TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- John Valente hit a two-run single in the top of the eighth inning to help lead the Lakeland Flying Tigers to a 5-1 win over the Tampa Tarpons in the first game of a doubleheader on Sunday.

The single capped the four-run inning for the Flying Tigers after A.J. Simcox hit an RBI single and then scored on an error to give them the lead.

The Flying Tigers tied the game 1-1 in the sixth when Reece Hampton scored on a sacrifice.

Angel De Jesus (3-1) got the win with two innings of scoreless relief while Matt Wivinis (2-4) took the loss in the Florida State League game.

For the Tarpons, Mickey Gasper doubled and singled, also stealing a base.


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