DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — RHP Chase Petty induced three more double plays — giving him a Florida State League-leading 10 on the year — while RHP Dennis Boatman and RHP Owen Holt permitted only two baserunners out of the bullpen. The trio led the Daytona Tortugas to a shutout over
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — RHP Chase Petty induced three more double plays — giving him a Florida State League-leading 10 on the year — while RHP Dennis Boatman and RHP Owen Holt permitted only two baserunners out of the bullpen. The trio led the Daytona Tortugas to a shutout over the Palm Beach Cardinals, 3-0, in front of 1,788 fans at Jackie Robinson Ballpark on Sunday evening.
The Tortugas (8-15, 37-51) wasted no time jumping in front, as 3B Austin Callahan (2-4, R, SO) ripped a single on the first pitch of the bottom of the first. CF Jay Allen II (1-2, R) followed with a knock of his own before both runners moved to second and third on a wild pitch.
After a strikeout, DH Hayden Jones (1-4, R, RBI, SO) smacked a sharp grounder to short. With the infield in, the ball deflected off the shortstop's mitt and rolled behind him. All three runners were safe and Jones was credited with an RBI single, giving Daytona a 1-0 lead.
Following another wild pitch and a strikeout that put runners at second and third, 1B Yassel Pino (0-3, 2 SO) smashed a ground ball to third. The throw across the diamond was spiked in the dirt and kicked up the first-base line. Two runs scored on the miscue, propelling the Tortugas to a 3-0 advantage.
That was more than enough cushion for Daytona's pitching. Petty (4.0 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 2 SO) worked around three hits and a pair of walks to induce a trio of twin-killings, ultimately receiving a no-decision.
Boatman (2.1 IP, BB, 3 SO) took over in the fifth and retired the first seven men he faced, leaving after permitting a one-out walk in the seventh. The Roseville, Calif. native was awarded his third win of the year for his efforts.
Holt (2.2 IP, H, 2 SO) snagged the reins from there and needed just four pitches to end the seventh. The 23-year-old retired the first seven batters he faced before yielding a two-out double in the ninth. Holt stood firm, though, and kept the shutout intact, producing a weak ground ball to second to close out Daytona's 3-0 win and his third save of the season.
RHP Trent Baker (0.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, ER, 2 BB, 2 SO) — coming off a career-high 10 strikeouts in his last start before the All-Star break for Palm Beach (14-10, 44-44) — struggled on Sunday. The Angelo State alum could not escape the opening frame and was saddled with his seventh defeat.
Following the league-wide off day on Monday, the Tortugas will pack up for a two-week road trip, starting with a six-game series against the Jupiter Hammerheads, the Florida State League affiliate of the Miami Marlins, starting on Tuesday evening. Neither team has announced a probable starter for the series opener. Coverage on the Tortugas Radio Network will begin on the MiLB First Pitch app and www.daytonatortugas.com at 6:15 p.m. leading up to the 6:30 p.m. first pitch from Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium.
The Tortugas will return to Jackie Robinson Ballpark on Tuesday, August 9, to open up a two-week homestand with six games against the Lakeland Flying Tigers, the Florida State League affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. The series opens with another Shell Yeah Cookout. The $15 add-on includes the full “Bases Loaded” menu during a 90-minute buffet with hot dogs, hamburgers, pulled pork, baked beans, cookies, Pepsi products, and more. It is also a Breast Cancer Awareness Night presented by Radiology Associates Imaging. The Tortugas will don unique pink-clad uniforms that will be auctioned off at the end of the season with all proceeds to raise money and awareness in the fight against breast cancer. Silver Sluggers Night presented by Conviva is a part of the festivities. The exclusive 60-and-older club features deals at the team store and concession stands for members and more. The series opener also marks a Taco Tuesday with options at the concession stands starting at just $3.
Multi-game plans, group packages, and single-game tickets are currently available and can be purchased online at www.daytonatortugas.com or by calling the Tortugas’ Ticket Office at (386) 257-3172.
ABOUT THE DAYTONA TORTUGAS
The Daytona Tortugas are the Single-A Affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds and a member of Minor League Baseball’s Florida State League. The Tortugas play at Jackie Robinson Ballpark in downtown Daytona Beach, Fla. Jackie Robinson Ballpark also plays host to Bethune-Cookman University, the Jackie Robinson Ballpark Museum, and many community events and initiatives of all sizes throughout the year.