Behind a strong start from an MLB all-star, the Palm Beach Cardinals took the series, and the finale on Thursday by a 6-1 final.
Michael Wacha threw the first 3 2/3 innings for Palm Beach as he completed an MLB rehab assignment. The all-star pitcher did not allow a run while striking out four.
Palm Beach scored its first run of the game in the bottom half of the second on an RBI single from Ryan McCarvel.
Ft. Myers tied it up with a solo home run by the first batter to face Ian Oxnevad who came out of the bullpen in the fourth.
The Cardinals took the lead for good after batting around and putting up a four spot on the scoreboard in the fifth. Kramer Robertson and Justin Toerner hit back-to-back doubles to lead off the inning. With Robertson on third, he scored with Elehuris Montero at the plate on a wild pitch. Montero would then be intentionally walked.
Dylan Carlson hit a long fly ball to center which was caught, but brought home Toerner to make it a 3-1 score.
After walks from Stefan Trosclair and Brian O'Keefe to load the bases, With Conner Capel at the plate, there was another wild pitch that scored Montero. Capel would walk and was followed by McCarvel's base on balls, the fifth drawn wall of the inning.
Dylan Carlson's ninth homer of the season in the seventh made it a 6-1 ballgame.
After allowing that homer to start his outing, Ian Oxnevad shut the Miracle offense down. He finished the night throwing the final 5 1/3 innings pitched and just the lone run allowed.
The Cardinals will prepare for their final home series of the season with a three-game matchup set vs. the Jupiter Hammerheads beginning on Friday.
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