4/21/18

Jupiter 5 - St. Lucie 2

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Press Release:

JUPITER, Fla. (April 20, 2018) – The Jupiter Hammerheads jumped out to an early lead and defeated the St. Lucie Mets 5-2 on Friday at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium.

Jupiter starter Daniel Castano only need 69 pitches as he cruised through seven innings to pick up his third straight win. He held the Mets to four hits and two runs while striking out three.

The Hammerheads scored two runs in the third on a RBI single from Riley Mahan and a run-scoring ground out by Stone Garrett. They added two more runs in the fourth to go up 4-0. Corey Bird drove in a run with a single and Joe Dunand added another RBI ground out.

The Mets collected all four of their hits and both runs in the fifth inning against Castano. Michael Paez bounced a two-run single up the middle with one out to cut the deficit to 4-2. However, Castano would retire seven batters in a row to end his outing.

Vincenzo Aiello pitched a perfect eighth and Lukas Schiraldi worked a scoreless ninth for the save.

Paez, Andres Gimenez, Luis Carpio and Dan Rizzie had the four singles for the Mets.

St. Lucie starter Harol Gonzalez suffered the loss. He gave up eight hits and four runs in four innings.

Adam Atkins allowed one run and struck out three in three innings of relief.

The Hammerheads won their sixth straight game. They have won 11 of 12. The Mets dropped to 1-5 away from home.

The Mets (7-7) and Hammerheads (12-3) play the second game of their series at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

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