Matt Vierling had a tough month of May hitting only .247 with one homer. He was one of the hot bats for the Threshers in April hitting .310 with three homers. Thank goodness the calendar has moved on to June.
With a little better luck, Vierling could have hit two homers in the first Sunday game in June. He hit two balls off the top of the centerfield and left field walls that just would not leave Spectrum Field. Still, he went 3 for 4 with an RBI and two runs scored in the 5-4 ten inning loss to the Dunedin Blue Jays.
Vierling has had a strong all around season so far. He was selected to the upcoming FSL All Star game based on his five tools. In addition to hitting .281 with four homers on the season, he has three outfield assists playing primarily in left field and has stole 13 bases in 16 attempts.
Madison Stokes did hit one out of Spectrum Field. The ball was hit into the bullpen in left center for his sixth homer of the season:
Clearwater’s starter Colton Eastman was impressive in his 6.1 innings charged with only two runs and striking out 8. He relied on an off speed breaking ball to keep the Blue Jays hitters off balance for the most part. He struck out three of the first four batters he faced with a low 80’s breaking ball.
The Threshers open a four game series with Jupiter Monday night at Spectrum Field.