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Mighty Mussels Announce 2024 Coaching Staff

January 22, 2024

FORT MYERS, Fla. (January 22, 2024) – In conjunction with the Minnesota Twins, the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels are excited to announce their coaching staff for the upcoming 2024 season. Brian Meyer returns for his fourth season as the team’s manager after posting three consecutive winning seasons in Fort Myers.

Mighty Mussels Upgrade to Video Broadcasts, Partner with Visua for All Home Games

January 18, 2024

FORT MYERS, Fla. (January 18, 2024) – The Fort Myers Mighty Mussels are pleased to announce a permanent transition to video streaming, partnering with Visua to produce live video broadcasts of all home games at Hammond Stadium. “It is a very exciting time for Fort Myers Mighty Mussels’ baseball,” Mussels’

Mighty Mussels Announce 2024 Schedule

September 25, 2023

FORT MYERS, Fla. (September 25, 2023) – The Fort Myers Mighty Mussels are excited to announce their 2024 schedule, confirmed by the league office this month. For the third straight season, the Mussels will play 132 games comprised primarily of six-game series. Opening Night at Hammond Stadium is scheduled for

Ricardo Olivar Named FSL All Star

September 19, 2023

FORT MYERS, Fla. (September 19, 2023) – Mighty Mussels’ catcher and outfielder Ricardo Olivar has been named a Florida State League All Star, the league office announced Tuesday. Olivar was one of 10 hitters recognized by the league’s managers and the Commissioner’s Office. Over 100 games for Fort Myers, he

Sawyer Gipson-Long Makes Major League Debut

September 12, 2023

FORT MYERS, Fla. (September 12, 2023) - Former Mighty Mussels pitcher Sawyer Gipson-Long made his Major League debut Sunday, becoming the ninth former Fort Myers farmhand to reach the Show this season. Gipson-Long tossed five innings of two-run ball for the Detroit Tigers, allowing four hits while striking out five

Mussels Finish 2023 Season with 67-64 Record

September 12, 2023

FORT MYERS, Fla. (September 10, 2023) – Walker Jenkins finished his season with two more hits and one RBI in the season finale Sunday, but the Mighty Mussels fell 5-3 to the Bradenton Marauders at Hammond Stadium. Since his promotion to Single-A on August 23, Jenkins slashed .392/.446/.608 with one

Jackson Hicks Named Harmon Killebrew Award Winner

September 5, 2023

FORT MYERS, Fla. (September 5, 2023) – Right-handed pitcher Jackson Hicks has been named as the Mighty Mussels’ 2023 recipient of the Harmon Killebrew Award. Created in 2011 following the Hall of Famer's passing, the Killebrew Award honors a minor league player from each of the Twins' full-season affiliates for

Marauders Claim Saturday Showdown 5-4

September 20, 2023

FORT MYERS, Fla. (September 9, 2023) – The Mighty Mussels’ pitching staff allowed just three hits Saturday, but the Bradenton Marauders edged Fort Myers 5-4 at Hammond Stadium. The Mussels’ (67-63, 33-31) bullpen was stout as Danny Moreno, Major-League rehabber Jorge Alcala, Xander Hamilton, and Juan Mendez combined for five

Mid-Inning Rallies Lead Mussels Past Marauders 7-5

September 20, 2023

FORT MYERS, Fla. (September 8, 2023) – The Mighty Mussels’ bats provided plenty of run support behind Matt Gabbert, who tossed a gem Friday in a 7-5 win over the Bradenton Marauders at Hammond Stadium. Making his first career start at the Single-A level, Mussels’ (67-62, 33-30) starter Gabbert (3-0)

Nolasco Grand Slam Sinks Mussels 9-5

September 20, 2023

FORT MYERS, Fla. (September 8, 2023) – Despite a big fifth inning, the Mighty Mussels allowed a go-ahead grand slam in the final inning Thursday in a 9-5 loss to the Bradenton Marauders at Hammond Stadium. Tied at five in the top of the seventh, Rodolfo Nolasco sent a go-ahead

Mussels Play Spoiler in 6-5 Win Over Marauders

September 19, 2023

FORT MYERS, Fla. (September 6, 2023) – The Mighty Mussels took the lead in the bottom of the eighth without recording a hit Wednesday, greatly diminishing the Bradenton Marauders’ postseason hopes in a gutsy 6-5 win at Hammond Stadium. Knotted at 5-5 in the bottom of the eighth, Rubel Cespedes

Mussels Drop Series Opener to Marauders 10-5

September 12, 2023

FORT MYERS, Fla. (September 5, 2023) – Rubel Cespedes launched his team-leading 13th dinger Tuesday, but the Mighty Mussels’ bullpen surrendered six runs in a 10-5 loss to the Bradenton Marauders at Hammond Stadium. Trailing 4-1, Cespedes led off the fourth with a towering homer to deep right center to

Threshers Snap Mussels’ Winning Streak in 3-2 Sunday Finale

September 4, 2023

CLEARWATER, Fla. (September 3, 2023) – The Mighty Mussels’ eight game winning streak was snapped Sunday after they mustered just four hits in their 3-2 loss to the Clearwater Threshers at BayCare Ballpark. Mussels’ pitching continued to dominate as starter Ben Ethridge (3-6) tossed five soli innings. Relievers Samuel Perez,

Olivares, Baez Lead Mussels to Eighth Consecutive Victory

September 4, 2023

CLEARWATER, Fla. (September 2, 2023) – Jose Olivares tossed five innings of one-run ball and Nate Baez drove in four Saturday as the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels beat the Clearwater Threshers 6-1 at BayCare Ballpark for their season best eighth consecutive win. Olivares (3-4) struck out six batters and allowed

Klein’s Complete Game Seals Doubleheader Sweep, Extends Win Streak to Seven

September 2, 2023

FORT MYERS, Fla. (September 1, 2023) – Jay Harry notched four hits in Game 1, and John Klein tossed a complete game in Game 2 Friday as the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels swept the Clearwater Threshers in their doubleheader at BayCare Ballpark. Klein’s performance marked the first complete game for

Olivar Stays Hot as Mussels Tame Threshers 7-4

August 31, 2023

CLEARWATER, Fla. (August 31, 2023) – Ricardo Olivar finished 3-for-4 with a walk, double, triple and 2 RBI to lead the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels to a 7-4 win and a five-game winning streak at BayCare Ballpark Thursday. Olivar stayed hot despite a three-day break due to Hurricane Idalia. Over

Olivar Homer Seals Mussels’ Third Walk-Off Win of the Week

August 31, 2023

FORT MYERS, Fla. (August 27, 2023) – Ricardo Olivar slammed a two-run homer over the berm in left field to seal the Mighty Mussels’ third walk-off win of the week, a 6-4 victory in 10 innings against the Daytona Tortugas at Hammond Stadium. After Daytona pushed across one run in

Keaschall Doubles, Daytona Walks Help Mussels Win 8-4

August 31, 2023

FORT MYERS, Fla. (August 26, 2023) – Two Luke Keaschall doubles and 11 Daytona walks helped the Mighty Mussels claim the series from the Daytona Tortugas with an 8-4 win at Hammond Stadium Saturday. Keaschall now has eight doubles in his first 19 Single-A games, with his last all three

Walk it Off Jenkins! Top Prospect Sinks Daytona 3-2 in 10 Innings

August 25, 2023

FORT MYERS, Fla. (August 25, 2023) – Walker Jenkins drove in both the tying and winning runs in just his second Low-A game Friday, leading the Mighty Mussels to a 3-2 win in 10 innings over the Daytona Tortugas at Hammond Stadium. Jenkins finished 3-for-6 with a double and two

Velez Denies Daytona; Houghton Walks It Off For 2-1 Win

August 24, 2023

FORT MYERS, Fla. (August 24, 2023) – Ricardo Velez tossed three perfect innings in relief Thursday to lead the Mighty Mussels to a gutsy 2-1 victory in 10 innings over the Daytona Tortugas at Hammond Stadium. Tied at 1-1 in the bottom of the tenth, Jay Harry pinch ran as

Mussels’ Pitching Silence Tortugas’ Bats in 7-1 Win

August 23, 2023

FORT MYERS, Fla. (August 22, 2023) – The Mighty Mussels notched their fourth win in a row Tuesday after Ben Ethridge’s five innings of one-run ball set the tone in Fort Myers’ 7-1 win over the Daytona Tortugas at Hammond Stadium. The Fort Myers’ (57-58, 23-26) pitching staff was stellar

Ninth Inning Homers Complete Mussels Comeback 12-8

August 23, 2023

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (August 18, 2023) – Luke Keaschall hit a go-ahead three-run home run in the top of the ninth Friday to beat the Palm Beach Cardinals 12-8 at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. The homer marked the first of Keaschall’s professional career and sparked a seven-run

Mussels Earn Series Split With 14-7 Win Over Bradenton

August 17, 2023

FORT MYERS, Fla. (August 13, 2023) – Yohander Martinez launched a homer and drove in four Sunday to catapult the Mighty Mussels to a 14-7 win over the Bradenton Marauders at Hammond Stadium. With two runners on in the bottom of the second, Martinez sent a towering fly ball to

Mussels Bullpen Shines in 3-1 Win Over Marauders

August 17, 2023

FORT MYERS, Fla. (August 12, 2023) – The Mighty Mussels' bullpen twirled 5.2 scoreless innings in a 3-1 win over the Bradenton Marauders at Hammond Stadium Saturday. Starter Miguelangel Boadas was solid, limiting Bradenton (61-45, 26-15) to just one run over his 3.1 innings of work. Relievers *Danny Moreno, Juan

Marauders Push Past Mussels 7-4

August 17, 2023

FORT MYERS, Fla. (August 11, 2023) – The Mighty Mussels lost their lead late after allowing four unanswered runs Friday in a 7-4 loss to the Bradenton Marauders at Hammond Stadium. Mussels’ (50-56, 16-24) pitching struggled, allowing 11 hits while walking nine batters. They have now walked 46 batters over