Headrick fans 11 in 2-0 rain-shortened loss to Mets
Mighty Mussels finish homestand with 5-1 record
Headrick (2-2) struck out the side in his first and last inning, allowing just one run on two hits over five frames. The left-hander became the third Mighty Mussels (16-14) pitcher to reach 30 strikeouts for the season.
In a scoreless game in the top of the fifth, Mets (17-13) third baseman Jose Peroza drew a leadoff walk. The next batter was Warren Saunders, who lined an RBI double to the wall in left to give St. Lucie a 1-0 lead.
With the Mets still up by one in the sixth, Alex Ramirez was hit by a pitch before stealing second. After a Joe Suozzi infield single put men on the corners, St. Lucie executed a double steal to make it 2-0.
Shortly thereafter, the tarp was put on the field with heavy rain falling at Hammond Stadium. After a rain delay of over an hour, the game was called due to unplayable field conditions.
The Mighty Mussels have a day off today before traveling to Jupiter to play the Hammerheads at Roger Dean Stadium. The six-game series will be broadcast on the Hammerheads Baseball Network. The next Mighty Mussels’ broadcast will take place on Tuesday, June 15.
Box Score: https://atmilb.com/3vSEr8l
Fort Myers Mighty Mussels 9, St. Lucie Mets 4
FORT MYERS – The Fort Myers Mighty Mussels took advantage of seven St. Lucie Mets errors Saturday, earning their sixth straight victory by a 9-4 margin at Hammond Stadium.
The Mussels (16-13) scored in five of their eight offensive frames, plating five unearned runs.
Left-hander Juan Pichardo (1-0) sparkled in relief, tossing three hitless innings to earn his first Low-A win.
After both teams exchanged runs in the first two innings, the game remained tied 3-3 until the bottom of the fourth. After Kyle Schmidt walked, Willie Joe Garry Jr. pulled a base hit into right. Two batters later, Edouard Julien lifted a fly ball to center field that was dropped by Mets (16-13) outfielder Alexander Ramirez. The defensive miscue allowed both runners to score and give Fort Myers a 5-3 lead.
After the Mussels tacked on a run in the sixth, Aaron Sabato drew a one-out walk in the seventh. Jeferson Morales and Yunior Severino followed with singles to load the bases. Misael Urbina then delivered a sacrifice fly to center to make it 6-3. After another error plated Morales to make it 7-3, Schmidt cranked an RBI triple off the wall in center to extend the lead to 8-3.
The Mighty Mussels’ six-game winning streak is their longest of the season.
Box Score: https://atmilb.com/3vVeVze
— John Vittas