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.
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!
Royce Lewis did his best, but it wasn't enough. One bad inning sinks the Kernels.
Griffin Jax and a big first inning carry the Miracle. David Banuelos' good game isn't enough as the Kernels' bullpen falters.
Jose Miranda hits a homer and Charlie Barnes pitches well to put Fort Myers up in the FSL Championship Series. Randy Dobnak and Akil Baddoo lead Cedar Rapids into the semi-finals.
Jose Miranda and Alex Kirilloff lead the Miracle. Prelander Berroa and Tyler Palm lead the E-Twins. Congratulations to Elizabethton on winning the Appalachian League Championship!
Andro Cutura dominates and Alex Kirilloff hits a home run to put Fort Myers up 1-0. Two-run homers by Chris Williams and Jean Carlos Arias lead Elizabethton to a 1-0 lead.
Zander Wiel hits a walkoff homer. A good game for Anthony Marzi. Alex Kirilloff continues to hit as Fort Myers reaches the playoffs. Akil Baddoo is finishing strong. Gilberto Celestino has a big game as the E-Twins advance.
Dietrich Enns pitched well in a loss. Brian Navarreto had a big day. Edwar Colina pitched well in a loss. Carlos Suniaga pitched well in a win. An extra inning dooms the E-Twins.
A good game for Lewis Thorpe. Jimmy Kerrigan and Tyler Wells lead the Lookouts. Alex Kirilloff goes deep. Victor Tademo is off to a good start in Class A. Josh Winder leads the E-Twins to victory in the playoffs.