Clearwater, Charlotte split a doubleheader

Published Aug. 15, 1990|Updated Oct. 17, 2005

Charlotte pitcher Mike Arner threw a four-hitter over eight innings for a no-decision, as Clearwater took a 2-1 victory Tuesday night at Jack Russell Stadium and a doubleheader split with the Charlotte Rangers. The Rangers took the first game, 3-1.

Arner, a graduate of Clearwater High, fanned eight, walked one and allowed one run in the second game.

The Phillies' Joe Tenhunfeld started the ninth with a single, then was sacrificed to second. After a walk, Casey Waller drilled a single to centerfield to score the winning run.

Rangers' starter Fidel Compres allowed two hits in the first inning of the opener to give the Phillies a 1-0 lead, but gave up just one more hit through 7 innings.

A seventh-inning home run by Darren Hays tied the game. In the ninth, a pair of walks and singles by Jeff Frye and Rod Morris knocked in two runs to give Charlotte the win.

Mike Reitzell (3-2) picked up the win. Barry Manuel picked up his 29th save by pitching the bottom of the ninth.

Dunedin 10, Sarasota 1

Sarasota 6, Dunedin 3

DUNEDIN _ Anthony Ward pitched a four-hitter and 10 consecutive Blue Jays reached safely during an eight-run fourth inning as Dunedin defeated the Sarasota White Sox 10-1 in the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday night.

In the second game, Sarasota shortstop Javier Ocasio and centerfielder Kinnas Pledger each scored two runs and pitcher Ramon Garcia defeated Dunedin for the second time in five days as the White Sox edged the Blue Jays to earn a split of the double header.

Ray Giannelli homered in both games for the Blue Jays, giving him a league-leading total of 17 for the year.