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O'Guinn blasts Tortugas to third-straight walk-off win, 2-1

Ryan Cardona and Hunter Parks combine on one-hitter in wild victory
September 11, 2022

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Despite a combined no-hit bid — and a shutout — being broken up with two out in the top of the eighth inning, Daytona still ended the night with a scrum on the diamond. LF Jamal O'Guinn walloped the first pitch of the bottom of the

Daytona dashes Tampa's playoff hopes in extra-inning victory

Dunn's single in the bottom of the 10th provides Tortugas second-straight walk-off win
September 10, 2022

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — After a 2-hour and 40-minute delay at the onset of the game due to rain and lightning trimmed a doubleheader to one nine-inning game, it was yet another marathon to the finish. After 10 innings and three hours and 19 minutes of baseball, RF Blake Dunn's

Tortugas and Threshers split Saturday twinbill

Jack Rogers and Yassel Pino go deep in each contest in front of 2,220 fans
August 21, 2022

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — RF-1B Jack Rogers and 1B Yassel Pino helped provide the offense as each homered in both ends of the doubleheader, as the Daytona Tortugas and Clearwater Threshers split a twinbill at Jackie Robinson Ballpark. Clearwater captured the opener, 6-4, while Daytona secured the nightcap, 5-4, in

St. Lucie, deGrom stave off Daytona, 5-4

Jacob deGrom returns home, posts three shutout innings in front of a sellout crowd
July 9, 2022

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Two-time National League Cy Young Award winner, Stetson University alum, and DeLand, Fla. native RHP Jacob deGrom stole the show from the outset, striking out six in his second rehab start. Daytona nearly erased a four-run deficit with four-straight two-out hits in the ninth, but the

Daytona dashes St. Lucie with late rally, 3-2

Tortugas knot game in the sixth, take lead for good in the seventh
July 6, 2022

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — 3B Austin Callahan powered a game-tying solo home run to right-center in the sixth and LF Jamal O'Guinn produced a go-ahead, bases-loaded walk in the seventh, as the Daytona Tortugas rallied to tame the St. Lucie Mets, 3-2, in front of 1,603 fans at Jackie Robinson

Pitching propels Daytona to twinbill split

Tortugas' staff does not allow a run over final 13 innings of doubleheader
June 25, 2022

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — After Friday's game was washed out, Daytona's pitching staff showed zero signs of rust on Saturday evening. The Tortugas did not allow a single run over the final 13 frames of the doubleheader, as the Jupiter Hammerheads captured game one, 2-0, while Daytona snared the nightcap,

Back-to-back blasts bump Daytona over Jupiter, 7-4

Jamal O'Guinn and Hayden Jones club consecutive decisive home runs for fifth-straight win
June 22, 2022

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Tied at three entering the bottom of the seventh, it was a pair of 2021 undrafted free agents who stepped into the hero role. PH-LF Jamal O'Guinn poked a go-ahead pinch-hit home run and C Hayden Jones followed with a blast of his own, as the

Jones' jolt helps 'Tugas tame Tigers, 5-3

Hayden hammers go-ahead two-run home run in seventh, as Daytona earns series split
June 19, 2022

LAKELAND, Fla. — After dropping 13-straight road contests entering the weekend, Daytona finished this road series with a different type of streak. C Hayden Jones smashed a go-ahead two-run home run in the top of the seventh to help the Tortugas come from behind to win their third in a

Lakeland lashes Daytona in restart, 5-1; Nightcap postponed

Flying Tigers use four-run second to win suspended game; Game two to be made up with doubleheader at 4 p.m. on Thursday
June 15, 2022

LAKELAND, Fla. — Both teams were expecting to play at least 15 innings of baseball on Wednesday, but had to settle for just eight. The Lakeland Flying Tigers captured Tuesday's suspended game, 5-1, over the Daytona Tortugas, but game two never got underway and was postponed to Thursday, from Publix

Tortugas trounce Mussels in doubleheader sweep

Ibarra homers twice, drives in career-high five in opener; Rogers collects career-best three hits in finale
June 13, 2022

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — 1B Ruben Ibarra garnered his second career multi-home run game and a career-best five RBI in the lid-lifter, while 1B Jack Rogers tallied a career-high three hits in the nightcap, as the Daytona Tortugas swept a doubleheader from the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels, taking game one,

Career-bests highlight Tortugas' 10-6 win over Mussels

Ibarra and Allen set career-bests in hits, while Astudillo drives in a career-high four
June 9, 2022

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — In a topsy turvy affair, it was Daytona who would emerge victorious. DH Ruben Ibarra and CF Jay Allen II set or tied a career-high in hits, while C Wilfred Astudillo posted a career-best four RBI in the Tortugas' 10-6 triumph over the Fort Myers Mighty

Fort Myers finagles 3-2 win over Daytona

Tortugas tally nine hits, but Rosario's double in the eight the difference for Mussels
June 8, 2022

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — In a tightly contested ballgame, it was Fort Myers who would have the last word. RF Kala'i Rosario's run-scoring ground-rule double in the top of the eighth put the visitors ahead for good, as the Mighty Mussels vanquished the Daytona Tortugas, 3-2, in front of 1,217

Daytona drops Saturday doubleheader to Palm Beach

Cardinals take game one, 6-5, and nightcap, 8-4; Daytona steals Tortugas-record seven bags in opener
May 29, 2022

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Despite the team and RF Blake Dunn setting a pair of Tortugas' records in the opener, it would not come with the appropriate ending. Palm Beach rallied from 5-0 down to take game one, 6-5, while the Cardinals used a six-run third to snag game two,

Palm Beach powers past Daytona, 7-5

Cardinals club three homers to spoil three-hit nights by Jay Allen II and Blake Dunn
May 26, 2022

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — CF Jay Allen II matched a career-best with three knocks, while RF Blake Dunn added a career-best three hits of his own. However, the exploits of the Tortugas' outfield weren't enough, as the Palm Beach Cardinals utilized three home runs to clip Daytona, 7-5, in front

Three-run eighth pushes Daytona past Palm Beach, 5-3

O'Guinn's two-run single put Tortugas ahead for good; Cooper strikes out career-high eight
May 25, 2022

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Tied in the eighth, the Tortugas again came through in the clutch. LF Jamal O'Guinn put Daytona in front with a two-run single, as the Tortugas toppled the Palm Beach Cardinals, 5-3, in front of 1,030 fans at Jackie Robinson Ballpark on Wednesday night. Even at

Daytona drops doubleheader with Dunedin

Blue Jays snare lid-lifter, 7-2; Take nightcap, 5-2, as Tortugas settle for series split
May 22, 2022

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Things did not break Daytona's way in their first doubleheader of the season. Dunedin scored five runs in the fifth to capture the opening game, 7-2 and used back-to-back home runs in the third to snag game two,7-2, as the Blue Jays swept the doubleheader from

Seven-run eighth sends Daytona to 10-6 win over Dunedin

Hendrick and Minier bookend frame with two-run homers, as Tortugas win third-straight
May 19, 2022

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — RF Austin Hendrick and 2B Braylin Minier — neither of which started the game — each slammed two-run home runs as a part of Daytona's seven-run eighth inning. The Tortugas rode the offensive explosion to their third-straight victory, besting the Dunedin Blue Jays, 10-6, in front

Threshers trounce Tortugas in finale, 8-0

Shutout breaks longest streak without one to start a season in 'Tugas era
May 15, 2022

CLEARWATER, Fla. —After avoiding being shut out for the first 32 games, the record-long streak without one to start a season in the Tortugas' era came to a close in the series finale. Clearwater clubbed three solo home runs in the second inning and never looked back, as the Threshers

Daytona downed by Clearwater, 9-8, in 10 innings

Tortugas rally from four down in ninth, take lead in 10th, but suffer sixth walk-off loss
May 13, 2022

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Down to their final strike twice, Daytona rallied from four runs down to force extra innings in the ninth and took their first lead on a CF Austin Hendrick single in the 10th. However, the miraculous comeback would not have a happy ending. Clearwater picked up a

Lee lifts Threshers over Tortugas, 4-2

Daytona puts tying runs on in ninth, but cannot complete comeback
May 12, 2022

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Trailing the whole game, Daytona rallied to put the tying and go-ahead runs aboard in the ninth inning. However, the comeback effort fell short, as Clearwater SS Hao Yu Lee's two-RBI night was too much to overcome, in the Threshers' 4-2 win over the Tortugas on Thursday

Clearwater clips Daytona, 8-4, on Wednesday

Jay Allen II reaches base five times, Blake Dunn picks up a pair of hits in season debut
May 11, 2022

CLEARWATER, Fla. — CF Jay Allen II took the baton from SS Gus Steiger's performance on Tuesday by reaching base five times and stealing three bags. LF Blake Dunn added a pair of knocks in his season debut, as well, but the Clearwater Threshers clipped the Daytona Tortugas, 8-4, on

Jupiter jostles Daytona in series finale, 5-2

Jamal O'Guinn reaches base four times, as Tortugas settle for series split
May 8, 2022

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — LF Jamal O'Guinn extended his on-base streak to nine games by reaching base four times on Sunday evening. However, Jupiter used a couple of two-run frames in the seventh and eighth to earn a series split, as the Hammerheads edged out a 5-2 victory over the

Tortugas' rally falls one run short against Hammerheads, 7-6

Daytona nearly erases seven-run deficit in defeat
May 6, 2022

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Trailing 7-0 entering the bottom of the sixth, the Tortugas came storming back. Daytona tallied four in the sixth and two more in the ninth, but stranded the tying and winning runs in scoring position, as the Jupiter Hammerheads squeaked out a 7-6 win over the

Mets, Osborn overpower Tortugas, 6-3

St. Lucie catcher drives in five; Four 'Tugas collect multi-hit games in defeat
April 30, 2022

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla.— Despite driving in only five runs over his first 13 games in 2022, St. Lucie's C Drake Osborn was an RBI machine against Daytona on Saturday night. The Mets' backstop drove in a career-high five runs, as St. Lucie quelled the Tortugas' comeback bid, despite a

Daytona drives five-run fifth to 7-4 triumph over Bradenton

Gus Steiger registers fifth-straight multi-hit game, as Tortugas win for sixth time in seven games
April 24, 2022

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — SS Gus Steiger continued his recent tear by registering his fifth-straight multi-hit game on Sunday evening. The 23-year-old made several vital defense plays in the final few innings to keep Daytona in charge, as the Tortugas utilized a five-run fifth inning to topple the Bradenton Marauders,