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Tortugas Rally in Eighth to Nab Fifth Straight Win

Daytona erases late deficit for fifth straight win
May 14, 2023

DAYTONA BEACH—The Daytona Tortugas scratched across two runs in the bottom of the eighth and held the St. Lucie Mets to just four hits as Daytona swiped the series finale 2-1 on Sunday evening at Jackie Robinson Ballpark. Daytona (14-19) tied their season high with their fifth consecutive win as

Tortugas Turn Back Late Rally to Earn Win, Even Series

Cardona, Cooper pace Tortugas win despite ninth-inning push from St. Lucie
May 10, 2023

DAYTONA BEACH—Ryan Cardona threw 4.0 hitless innings to start the contest, his offense scored in four straight innings, and the Daytona Tortugas held off a ninth-inning rally from the St. Lucie Mets to even the series with a 4-3 win on Wednesday night at Jackie Robinson Ballpark. Daytona (10-19) held

Collier and Rodriguez Go Deep in Tortugas Loss

Daytona drops series opener against Palm Beach
May 2, 2023

JUPITER, FL—Cam Collier and Hector Rodriguez both launched home runs, but the Palm Beach Cardinals scored nine runs over a four-inning stretch to defeat the Daytona Tortugas 9-5 on Tuesday night at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium. Palm Beach (12-10) erased a 3-0 deficit as Daytona (8-14) fell for the 14th

Almonte, Balcazar Key Big 7th Frame in Streak-Busting Win

Five-run seventh critical in comeback to snap eight-game skid
April 22, 2023

BRADENTON, FL—Ariel Almonte crushed his first home run of the season and Leo Balcazar lined a clutch go-ahead single to highlight a five-run seventh as the Daytona Tortugas rallied for a 6-4 win on Saturday night at LECOM Park. Daytona (6-8) snapped an eight-game losing streak, their longest since 2017,

Stewart Connects for First Pro Homer, but Tortugas Fall 8-3

Tortugas offense can't overcome 14-hit attack by Palm Beach
April 14, 2023

DAYTONA BEACH—Sal Stewart had two hits and connected for his first professional home run, but the Daytona Tortugas fell for a second straight night, dropping an 8-3 contest on Friday night at Jackie Robinson Ballpark. Palm Beach (8-3) rapped out 14 hits as they pulled away from a Daytona (5-2)

Tortugas Fall for First Time on Rainy Thursday Night

Palm Beach breaks late tie following two lengthy delays
April 14, 2023

DAYTONA BEACH—A rainy night with over three hours in delays saw the Palm Beach Cardinals score four times in the eighth to break a tie as they handed the Daytona Tortugas their first loss of the season with a 6-4 defeat on Thursday night (and Friday morning) at Jackie Robinson

Big 8th Inning Leads Tortugas to Sweep of St. Lucie

Tortugas will be back at The Jack Tuesday night to open home slate
April 9, 2023

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL—The Daytona Tortugas pulled away with four runs in the top of the eighth inning and took advantage of strong pitching from Jared Lyons and Mason Pelio to win 6-3 on Easter Sunday against the St. Lucie Mets. Daytona (3-0) starts off the season with a three-game

Tortugas Cruise to 10-3 Victory

'Tugas secure series victory to start season
April 8, 2023

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL—Michel Triana drove in three runs, Chris McElvain threw 4.0 hitless innings, and the Daytona Tortugas took advantage of 12 St. Lucie free passes to pull away for a 10-3 victory on Saturday night at Clover Park. Daytona (2-0) drew double-digit walks for the second straight night

Tortugas tripped up by Mets, 3-0, in season series finale

Acuña tosses four perfect innings of relief, Allen II picks up two hits, throws out runner
August 7, 2022

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — RHP José Acuña continued his dazzling entrance to the Cincinnati Reds' organization with four perfect innings of relief, while CF Jay Allen II collected two hits and threw out a runner trying to score. However, St. Lucie made their three-run first inning hold up, as

Creal's multi-homer game not enough in Tortugas' extra-inning loss

Daytona's centerfielder's first career two-homer game squandered in 8-7 defeat to Mets
August 5, 2022

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — CF Ashton Creal pounded a pair of solo home runs in the contest's first half, as Daytona held early advantages of 6-0 and 7-2. However, St. Lucie rallied to tie it in the eighth and walked it off on a throwing error in the 10th,

Hammerheads hop over Tortugas, 5-3

Sebastian Almonte and Yassel Pino drive in runs in Daytona's defeat
July 30, 2022

JUPITER, Fla. — SS Sebastian Almonte and 1B Yassel Pino each registered an RBI, but it was not enough offense to overtake Jupiter and RHP Gabe Bierman. The Indiana University alum punched out eight over a career-high seven innings, as the Hammerheads collected a 5-3 victory over the Daytona Tortugas

Cardinals corral Tortugas in opener, 9-8

Trautwein and Leyton power home runs, but Daytona can't complete comeback
July 22, 2022

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — In a game of runs, it was Palm Beach who was able to emerge victorious. Palm Beach erased an early four-run deficit, but Daytona nearly came from five runs behind late, as the Cardinals clipped the Tortugas, 9-8, in front of 2,307 fans at Jackie Robinson

Tortugas and Tarpons split pair of weather-altered contests

Tampa takes suspended game from Thursday, 8-1; Daytona wins lightning-shortened nightcap, 6-2
July 15, 2022

TAMPA, Fla. — Mother Nature would not let baseball be on Friday night, but it cooperated enough for two official games to be played. Tampa captured the suspended game from Thursday, knocking off Daytona, 8-1. In the seven-inning nightcap, 1B Michel Triana and C Michael Trautwein smashed homers, as the

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

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

'Tugas tempered by Birds, 3-1, in series finale

Michel Triana picks up pair of knocks, solo home run in defeat
July 3, 2022

JUPITER, Fla. — DH Michel Triana continued his evisceration of Florida State League pitching, adding two more hits and a solo home run. However, the rest of Daytona's offense could not find similar success, as the Tortugas fell to the Palm Beach Cardinals, 3-1, on Sunday evening at Roger Dean

Eruption in eighth elevates 'Tugas over Redbirds, 5-4

Daytona scores three runs on four hits, capped by Astudillo's go-ahead single
July 2, 2022

JUPITER, Fla. — Daytona sent eight hitters to the plate and tallied three runs on four hits in the eighth inning. This enabled the Tortugas to erase a two-run deficit and topple the Palm Beach Cardinals, 5-4, on Saturday night at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium. CF Fidel Castro (2-5, R,

Tortugas tripped up in 10-inning defeat to Cardinals

Daytona falls on Jeremy Rivas' walk-off, two-run single
July 1, 2022

JUPITER, Fla. — Bad memories were rekindled for Daytona on Thursday evening. SS Jeremy Rivas' two-run single in the bottom of the 10th propped Palm Beach to their fifth walk-off win over Daytona this season, as the Cardinals bested the Tortugas, 3-2, at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium. Tied at one

Tortugas tame Cardinals with three-hit shutout, 4-0

Julian Aguiar, Reynardo Cruz, and Luis Mey unite to blank Redbirds
June 29, 2022

JUPITER, Fla. — Pitching was the propeller for Daytona's dominance on Wednesday night. RHPs Julian Aguiar, Reynardo Cruz, and Luis Mey combined to limit Palm Beach to just three hits, as the Tortugas blanked the Cardinals, 4-0, at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium. Scoreless through three innings, Daytona (2-3, 31-39) finally

Tortugas trample Hammerheads in series opener, 9-5

Jack Rogers reaches base five times to help Daytona capture fourth-straight win
June 21, 2022

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — 1B Jack Rogers reached base five times and tied a career-best with three hits, as the Daytona Tortugas captured their fourth-straight victory with a 9-5 triumph over the Jupiter Hammerheads in front of 1,793 fans at Jackie Robinson Ballpark. Jupiter (33-29) snatched an early lead, picking

Callihan carries Tortugas to 11-7 win over Flying Tigers

21-year-old ties career-high four hits, as Daytona takes advantage of seven-run first
June 19, 2022

LAKELAND, Fla. — After tying a career-high with four runs batted in on Friday, 2B Tyler Callihan matched a career-best with four knocks on Saturday. He and Daytona utilized a seven-run first inning to their benefit, as the Tortugas topped the Lakeland Flying Tigers, 11-7, from Publix Field at Joker

Tortugas throttle Flying Tigers, 12-8, to snap skid

Callihan ties career-high in RBI, Creal matches career-best in hits to end three-game slide
June 18, 2022

LAKELAND, Fla. — 2B Tyler Callihan tied a career-high with four runs batted in, while RF Ashton Creal matched a career-best with three hits, as the Daytona Tortugas snapped a three-game losing streak with a 12-8 victory over the Lakeland Flying Tigers on Friday night from Publix Field at Joker

Flying Tigers trip up Tortugas in doubleheader sweep

Lakeland gets go-ahead three-run homer in sixth in opener; Throw out tying run at plate to win nightcap
June 16, 2022

LAKELAND, Fla. — Daytona's road woes would not be vanquished on Thursday. DH José De La Cruz clubbed a go-ahead three-run home run in the sixth inning of the opener, while the Tortugas' tying run was thrown out at the dish for the final out of the game in the

'Tugas rally to clip Cardinals, 7-5, in finale

Tortugas erase three-separate deficits to earn series split
May 29, 2022

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Despite trailing three separate times in the first five innings of the contest, the Tortugas would not be denied in the series finale. Daytona utilized a four-run fifth inning to secure a series split, defeating the Palm Beach Cardinals, 7-5, in front of 1,462 fans at

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,