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Three homers ignite Tortugas to two-hit victory over Tigers

Benschoter, Moore, Gonzalez III, and Mey overpower Lakeland in 7-1 win
August 10, 2022

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — After an 11-run defeat on Tuesday night, the Tortugas flipped the script 24 hours later. Daytona blasted three solo home runs, while RHPs Sam Benschoter, Andrew Moore, Alberto Gonzalez III, and Luis Mey combined on a two-hitter in a 7-1 rout of the Lakeland Flying Tigers

Allen, Arroyo astound, deliver 5-3 Daytona win

Pair of teenagers score and drive in a combined three runs in 'Tugas triumph
August 4, 2022

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — SS Edwin Arroyo picked a grand time for his first hit in the Cincinnati Reds organization. The 18-year-old's two-run double put Daytona ahead for good in the seventh, as he and CF Jay Allen II ignited the Tortugas to a 5-3 victory over the St.

Watson, Hammerheads ward off Tortugas, 6-0

19-year-old picks up two hits, drives in three to quell Daytona
July 29, 2022

JUPITER, Fla. — In his first appearance with the club since July 1, SS Kahlil Watson picked up a pair of hits, scored a run, and drove in three for Jupiter, as the Hammerheads shutout the Daytona Tortugas, 6-0, on Friday night at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium. Jupiter (15-12, 49-42)

Tortugas' Sam Benschoter named FSL Pitcher of the Week

24-year-old tosses five no-hit innings en route to victory and first career weekly award
May 9, 2022

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Minor League Baseball announced on Monday, May 9, that Daytona Tortugas RHP Sam Benschoter has been named the Florida State League Pitcher of the Week 20 (May 3-8). The 24-year-old is the first Daytona player to be honored with a weekly award this season. Benschoter is

Three combine on three-hit shutout, as Daytona blanks Jupiter, 5-0

Sam Benschoter, José Franco, and Ryan Cardona unite for Tortugas' second blanking of the series
May 7, 2022

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — For the second time in three games, Daytona's pitching staff was untouchable. The team carried a combined no-hitter into the seventh, as RHPs Sam Benschoter, José Franco, and Ryan Cardona united on a three-hit shutout in the Tortugas' 5-0 victory over the Jupiter Hammerheads in front

Daytona's hopes dashed in 5-4 extra-inning defeat to St. Lucie

Austin Hendrick extends on-base streak to 12-straight, as Mets rally to stun Tortugas
April 26, 2022

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — It was deja vu all over again. For the fifth time in seven road games, the Tortugas were forced to watch as the other team celebrated on the diamond. LF Stanley Consuegra's solo home run in the ninth inning tied it and C Drake Osborn's

Five-run first helps Daytona blaze past Bradenton, 8-3

Allen II clubs second home run, Benschoter strikes out career-high nine, as Tortugas win third-straight
April 20, 2022

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — CF Jay Allen II clubbed a two-run home run to kick off a five-run bottom of the first inning, while RHP Sam Benschoter punched out a career-high nine hitters out of the bullpen, as the Daytona Tortugas demolished the Bradenton Marauders, 8-3, in front of 1,340

Redbirds spoil no-hit bid in ninth, walk-off Tortugas, 3-1

Daytona falls two outs shy of history, as RHP Sam Benschoter & RHP José Franco combine for 15 strikeouts
April 14, 2022

JUPITER, Fla. — Two outs and five strikes away from their second combined no-hitter in as many seasons, joy quickly turned into despair for Daytona. 3B Osvaldo Tovalin tallied Palm Beach's only hit of the night — a walk-off three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth — giving

Daytona and Palm Beach exchange blowouts in twinbill split

José Torres reaches base five times, homers, and drives in three over the course of doubleheader
September 18, 2021

JUPITER, Fla. — SS/DH José Torres did not let Thursday's rainout dampen his torrid pace at the plate during the season-ending road trip. The 21-year-old reached base five times and drove in three runs on Friday, as the Daytona Tortugas rolled to a 7-1 game one victory, while the Palm