Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Charlotte Stone Crabs drop game one of doubleheader to Jupiter

Charlotte Stone CrabsThe Game: The Charlotte Stone Crabs dropped game one of Tuesday's doubleheader to the Jupiter Hammerheads at Roger Dean Stadium. The Stone Crabs took an early lead in the first inning. John Matulia singled to right to lead off the inning. Nevin Ashley followed with an RBI triple to score Matulia. Ashley later scored on a sacrifice by Drew Anderson to give the Stone Crabs a 2-0 lead.

Jupiter battled back to take the lead in the bottom of the second, striking for five runs in the inning. Osvaldo Martinez led off the inning with a walk, followed by back to back singles by Louis Ott and Miguel Fermin to load the bases. Ryan Curry then drove home three runs with a triple to left field. Curry later scored on a double by Geraldo Valentin. Valentin came home two batters later on an RBI single by Spike McDougall to give the Hammerheads a 5-2 lead.

The Stone Crabs added another run in the third inning. Matt Hall drew a walk and then advanced to second on a single by John Matulia. Drew Anderson later followed with an RBI single that scored Hall and pulled the Stone Crabs within two, 5-3.

Jupiter added an insurance run in the fourth inning. Hunter Mense singled to lead off the inning then moved to second on single by Geraldo Valentin. Spike McDougall doubled to center scoring Mense to give the Hammerheads the 6-3 margin of victory.

Jake McGee was charged with the loss, allowing 4 runs on 5 hits with 4 strikeouts and a walk in 1 2/3 inning. Marquis Fleming made his Charlotte debut, pitching 1/3 of an innings and allowed 1 run on 2 hits with a walk. Jesse Darcy pitched 3 innings and allowed a run on 4 hits with 2 strikeouts. Kevin Boggan finished the game with a no-hit inning recording a strikeout. Jeff Allison was the winning pitcher for Jupiter.

What Went Right: Shawn Williams; 2 for 3 with a double.

What Went Wrong: Jake McGee; tagged for 4 runs on 5 hits in 1 2/3 innings. Matt Sweeney; 0 for 3 with 2 K’s in his Stone Crabs debut.

A Look Ahead: The Stone Crabs look to avoid the sweep in game two of the doubleheader.

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