Clearwater Threshers Power Arms Out Of The Pen and Drew Stankiewicz’s Bat, Key Come From Behind 4-2 Win Last Night

The key to winning baseball is a strong bullpen.  Over the last 8.2 innings of shutout relief covering the last three games the Clearwater Threshers bullpen has picked up a win and three saves.  Last night was no exception.  They have relied on several power arms who have given up only five hits while striking out 12 and walking only two.

Starter Blake Quinn made his Florida State League debut giving up two runs in 4.2 innings.  The Threshers bullpen, led by lefties Austin Davis and Tyler Gilbert and right hander Jacob Waguespack, shut down the Lakeland Flying Tigers the rest of the way in the come-from-behind 4-2 win.

Jacob Waguespack with a 94 mph fastball

Strong power arms have stood out. Lefty Jeff Singer saved Sunday’s game against Dunedin with a 95 mph fastball. Watch HERE.

Monday night, Luke Leftwich came on for Alberto Tirado to pitch the final three shutout innings striking out six for his first save in the Threshers 5-0 win at Lakeland.

Last night Waguespack struck out the first batter he faced in the ninth on a 94 mph fastball. Watch HERE.  Davis pitched 2.1 inning of middle relief for the win.  Watch his 95 mph strikeout HERE.

Drew Stankiewicz double down the first base line

The Threshers come from behind 4-2 win was fueled by second baseman Drew Stankiewicz’s two doubles.  After his first double in the fifth, he scored the first run after Grenny Cumana moved him to third on an infield out. Watch HERE.  Zach Coppola drove him in on an infield single.

Then in the seventh inning, Stankiewicz doubled again down the first base line to drive in two more runs. Watch HERE.  He scored his second run of the game on a base hit to left by Cornelius Randolph. Watch HERE.  “C” now leads the FSL with eight RBIs after the first six games of the season.

Cornelius Randolph hits RBI single to left

Strong pitching by the bullpen and timely hitting have fueled the Threshers current three game winning streak.  Watch the last play of the game for the Waguespack save HERE.



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