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Flying Tigers Beat Mets Twice on Sunday

June 9, 2019 - Florida State League (FSL) - St. Lucie Mets News Release

LAKELAND, Fla. - The Lakeland Flying Tigers beat the St. Lucie Mets twice on Sunday to complete a three-game series sweep at Joker Marchant Stadium.

The Flying Tigers won the conclusion of Saturday's suspended game 8-2. They then turned around and shut out the Mets 2-0 in a seven-inning game.

Lakeland led 5-2 when Saturday's game was suspended in the third inning. When the contest resumed on Sunday the only runs came on a three-run homer from Frank Schwindel in the seventh inning.

Lakeland's Elvin Rodriguez took over for the rehabbing Ryan Zimmermann (elbow) on the mound. He blanked the Mets over 5.1 innings to get the win.

Ervin Santana was charged with the loss after giving up five runs in two innings on Saturday. Jaison Vilera made his St. Lucie debut when play resumed. He held Lakeland to one run in four innings.

Jacob Zanon went 2 for 4 with a home run and a single in the loss.

The Flying Tigers scored six of their eight runs on three-run homers. Dylan Rosa hit one on Saturday.

Schwindel went 3 for 4 with four RBI and two runs scored.

In the seven-inning game on Sunday, two Flying Tigers pitchers combined for a two-hit shutout. Starter Dane Myers threw five no-hit innings. He walked three and struck out four to earn the win.

Max Green threw two scoreless innings to finish the game and get his first save.

Blake Tiberi broke up the no-hit bid with a one-out single in the sixth. Matt Winaker had the other hit, a single in the seventh.

Lakeland scored both runs unearned after an error in the fifth. Brock Deatherage and Kody Clemens hit RBI singles off of Joe Cavallaro.

Lakeland improved to 7-3 vs. the Mets this season, including 5-1 at Joker Marchant Stadium.

The Mets (30-32) continue their road trip with a four-game series against the Clearwater Threshers beginning Monday. First pitch from Spectrum Field is set for 7 p.m.

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