With a third of the 2021 season in the book, the Clearwater Threseher stand with a record of 20 wins and 20 loses after yesterday’s split with the Dunedin Blue Jays.
The .500 season so far could not have been possible without the power bat of Rixon Wingrove and the finesse arm of Fernando Lozano.
Wingrove has homered in four of his last six games and after last night he has homered in his last three games in a row. His five homers on the season are now tied for second in home runs in the league.
Lozano pitched four strong inning in relief in the second game to pick up his third win of the season. His three wins now leads the Threshers staff, all in relief.
A seldom uses third string catcher, Freddy Francisco showed that he can hit the ball hard as he hit a double into the gap in left in a rare start in the second game.
In the first game, the Threshers lost 3-2 but came so close. Wingrove homered in the third inning. Later with a runner on third in the sixth inning he drove a drive that was caught at the base of the wall in right. His “no doubt about it” homer in the second game help give the Threshers the 4-1 win.
Though Lozano’s fastball sat at only 89 mph, he kept the Blue Jays batters off balance with a good off speed pitch. He struck out five and induced weak contact in picking up the win.
The Threshers take on the Blue Jays Saturday night, we will all be watching to see if bid Rix Wingrove can extend his consecutive game home run streak alive.