Results tagged ‘ Florida State League ’

Photo of the Day – Raymond Kruml

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Raymond Kruml of the Tampa Yankess Photo By: Scott Jontes/Four Seam Images

I took this shot of Raymond Kruml last night in Daytona as he tried to make the catch in left field. Kruml missed the catch to allow David Macias of the Daytona Cubs to reach second base.


Harold Garcia FSL Record Hitting Streak 37 Games

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Harold Garcia of the Clearwater Threshers with his record breaking hit. (Scott Jontes)

Harold Garcia of the Clearwater Threshers broke the Florida State League record by hitting safely in 37 consecutive games on July 4 2010. Clearwater was in Daytona to play the Cubs and I was lucky enough to be at the game to get a few shots of the actual hit. It is always pretty exciting to see history being made in baseball.


Charlotte Stone Crabs Vs Lakeland Flying Tigers 5-11-2010


Luke Putkonen of the Lakeland Flying Tigers – Scott Jontes/Four Seam Images

I drove to Lakeland on Tuesday night to shoot the Flying Tigers and Stone Crabs for the Florida State League. There are no actual photo pits to shoot from at the stadium, but you can get some excellent shots from both the 1st and 3rd base sides especially in the afternoons. Which to me makes it worth the dive through Orlando


Tim Beckham of the Charlotte Stone Crabs – Scott Jontes/Four Seam Image

I only stayed at the game for about an hour and then I had to drive home to be at work the next day. Before I left I did see something a little different than I normally see while shooting from the end of the Tigers dugout. One of the players from the Flying Tigers got my attention and pointed to one of his teammates. I was kind of unsure what he was pointing to at first. Then I fiquered it out. A Dragonfly was catching a ride on Flying Tigers left fielder Chao-Ting Tangs hat.


Chao-Ting Tang of the Lakeland Flying Tigers – Scott Jontes/Four Seam Images

Everybody in the dugout got a good laugh and I took few shots which must made the Dragon fly lose interest in the hat because he flew over and landed on my camera for about an inning. I guess that is one way to get good seats.


My cards from the Florida State League Top Prospect Set


Today I thought I would mix things up a little bit and post my cards that were selected for the Florida State League Top Prospect set from this year. This was my first season shooting alongside Jerry Hale who has been with the Florida State League for the past 5 seasons.


SC.jpgJerry asked me after last season if I would be interested in helping
him out this year with the league. I took him up on the offer and had a
great time shooting for the FSL this year. I am already looking
forward to next year.


Play at the plate

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Zelous Wheeler of the Brevard County Manatees collides with Paul Vazquez of the Palm Beach Cardinals -Scott Jontes/

I was covering the Brevard County Manatees and Palm Beach Cardinals game at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Florida when I was able to catch this great play at the plate. Zelous Wheeler barreled into catcher Paul Vazquez at home plate. Vazquez lost his glasses but not the ball and wheeler was tagged out at home for the 2nd time in the game. Below is a few more photos of Wheeler and Vazquez in action from this year.

Zealous Wheeler.jpgZelous Wheeler of the Brevard County Manatees -Scott Jontes/

Vazquez, Paul.jpgPaul Vazquez of the Palm Beach Cardinals -Scott Jontes/

2009 Florida State League Champs-Tampa Yankees

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Brandon Laird of the Tampa Yankees (Scott Jontes/

The Tampa Yankees won the Florida State League Championship this week against the Charlotte Stone Crabs. The Series turned out to be great one with the series going the full 5 games. The Tampa Yankees were 30-37 in the first half and finished the second half at a league best 47-19 to win the second-half North Division title. The Yankees swept the Brevard County Manatees in 2 games in the first round of the playoffs and were able to get by the Stone Crabs to win the championship. Here are a few photos of the Yankees from this season.

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Austin Romine of the Tampa Yankees (Scott Jontes/

Kevin Smith.jpgDavid Adams of the Tampa Yankees (Scott Jontes/