Royce Lewis did his best, but it wasn't enough. One bad inning sinks the Kernels.
DAYTONA 6, FORT MYERS 2 IN DAYTONA (CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES GAME 3)
The Tortugas scored one in the first and one in the fourth to take a 2-0 lead. Royce Lewis hit a solo home run in the sixth and another in the eighth, leaving the Miracle down 3-2, but Daytona scored three in the bottom of the eighth to put the game out of reach.
Lewis was 2-for-4 with two home runs, giving him three in the series. Jose Miranda was 2-for-4 with a double.
Brusdar Graterol struck out six in five innings, giving up two runs on seven hits and a walk.
Fort Myers leads the best-of-five series 2-1.
PEORIA 5, CEDAR RAPIDS 0 IN PEORIA (SEMIFINAL GAME 2)
Peoria scored all the runs in the game in the third inning. A walk, a single, and a hit batsman loaded the bases and three consecutive singles brought home four runs. A fifth scored on a wild pitch.
Ryan Jeffers was 2-for-4. Ben Rodriguez was 2-for-4.
Blayne Enlow pitched three innings, allowing five runs on six hits and a walk and striking out two. Melvi Acosta pitched four shutout innings, giving up three hits. Moises Gomez struck out all three men he faced.
Peoria wins the best-of-three series 2-0.
6:05 Fort Myers (Edwar Colina) at Daytona