Posted by Mack Ade at 12:30 AM
Press Release - The Dunedin Blue Jays scored all six of their runs in the fifth inning to overcome a deficit and defeat the St. Lucie Mets 6-4 at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium.
The Mets took a 3-0 lead to the bottom of the fifth after scoring a pair of unearned runs in the top of the frame. Justin Dunn had retired 11 in a row, but the Blue Jays sent nine men to the plate against him in the inning and scored six runs on five hits.
A two-run single by Andrew Guillotte provided the Blue Jays with a 4-3 lead. Two batters later Max Pentecost hit a long home run to make it 6-3.
Nick Sergakis tried to spark a rally in the ninth with a solo home run, but the Mets were retired in order after that by Andrew Case.
Major Leaguer J.P. Howell started the game for Dunedin and pitched a scoreless first inning. T.J. Zeuch followed with six effective innings for the Jays. He held the Mets to two earned runs and three hits to get the win.
Dunn ended up pitching 4.2 innings. He allowed seven hits and six runs, all earned. Craig Missigman finished out the game for the Mets. He didn’t allow a run or a hit over 3.1 innings while striking out five.
Sergakis went 2 for 3 with a home run, double and two runs scored.
The Mets settled for a 2-2 split in the series after winning the first two games.