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FSL: Vavra Lifts Miracle Over Fire Frogs With 2-Run Home Run

Twins #26 Top Prospect, Lachlan Wells, pitched a gem on Monday night, earning his first win on the season. (Photo by David Conde/Legends on Deck)

Legends on Deck was on-hand live as the the Fort Myers Miracle opened a four-game series with the Florida Fire Frogs at Hammond Stadium on Monday night.

The game would be decided by a clutch two-run home run, late in the game, off the bat of first baseman Trey Vavra, improving the Miracle to 4-8, while the loss dropped the Fire Frogs to 5-7.

The game featured Miracle starter Lachlan Wells, #26 on the Minnesota Twins Top 30 Prospect list, against Fire Frogs starter Tyler Pike. Both pitchers brought their best stuff keeping the game scoreless through 6 1/2 innings.

Wells tossed seven innings, allowing three hits, no runs or walks, striking out eight batters. The Twins top prospect retired the first 13 batters he faced, first four via a strike out, before giving up a one-out single in the top of the fifth inning.

As for Pike, he matched zeroes with the Miracle starter, tossing six innings, allowing no runs on two hits, one walk and four strikeouts. Pike retired the first six batters he faced before giving up a lead-off single to second baseman Nelson Molina. Next batter Daniel Kihle roped a double down the left field line, but Molina was thrown out at the plate trying to score the games first run from first base. Florida’s starter the settled down keeping the Miracle off the scoreboard until he departed after six innings.

Trey Vavra celebrates with teammates, after hitting two-run home run to give the Miracle a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the seventh inning. (Photo by David Conde/Legends on Deck)

In the bottom of the seventh with Andres Santiago on the mound for Florida, Vavra launched a two-out shot over the left field fence to give the Miracle a 2-0 lead.

In the top of the ninth, with relief pitcher Michael Theofanopoulos in his second inning of work, Ronald Acuna led off the inning and hit a bomb that looked like it would never land, smashing off the left field video board, pulling the Fire Frogs within a run at 2-1. After the long home run, Theofanopoulos settled down retiring the next three batters he faced to secure the victory and his first save on the season.

Top Performers 

Fire Frogs
Ronald Acuna, RF – 1 for 4, R, HR, RBI
Tyler Pike – 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K

Miracle
Trey Vavra, 1B – 1 for 3, R, HR, 2 RBI
Lachlan Wells (W, 1-1) – 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K

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