WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — 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.
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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).