Miracle handed 5-0 defeat in road finale
JUPITER – The Palm Beach Cardinals blanked the Fort Myers Miracle 5-0 Thursday morning at Roger Dean Stadium.
Cardinals starter Chris Corrigan (2-2) gave up just one hit in six shutout innings with four strikeouts and one walk. The Miracle did not put a runner on second base until the seventh inning and squandered two bases-loaded opportunities; including in the ninth with one out.
Palm Beach scored five runs, three earned, off Madison Boer in his first start since being promoted to Fort Myers from Beloit. Boer (0-1) went 5 2/3 innings and allowed eight hits with three walks and a strikeout.
Scoring a run in each of the first, third, and fifth innings, the Cardinals’ only multiple-run inning came in the sixth. After giving up a lead off double to Chris Edmondson and a single to Geoff Klein, Boer got Alan Ahmady to hit into a 5-4-3 double play.
The next hitter, Nick Longmire, hit a ground ball to short, but Daniel Santana’s throw was wild to first base and allowed a run to score. Travis Tartamella followed with a RBI double. After a walk to Gil, Boer’s day was finished, giving way to reliever Jose Gonzalez.
Vance Albitz drove in two runs with sacrifice flies in the third and fifth and finished the day 1-for-2. Oswaldo Arcia, Dan Rohlfing and Lance Ray were the only members of the Miracle to record a hit, all singles.
The Miracle (10-17) return to Hammond Stadium to start a four-game homestand with the Lakeland Flying Tigers on Friday.