9th Inning Homer Flattens Curve; Adcock Wins For Marauders

Bradenton Marauders 3, �Ft. Myers Miracle 1 (box)

Tony Sanchez was glad to be back behind the plate for the Marauders, and he celebrated with two hits and an RBI. �Sanchez had been bothered by some shoulder issues which limited him to DH duties for the past several games, and this was his first game catching again. �He singled to lead off the top of the 2nd, but was out in a double play. �In the 3rd, Eric Fryer, now at DH with Sanchez catching, began the scoring with a solo homer. �The next three batters, RF Austin McClune, SS Brock Holt, and 2B Greg Picart, all singled to load the bases. �CF Starling Marte brought in McClune with a sacrifice fly. �Sanchez walked to load the bases again, but a grounder force out ended the inning.

A walk and a double complicated by a fielding error by LF Quincy Latimore brought in one run for the Miracle in the top of the 4th inning. �That unearned run was the only run starter Nate Adcock allowed in his 5 innings of work. �He gave up 3 hits and 3 walks, while striking out 5 batters.

Sanchez brought in an insurance run in the 5th inning. �Greg Picart walked and stole second base, then scored on Sanchez’s RBI double. �The Marauders had only one more base runner for the rest of the game, when Fryer walked in the 6th inning.

Diego Moreno pitched 2 scoreless innings for Bradenton, allowing a walk but no hits, and striking out 3 batters. �Tyler Cox and Noah Krol each pitched one scoreless inning to finish it up. �Adcock earned his second win, and Krol earned his fourth save.

West Virginia Power 5, �Greenville Drive 1 (box)

Power pitchers combined to strike out 15 Drive batters in the final game of the series. �Both the Power and the Drive recorded 8 hits in this game, but the Power were able to make better use of theirs, and ended their losing streak with a win over Greenville. �Starter Phillip Irwin gstruck out 7 batters in his 4 innings of work, and allowed one run on 4 hits and a walk. �That one run came in the top of the 2nd, on a single, a double, and an RBI single. �Irwin had runners on second and third, but struck out two batters to get out of the inning. �That was the only run Greenville would get. �Melkin Laureano pitched 3 scoreless innings, with 4 strikeouts, and Ryan Kelly added two more scoreless innings, also with 4 strikeouts.

The Power got onto the scoreboard with 2 runs in the 3rd inning. �DH David Rubinstein led off with a walk, but was erased with a double play. �Then SS Benji Gonzalez and CF Evan Chambers both walked, and both scored when 2B Jarek Cunningham reached base on a fielding error in right field. �1B Aaron Baker led off the 4th with a double, then moved to third base on RF Wes Freeman’s single. �Rubinstein brought in Baker with an RBI ground out, to give the Power a 3-1 lead. �Another walk to Chambers started the Power’s rally in the 5th inning. �Chambers stole second base and advanced to third on Cunningham’s single. �A sacrifice fly by 3B Jesus Brito plated Chambers. �Chambers brought in one more insurance run in the 7th. �C Ramon Cabrera led off with a single and was bunted to second by Gonzalez. �Chamber’s brought him home with an RBI double.

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