Wednesday Sept. 7, 2011
Posted: 8:45 p.m.
Jeff Antigua put forth his best effort of the season Wednesday night, pitching Daytona to a 3-1 victory over Dunedin at Jackie Robinson Stadium. The victory evened the opening-round series of the Florida State League at one game apiece.
Antigua allowed a run over seven innings, scattering four hits and striking out one. The lefty, who failed to earn a victory in eight starts for Daytona during the regular season, had gone at least seven innings twice during the regular season but was 0-1 in those two outings, on July 23 against Palm Beach and on July 28 at St. Lucie. It was his first victory as a starter since June 8, 2010 with Peoria.
Ed Figueroa came on for a scoreless eighth and, after recording an out in the ninth, gave way to Frank Del Valle, who induced a game-ending doubleplay out of Ryan Goins.
Elliot Sotos RBI single in the second gave the Cubs the lead and they padded it an inning later on a Justin Bour sacrifice fly. Matt Szczurs solo homer to left in the sixth added some insurance after the Jays cut the lead in half in the fifth.