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Minor Details: Fort Myers Miracle

Fort Myers finished the regular season 68-69.  In the first half, they were 28-40, in fifth place in the Florida State League South, thirteen games behind Palm Beach.  In the second half, they were 40-29, tied for first with Charlotte, but winning the tie-breaker to make the playoffs.  The Miracle went on to win the Florida State League Championship.

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Minor Details: Game of September 10

Ryan Costello and Edwar Colina lead Fort Myers to the championship!

FORT MYERS 8, DAYTONA 5 IN DAYTONA (LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES GAME 4)

The Tortugas opened the scoring with three in the second, helped by two errors.  The Miracle came back with five in the third, getting RBI singles from Jose Miranda and Travis Blankenhorn and a three-run homer by Ryan Costello.  They added three more in the fifth, two scoring on a single by Shane Carrier.  Ibandel Isabel hit a two-run homer for Daytona in the eighth to cut the margin to 8-5, but that was as close as they came.

Costello was 2-for-4 with a three-run homer.

Edwar Colina pitched 6.2 innings, giving up three unearned runs on two hits and four walks and striking out six.  Hector Lujan pitched a scoreless inning, giving up one hit.

Fort Myers wins the best-of-five series 3-1 and wins the Florida State League Championship!