Saturday, June 27, 2009

Charlotte Stone Crabs swept by Dunedin in doubleheader

Charlotte Stone CrabsThe Game: The Charlotte Stone Crabs suffered a loss in game two of Saturday’s doubleheader against the Dunedin Blue Jays at Dunedin Stadium. Both teams held a scoreless tie until the fourth inning when Dunedin broke things open. Matt Liuzza singled to right and then came home on an RBI double by Kevin Ahrens. Ahrens later scored on a double by Adam Loewen and the Blue Jays took a 2-0 lead.

The Stone Crabs put a run on the board in the top of the sixth inning. Matt Hall was the first Stone Crab base runner as he reached on a throwing error. Cody Cipriano singled to left advancing Hall into scoring position. Henry Wrigley followed with an RBI single to left that scored Hall and brought the Stone Crabs within 1 run of Dunedin. But the Blue Jays added an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth on a solo home run by Moises Sierra and the Blue Jays held the 3-1 lead to the end.

Brian Flores suffered the loss, pitching 5 innings and allowed 2 runs of 4 hits while striking out 5 and walking 2. Jose Mejias threw 1 inning in relief giving up the solo home run and striking out 1. Ryan Page picked up the win for Dunedin.

What Went Right: Henry Wrigley; 2 for 3 with an RBI.

What Went Wrong: Still can’t find a way to beat Dunedin; 0-3 so far this series and 1-6 on the year against the Blue Jays.

A Look Ahead: The Stone Crabs look to avoid the sweep as they take on the Dunedin Blue Jays on Sunday afternoon at Dunedin Stadium. Alex Cobb (4-4) and Andrew Liebel (3-8) are the probable starters.

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