Randolph's 4 Hits Lead Threshers in Victory

Threshers Tally 16 Hits, Take Opener 6-2 at Daytona

By Kirsten Karbach / Clearwater Threshers | July 15, 2017 10:40 PM ET

Cornelius Randolph kept his on-base streak alive with a four-hit performance on Saturday, leading the Threshers' 16-hit attack in a 6-2 win over the Daytona Tortugas at Jackie Robinson Ballpark.

Randolph knocked a season-high four hits, including his ninth home run of the season, to push his on-base streak to 25 consecuitve games. He finished a triple short of the cycle, going 4-for-5 with two runs scored.

The 16 hits for Clearwater (49-43, 11-10) matched a season-high.

Randolph launched one out to right-center in the first inning to bump the Threshers ahead early against Wendolyn Bautista (1-5).

Two innings later, Jose Antequera and Mark Laird connected for back-to-back triples, and Derek Campbell singled to left to score Laird and make it 3-0.

After the Tortugas (35-52, 2-20) got a run back on a TJ Friedl RBI single in the home half, Clearwater pulled away with three more runs in the fifth inning.

Campbell opened the frame with a double, and Randolph followed with a base hit to center. Wilson Garcia kept the line moving by knocking in Campbell with a single, and with one out Jan Hernandez lofted a double to center to score both Randolph and Campbell and put the Threshers ahead by five.

JoJo Romero (2-1) turned in a solid start to earn the win, holding the Tortugas to two runs on seven hits and two walks in five innings of work.

Blake Quinn delivered three scoreless innings in relief, and Trevor Bettencourt finished it off with a hitless ninth.

Clearwater will go for the series win on Sunday, with first pitch at 5:35 p.m. Jose Taveras (5-4) takes the hill opposed by Jonathon Crawford (0-5).

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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