The Florida Fire Frogs dropped game three of a five-game set against the Jupiter Hammerheads in a rain-shortened contest, 2-1, at Roger Dean Stadium on Friday night. The Fire Frogs had a runner at second with one out in the sixth inning before rain halted the contest. After a 44-minute delay, the game was called and the visitors suffered the defeat.
Kyle Wright (0-1) suffered his first professional loss with a run allowed on three hits and a strikeout across two innings of work. The right-hander gave up a two-out single to John Silviano, plating Mason Davis for Jupiter’s (26-21, 59-56) first run of the game.
The Hammerheads added an insurance run against Matt Withrow in the fourth, as Silviano homered to right to put Florida (16-28, 41-69) in a two-run deficit.
Braxton Davidson (1×2, R, HR, RBI) got the Fire Frogs on the board with a solo shot in the fifth for the 21-year-old’s seventh long ball of the season.
Anfernee Seymour (1×3, 2B) doubled with one out in the sixth to extend his on-base streak to 16 games. The native of the Bahamas has gone 19-for-59 during the streak.
Scott Squier (5-6) picked up the win for the home team, allowing a run on four hits and four strikeouts for the southpaw’s fifth win of the season.
Florida will go for the series victory in game four of the five-game set on Saturday night at Roger Dean Stadium. LHP Oriel Caicedo (1-3, 5.40) looks to build off his first career complete game on Aug. 6 on Saturday night for the Fire Frogs, while the Hammerheads will send out RHP Pablo Lopez (0-1, 2.79). First pitch is set for 5:30 p.m.
The Fire Frogs return home on Monday, Aug. 14 to take on the Tampa Yankees for game one of a four-game series at Osceola County Stadium. Every Monday is “Margarita Monday” at the ballpark, where fans can enjoy $2 margaritas and $2 empanadas. All Monday through Wednesday home games are “Service Industry Night” in Kissimmee, where members of the service industry may purchase tickets at a discounted rate.