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Hammerheads take four of six from Mighty Mussels

Local team’s homestand continues with series against Daytona Tortugas

By NATHAN MAYBERG - | Jul 20, 2021

Fort Myers Mighty Mussels’ pitcher Zaquiel Puentes struck out one, hit a batter and walked two in two-thirds of an inning against the Jupiter Hammerheads at Hammond Stadium Thursday. NATHAN MAYBERG

The Jupiter Hammerheads, the Low-A affiliate of the Miami Marlins, swept into town and took four of six games in a series with the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels at Hammond Stadium last week.

The Hammerheads (30-35), third in the newly created East Division of the new Low-A Southeast League, swept the doubleheader Thursday 9-2, 2-1, won Friday 9-1 and captured Sunday’s game 8-2.

The Mighty Mussels, the affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, remain third in the West Division of the Low-A Southeast League. They won the opener Tuesday 12-10 and won Saturday’s game 7-5.

The Mighty Mussels received their best pitching performance of the series Saturday from Orlando Rodriguez, who was making his debut for Fort Myers. The 25-year-old right-hander allowed seven hits and one run over seven innings, while striking out six.

Mighty Mussels’ infielder Will Holland led the team with five hits and a home run during the series. Outfielder Misael Urbina had four hits and a home run in the series.

Mighty Mussels' second baseman Yunior Severino had three hits in Thursday's in over Daytona. FILE PHOTO

The Mighty Mussels began a six-game homestand Tuesday with the Daytona Tortugas, the Cincinnati Reds affiliate. Special promotions for the remainder of the series include senior night on Wednesday, college night on Thursday, Bark in the Park on Saturday and Sunday Brunchday.

Hammond Stadium is located at the CenturyLink Sports Complex at 14100 Ben C. Pratt/Six Mile Cypress Parkway in South Fort Myers.

For more about the Mightly Mussels, visit www.milb.com/fort-myers