Threshers Lose Opener to Dunedin, 6-2

Opening night for the Thershers was beautiful, weather-wise. It was cool enough to need a sweatshirt, a big difference from last season’s stifling heat.

Cord Sandberg
Cord Sandberg
Cord Sandberg looked happy to be here and went on to get a double and a sacrifice fly in the game.

Cord Sandberg hits a double
Cord Sandberg hits a double
Mitch Walding hit a nice home run over the left field fence.

Mitch Walding
Mitch Walding
Herlis Rodriguez hit a foul so hard, he damaged Florida Auto Exchange Stadium’s roof.

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The dent to the roof of Florida Auto Exchange Stadium

Herlis Rodriguez
Herlis Rodriguez fouls and damages the roof.

Herlis Rodriguez robbed of a single.
Herlis Rodriguez robbed of a single.
Herlis Rodriguez was robbed of a single by an athletic play by Dunedin’s pitcher Connor Greene.

Tom Eshelman got off to a shaky start but settled in in the second inning to have a good game.

Tom Eshelman
Tom Eshelman
Victor Arano came in in relief.

Victor Arano
Victor Arano
Finally, Jairo Munoz came in to close out the game.

Jairo Munoz
Jairo Munoz
Munoz came in and brought the heat, throwing 94.

They may not have won, but there was some good highlights and I’m looking forward to tonight’s rematch against Dunedin.

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