April 7, 2005 - JUPITER, FL – Jupiter Hammerheads' third baseman Lee Mitchell went 2-4 with a double, a home run, and two RBI in Thursday night's 4-3 victory over Palm Beach. Starting Hammerheads' pitcher James Russ opened the season with a dominant performance. After allowing only a solo home run to Cody Haerther in the first and a single in the 2nd to Ty Parker, Russ retired the next 15 batters before tiring in the 7th.
Reliever Brian Strelitz (1-0) came on with one out in the 7th, after three of the first four batters had reached against Russ, and promptly served up the game-tying double to Cardinals' first baseman Brian Santor.
Mitchell's home run in the 8th off Cardinals' reliever Wayne Lundgren (0-1) sealed the victory for Jupiter.
Jose Garcia pitched well in relief for Palm Beach, striking out four in three innings pitched, giving up only one run.
Kevin Cave pitched a perfect ninth to earn his first save of the season for Jupiter.