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Carlos Jorge, Hector Rodriguez, and Sal Stewart Named Florida State Postseason All-Stars

Trio of Tortugas honored among the best performers in the FSL in 2023
September 19, 2023

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—Three Daytona Tortugas, Carlos Jorge, Hector Rodriguez, and Sal Stewart have been named to the 2023 Florida State League postseason All-Star team as selected by Minor League Baseball. Jorge, 19, was selected as the All-Star utility player, slashing .295/.400/.483 in 86 games with 11 doubles, 9 triples, 9

Pino's Walk-off Caps off Six-Run Rally to Stun Tarpons

Daytona wipes away five-run deficit in final two innings
August 15, 2023

DAYTONA BEACH—Connor Burns and Johnny Ascanio homered to kick off the rally, and Yassel Pino lined a pinch-hit, two-run, walk-off double as the Daytona Tortugas stormed back from five runs down to defeat the Tampa Tarpons 8-7 on Tuesday night at Jackie Robinson Ballpark. Daytona (19-22, 48-58) stranded 12 runners

Complete Efforts Lead Tortugas to Doubleheader Sweep of Hammerheads

Daytona runs win streak to four with second twinbill sweep of season
August 9, 2023

WEST PALM BEACH, FL—The Daytona Tortugas shut down the Jupiter Hammerheads in a doubleheader sweep, winning 7-1 and 5-0 to start the series off in style on Wednesday evening at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Daytona (17-19, 46-55) earned their second doubleheader sweep of the season and ran their

Rodriguez and Almonte Big Nights Not Quite Enough in 4-3 Defeat

Daytona pounds out a dozen hits, but struggle to get runs across
August 3, 2023

DAYTONA BEACH—Hector Rodriguez had three hits and two RBI while Ariel Almonte reached base four times, but the St. Lucie Mets held off the Daytona Tortugas 4-3 on Thursday night at Jackie Robinson Ballpark. Daytona (13-18, 42-54) rapped out 12 hits, but also stranded a dozen baserunners as St. Lucie

Big Bats, Strong Start Lead Charge as Tortugas Snap Skid With Resounding Rout

Daytona starts off series with 11-2 blowout
August 1, 2023

DAYTONA BEACH—Sal Stewart and Cam Collier each ripped three hits, Arij Fransen turned in 5.0 strong innings to earn the win, and the Daytona Tortugas won going away, snapping a six-game skid with an 11-2 rout of the St. Lucie Mets Tuesday night at Jackie Robinson Ballpark. Daytona (12-17, 41-53)

Rodriguez, Collier's Extra-Base Knocks Not Enough as Tortugas Fall 8-5

July 5, 2023

DAYTONA BEACH—Hector Rodriguez crushed his 14th homer of the season and Cam Collier doubled twice, but the Bradenton Marauders broke up open a tie game in the fifth inning and kept the Daytona Tortugas at arms-length the rest of the way as Daytona fell 8-5 on Wednesday night at Jackie

Tortugas Fall on the Fourth in Front of Season-Best Crowd

Daytona undone by 13 walks in front of season-high 2,916
July 4, 2023

DAYTONA BEACH—The Daytona Tortugas fell into an early four-run hole and couldn’t climb out as they fell to the Bradenton Marauders 10-6 in front of a season-high crowd of 2,916 on the fourth of July at Jackie Robinson Ballpark. Bradenton (6-4, 41-34) took advantage of 14 walks by Daytona (7-3,

Stewart's Big Night, Go-Ahead Homer Pace 'Tugas Fifth Straight Win

Rodriguez also goes deep as Tortugas rally to win game two in Tampa
June 29, 2023

TAMPA, FL—Sal Stewart hit a go-ahead homer amidst a three-hit, three-RBI night as the Daytona Tortugas rallied from two runs down to win their fifth straight game, defeating the Tampa Tarpons 6-4 on Thursday night at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Daytona (5-0, 34-36) has now won five straight games for

'Tuga Bats Blow Open Tight Game, Crush Cardinals 12-2

June 25, 2023

DAYTONA BEACH—The Daytona Tortugas crushed three home runs and broke open a tight-game with a seven-run sixth innings to run away from the Palm Beach Cardinals 12-2 on Sunday evening at Jackie Robinson Ballpark. Daytona (3-0, 32-36) set season highs for runs in an inning, runs in a game, and

Harmon's Gem, Pair of Longballs Lead 'Tugas to Rain-Shortened Shutout

June 23, 2023

DAYTONA BEACH—Johnathan Harmon threw 5.0 scoreless innings and Sal Stewart and Hector Rodriguez both homered as the Daytona Tortugas defeated the Palm Beach Cardinals 3-0 in a game that was ended prematurely by rain in the sixth inning. Daytona (1-0, 30-36) begins the second half with a victory while also

Tortugas Ride Hot Bats, Big Seventh Frame to 10-3 Victory

Hunter's homer, Hector's three hits pace 12-hit attack
June 20, 2023

DAYTONA BEACH—Cade Hunter homered, Hector Rodriguez ripped three more hits, and the Daytona Tortugas blew open a close game with a five-run seventh to earn their fourth win in a row, 10-3 over the Palm Beach Cardinals on Tuesday night at Jackie Robinson Ballpark. Daytona (29-35) reached double-digit runs for

Tortugas Rally in Ninth, Tenth to Walk-off Hammerheads 

June 18, 2023

DAYTONA BEACH—The Daytona Tortugas rallied from a run down in both the ninth and tenth innings as a walk-off hit from Michel Triana sent Daytona past the Jupiter Hammerheads 4-3 on Sunday evening at Jackie Robinson Ballpark. Daytona (28-35) ended the series the way it began: with a ten-inning walk-off,

Confidan's Homer, Hunter's Steal of Home Highlight 9-4 Victory

Tortugas look to win series on Father's Day
June 17, 2023

DAYTONA BEACH—Yerlin Confidan crushed his first home run of the season, Cade Hunter stole home, and the Daytona Tortugas scored eight runs in a three-inning span to overwhelm the Jupiter Hammerheads 9-4 on Saturday night at Jackie Robinson Ballpark. Daytona (27-36) will have a chance to win the series on

Rodriguez's Homer, Abel's Gem Highlight 7-2 Victory

Tortugas ride middle-innings onslaught and strong pitching to series-tying win
June 16, 2023

DAYTONA BEACH—Hector Rodriguez swatted his 11th home run of the season, Kevin Abel threw a career-high 5.0 innings to earn the win, and the Daytona Tortugas scored six runs over the fourth and fifth frames to pull away from the Jupiter Hammerheads 7-2 on Friday night at Jackie Robinson Ballpark.

Hunter's Homer Ties it in Ninth as 'Tugas Steal Ten-Inning Win

Daytona scores seven in final two frames after being one-hit through eight
June 9, 2023

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL—Cade Hunter hit a game-tying three-run home run in the ninth and the Daytona Tortugas followed with four more in the tenth to swipe a 7-3 victory over the St. Lucie Mets on Friday night at Clover Park. Daytona (23-32) rallied from a multi-run deficit for the

Tortugas Rally to Win Suspended Game, But Are Blanked in Game 2

June 8, 2023

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL—Hector Rodriguez hit a go-ahead homer to lead a comeback effort as the Daytona Tortugas stormed back to win the conclusion of Wednesday's suspended game 7-5, only for the St. Lucie Mets to bounce back and shut out Daytona 3-0 in the nightcap. Daytona (22-32) scored five

Hector Rodriguez named Florida State League Player of the Month for May

Tortugas outfielder named top batter in league for second month of season
June 5, 2023

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—After an outstanding month at the plate, Daytona Tortugas outfielder Hector Rodriguez has been named the Florida State League Player of the Month for May, as announced by Minor League Baseball on Monday. Rodriguez was honored alongside Bradenton Marauders RHP J.P Massey, who earned Florida State League Pitcher

Tortugas' Furious Rally Falls Just Short in Series Finale

Daytona scores seven times in final two innings, but needed one more
June 4, 2023

JUPITER, FL—Hector Rodriguez homered to lead a furious comeback charge, but the Daytona Tortugas left the tying run at third as the Palm Beach Cardinals escaped with an 8-7 win in the series finale on Sunday afternoon at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium. Palm Beach (30-21) held on to barely secure

Ninth Inning Again Haunts Tortugas in Walk-off Defeat

Daytona tripped at the finish line for second straight game
May 30, 2023

JUPITER, FL—Victor Acosta stroked three hits and Kevin Abel spun 4.1 hitless innings in relief, but the Palm Beach Cardinals scored twice in the bottom of the ninth to walk off the Daytona Tortugas 6-5 on Tuesday evening at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium. Palm Beach (27-19) defeated the Tortugas for

Rodriguez, Collier, Stewart Power Tortuga Bats to 9-5 Victory

Offense carries Daytona within one win of a series victory
May 27, 2023

DAYTONA BEACH—Hector Rodriguez homered and finished a triple shy of the cycle, Cam Collier homered as well, and Sal Stewart drove in three runs to lead the Daytona Tortugas to a 9-5 victory over the Lakeland Flying Tigers. Daytona (19-25) is now assured of at least a split of the

Tortugas Ride Relievers, Lakeland Miscues to 6-3 Victory

Daytona ties the series thanks to 5.1 scoreless relief frames, four unearned runs
May 26, 2023

DAYTONA BEACH—Easton Sikorski spun 3.1 scoreless frames in relief and the Daytona Tortugas took advantage of a pair of costly errors to earn a 6-3 victory over the Lakeland Flying Tigers and Mother Nature on a very windy Friday night at Jackie Robinson Ballpark. Daytona (18-24) rode a pair of

McElvain K's Nine, But Tortugas Edged in One-Run Loss

Three unearned runs cripple Tortugas in pitcher's duel
May 25, 2023

LAKELAND—Chris McElvain struck out nine batters and Kenya Huggins followed him with four scoreless frames, but three unearned runs undid the excellent pitching as the Daytona Tortugas fell to the Lakeland Flying Tigers 3-2 on Thursday night at Jackie Robinson Ballpark. Lakeland (18-24) earned their second win as they held

Tortugas Fall Behind Early, Can't Quite Recover as Lakeland Evens Series

Daytona will look to rebound Thursday night at The Jack
May 24, 2023

DAYTONA BEACH—The Lakeland Flying Tigers pulled ahead early and defeated the Daytona Tortugas 8-4 on Wednesday night at Jackie Robinson Ballpark. Lakeland (17-24) scored five runs in the first two innings to build a lead they wouldn’t relinguish, snapping Daytona’s (17-24) string of six straight wins at The Jack. In

Tortugas Let Lead Slip Away in Series Finale in Jupiter

Big days for Acosta, Collier, Cardona, undone by late Jupiter rally
May 21, 2023

JUPITER, FL—Ryan Cardona spun 4.0 scoreless frames, Victor Acosta stroked three hits, and Cam Collier added a two-run double, but the Jupiter Hammerheads rallied from three runs down to defeat the Daytona Tortugas 5-4 on Sunday afternoon at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium. Jupiter (22-17) improved to a league-best 10-2 in

Tortugas Split Pair of One-Run Contests vs. Jupiter

Tortugas Drop Game 1 5-4, Take Nightcap 1-0
May 19, 2023

JUPITER, FL—The Daytona Tortugas were on each end of a pair of one-run games as they split a doubleheader with the Jupiter Hammerheads, dropping game one 5-4 and winning game two 1-0 on Friday night at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium. Daytona (15-22) couldn’t ride four hits from Hector Rodriguez to