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St. Lucie squeezes past Daytona in pitcher's duel, 3-1

José Franco punches out five over 4.2 innings in two-run defeat
August 6, 2022

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — The Tortugas' starting pitching continued to thrive on Saturday night, as RHP José Franco struck out five hitters over 4.2 one-run innings. However, the Mets picked up runs in the seventh and eighth to take the lead for good in St. Lucie's 3-1 victory over

Pitching, Willems will Tortugas to 1-0 victory

Solo home run backs combined shutout from Franco, Boatman, and Abril
July 31, 2022

JUPITER, Fla. — 2B Jonathan Willems' solo home run in the third inning was more than enough offense for Daytona on Sunday afternoon. RHPs José Franco, Dennis Boatman, and Juan Abril combined on a four-hit shutout as the Tortugas blanked the Jupiter Hammerheads, 1-0, at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium. Scoreless

Daytona and St. Lucie split Sunday doubleheader

Three pitchers combine on two-hit shutout in game one; Fernández clubs homer in nightcap
July 10, 2022

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — RHP José Franco, RHP Luis Mey, and LHP Jayvien Sandridge combined to strike out 14 hitters in Daytona's two-hit shutout of St Lucie in game one. However, SS Ilvin Fernández's home run was not enough in the nightcap, as the Tortugas snatched the opener, 4-0, and

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

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

Tortugas strike early, often in 12-2 evisceration of Hammerheads

Hinds, Torres, and Vellojín all collect three-hit, multi-RBI games, as Daytona cruises to a rout
September 11, 2021

JUPITER, Fla. — After being held to just two runs on 11 hits the previous two nights, the Tortugas' offense broke out in a big way on Saturday. Daytona sent all nine hitters to the plate in two separate frames — including a five-run first — in a 12-2 throttling

Tortugas ride five-run first to resounding 9-1 win over Mussels

De La Cruz and Hinds each record multi-extra-base-hit and multi-RBI efforts in Daytona rout
August 31, 2021

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — After scoring six runs in the ninth inning on Sunday, the Tortugas picked up right where they left off on Tuesday. Daytona scored five runs in the bottom of the first and went on to defeat the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels, 9-1, in front of 1,660

Hendrick, Hinds homers help Tortugas hop into win column

Austin and Rece combine for four hits, three extra-base knocks, and four RBI in Daytona triumph
August 25, 2021

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — After going hitless in his first game back, 3B Rece Hinds announced his return in a big way on Wednesday afternoon. The 20-year-old doubled, homered, and drove in a pair, as the Daytona Tortugas plastered three home runs en route to a 9-5 victory over

Ibarra, Tortugas' pitching lead way in three-hit shutout

Ruben hits first Daytona home run, as Franco, Aranguren, and Zimmerman unite on three-hitter
August 13, 2021

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — After yielding six or more runs in each of the first three games of the series, Daytona's pitching returned to its dominant self on Friday evening. RHPs José Franco, Frainger Aranguren, and Anthony Zimmerman combined to three-hit Jupiter in the Tortugas' 3-0 victory over the Hammerheads

Fabulous Franco fires 'Tugas to historic one-hitter, 2-1

José strikes out 11-straight batters to set new franchise record as Daytona captures series win
July 31, 2021

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Searching for a home series victory, RHP José Franco was unhittable. The 20-year-old punched out a franchise-record 11-straight batters over 4.0 hitless innings, as he, RHP Frainger Aranguren, and RHP Nick Hanson combined on a one-hitter in the Daytona Tortugas' 2-1 win over the St. Lucie

'Tugas squeeze past Marauders, 2-1, in pitcher's duel

Case Williams tosses 5.0 scoreless innings to guide Daytona to second-straight win
July 17, 2021

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — For the second-straight night, Daytona pitching stifled one of the league's top offenses. RHP Case Williams hurled 5.0 innings of three-hit shutout ball, as the Daytona Tortugas picked up their second-consecutive victory, 2-1, over the Bradenton Marauders in front of 1,772 fans at Jackie Robinson Ballpark

'Tugas pitching makes history in thrilling comeback win

Daytona scores two in the eighth to rally, as pitching staff sets Low-A Southeast record for K’s in 9-inning game
July 2, 2021

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Despite an hour and eight-minute delay at the onset due to a power outage, the Tortugas brought the spark on the mound and at the plate on Thursday. CF Gus Steiger helped Daytona snatch the lead in the eighth, as the pitching staff set a Low-A

Triana, pitching push Daytona to twinbill split

Cuban native’s first professional home run leads Daytona to 2-1 win in game two; Threshers take opener, 1-0
June 25, 2021

CLEARWATER, Fla. - 1B Michel Triana’s two-run home run in the top of the first inning was more than enough offense for Daytona, as they captured the nightcap from Clearwater, 2-1. RHP Fernando Lozano and LHP Jordi Martinez combined on a 1-0, three-hit shutout for the Threshers in game one,

More heartbreak for Tortugas, as Marauders walk-off, 6-5

Eli Wilson game-winning single in the ninth spoils valiant effort from banged-up pitching staff
June 11, 2021

BRADENTON, Fla. - Two outs away from evening the series, heartbreak set in again for the Tortugas. SS Dariel López tied it on a swinging bunt single and C Eli Wilson won it with a grounder through the middle, as the Bradenton Marauders stunned Daytona, 6-5, on Friday night at