FSL: St. Lucie Scores 5 In Top 11th, To Beat Dunedin 10-5
The St. Lucie Mets have been battling through this young season to stay within striking distance in the Florida State South Division. On Tuesday, they took one step closer as they defeated the Dunedin Blue Jays 10-5 for their second straight victory, a day after outlasting the Blue Jays in an 11-10 victory.
At 7-6, the Mets are tied for second with the Palm Beach Cardinals and remain just two games out of first place.
The Mets took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first when John Mora scored ahead of a sac fly from Patrick Mazeika. Both players were in the middle of the next play providing the second run of the game on an RBI single from Mazeika scoring Mora.
St. Lucie did done better, scoring three runs in the top of the fourth, highlighted by an RBI double from Jeff Diehl, and a two RBI single from Enmanuel Zabala to put the Mets up 5-2.
Dunedin tied the game again in the with a run in the bottom of the fourth and two in the fifth on a sac fly, throwing error and single.
The game remained tied until the top of the 11th inning, when the Mets scored five runs. Wuilmer Becerra hit a two-out triple to left field, scoring Zabala and Mora. Then one batter later, Jhoan Urena launched a three-run shot over the right field fence to complete the five-run barrage.
Relief pitcher Justin Brantley worked around a two-out walk and induced a fly ball from Loveless to end the game and secure the 10-5 victory.
Both teams will play the third game of the four-game series on Wednesday, with first pitch scheduled for 6:30 pm.
John Mora – 3 for 6, 3 R
Anthony Dimino – 3 for 5, BB
Wuilmer Becerra – 1 for 5, R, Triple, 2 RBI
Patrick Mazeika – 2 for 4, R, 2 RBI
Jhoan Urena – 2 for 3, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI
Jeff Diehl – 2 for 5, R, Double, RBI
Lane Thomas – 2 for 6, R, Triple
Juan Kelly – 2 for 4, R, Double, RBI, 2 BB
Derrick Loveless – 4 for 6, R, 2 Doubles, RBI