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Threshers take series-opener from Mussels 7-3

April 26, 2022

FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 26, 2022) - The Clearwater Threshers moved their winning streak to seven games Tuesday, defeating the Mighty Mussels 7-3 at Hammond Stadium. In a scoreless game in the top of the first, Alexeis Azuaje reached on a throwing error by Mighty Mussels’ starter Steve Hajjar (0-1).

FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 26, 2022) - The Clearwater Threshers moved their winning streak to seven games Tuesday, defeating the Mighty Mussels 7-3 at Hammond Stadium.

In a scoreless game in the top of the first, Alexeis Azuaje reached on a throwing error by Mighty Mussels’ starter Steve Hajjar (0-1). Yhoswar Garcia then singled him to third. That brought Hao Yu Lee to the plate, who pulled a two run double down the third base line to put Clearwater on top 2-0. Lee came around to score on another throwing error to cap the inning at 3-0 Threshers.

In the bottom of the second, the Mussels cut into the deficit with a RBI single from Ernie Yake and a sacrifice fly from Jake Rucker.

With Clearwater still leading 3-2 in the top of the fifth, Azuaje drew a leadoff walk. Garcia continued his 4-for-5 day with a single to score Azuaje. Lee then hit a line drive off Jackson Hick’s heel, resulting in a single. The next batter was Freylin Minyety, who singled to right field to extend the Threshers’ lead to 6-2.

In the bottom of the fifth, Emmanuel Rodriguez drew a walk with one out. Noah Cardenas then singled to right field, scoring Rodriguez to bring the Mussels back within striking distance at 6-3.

In the top of the seventh inning, Lee delivered a solo home run to add insurance for the Threshers. Lee finished a triple short of the cycle. The Clearwater bullpen worked five solid innings to finish off the win.

The Mussels will turn to RHP Pierson Ohl (0-0, 7.71) on Wednesday in game two of the six-game set. LHP Gabriel Cotto (0-0, 3.00) will take the bump for the Threshers. Coverage starts at 6:45 pm on Mighty Mussels Baseball Network.