A walk-off double from Riley Delgado granted the Florida Fire Frogs a 2-1 win in 10 innings over the Jupiter Hammerheads and a series victory on Sunday afternoon at Osceola County Stadium.
The Florida State League hits leader slammed a grounder off RHP Alex Mateo (1-6) down the right-field line to score placed runner, Garrison Schwartz, and give Florida the win. Delgado went 2-5 and reached base three times.
Speaking of Schwartz, his RBI double off LHP Daniel Castano in the seventh plated Kevin Josephina, tied the game at 1, and ultimately forced extras.
Castano scattered three hits in four innings out of the pen in relief of RHP Jordan Holloway. Holloway threw five shutout frames and fanned 11 while not factoring in the decision.
LHP Hayden Deal once again turned in his sixth quality start of the season for the Fire Frogs, permitting just three hits, one run, one walk, and punching out three over six stanzas. RHP Kurt Hoekstra and RHP Troy Bacon (1-2) tossed two scoreless innings each with Bacon notching his first victory of the year.
Jupiter got its only tally in the second on an RBI groundout from Micah Brown.
The Fire Frogs went 5-2 on this week’s home stand and have won three consecutive series.
NEXT UP: Florida hits the road for a seven-game road trip starting in Tampa on Monday evening. RHP Nolan Kingham (2-1, 3.72) gets the ball for the Fire Frogs against the Tarpons. First pitch at Steinbrenner Field is at 6:30 p.m.