The Mighty Mussels embark on a 12-game road trip Tuesday, starting off with a six-game series against the Lakeland Flying Tigers (DET).
NO-HITTER COMPLETES SWEEP
The Mighty Mussels completed a six-game sweep of the Tampa Tarpons in no-hit fashion Sunday, finishing just one batter over the minimum in the club’s fourth no-hitter in the last three seasons. Cory Lewis spun 5.2 perfect innings before A.J. Labas, Gabriel Yanez and Ben Ethridge closed out the historic day. Tampa’s lone base runner came on a dropped third strike in the eighth inning. The following players had successful series:
FTM at Tampa OPS
Jorel Ortega 1.177 9-23, 4 XBH, 6 RBI, 3 BB
Danny De Andrade 1.057 7-19, HR, 4 BB, SB
Andrew Cossetti 1.381 5-14, 2 HR, 7 RBI
Cory Lewis 5.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 7 K
C.J. Culpepper 5.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 8 K
LEWIS WINS PITCHER OF THE WEEK
After delivering a perfect performance on Sunday, Fort Myers’ hurler Cory Lewis was named the FSL Pitcher of the Week Monday. After recording his 5.2 innings, Lewis enters the week first in the FSL in opponents’ average (.168), third in ERA (2.43), WHIP (0.88), and strikeouts (39). The UC Santa Barbara product set a new career-high in innings pitched during Sunday’s effort.
COSSETTI NAMED PLAYER OF THE MONTH
Mighty Mussels catcher Andrew Cossetti was named FSL Player of the Month for April after hitting .339/.474/.678 over 19 games. By the end of the month, Cossetti led the league in homers (4), RBI (20), OBP (.474), SLG (.678), OPS (1.154), doubles (8), and XBH (12). The St. Joseph’s product was also named FSL Player of the Week after going 10-for-18 with three home runs and 14 RBI between April 18-23 vs Jupiter. Cossetti enters the week leading the FSL in HR (6), RBI (31), and SLG (.620). He also ranks second in OPS (1.087), third in OBP (.467), fourth in XBH (15) and total bases (57).
The Mighty Mussels have thrown four no-hitters in the past three seasons, with two coming during the same month (May 2022). The franchise went 10 full years since their previous no-hitter (2011).
Most recently, Fort Myers completed a nine-inning no-no on Sunday, May 14 against Tampa.
FIRST LOOK AT LAKELAND
The Mussels visit Joker Marchant Stadium Tuesday for the first of two six-game series against the Lakeland Flying Tigers (DET). The Flying Tigers currently sit in 5th place in the FSL West and boast the following ranked prospects:
Lakeland MLB BA