Marlins single-A affiliate Hammerheads win first league title

Jupiter defeats Clearwater 7-4 at temporary home in West Palm Beach
Published: Sep. 21, 2023 at 10:20 AM EDT
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The Jupiter Hammerheads are Florida State League champions for the first time.

Jupiter defeated the Clearwater Threshers 7-4 in the championship game Wednesday night at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.

Displaced by construction to Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, the Hammerheads took home their first-ever league championship at their home away from home.

The Hammerheads, who are the single-A affiliate of the Miami Marlins, scored seven runs despite just three hits on the evening.

Jupiter scored on a sacrifice fly, a walk, a fielder's choice and a throwing error off back-to-back steals.

Jacob Miller earned the win on the mound for Jupiter after lasting four innings, allowing two runs on four hits without a walk while striking out two.

Led by first-year manager Nelson Prada, the Hammerheads led the league in ERA (4.12).

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