North Florida’s Baseball dismantle Dolphins to bring home the Mayor’s Cup

Cody Hagerty

Photo Gallery by Joslyn Simmons

Coming off a strong performance over the weekend the winning ways continued for North Florida(6-7) as they defeated cross town rival Jacksonville Dolphins (7-5) Tuesday night at Harmon Stadium, 12-5.

A game in which the home team were out to make a statement, the Ospreys did just that taking it to the Dolphins. In Tuesday’s matchup North Florida was very disciplined at the plate with nine walks which allowed runners to advance to increase the gap between the rivals.

With an empty opening, the home team got on the board first with a Chris Berry’s home run.  

In the third and sixth innings, North Florida had multiple-runs over Jacksonville to pile on the lead as runners came around the bases. At the end of sixth, the Ospreys had a 10-0 lead over the Dolphins.

North Florida got great contribution from sophomore Cooper Bradford who pitched a really well game and secured key outs when Jacksonville had runners on base. At the end of the night, North Florida had 10 left on while Jacksonville saw 13 stranded.

In the seventh inning, the Dolphins watched three runs come in to avoid the shutout. Two more runners came in the final frame.

From an offensive standpoint, North Florida got to the yard twice with home runs from Alex Reynolds and Berry.

The Ospreys have not lost to the Dolphins in the Mayor’s Cup.

Up next for North Florida is a road trip to Daytona Beach to face the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats Mar.7 at 6 p.m.