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Mighty Mussels managed just three hits in loss to Tampa Tarpons

TAMPA - The Fort Myers Mighty Mussels played an Independence Day game Monday in Tampa, falling to the host Tarpons, 5-1. The Mussels managed just three hits in the game. Tampa scored two runs in the first, and added single tallies in the fourth, sixth and seventh to secure the win. Fort ...

U.S. Coast Guard releases 2021 recreational boating statistics

The U.S. Coast Guard released statistics on calendar year 2021 recreational boating incidents, revealing that there were 658 boating fatalities nationwide, a 14 percent decrease from the 767 deaths in 2020. From 2020-21, the total number of accidents decreased 16 percent (5,265 to 4,439) and ...

Raya, Cavaco impress in 2-1 loss to Dunedin

FORT MYERS – The Mighty Mussels pitching lowered their season ERA below 2.90 Thursday, but ultimately dropped a 2-1 decision to the Dunedin Blue Jays at Hammond Stadium. Marco Raya started the game, going three scoreless innings while striking out four and not allowing a hit. The ...

Cape 8U All-Star team wins title

The Cape Coral 8U All-Star team entered its first ever USSSA Tournament last weekend and brought home first place. The 6th Annual Independence Battle was held in Port Charlotte. The team will be back in action July 16-17 in the 4th Annual Small Field Legends tournament being held in Fort Myers.

It’s hot out on the water … be prepared

A couple of times this past week I thought, “If I get any hotter, I’m going to catch fire!” Then the always, “I’m getting way too old for this!” and, of course, the ever popular, “Is it getting hotter each summer, or just me getting older?” Wow! The Southwest Florida heat and ...

Mighty Mussels shut out by Blue Jays 2-0

FORT MYERS – The Mighty Mussels managed just four hits Tuesday, getting shut out for the first time all season at Hammond Stadium. The Dunedin Blue Jays (30-40, 2-2) got four hitless innings from starting pitcher Trenton Wallace before Ben Baggett and Matt Svanson (4-4) put up five straight ...