Hot June has Mighty Mussels ready for summer
FORT MYERS, Fla. – After playing a majority of their games on the road, the Mighty Mussels are back home this week bringing fireworks and some of the best baseball in the minor leagues to the diamond.
Nearly two months into the season the rust is knocked off and the Mighty Mussels are cranking it up.
“You know this month has been fun,” Mighty Mussels manager Brian Meyer said. “It is always a lot more fun when you win and we have been winning a lot lately because we’ve been playing good baseball.”
The club’s 17 wins are among the best in minor league baseball in June and that’s thanks in large part to one of the beta pitching staffs in the league as well.
“You know no matter who we are throwing out there night after night you know we just really feel they are going to give us a quality start and a chance for the bats to come around and keep us in the ball game,” Coach Meyer said.
As the team is making up for the time they lost a year ago while having to sit out due to COVID-19. Particularly for catcher prospect Charles Mack who had to work mostly indoors in his hometown of Buffalo during the offseason.
“It feels great you know it has been a year and a half or so, so it is definitely a thrill to get back out there,” Mack said.
Focusing on getting wins in their new purple and gold while keeping their eyes on the bigger prize.
“Our first and foremost goal is to keep developing these guys to get them out of here as quickly as possible and for the next wave to come in. At the same time try to win some games,” Coach Meyer said.
As the team prepares for the long summer their plan is to stay the course and not change what they’ve done over the last month.
“I would say just keeping it simple. It has kind of been a whole focus just keeping it simple and just letting the game come to you and good things will happen,” Mack said.
The team will begin a six game home stand against Bradenton Tuesday night at 7 and will extend until July 4th.NBC2 (WBBH-TV)