into first base on a slow grounder that scored Roy Morales to give Jupiter a 1-0 win. Sullivan not only came up with the game winning hit, but also the play of the game which kept the game scoreless in extra innings.
Dunedin loaded the bases with no outs in the ninth against reliever CJ Robinson. Derrick Loveless tried to tag up on a Lane Thomas fly ball, but Sullivan gunned him down from right field, saving the go-ahead run from scoring. Matt Dean would ground out on the next pitch ending the Blue Jay threat.
Ben Holmes made his first start of the year and looked sharp. The Lefty went four innings, giving up only one hit, no walks, and struck out two.
Felipe Gonzalez will get the start tomorrow for Jupiter. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 PM
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