The second half of the 2009 season started out rough for the Stone Crabs. The week started off with three straight losses and ended with two consecutive rain outs. The Stone Crabs are 1-4 in the second half and are in fifth place in the FSL South Division.
Hitting Leaders: Cody Cipriano continues to lead the team in hitting with a .313 batting average which is fourth best in the league. Cipriano is also the team leader in doubles with 15 and active leader in home runs with 5. Emeel Salem leads the team in triples with 5 and is tied for third in the league. Shawn O’Malley is third in the league with 29 steals.
Pitching Leaders: Stone Crabs pitchers continue to be in the top 10 of all pitching categories. Darin Downs is third in the league with a 2.23 ERA. Downs is also third in strikeouts with 75, David Newmann is seventh with 71 and Alex Cobb is eighth with 68. Jeremy Hall is tied for the league lead with 8 wins.
Team Stats: The team offense improved to eighth in the FSL with a batting average of .247. The Stone Crabs are second in the league in triples with 23 and stolen bases with 97. The team pitching dropped to 3.66 ERA on the season which is sixth in the league. They are second in the league in strikeouts with 569.
Injuries: Stephen Vogt (shoulder)
The Week Ahead: 7/2/09: vs Brevard County Manatees. 7/3/09-7/4/09: at/vs Fort Myers Miracle. 7/5/09-7/7/09: vs Sarasota Reds. 7/8/09 at Jupiter Hammerheads.