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Tortugas and Flying Tigers Suspended on Friday

August 12, 2022 - Florida State League (FSL) - Daytona Tortugas News Release


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Due to lightning and the threat of more inclement weather throughout the rest of the night, the Daytona Tortugas' contest against the Lakeland Flying Tigers was suspended after three and a half innings on Friday evening at Jackie Robinson Ballpark.

As a result, both teams will resume Friday's contest on Saturday, August 13, with the first pitch of the resumed, nine-inning game one slated for 5:05 p.m. ET. The Tortugas will be at the plate in the bottom of the fourth inning, holding a 2-1 lead. There will be a roughly 35-minute break in between the two games with a seven-frame nightcap set to follow.

The gates are set to open at 4 p.m., one hour before the first pitch. Fans with tickets to Friday's suspended game may redeem them at the Tortugas' box office for any ticket (of equal or lesser value) to a Tortugas home game throughout the remainder of the 2022 regular season. Patrons may also redeem their tickets by calling the 'Tugas at (386) 257-3172.

Prior to Mother Nature interrupting the contest, both teams dented the scoreboard in the first inning. Leading off the game, 2B Cristian Santana (1-1, R, HR, RBI, BB) smashed the first pitch of the contest off the videoboard in left-center for a solo home run. The 18-year-old's sixth blast of the season put the Flying Tigers (18-19, 50-53) in front, 1-0.

In the bottom of the frame, Daytona (11-26, 40-62) responded with a rally of their own. SS Edwin Arroyo (1-2, R, 2B) doubled into the left-field corner to lead off the home first and advanced to third on a balk. After a ground out, CF Jay Allen II (1-2, R, RBI, SO) struck a grounder back through the middle and into center field, scoring Arroyo, to tie the contest at one.

With two out in the inning, 1B Yassel Pino (2-2, RBI) lofted a high fly ball into left-center field. In the grey sky, Lakeland could not find the ball and it landed safely on the turf. Allen scored, while Pino hustled into second with a double, giving the Tortugas a 2-1 advantage.

Tortugas RHP José Franco (2.1 IP, 2 H, R, ER, 2 BB, 5 SO) reached the 100-strikeout plateau for the season in the first before departing with an apparent injury in the third.

LHP Jake Miller (2.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO) went two innings for the Flying Tigers in his professional debut.


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