Clearwater Tops Dunedin in Opener

Threshers Defeat the Bluejays 5-2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Bluejays 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0
Threshers 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 10 0

The Clearwater Threshers looked sharp in their 2009 season opener against the Dunedin Bluejays. Kyle Drabek got the opening night nod to take the hill, and looked good except for one rough inning in the fourth. Through the first three innings he had held the Bluejays hitless with his only blemish as a hit batsman in the first.

In the fourth inning he walked the first two batters he faced and then balked the runners to second and third. Two hits later the Bluejays had picked up two runs to narrow their gap to 5-2, but that was all they would get on the night.

Meanwhile the Threshers offense came out on fire giving the squad all the cushion they would need to secure a victory. The team scored three in the first and picked up a two-run blast from Freddy Galvis in the second to take an early 5-0 lead.

All-in-all it was a terrific team effort, and a great start to the Threshers season. Freddy Galvis had two hits and 2 RBIs, and Fidel Hernandez had two hits including a double. Matt Rizotti lead all batters with 3 hits going 3-4 at the plate including a double and an RBI. Dominic Brown chimed in with a double and an RBI.

Great job fellas! We’ll see you tomorrow night in Dunedin!

Freddy Galvis picks up the first SCHMIDT LIST player of the game award for crushing the first Threshers’ HR of the year. He went 2-4 with a HR, 2 RBIs, and 2 runs scored.

PLAYER Pos. H/AB Details

Javis Diaz
CF 1-3 Run

Freddy Galvis
SS 2-4 HR, 2 Runs, 2 RBIs,

Dominic Brown
RF 1-4 Double, RBI, Run

Michael Durant
1B 0-4

Matt Rizotti
DH 3-4 Double, RBI

Cody Overbeck
3B 1-3

Yonderman Rodriguez
3B 0-0

Joel Naughton
C 0-2 2 BB

Derrick Mitchell
LF 0-3 BB

Fidel Hernandez
SS 2-4 Double, Run


Kyle Drabek
5.0 2 2 7 3

Chris Kissock
2.0 0 0 1 0

Michael Schwimer
1.0 0 0 1 0

Jared Simon
1.0 0 0 0 1

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