DAYTONA BEACH, FL - The Tortugas gave up their most runs of the season in a single inning Tuesday night, as Daytona fell, 10-1, to the Charlotte Stone Crabs in front of 1,694 fans at Radiology Associates Field at Jackie Robinson Ballpark. Charlotte has taken the first two games of the series, as the Tortugas have now lost four of their last five games.
There were no runs on the board, and only four combined hits, between the two clubs through the first five innings. Charlotte ended that by scoring an unearned run on an RBI double by Ryan Boldt in the sixth inning off Tortugas reliever RHP Jake Paulson to put them ahead, 1-0.
Things fell apart in the seventh inning. The Stone Crabs sent 13 men to the plate, scoring eight runs on four hits, and capitalizing on six walks and a Daytona fielding miscue to extend their lead to 9-0. The inning was highlighted by a Boldt grand slam to dead center field, which catapulted the lead to 8-0 at that time.
Gavin LaValley hit a solo blast in the bottom of the seventh, his third homer of the homestand, and his fourth of the season to help Daytona avoid the shutout.
Ryan Boldt paced the Charlotte attack by going 4-for-5 with a grand slam, six RBI, and a run scored.
Tyler Brashears (2-0) shut down the Tortugas over six innings of work. He punched out seven, walked one, and yielded just two hits.
RHP Jonathan Crawford received a no-decision in his third start of the season. He threw five innings, allowed a hit, walked five, and struck out one over 87 pitches.
The series continues with the third game of the set Wednesday evening at The Jack. Daytona turns to RHP Jose Lopez (1-1, 1.69) to try and turn the tide. He will face Charlotte's LHP Michael Velasquez (0-1, 6.10). Wine & Design at the Park, Cancer Awareness Night with specialty jerseys, and Wins-days with dollar dogs, soda, and popcorn are the featured promotions. First pitch is at 7:05 PM, with the pregame starting at 6:50 PM on AM 1230 and AM 1490 WSBB.
Notes: Blake Butler made his first career appearance on the mound and impressed by facing four batters and not allowing a run…Narciso Crook turned in his best offensive showing of the season, going 2-for-3 at the plate with a double and a stolen base…Daytona has now committed eight errors in its last four games after having just two over the first nine…Daytona's 11 walks were the most in their three year history…The eight runs allowed in the seventh were the most in an inning by Daytona since April 27, 2016 (12 vs. Clearwater)…Charlotte scored a season-high runs for a game and single inning
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