Former Greensboro Grasshoppers(Jupiter Hammerheads) fall in Florida State League Championship Game, 2-0

Posted by Andy Durham on September 12, 2012 at 9:46 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

(With Box Score filled with former Grasshoppers)

Final tonight from Lakeland, Florida, where last year’s Greensboro Grasshoppers fall in the deciding Game Five, of the Florida State League Championship Series….Series ends with the Lakeland Flying Tigers taking the Title, 3-2/Three-games-to-two….

Final:
Lakeland Flying Tigers 2
Jupiter Hammerheads 0

WP:Melvin Mercedes
LP:Rett Varner
*****Excellent effort by Jupiter’s starting pitcher/former Hoppers pitcher Robert Morey(UVA), who pitched seven innings of one-hit baseball and he left the game with the score deadlocked at 0-0, after seven….The game turned in the bottom of the eighth inning with Rett Varner on the hill and after a hit and a walk, Michael Brady came in and there was a bunt to move a runner and then a throw to second to try to get a runner and the runner from third base scored on a two-base throwing error by catcher J.T. Realmuto…..Lakeland posted two runs in the bottom of the 8th and when the Hammerheads came up in the top of the ninth, they got a double by Noah Perio, which brought back memories to some, of his efforts in Savannah last year, but Jupipter could not bring him around and the Hammerheads fall to the Flying Tigers, 2-0…And again, it was a great effort by former Greensboro Grashopper Robert Morey….Morey gave up no runs, on just one hit, with one walk and eight big strikeouts….A very big Game Five playoff effort….*****

Box Score courtesy of the Florida State League:

Jupiter Hammerheads
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Christian Yelich CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .357
Marcell Ozuna RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Ryan Fisher 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .267
Mark Canha 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .176
Noah Perio 2B 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .265
Jake Realmuto C 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .171
Dallas Poulk LF 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .231
Taylor Krick DH 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .217
Terrence Dayleg SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .207

BATTING
2B: Perio (1, Mercedes).
TB: Canha; Poulk; Perio 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Dayleg 2; Realmuto.
GIDP: Realmuto.
Team RISP: 1-for-3.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Dayleg (2, fielding), Morey (1, fielding), Realmuto (2, throw).

Lakeland Flying Tigers
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Marcus Lemon LF 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .200
Dixon Machado SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .207
Tyler Collins RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .367
Wade Gaynor 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167
Dean Green DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .174
Curt Casali C 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .111
James Robbins 1B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .231
Hernan Perez 2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .296
Michael Rockett CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211

BATTING
TB: Casali; Collins; Perez, H.
RBI: Collins (5).
2-out RBI: Collins.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Robbins; Machado; Gaynor 2.
SAC: Rockett 2.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Perez, H (2, 3rd base off Brady/Realmuto), Lemon (1, 2nd base off Brady/Realmuto).

FIELDING
E: Robbins (1, fielding).
DP: (Machado-Robbins).

Jupiter Hammerheads
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Robert Morey 7.0 1 0 0 1 8 0 3.27
Rett Varner (L, 1-1) 0.1 1 2 2 1 0 0 2.35
Michael Brady 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.18
Lakeland Flying Tigers
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Warwick Saupold 7.0 3 0 0 2 5 0 5.23
Melvin Mercedes (W, 1-0) 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00

WP: Morey 2, Saupold.
Groundouts-flyouts: Morey 10-3, Varner 1-0, Brady 0-1, Saupold 9-5, Mercedes 5-1.
Batters faced: Morey 25, Varner 3, Brady 3, Saupold 26, Mercedes 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Brady 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Brian Reilly. 1B: Shane Livensparger. 2B: Jose Esteras. 3B: Travis Eggert.
Weather: 79 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, R to L.
T: 2:26.
Att: 708.


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