The Stone Crabs opened the home series against the Palm Beach Cardinals with a 6-1 loss on Thursday night at Charlotte Sports Park.
The Cardinals opened the game with an early lead. Luke Voit drove home a run with an infield ground ball to give the Cardinals a 1-0 lead.
The Stone Crabs tied the game an inning later. Marty Gantt tripled home Josh Sale to tie the game.
The Cardinals regained the lead in the third inning. Breyvic Valera drove home Charlie Tilson for a 2-1 Cardinals lead.
A big eighth inning extended the lead. The Cardinals struck for three runs in the frame to extend the lead to 5-1.
Palm Beach added a run in the top of the ninth. Valera picked up another RBI to increase the lead to 6-1.
The Stone Crabs never recovered as they lost 6-1.
Austin Pruitt suffered the loss for the Stone Crabs.