Results tagged ‘ Daytona Beach Cubs ’

Daytona Vs Brevard County April 11th

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Juan Sanchez of the Brevard County Manatees / Scott Jontes-Four Seam Images

I drove down to Space Coast Stadium today to shoot the Daytona Cubs and Brevard County Manatees game. The weather was absolutely perfect for a baseball game and I was happy to have good conditions after the game last night.

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D.J. LeMahieu attempts the tag at second base. Scott Jontes/Four Seam Images

The game had plenty of action and runs scored with the Cubs coming out on top 10-5 winning the second straight from Brevard after losing the first two games.

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D.J. LeMahieu attempts to turn a double play Scott Jontes/Four
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tag2.jpgD.J. LeMahieu makes the tag at second base. Scott Jontes/Four
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I guess it was D.J. LeMahieu day today on the blog, it seems like he was in the middle of everything that was happening.

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Mark Reed of the Daytona Beach Cubs/Scott Jontes-Four Seam Images

I normally do not like to post photos like this because you can not see his face. But I do like how his bat broke and the ball and bat was still in the photo.

Well that is all for tonight I need to get back to tagging and uploading photos.

Scott

First Game of the Season

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Tonight was the first game of the season for me which featured the Daytona Cubs in an exhibition game against Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.


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Michael Brenly of the Daytona Beach Cubs/Scott Jontes-Four Seam Images

I had been waiting for this game for a couple of weeks to have the chance to knock a little bit of the rust off. I had felt at the game that I was really rusty, but after looking at the photos from the game I was not as rusty as I thought.

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Brett Jackson of the Dayotna Beach Cubs/Scott Jontes-Four Seam Images

I am really excited about this year for a couple of reasons. This is going to be my 3rd year as the Dayotna Beach Cubs team photographer and my 2nd year as one of the Florida State League Photographers. I have also started shooting for Four Seam Images
a image agency specializing in all levels of amateur and professional baseball. I am very honored that they asked me to be a part of what they have going. Be sure to check my blog often as I will be updating on a weekly basis now that the season is starting.

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Josh Vitters of the Dayotna Beach Cubs/Scott Jontes-Four Seam Images

The last inning that I was at the game I got the shot above of Josh Vitters watching his 3 run shot fly out of the park. All in all this was not a bad way to spend my Wednesday night.

Scott

Robinson Chirinos hits 2 Grand Slams

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Robinson Chirinos of the Daytona Cubs watches the first of his two Grand Slams leave the park against the Sarasota Reds at Jackie Robinson Ballpark on Sunday May 31,2009 (Scott Jontes/MILB.com)

May 31, 2009 is a day that Robinson Chirinos just might remember for the rest of his life. He accomplished a feat that has not happened in the Florida State league for 50 years. The Daytona Cubs catcher hit 2 Grand Slams in a game against the Sarasota Reds at Jackie Robinson Ballpark in Daytona Beach, FL.

In the 4th inning Robinson came up to bat with the bases loaded and I remember thinking to myself 2 things: (1) I better be ready because he just might hit it out (2) He always gives a nice look coming out of the box.  All I can say is that I was right this time on both accounts.

In the 7th inning Robinson came up to bat again with the bases loaded again and he had the same results. He finished the game with 3 hits and 8 RBI’s.  It was a career game for him to say the least and in my mind it could not have happened to a nicer guy.

I have been asked a few times since the season finished what is my favorite photo that I took this season. Without a doubt this the one.

Scott

Trying New Things

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Rafael Dolis of the Daytona Cubs (Scott Jontes/MiLB.com)

Sometimes when I am at a game I like to try new things as was the case with the photo above of Rafael Dolis. For a while there I thought he was the only pitcher Daytona had on the hill for them. Just the way the rotation was working out and my schedule of games I could cover he was the only Dayotna pitcher I shot for 3 games. I took this on a Sunday afternoon game around the 3rd inning after I had some shots that I could submit to MiLB. I submitted this photo along with the other shots I took that afternoon and MiLB used it as one of their photos of the week.  You can view this photo and the other photos from the galley here. I have also added a few other photos below of Rafael from some of his other starts this year.

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Rafael Dolis of the Daytona Cubs (Scott Jontes/MiLB.com)

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Rafael Dolis of the Daytona Cubs (Scott Jontes/MiLB.com)

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