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Gaynor, Sierra Return to Newly Minted 2023 Mussels’ Coaching Staff

January 19, 2023

FORT MYERS, Fla. (January 19, 2023) - The Minnesota Twins announced the Mighty Mussels’ coaching and support staff for the 2023 season Thursday, with five staff members returning from last year’s First Half Division Championship team. Returning (5) Brian Meyer – Manager Jared Gaynor – Pitching Coach Rayden Sierra –

Brian Meyer Returns to Manage Mighty Mussels in 2023

January 19, 2023

FORT MYERS, Fla. (January 19, 2023) – The Minnesota Twins have announced that reigning Florida State League Manager of the Year Brian Meyer is returning to lead the Mighty Mussels in 2023. “My family and I are thrilled to be back with the Mussels this year,” Meyer said. “Our staff

Mighty Mussels Unveil 2023 Schedule

November 1, 2022

FORT MYERS, Fla. (November 1, 2022) – The Fort Myers Mighty Mussels have unveiled their 2023 regular season schedule, with Opening Night at Hammond Stadium set for Thursday, April 6. The Mussels will play 132 games during the 2023 regular season, with 66 home contests in Fort Myers. Game times

Noah Cardenas, Jaylen Nowlin Named FSL All-Stars

November 14, 2022

FORT MYERS, Fla. (November 14, 2022) – Mighty Mussels catcher Noah Cardenas and left-handed pitcher Jaylen Nowlin have been named 2022 Florida State League All-Stars by Minor League Baseball. Cardenas and Nowlin represent Fort Myers on the 12-player list. Both helped lead the Mussels to the First Half Championship in

Brian Meyer Named FSL Manager of the Year

November 10, 2022

FORT MYERS, Fla. (November 10, 2022) – Fort Myers Mighty Mussels skipper Brian Meyer has been named the 2022 Florida State League Manager of the Year. Minor League Baseball announced the honor on Thursday after Meyer led the Mighty Mussels to a 69-59 record and the First Half Championship in

Noah Cardenas Named Harmon Killebrew Award Winner

November 8, 2022

FORT MYERS, Fla. (November 8, 2022) - Noah Cardenas has been named the Mighty Mussels' recipient of the Harmon Killebrew Award, the Minnesota Twins announced Monday. Created in 2011 following the Hall of Famer's passing, the Killebrew Award honors a minor league player from each of the Twins' full-season affiliates

VIDEO: Noah Miller Flourishing with Mussels

November 8, 2022

Mighty Mussels broadcaster John Vittas got the chance to sit down with Mussels shortstop Noah Miller to discuss his development with the Mussels and growing up in Wisconsin.

VIDEO: Marco Raya Emerging as Twins Pitching Prospect

October 21, 2022

Mussels broadcaster John Vittas got a chance to sit down with Mighty Mussels pitcher and Minnesota Twins prospect Marco Raya at the end of the 2022 season to discuss his journey to becoming one of the top pitching prospects in baseball.

Keoni Cavaco Named FSL Player of the Month

October 17, 2022

FORT MYERS, Fla. (October 17, 2022) - Mighty Mussels third baseman Keoni Cavaco has been named the FSL Player of the Month for September, the league office announced last week. Cavaco caught fire at the end of the season, batting .345 with a league-high three home runs over eight regular

Mussels, Killebrew Root Beer Induct Joe McDonald into SW FL Pro Scouts Hall of Fame Saturday

August 26, 2022

FORT MYERS, Fla. (September 10, 2022) – Killebrew Root Beer and the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels have inducted Joe McDonald into the Killebrew Root Beer Professional Scouts Hall of Fame Saturday at Hammond Stadium. McDonald is the 17th member of ‘The Wall’ outside of Hammond Stadium and was honored with

Mussels' Season Ends with 3-1 Loss To Blue Jays

September 17, 2022

FORT MYERS, Fla (September 17, 2022) – The Mighty Mussels' 2022 season came to an end Saturday at Hammond Stadium, dropping Game 3 of the FSL West Division Championship Series by a 3-1 margin to the Dunedin Blue Jays. 2022 marked the ninth consecutive winning season for Fort Myers (69-59),

Keoni Cavaco’s Grand Slam Flips Series Upside Down – Mussels Force Decisive Game Three with Dramatic 7-5 Win

September 15, 2022

FORT MYERS, Fla (September 15, 2022) – Keoni Cavaco’s dramatic eighth inning grand slam flipped the FSL West Division Championship upside down Thursday, turning a two-run deficit into a 7-5 Mighty Mussels victory at Hammond Stadium. It gave the Mussels their first lead of the series, keeping their season alive

Late Homers Not Enough as Mussels Drop Game 1 By 6-4 Score 

September 13, 2022

DUNEDIN, Fla. (September 13, 2022) – The Mighty Mussels' comeback came up short despite fantastic offensive efforts from Ben Ross and Noah Cardenas, as Fort Myers lost Game 1 of the FSL West Division Championship series 6-4 Tuesday at TD Ballpark. Ross finished a triple away from the cycle, destroying

Game 3 of FSL WDC Series Postponed to Saturday

September 16, 2022

FORT MYERS, Fla. (September 16, 2022) - Friday's scheduled playoff game between the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels and Dunedin Blue Jays has been postponed due to rain and unplayable field conditions at Hammond Stadium. It will be made up at 12 p.m. on Saturday. Gates will open at 11 a.m.

FSL West Division Championship Series Preview

September 13, 2022

FORT MYERS, Fla. (September 13, 2022) – The Fort Myers Mighty Mussels take on the Dunedin Blue Jays in a best-of-three series this week for the FSL West Division Championship and the right to play for the Florida State League Championship. The Fort Myers franchise is bidding for its third

Mussels Finish Regular Season With Dominant 9-1 Win

September 11, 2022

FORT MYERS, Fla (September 11, 2022) – The Mighty Mussels wrapped up the regular season with a dominant 9-1 win over the St. Lucie Mets Sunday at Hammond Stadium, finishing the campaign with a 69-59 record. Fort Myers (69-59, 28-36) led the FSL West from wire-to-wire in the overall standings,

Pierson Ohl Named FSL Pitcher of the Month

September 7, 2022

FORT MYERS, Fla. (September 7, 2022) - Mighty Mussels right-hander Pierson Ohl has been named the Florida State League Pitcher of the Month for August, Minor League Baseball announced Wednesday. Ohl dominated the league to 1.33 ERA over five outings (four starts), walking just one batter over 27.0 innings. The

Mother Nature Cooperates as Mussels drop Doubleheader to Mets 

September 11, 2022

FORT MYERS, Fla (September 10, 2022) – Mighty Mussels dropped both games of their doubleheader against the St. Lucie Mets by scores of 5-2 and 3-1 Saturday at Hammond Stadium. The 2022 season has featured 44 games affected by weather, including a pair of total wash outs this week against

Ober Leads Mussels to 5-0 Shutout over Mets

September 6, 2022

FORT MYERS, Fla. (September 6, 2022) – Minnesota Twins rehabber Bailey Ober led the Mighty Mussels to a two-shutout of the St. Lucie Mets at Hammond Stadium Tuesday. Ober, rehabbing a groin injury, allowed just one hit over four scoreless innings, fanning three and walking one. Develson Aria made his

Mighty Mussels Playoff Tickets on Sale Now!

August 15, 2022

FORT MYERS, Fla. (August 15, 2022) – The Mighty Mussels are headed to the Florida State League Playoffs! Tickets to Game 2 of the FSL West Division Championship Series at Hammond Stadium will become available at 10 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, August 16. First pitch for Game 2 of the

The Son of a Scout – John Wilson is Fulfilling His Destiny with the Mighty Mussels

August 12, 2022

By John Vittas FORT MYERS, Fla. (August 12, 2022) – When Mussels’ left-handed pitcher John Wilson takes the mound at Hammond Stadium, it feels like a destiny has been fulfilled. For the baseball-enthused seven-year-old version of John Wilson, this was exactly what he had planned all along. John Wilson Jr.

Mussels’ Bats Explode in 11-2 Thumping of Marauders

September 4, 2022

BRADENTON, Fla. (September 4, 2022) – Nine different Mighty Mussels recorded a hit Sunday, as the Fort Myers bats exploded for 14 hits in an 11-2 thumping of the Bradenton Marauders at LECOM Park. Fort Myers (66-57, 25-34) scored in six of their nine offensive frames, getting home runs from

Fort Myers Clinches Ninth Straight Winning Season with 6-3 Victory in Bradenton

September 4, 2022

BRADENTON, Fla. (September 3, 2022) – Nate Baez delivered his first professional homer and Tomas Cleto spun four scoreless innings to lead the Mighty Mussels to a 6-3 win over the Bradenton Marauders at LECOM Park Saturday. The Mussels’ (65-57, 24-34) win guarantees Fort Myers a winning season, their ninth

Cavaco Homers as Mussels Spin Three-Hit Shutout 

September 4, 2022

BRADENTON, Fla (September 2, 2022) – The Mighty Mussels snapped a five-game losing streak Friday, as their pitching dominated with a three-hit shutout of the Bradenton Marauders at LECOM Park. The Mussels (64-57, 23-34) started their scoring in the top of the second. After walks from Ben Ross and Kala’i

Mussels Claim 6-2 Win in Rain-Shortened Doubleheader

August 27, 2022

FORT MYERS, Fla. (August 27, 2022) – The Mighty Mussels claimed a 6-2 win over the Lakeland Flying Tigers in a rain-shortened game Saturday at Hammond Stadium. The game was called in the bottom of the sixth due to thunderstorms and subsequent unplayable field conditions. Game 2 will be made