Brevard Hammered By Jupiter, 11-2

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The Hammerheads roughed up Manatees starting pitcher Brent Suter with five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Jupiter started the frame with four consecutive hits that plated two runs before an out was even recorded. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

The Hammerheads roughed up Manatees starting pitcher Brent Suter with five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Jupiter started the frame with four consecutive hits that plated two runs before an out was even recorded. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Manatees allowed double-digit runs for the fourth time in their last ten games as they were defeated 11-2 by the Jupiter Hammerheads on Wednesday night at Roger Dean Stadium.

Manatees center fielder D'Vontrey Richardson went 1-for-4 and drove in the first run of the game in Brevard County's 11-2 loss to the Jupiter Hammerheads on Wednesday night at Roger Dean Stadium. Richardson extended his hitting streak to nine games. (Dennis Greenblatt/Hawk-Eye Sports Photography)

Manatees center fielder D’Vontrey Richardson went 1-for-4 and drove in the first run of the game in Brevard County’s 11-2 loss to the Jupiter Hammerheads on Wednesday night at Roger Dean Stadium. Richardson extended his hitting streak to nine games. (Dennis Greenblatt/Hawk-Eye Sports Photography)

The Hammerheads roughed up Manatees (16-21 second half, 53-51 overall) starting pitcher Brent Suter (7-7, 3.44 ERA) with five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Jupiter (20-19, 56-51) started the frame with four consecutive hits that plated two runs before an out was even recorded.

Suter was able to retire Austin Barnes and Alex Burg back-to-back but then walked Alfredo Lopez to extend the inning. Yordy Cabrera then stepped to the plate and made the ‘Tees pay as he singled to center to drive in two more runs to make it a 4-1 game.

Jupiter scored one more on a single by Ryan Goetz and it would have been six runs in the inning had Mitch Haniger not thrown out Cabrera at home to end the inning.

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Suter’s night would be done after five innings as he allowed nine hits and three walks to go along with the five runs. He also struck out five. Suter has struggled in his last two starts as he has allowed 12 runs on 21 hits in a combine ten innings of work.

Brevard County had broken the scoreless tie in the top of the fifth on a RBI single from D’Vontrey Richardson that scored Ben McMahan. Richardson’s single extended his hitting streak to nine games.

Following the Hammerheads’ big inning, the ‘Tees could only plate one in the top of the sixth. Haniger led off with a single up the middle and then came around to score all the way from first on a double from Nick Ramirez.

The newest Manatee, Taylor Mangum, came on in relief of Suter and after a perfect sixth inning, he ran into trouble in the seventh.

Suter was able to retire Austin Barnes and Alex Burg back-to-back but then walked Alfredo Lopez to extend the inning. Yordy Cabrera then stepped to the plate and made the ‘Tees pay as he singled to center to drive in two more runs to make it a 4-1 game.

Back-to-back one-out singles from Barnes and Burg put runners on the corners and after striking out Lopez, Mangum unleashed a wild pitch with Cabrera at the plate to allow Barnes to score.

Cabrera would come up with another big two-out hit as he doubled to left to plate Burg and make it a 7-2 game. Goetz then followed with a two-out RBI single to make it 8-2.

Dan Meadows came on in the eighth for the Manatees and after retiring the first two batters, he gave up a single and a walk to put two on with two out. Alex Burg then added even more insurance runs for Jupiter as he hit a three-run homer to left field.

Brevard County and Jupiter will close out their four-game set with the Manatees look to earn at least a split of the series on Thursday night. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m.

Jacob Barnes (6-5, 3.40) will get the ball for the Manatees, while Angel Sanchez (2-1, 2.25) will toe the rubber for the Hammerheads.

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