DAYTONA BEACH - After Daytona tied it in the eighth, Charlotte took the lead on a throwing error in the ninth, as the Stone Crabs squeaked past the Tortugas, 3-2, in front of 1,411 fans at Jackie Robinson Ballpark on Monday night.

Down 2-1 after seven and a half, Daytona (22-31, 57-61) sparked a two-out rally with back-to-back singles by third baseman Alejo López (2-3, R, RBI) and center fielder Jameson Hannah (1-3, SO). With runners at first and third, shortstop José García (2-4, 2B, RBI) hit a broken-bat roller to second. The throw to first was late, as López scored on the infield knock to tie it at two.

In the top of the ninth, Charlotte (38-15, 73-46) sparked a rally with a one-out walk to right fielder Izzy Wilson (0-3, R, BB, 2 SO). Following a third baseman Zach Rutherford (2-3) base-hit that scooted the go-ahead run to third, second baseman Jake Palomaki (2-5, R) laid down a squeeze bunt. The Tortugas got Wilson in a rundown but a throwing error on the play allowed the man to score and put the Stone Crabs in front, 3-2.

Daytona would put the tying run aboard with two out in the ninth, but a pop up in the infield brought an end to the contest.

The Stone Crabs scooted out to an early 2-0 advantage with runs in each of the first two frames. Palomaki began the contest with a single and proceeded to swipe second and third before scoring on a sacrifice fly to left by catcher Ronaldo Hernández (0-4, RBI, 2 SO).

An inning later, designated hitter Moisés Gómez (2-4, R, HR, RBI, SO) cracked a 3-1 pitch over the fence in left field for a solo home run. The right-handed slugger's 14th homer of the season gave Charlotte a 2-0 advantage.

It was not until the bottom of the third when the Tortugas put a dent in the scoreboard. Right fielder Lorenzo Cedrola (1-3, R, SO) singled up the middle and scooted all the way to third on a stolen base and a missed catch error. López would ultimately get Daytona a run with a sacrifice fly to right.

Neither starter received a decision on Monday, despite both twirling quality starts. Pitcher Mac Sceroler (6.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, BB, 4 SO) hurled his fifth quality effort in his last six starts for Daytona, while Charlotte's lefty Michael Plassmeyer (7.0 IP, 4 H, R, 6 SO) yielded just one unearned run over seven frames.

Despite picking up a blown save, Chandler Raiden (1.1 IP, 3 H, R, ER, BB, 3 SO) collected his sixth victory for the Stone Crabs. Trey Cumbie (0.2 IP, BB) entered with one out in the ninth and garnered his second save.

Even though he did not give up an earned run, Tortugas Connor Bennett (1.0 IP, H, R, BB, 2 SO) suffered his second defeat in the Florida State League.

The series continues on Tuesday. The pre-game show will kick off the broadcast at 6:50 p.m., leading up to the 7:05 p.m. start at Jackie Robinson Ballpark. Tuesday evening's contest can be heard on daytonatortugas.com or via the TuneIn Radio and MiLB First Pitch apps.

Daytona is expected hand the ball to Austin Orewiler (7-8, 3.86 ERA) in the second game of the set. The Stone Crabs are scheduled to have southpaw Cristopher Sánchez (0-0, 2.29 ERA) toe the slab.