Stone Crabs Conclude Regular Season with Win Over Palm Beach

Playing before his hometown crowd, Taylor Motter delivered the game winning home run for the Stone Crabs.

Playing before his hometown crowd, Taylor Motter delivered the game winning home run for the Stone Crabs.

The Stone Crabs concluded the 2013 regular season with a road win against the Palm Beach Cardinals on Sunday morning at Roger Dean Stadium. The Stone Crabs overcame an early deficit to end the season with a win and head to the postseason with momentum.

Palm Beach broke the scoreless tie by scoring in the seventh inning. Alex Mejia struck an RBI double to give them a 1-0 lead.

But the Stone Crabs answered big in the eighth inning. Palm Beach native, Taylor Motter went deep in front of his family and friends for a three run homer to give the Stone Crabs a 3-0 lead.

Palm Beach tried to stage a bottom of the ninth rally, loading the bases. They managed one run but Nate Garcia came on from the bullpen to shut-down the rally and ensure the victory.

It was a big day for Stone Crabs pitching as Grayson Garvin pitched 4 no-hit innings and Lenny Linsky and Jake Partridge each had a no-hit frame.

Shay Crawford picked up the win, his fourth of the season. Garcia earned the save, his thirteenth.

The Stone Crabs will enjoy a day off for Labor Day before beginning their post season run. They will open the three game Semi-Final Series on Tuesday at home against the Fort Myers Miracle.

Box Summary

Hitters

  • Willie Argo (LF): 1 for 2
  • Taylor Motter (LF): 2 for 2 with a 3 run homer
  • Jake Hager (SS): 0 for 4
  • Drew Vettleson (RF): 0 for 4
  • Richie Shaffer (3B): 0 for 4
  • Jeff Malm (DH): 0 for 4
  • Alejandro Segovia (1B): 0 for 3
  • Kes Carter (CF): 0 for 2 with a walk and a run scored
  • Luke Bailey (C): 0 for 3
  • Jonathan Quinonez (2B): 1 for 2
  • Hector Guevara (PH-2B): 1 for 1 with a run scored

Pitchers

  • Grayson Garvin: 4 no-hit innings with 2 strikeouts and 2 walks
  • Lenny Linsky: 1 no-hit inning with a walk
  • Jake Partridge: 1 perfect inning
  • Shay Crawford (Win, 4-3): 1 run on 2 hits in an inning pitched
  • Luis Cabrera (Hold, 1): 1 run on 2 hits with 3 walks and a strikeout in 1 2/3 innings
  • Nate Garcia (Save, 13): recorded final out of the game
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