The Florida Fire Frogs offense broke through in the middle of Sunday’s contest, erasing an early deficit and snapping a season-long six-game losing streak with a 6-2 win over the Dunedin Blue Jays on Sunday afternoon at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium.
Dunedin went ahead early, 1-0, on a Cullen Large solo blast off in the first off RHP Matt Withrow, his fourth of the season.
Withrow didn’t factor in the decision, throwing 3 and 1/3’s frames of one-run ball with two hits, one walk, and four strikeouts.
The Fire Frogs bats came alive in the fourth, scoring three runs on four hits to grab the 3-1 lead. Riley Delgado, and William Contreras, and Greyson Jenista each doubled to start the inning, with Contreras and Jenista notching RBIs to give Florida the lead. Kevin Josephina’s RBI knock later in the stanza brought Jenista across.
The Fire Frogs manufactured two more tallies in the fifth. Delgado reached on an error to bring in Izzy Wilson. Another Jenista two-bagger plated Delgado to make it 5-1 Florida.
Three of the five runs against RHP Graham Spraker (4-2) were earned. He surrendered seven hits and fanned six Fire Frogs in five innings of work while accepting the defeat.
Contreras picked up an insurance run on an RBI groundout, allowing Wilson to cross home, in the seventh against RHP Emerson Jimenez; 6-1 Florida.
Dunedin’s Demi Orimoloye homered off RHP Troy Bacon in bottom half of the seventh to cut the deficit to 6-2.
RHP Walter Borkovich (2-0) picked up the win in place of Withrow, allowing two hits and a walk with four Ks mixed in. Bacon got four outs and yielded just the one run. RHP Brandon White earned his second save of 2019 by going 2 and 2/3’s stanzas with a walk and two punchouts.
Wilson, Delgado, and Jenista all had two-hit efforts for the visiting team.
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