FSL Playoffs: Jupiter Hammerheads Take Game One From St. Lucie

@ Jupiter Hammerheads 3, St. Lucie Mets 1 

This was the game Jupiter needed with their ace on the hill, in their only home game, to take a 1-0 lead, and give themselves a shot in game one of this best-of-three game series.

The Hammerheads scored twice in the bottom  of the eighth off Adrian Rosario to break a 1-1 tie. After a leadoff walk, Christian Yelich and Marcell Ozuna singled to bring home the second run. The third run scored on a sacrifice fly off Hamilton Bennett. Yelich was 3-for-4 with a strikeout and two runs scored. I wrote briefly about him on Tuesday. He’s really good.

A two-hour and 58 minute rain delay helped chase starters Logan Verrett and Jose Fernandez from the game after five innings.

The St. Lucie offense mustered only four hits including two from SS Danny Muno, who was 2-for-4. CF Cesar Puello, who was 1-for-3 with a triple, scored St. Lucie’s only run. Notably, Robbie Shields started at third, while Aderlin Rodriguez sat.