FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 17, 2017) - LHP Lachlan Wells (W, 2-5) needed just 90 pitches to serve up the first complete game of his career as the Fort Myers Miracle (20-20) defeated the Clearwater Threshers (22-18). Daniel Kihle's three-run home run in the bottom of the second was the only offense the Miracle needed to capture a 3-1 win.
Wells lone blemish came in the top of the first inning. With the wind howling out to left, leadoff man Zach Coppola sliced a ball over Kihle's head for a leadoff double. A sac bunt and groundout by Damek Tomscha brought him home to score the first run of the game.
In the bottom of the second, Kihle used the wind to his advantage, pulling a ball over the left field fence with two on and two out. The 3-1 score would remain until the final out.
After the first, Wells refused to let up as he tore through the Threshers offense. He ended his night allowing four hits and two walks. Wells dealt six of his nine innings as 1-2-3 frames and only allowed multiple baserunners twice. He also set down the final eight batters he faced, showing no signs of fatigue to close out the game.
The Miracle go for the sweep on Thursday night with RHP Brady Anderson making a spot start. RHP Alberto Tirado heads to the mound for Clearwater with first pitch at 6:35 PM on a Thirsty Thursday.
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