4/9/16

Jupiter 5 - St. Lucie 3

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The Jupiter Hammerheads scored four of their runs with two outs in a 5-3 win over the St. Lucie Mets on Friday at Tradition Field.

A crowd of 3,567 roared to life when Wuilmer Becerra laced a two-run single in the eighth that cut the Mets deficit to two runs, but Jupiter reliever Kyle Fischer coaxed an inning-ending ground out from Champ Stuart with the bases loaded.

John Norwood led the offense for the Hammerheads. He delivered a two-out, two-run triple in the fourth that put Jupiter up 2-1. He also scored on wild pitches in the fourth and in the seventh.

Mets starter Chris Flexen allowed three runs in six innings and struck out five in his Florida State League debut.

Reliever Tim Peterson pitched two perfect innings and struck out five of the six batters he faced.

Notes: Jupiter’s Jose Velez struck out the side in the ninth…Tomas Nido collected his second straight two-hit game…RF Patrick Biondi doubled, walked and was hit by a pitch in his debut…Jupiter starter Luis Castillo limited the Mets to one run in five innings.

Next Up: The series shifts to Jupiter. First pitch on Saturday at Roger Dean Stadium is 5:30 p.m.

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