Posted by Mack Ade at 7:30 AM
Matt Oberste and Michael Conforto both hit long home runs as the St. Lucie Mets defeated the Fort Myers Miracle 7-5 at Hammond Stadium.
Conforto gave the Mets a brief 2-1 lead with a solo homer, his third of the year, in the fourth inning.
Oberste broke a 3-3 tie in the fifth with a three-run bomb into the left field berm off of Alex Muren.
Three Mets relievers combined to pitch the final five innings, giving up two earned runs. Akeel Morris got the six-out save. He gave up an earned run on Chad Christensen’s double in the eighth. It was his first earned run allowed by Morris since July 1, 2014 when pitching for Savannah.
Morris stranded the tying run at first base in the ninth by inducing a ground out by Alex Swim. He struck out four.
Kelly Secrest pitched two innings of relief to earn his first win. Jake Kuebler tossed a scoreless seventh.
The Mets scored their first road run in 29 innings when Jeff McNeil delivered an RBI single in the third.
Jason Kanzler tied the game in the bottom of the third with a leadoff homer against Logan Taylor.
Conforto broke the 1-all tie in the fourth, but the Miracle scratched across two runs in their half of the fourth to take a 3-2 lead.
McNeil pulled another RBI single in the fifth to even the score 3-3. Conforto followed with a single and Oberste hit his first homer of the year to give the Mets the lead for good.
Both Conforto and Oberste registered three hits.
Taylor allowed three runs on four hits in four innings.