Here’s what happened Sunday in timeline order.
Noon: Jupiter Hammerheads (18-17) hosting Fort Myers Mighty Mussels (19-16) (Low-A)
2:15 PM: Chattanooga Lookouts (20-14) hosting Pensacola Blue Wahoos (20-15) (Double-A)
3:05 PM: Beloit Snappers (16-19) hosting Cedar Rapids Kernels (17-18)
6:35 PM: Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (21-14) hosting Norfolk Tides (13-20)
(JUP) The first pitch at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, from 21-year-old right-hander Matt Givin, is hit on a rope into left field for a single by Edouard Julien.
(JUP) On a full count from Givin in the top of the first, Aaron Sabato draws a walk. On the same pitch, Hammerheads catcher Cameron Barstad is unable to corral the ball, resulting in Edouard Julien scoring the first run on the game on a passed ball. 1-0, Mussels, but the run is unearned.
(JUP) Aaron Sabato draws a bases-loaded walk off Givin, Givin’s fifth free pass of the game. Still responsible for the three players on base, he’s relieved by Sam Bordner.
(JUP) Two outs later and with the bases still loaded, Yunior Severino hits a two-run single to make it 4-0, Mighty Mussels. All four runs allowed by Givin are marked unearned.
(JUP) Barstad crosses the plate on a Angeudis Santos sacrifice fly to help Jupiter avoid the shutout.
(JUP) Davis Bradshaw gets Jupiter within a run with a two-run double, scoring Dalvy Rosario and Diowill Burgos. Sharks still trail, 4-3.
(CHA) Randy Wynne of the Lookouts (1-1, 6.14) delivers a ball high-and-outside for the first pitch of the day against Demetrius Sims of the Wahoos.
(CHA) Lazaro Alonso brings Peyton Burdick home with the first run of the game in the top of the second. Wahoos 1, Lookouts 0
(CHA) Jerar Encarnacíon delivers his fifth home run of the season, a solo shot to put the Wahoos up, 2-0.
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(BEL) Kyle Nicolas delivers a ball high, kicking off Beloit’s showdown with the Kernels.
(CHA) Jhon Nunez clubs his first tater of the season for the Wahoos, making the score 3-0.
(CHA) Within a minute of Nunez going deep in Chattanooga, Snappers starter Kyle Nicolas allows Wander Javier of the Kernels to go deep with a two-run shot to open the scoring in Beloit.
(CHA) In the meantime, Wahoos starting pitcher Brandon Leibrandt has made it through five innings without allowing a hit. He had surrendered a pair of walks and struck out one batter.
(JUP) Like much ado about nothing, the Mussels make it final by striking Victor Mesa Jr. out with J.D. Orr on second base. Fort Myers 4, Jupiter 3.
- the two teams combined for only eight hits, five for Jupiter, and three for Fort Myers
- no Hammerhead player had more than one hit, but J.D. Orr reached base three times with two walks and a single, then stole two bases for 11 on the season
- Cameron Barstad and Davis Bradshaw each hit a double
- Sam Bordner pitched two shutout innings, allowing only a single and striking out two
- Joey Steele pitched two shutout innings, allowing only a walk and striking out two
- New addition Jefry Nan pitched a scoreless ninth despite walking two batters
- Jupiter goes 2-4 through the six-game set, landing at 18-18
(BEL) The Snappers scored five runs on Cedar Rapids, with a Tevin Mitchell RBI-single, a sacrifice fly by Ynmanol Marinez, and a three-run homer by Troy Johnston, his fourth for a 5-2 lead.
(BEL) The Kernels chip away at Beloit’s lead with a third inning Jair Camargo RBI-single. The lead is now 5-3.
(BEL) Mitchell singles Nic Ready home in the bottom of the third to set the score at 6-3 in favor of Beloit.
(CHA) After Brandon Leibrandt pitched six no-hit innings, followed by hitless innings from Dylan Bice and Andrew Bellatti, reliever Brian McKenna opened the ninth with a strikeout, followed by a walk, a single, and a three-run homer to get the Lookouts within a run.
(CHA) Colton Hock relieved McKenna, and earned his ninth save of the year by nailing down the final two outs. Pensacola 4, Chattanooga 3
- Pensacola had a combined no-hitter going until one out in the ninth
- Jerar Encarnacíon led Pensacola’s offense with three hits, including two home runs
- Leibrandt lowered his ERA by over two runs after entering the day at 8.71. Six shutout innings left it at 6.61
- Pensacola splits their six games with Chattanooga, landing them at 21-15
(BEL) Cedar Rapids pitcher Derek Molina loads the bases then uncorks two wild pitches to let Connor Scott and Thomas Jones to cross the plate in succession for an 8-3 Beloit lead.
(BEL) Gabe Snyder hits a two-run homer off Beloit reliever Zach Sterner with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. Sterner strikes out Trey Cabbage a moment later to end the game in a non-save situation. Beloit 8, Cedar Rapids 5
- The Snappers totaled eight runs despite only collecting four hits
- Evan Brabrand (1-1, 7.07) earned the win, striking out three in 3 2⁄3 scoreless innings
- Mitchell owned half of Beloit’s base hits, with a pair of singles
- Connor Scott didn’t get a hit, but he drew three walks
- Beloit won two-of-six in the six-game series
Norfolk and Jacksonville were delayed by rain.
The finale between the Tides and the Shrimp was postponed, and reset for a twin-bill on August 4. Jacksonville won two-of-five to drop the six game-set.
After a day off, all four teams will kick off their respective seventh six-game series’ of the season (of 20).
The Hammerheads will host the St. Lucie Mets at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium starting at 6:30 PM on Tuesday night.
The Jumbo Shrimp will visit the Charlotte Knights at Truist Field starting at 7:04 PM.
The Snappers will visit the Peoria Chiefs at Dozer Park beginning at 7:35 PM.
Pensacola will host the Montgomery Biscuits starting at 7:35 PM.