Jupiter, FL. - The Jupiter Hammerheads came home to Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium after an eight game road trip Friday evening and surrendered a loss to the Bradenton Marauders. The Marauders sailed past the Hammerheads winning 7-0 to start the three game series. Jupiter's record drops to 65-55 on the season.
Right hander Josh Roeder took the mound to start for the Hammerheads throwing 93 pitches, 60 of them for strikes, in five innings. Roeder gave up seven hits and six runs. The Marauders took an early lead in the first inning, scoring five of their seven runs. Alejandro Mateo would come in for relief in the top of the sixth inning and give up the Marauders final run. Mateo would threw a total of thirty pitches, twenty-one being strikes and only give up two hits. Zech Lemond came in to finish the game for the Hammerheads. Lemond faced seven batters and only gave up one hit in the final two innings of the game. Fifteen of his nineteen pitches were strikes.
Though the Hammerheads were left scoreless, they had a total of six hits on the night. Starting things off was Stone Garrett in the top of the second inning, singling to right field. Followed by a Lazaro Alonso single through the hole at second base. Garrett would get as far as third base on a Will Allen forced out and that would be where he stayed. In the sixth inning Garrett would again make moves from a forced out at second base for Riley Mahan, followed by a walk to Alonso and a single by Will Allen to center field. Garrett's move to third base where he would stay for the remainder of the inning. The team ended the night with ten batters left on base in their loss to the Marauders.
NEXT HAMMERHEADS GAME:
1:05 pm Saturday (8/18) vs. the Bradenton Mauraders
Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium - Jupiter, Florida
RHP Jorge Guzman (0-7, 3.81 ERA) vs. RHP Mike Wallace (4-10, 5.06 ERA)
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