Hammerheads Turn Tables On Manatees

By  //  August 3, 2012

Brevard County Faces Tampa Tonight

BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – One night after the Brevard County Manatees shut out the Jupiter Hammerheads, the tables were turned as the ‘Tees were blanked 9-0 by Jupiter on Thursday night at Space Coast Stadium.

Pitcher Eric Arnett of Brevard County gave up four runs on six hits and two walks to Jupiter on Thursday. (Image courtesy Brevard County Manatees)

Despite nine hits, including two each from Nick Shaw, Mike Walker and Joey Paciorek, the Manatees (22-19 second half, 51-58 overall) had just one base runner get past second base and left eight men on base for the night. Jupiter (19-20, 55-54) starting pitcher Robert Morey threw eight scoreless innings, while Dane Stone pitched a scoreless ninth.

Reigning Florida State League Pitcher of the Week, Andy Moye (5-3, 5.13) took the hill for the ‘Tees and ran into some trouble with two outs in the third as he gave up a walk to Marcell Ozuna and then a single to Christian Yelich. Next up to the plate was the rehabbing Giancarlo Stanton who took a 1-0 fastball from Moye and went opposite field for a three-run homer.

Moye would give up one more run in the third and then another two-out RBI in the fourth as Jupiter took a 5-0 lead. Moye went just four innings and gave up eight hits, while walking two and striking out three.

Eric Arnett relieved Moye in the fifth and didn’t fare much better in his three innings of work as he surrendered four runs on six hits and two walks.

Brevard County has now closed out the interdivision portion of their schedule as the ‘Tees went 24-22 against the South division in 2012.

The Manatees will open up a big three-game series on the road against the Tampa Yankees (25-16, 55-53) beginning on Friday at 7:00 p.m. Brevard is currently three games behind the first place Yanks.

Southpaw Jed Bradley (5-9. 5.23) will get the ball for Brevard as he is looking for his first win since June 27. The 2011 first round pick will look to start August off on the right foot as he was 0-3 with a 6.67 ERA in five July starts.

The Yankees will send righty Zachary Nuding (5-2, 3.67) to the mound. In his only other start against Brevard this season back on April 25, Nuding struck out seven in six innings of work en route to a win.