Saturday, May 2, 2009

Stone Crabs take over first place by beating Fort Myers 5-2

Charlotte Stone CrabsThe Game: The Charlotte Stone Crabs took over first place by defeating the Fort Myers Miracle 5-2 at Charlotte Sports Park. Fort Myers took the lead in the first as Steve Singleton doubled to center and was drove home on an RBI single by Chris Parmelee. The Stone Crabs came back to tie the game in the third when Ryan Royster drew a walk to lead of the inning and was came home on an RBI single by Shawn O’Malley to tie the game at 1-1.

Fort Myers put another run on the board in the top of the fourth. Alex Cobb issued walks to Rene Leveret and Jair Fernandez. Chris Cates followed with an RBI single to center to score Leveret and put Fort Myers back on top at 2-1. The Stone Crabs answered in the bottom of the sixth inning as Reid Fronk hits a sacrifice fly to right to score Greg Sexton and tie the game again 2-2.

The Stone Crabs took the lead by scoring three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning. Matt Fields started the rally with a two out single to right. Reid Fronk followed with a double to left to put runners at second and third. Cody Cipriano hit a 2-RBI single to score Field and Fronk. Nevin Ashley followed with a single to right to score Cipriano and put the Stone Crabs on top to stay 5-2.

Alex Cobb gave up both runs in 4 innings of work allowing 5 hits while striking out and walking 2. Justin Garcia pitched 3 scoreless innings giving up 1 hit and striking out 3. Matt Gorgen got the win going 2 innings and allowing 1 hit and recording 1 strikeout and 1 walk. Blair Erickson was charged with a bad save and the loss for Fort Myers.

What Went Right: Matt Gorgen; still holds a 0.00 ERA in 6 appearances.

What Went Wrong: Omar Luna and Emeel Salem; were the only Stone Crabs without hits tonight, both going 0-4.

A Look Ahead: The Stone Crabs with play Fort Myers in game three of the series at Charlotte Sports Park. Jesse Darcy (0-1) is scheduled to throw against David Bromberg (1-0)

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