St. Lucie 7 - Jupiter 5


The St. Lucie Mets came from behind to notch their first road win of the season with a 7-5 victory over the Jupiter Hammerheads on Saturday at Roger Dean Stadium.

Luis Guillorme broke a 5-5 tie in the eighth with a single to left field that plated Patrick Biondi, who led off the frame with a walk. Guillorme later scored on a two-out single by Michael Katz.

Mets starter Corey Oswalt allowed five runs over 2.2 innings, but relievers Ben Griset, Corey Taylor and Jimmy Duff combined to toss 6.1 scoreless innings of relief to finish out the game. The trio combined for 8 strikeouts and gave up one hit. Griset and Taylor were making their St. Lucie debuts. Taylor was credited with the win and Duff the save.

The Mets led 4-2 in the third when Jupiter’s Bryan Haynal hit a bases-clearing double with two outs to put the Hammerheads up 5-4. Amed Rosario’s RBI single in the sixth tied the game.

The Mets pounded out 12 hits. Katz led the charge, going 3 for 4 with a walk, RBI and two runs scored.

Notes: The Mets wore orange Star Wars rebels jerseys while the Hammerheads wore black Darth Vader jerseys. The Mets will wear their Star Wars jersey at home on April 23…With a run-scoring single in the first inning, John Mora now has a two-out RBI hit in all three games…Tomas Nido (2 for 5) now has multiple hits in all three games this season…Jupiter committed four errors after playing error-free in the first two games…Mets pitchers have registered 31 strikeouts in the first three game.

Next Up: The Mets (2-1) and Hammerheads (1-2) conclude their four-games series on Sunday at Roger Dean Stadium. First pitch is 1 p.m.


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