Harrison Is Curve Hero In The 14th; Latimore Leads Bradenton

Meanwhile, the Curve were not having any better luck against the Richmond pitchers. �Harrison led the team with 3 hits, including the game winner. �SS Chase d’Arnaud singled and doubled, as the Curve recorded 9 hits, but also left 9 batters on base. �Altoona threatened in the 2nd inning, when Harrison singled, but was caught stealing. �LF/RF Alex Presley walked and 1B Matt Hague singled, and both advanced a base on a passed ball, but a strikeout ended the inning without a run scoring. �Jordy Mercer doubled in the 3rd, and d’Arnaud doubled (ground rule) in the 6th, but both were stranded on base. �After the double to lead off the 6th, thirteen Curve went down in order, until Presley singled in the 10th. �D’Arnaud singled in the 11th, and Harrison singled in the 12th, and they too were left on base. �CF Gorkys Hernandez singled in the 13th, but was erased in a double play.

The game lasted 3 hours and 46 minutes, and was the second extra-inning game on this home stand that ended with a 1-0 score.

Bradenton Marauders 7, �Jupiter Hammerheads 4 (box)

LF Quincy Latimore went 3-for-5 with a homer and 4 RBI to lead the offensive attack, as the Marauders finally got to play someone other than Fort Myers. �SS Greg Picart and 1B Calvin Anderson each had two hits for Bradenton.

Jupiter jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the 1st inning off starter Brian Leach. A lead-off walk, then a throwing error by C Eric Fryer on a stolen base put a runner on third base, and a sacrifice fly brought the runner in. �A double and three singles scored two more runs. �Leach settled down and retired the side in order in both the 2nd and 3rd innings, and by then his teammates had spotted him some runs.

The Marauders took advantage of two Jupiter errors to score 3 runs in the top of the 3rd. �2B Rodolfo Cardona reached base on a missed catch error by the first baseman, then a single by Picart and a walk to CF Robbie Grossman loaded the bases. �A fielding error put RF Starling Marte on base and brought in one run. � Quincy Latimore’s first single brought in two runs, and the score was tied at 3-3. �Cardona walked to begin the rally in the 4th inning, and a single by Greg Picart moved him to third base. �Grossman’s sacrifice fly plated Cardona, and Latimore’s second single of the game brought in Picart to give the Marauders a 5-3 lead.

Jupiter got to Leach one more time in the bottom of the 4th. �A walk, a wild pitch, and another walk put runners on the corners with two outs. �Leach was relieved by Tyler Cox, who gave up an RBI single and another wild pitch to put runners on second and third bases. �A ground out ended the inning. �Leach finished with 4 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks, with 4 strikeouts in 3.2 innings. �Cox went on to pitch 2 more innings, allowing a walk, a single, and a hit batter. �He earned the win, his second of the season. �Diego Moreno pitched 2 innings, allowing one hit and striking out 3 batters. �Noah Krol earned his 3rd save with a 1-2-3 9th inning.

Bradenton picked up an insurance run in the 5th inning, when Anderson led off with a single, moved to second on a passed ball, and scored on DH Andrew Walker’s RBI single. �Latimore added one more run in the top of the 9th with his second home run of the year.

Charleston River Dogs 3, �West Virginia Power 2 (box)

The Power tied the score at 2-2 in the top of the 9th, when 2B Adenson Chourio doubled with two outs and scored on SS Benji Gonzalez’s RBI single through the hole into right field. �But Charleston answered in the bottom of the inning with a one-out walk followed by two singles for the walk-off win.

The River Dogs had started the game with a single and a 2-run homer to lead off the bottom of the 1st inning. �Starter Hunter Strickland pitched 6 innings. �After the 1st inning, he walked the first batter in the 2nd inning, then recorded 12 outs in a row. �In the 6th, Strickland gave up a single, then erased that batter with a double play. �He gave up another single, but left that runner on base. �Melkin Laureano relieved Strickland to begin the 7th inning, and allowed only one single over the 7th and 8th innings. �He was the losing pitcher in the 9th inning.

The Power scored one run in the 5th. �3B Jesus Brito led off with a single, but was forced out when C Ramon Cabrera grounded to second base. �Chourio’s single moved Cabrera to second base, and Gonzalez drove Cabrera with a line drive into left field. �Cabrera singled again in the 7th, and CF Evan Chambers walked in the 8th, but neither scored.

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