DAYTONA BEACH, FL - The Tortugas were shut out for the second straight night in their 5-0 loss against Clearwater in front of 2,842 fans celebrating Independence Day at Radiology Associates Field at Jackie Robinson Ballpark.
Clearwater scored four runs on four hits with two outs in the second inning against RHP Wendolyn Bautista. They would later add an uneared run in the seventh inning after a two out error from shortstop Alfredo Rodriguez.
Daytona was held to just three hits, going 0-for-3 with runners in scoring position, while being shut out for the third straight home game. Their lone scoring chance came in the first inning when Rodriguez reached third base with one out, but could not score.
Bautista (1-3) allowed a Daytona career-high five runs in seven innings in the loss. He allowed eight hits, while striking out none. RHP Hector Arauz (3-0) went six shut out innings for the win in his first start of 2017. RHP Luke Leftwich tossed three no-hit innings for his seventh save.
Daytona (1-11, 34-43) suffered it's eighth straight loss. The Tortugas guarantee that they will snap their losing streak Wednesday night. If they don't, everyone in attendance will recieve a free ticket to a future home game. RHP Wyatt Strahan gets the ball for the Tortugas Wednesday. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM, with coverage beginning at 6:50 PM with The Metcare Pregame Show on AM 1230 and AM 1490 WSBB.
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