St. Lucie Mets Win Championship
Thursday, September 21st , 2023
With a 11-6 win over the Lakeland Flying Tigers at Osceola County Stadium today, the St. Lucie Mets wrapped up their 1st title in team history.

The Mets left little doubt who was the better team. Celebrating a banner year, "team" was the word of the day in the victorious clubhouse after the game.

"Hitting, pitching, fielding; those are all things you need to win, but most importantly you need a team, a team that works together toward the same collective goal," said St. Lucie manager Mel Stottlemyre Jr.. "Our players felt that way all year, and they played that way. When one guy had an off day, 24 others stepped up their game and filled the void."

A jovial mood filled the air as St. Lucie celebrated into the night. The city's mayor said parade plans were underway and a "huge celebration" would be in order.

"I hope they have a big celebration," Lakeland manager Luis Sojo said. "They deserved to win this series and they deserve to celebrate it."

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BNN Stats: Single-Season Records
Monday, September 18th , 2023
Who holds the single season record in the Florida State League for doubles?

Tim Hampton, BRA, 43, 2015
Bryce Bush, JUP, 40, 2023
Kyle Beach, FMY, 39, 2023
Earl Jackson, DUN, 38, 2022
Eric Rodriguez, FMY, 37, 2023
Flying Tigers Prevail, as Round 1 Goes to the Wire
Tuesday, September 12th , 2023
It went the distance, but the Lakeland Flying Tigers finally disposed of the Daytona Tortugas 4-2 in the series clincher at JetBlue Park at Fenway South.

Winning the finale gave the Flying Tigers the series, 3-2. They will now advance to the Championship.

The Most Valuable Player Award went to Lakeland left fielder Jesús Vargas. He batted .318 in the series, collecting 2 RBIs and scoring 4 runs.

"Jesús deserves it," said Flying Tigers manager Luis Sojo. "He was the glue that held our club together."

The Lakeland Flying Tigers will play against the St. Lucie Mets in the next round. St. Lucie won their series against the Charlotte Stone Crabs 3 games to 1. The Championship schedule will be announced after the Round 1 finishes.

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Steve Schypinski - DAY
2 Kyle Beach FMY .309
3 Beau Foster TAM .304
4 Cal Conley FMY .296
5 2 tied with   .288
James Wood - DAY
2 Will Robertson BRA 19
3 Earl Jackson DUN 18
4 Arturo Gómez CHR 17
5 Austin Hendrick BUF 16
Arturo Gómez - CHR
2 Connor McLaughlin LAK 76
2 James Wood DAY 76
4 Will Robertson BRA 72
5 Wilderd Patino PEN 68
Ryan Cusick - CHR
2 Jared Shuster BIN 13
2 Ricky Vanasco LAK 13
4 Michael Lawson CHR 12
4 Spencer Wojciechowski BRA 12
Kyle Grossman - ERI
2 Ricky Vanasco LAK 2.52
3 Ernest Mabee FMY 2.56
4 Corey Sullivan DUN 2.62
5 Hunter Ruth ERI 2.63
Chubba Purdy - JUP
2 Rodrigo Calderón CHR 161
3 D.J. Uiagalelei BRA 158
4 Corey Sullivan DUN 156
5 Ryan Cusick CHR 152
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North W L PCT GB
Lakeland Flying Tigers 84 56 .600 -
Daytona Tortugas 83 57 .593 1.0
Tampa Tarpons 67 73 .479 17.0
Dunedin Blue Jays 65 75 .464 19.0
Clearwater Threshers 60 80 .429 24.0
Florida Fire Frogs 47 93 .336 37.0
South W L PCT GB
Charlotte Stone Crabs 90 50 .643 -
St. Lucie Mets 85 55 .607 5.0
Bradenton Marauders 76 64 .543 14.0
Jupiter Hammerheads 71 69 .507 19.0
Fort Myers Mighty Mussels 66 74 .471 24.0
Palm Beach Cardinals 46 94 .329 44.0
Away Team Home Team Result Time Winning Pitcher Losing Pitcher
Lakeland St. Lucie 6-11 8:05 PM PT V.Fernández (2-4, 2.86 ERA) R.Self (7-3, 4.61 ERA)
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