The Stone Crabs avoided the sweep by defeating the Jupiter Hammerheads 1-0 on Friday night at Charlotte Sports Park. Alex Colome was lights out for the Stone Crabs, pitching 7 scoreless innings with 10 strikeouts.
The lone run of the game came in the bottom of the fourth inning. Greg Sexton and Brett Nommensen led off the inning with back to back singles. Both runners advanced on fly ball to center by Mark Thomas. sexton then scored on a wild pitch to give the Stone Crabs the 1-0 margin of victory.
Hak-Ju Lee singled in the seventh inning to extend his hitting streak to twelve games.
Colome picked up his first win of the season. Drew Leary made his Stone Crabs debut with 2 no-hit innings to record the save.
The Stone Crabs begin a three game series against the Fort Myers on Saturday night at Charlotte Sports Park. Chris Andujar is scheduled to start against Brad Stillings for Fort Myers.
- Hak-Ju Lee (SS): 1 for 3.
- Tyler Bortnick (2B): 2 for 3 with a double and a stolen base.
- Anthony Scelfo (LF): 1 for 3.
- Greg Sexton (1B): 2 for 4 with a run scored.
- Brett Nommensen (RF) 1 for 4.
- Mark Thomas (C): 0 for 4.
- Chris Murrill (CF): 2 for 4.
- David Wendt (DH): 0 for 4.
- Matt Hall (3B): 1 for 2 with a stolen base.
- Alex Colome (Win, 1-2): 7 shut-out innings with 3 hits, 10 strikeouts and a walk.
- Drew Leary (Save, 1): 2 no-hit innings with 4 strikeouts and a walk.