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Mussels’ comeback falls short in 5-4 loss to Blue Jays

FORT MYERS – The Mighty Mussels scored three runs in the later innings Wednesday afternoon but came up one short against the Dunedin Blue Jays at Hammond Stadium. Fort Myers (42-26, 1-3) trailed 5-1 entering the bottom of the fifth. Kala’i Rosario led off the inning by clobbering a long ...

Roberto’s two-run home run in 10th lifts Mussels

Nelson Roberto's two-run, two-out home run in the top of the 10th inning propelled the Mighty Mussels to a 6-4 victory over the Flying Tigers Thursday night at Lakeland's Joker Marchant Stadium. The home run was Roberto's second on the season. The Mussels (41-23) took the early lead in the ...

Saving local seagrasses and protecting yourself from the sun

Many blame summer rain and nutrient rich freshwater coming from the Cape’s canal system for the recent fish kill in Matlacha with dead and decomposing algae causing unsustainable low oxygen levels. Other sources of fresh, often contaminated water entering into Charlotte Harbor also has a ...

Flying Tigers down Mighty Mussels, 3-1

The Fort Myers Mighty Mussels managed just three hits in a 3-1 loss to the Lakeland Flying Tigers Wednesday night at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland. All the Mussels (40-23) could muster against Lakeland starter Garrett Burhenn and relievers Blake Holub and Williander Moreno over nine ...

Mighty Mussels take opener with Flying Tigers, 3-2

The Fort Myers Mighty Mussels built an early 3-0 lead over the Lakeland Flying Tigers Tuesday evening before holding on for a 3-2 win in Lakeland. The Mussels opened the scoring in the second when a Keoni Cavaco triple scored Rubel Cespedes. The Fort Myers club added a second run in the ...

U.S. Coast Guard to undertake Operation Dry Water July 2-4

The U.S. Coast Guard announced that Operation Dry Water 2022 is taking place July 2-4 with heightened enforcement. Operation Dry Water is a national awareness and enforcement campaign focused on reducing the number of alcohol and drug-related incidents and fatalities and fostering a ...

‘Swing Out of Summer’ golf tourney Aug. 26

The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce’s 5th Annual “Swing Out of Summer” Golf Tournament will be held Friday, Aug. 26, at The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club, located at 949 Sand Castle Road, Sanibel. Registration is set to begin at 8 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 9 a.m. This event ...