FORT MYERS, Fla. (August 12, 2017) - Brent Rooker boomed his second first inning three-run home run in as many nights to aid the Fort Myers Miracle (31-18) in a 9-6 win over the Dunedin Blue Jays (28-21) on Saturday night. The Blue Jays committed four first inning errors, five in total.
The Miracle grabbed four unearned runs when a slew of errors plagued the Blue Jays and RHP TJ Zeuch (L, 3-4). Down 1-0, Zander Wiel reached on a Vladimir Guerrero Jr. error that scored Jermaine Palacios. Rooker then sent a 431-foot blast to dead center off the batters eye to give Fort Myers the 4-1 lead.
The Miracle added three more in the second to extend the lead to 7-1, capped by a Jaylin Davis two-out, two-run single.
RHP Eddie Del Rosario lasted 4.0+ innings in his start as the Blue Jays plated all six of their runs in a different inning. They posted single tallies in innings 1, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8. The highlight for the Jays came on Bo Bichette's second FSL home run of the year.
RHP Williams Ramirez (W, 3-1) fanned four in a relief effort. He got the Miracle out of their biggest jam when the bases were loaded with no one out by striking out Michael De La Cruz and inducing an inning-ending double play off the bat of Jake Thomas.
Twice the Blue Jays had the tying run at the plate, including in the ninth against LHP Michael Theofanopoulos. The lefty reliever struck out both De La Cruz and Thomas looking to end the game, giving the Miracle their fourth straight win.
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