The Jupiter Hammerheads were victorious in action on Wednesday night.
Unfortunately, they were the only team to manage to join their parent club’s winning ranks for the day.
Beloit Sky Carp 1, Cedar Rapids Kernels 2
Carp starter Pat Monteverde was in fine form for Wednesday’s game against division leader Kernels, allowing one run on three hits in five innings. He walked three and struck out four, while getting 63 of 97 throws in the zone. Reliever Josan Mendez followed with a scoreless sixth, despite allowing three singles in the frame.
Trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the sixth, Beloit scored his only point of the match on a brace from Cody Morissette, scoring Nasim Nunez. Tyler Mitzel suffered the loss, giving up a run over his two innings of work. Eight to five, only Morissette had multiple hits in the game, finishing with a single to go along with his double. Now 4-13, Beloit has had a slow start this season.
Jupiter Hammerheads 6, Palm Beach Cardinals 3
With an announced crowd of 931 in the home of Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, the “visiting” Hammerheads overtook the Cardinals at home in a 6-3 final. Led by starter Edward Cabrera, the Jupiter pitcher totaled 13 strikeouts. Cabrera scored seven on his own, pitching four shutout innings and allowing just one hit. He walked three and threw 35 of 58 over the plate. Check out the Hammerheads tweet below to see him get a junior-level cardinal to almost swing out of his shoes.
The Sharks opened the scoring in the fourth inning on an RBI single from Zach Zubia, bringing Cameron Barstad home. Jose Salas doubled home Kahlil Watson in the fifth for a 2-0 lead. After Edgár Sanchez gave up a run at the bottom of the frame, Zubia drove Tyler Castillo home for a 3-1 lead.
Sanchez gave up a pair of runs late in the inning and was therefore responsible for the Cardinals’ three runs. He was still the record-breaking pitcher in the top of the ninth when Watson hit a three-run homer on his fifth practice of the year. With a 6-3 lead, AJ Candelario struck out three in the ninth for his second save. Sanchez took the win, striking out three strikes in four innings.
Zubia finished with three hits, while Watson and Osiris Johnson each had a pair.
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 1, Charlotte Knights 10
Shrimp throwing earned Charlotte 10 points before stepping onto the board Wednesday night. Peyton Burdick saved the Crustaceans from a shutout with a solo homer in the eighth inning, his fourth of the campaign. He had an exit speed of 109.2 mph, the highest of any batted ball for either team. Burdick had two of Jacksonville’s six hits in the contest.
Pensacola Blue Wahoos 0, Biloxi Shuckers 2
Cody Mincey was effective in the loss, giving up two runs in five innings. He struck out three, but was flagged in defeat behind an anemic Pensacola attack. Josh Simpson, Andrew Nardi and Jeffry Yan each pitched a scoreless relief inning. Simpson still hasn’t given up runs through seven appearances in 2022.
Pensacola’s offense had just four hits, led by a pair of Luis Aviles Jr. The team combined for 13 strikeouts without walking and is now 7-10.