Bradenton Marauders �8, �Tampa Yankees �1 (box)
Three Bradenton pitchers held the Yankees to just four hits and one run, while the Marauder batters piled up 13 hits of their own. �Nate Adcock got the start, and he allowed the one run on 3 hits and 3 walks, while striking out 7 batters. �He gave up only one walk over the first 3 innings. �The Yankees scored their only run in the 4th inning, when they loaded the bases on two singles and a walk, then brought in a run with another single. �A double play ended the inning. �Adcock then allowed just one walk over his last two innings of work.
Mike Colla allowed a lone single over 2 innings of relief work, and Noah Krol pitched the 9th and allowed just one walk.
Everyone got in on the offense — each member of the Marauders’ line-up had at least one hit in the game, and all but 1B Calvin Anderson scored one and only one run. �The 3rd was the Big Inning for the Marauders, when they sent 10 batters to the plate and scored 5 runs. �CF Austin McClune, 2B Adenson Chourio, and SS Brock Holt opened the inning with consecutive singles, and Holt picked up an RBI as McClune scored. �RF Robbie Grossman dropped down a sacrifice bunt to move Chourio to third and Holt to second. �LF Quincy Latimore’s ground rule double scored both Chourio and Holt. �C Tony Sanchez singled, and 3B Jeremy Farrell grounded out, driving in Latimore. �DH Eric Fryer’s single plated Sanchez for the 5th run of the inning. �Anderson was hit by a pitch, before the inning ended with a strikeout by McClune.
The Marauders came right back to score again in the 4th. �With two outs, Grossman singled and stole second base, then scored on Latimore’s single. �Sanchez doubled, moving Latimore to third base, but the inning ended with those two runners still on base. � Bradenton loaded the bases again in the 5th inning, on a single by Anderson, a walk to McClune, and a single by Chourio. �That time, Holt lined sharply to first base for an unassisted double play to end the inning.
Three fielding errors by Tampa helped the Marauders score 2 more runs in the 7th. �Farrell led off with a double, and Fryer reached on the first error. �A wild pitch moved the two runners to second and third bases. �Another error allowed Farrell to score, as Anderson reached base. �McClune grounded out, but moved Fryer to third and Anderson to second. �Then Fryer scored on the third error, on a bouncer by Chourio.
The Florida State League has announced the rosters for the North and South Divisions’ All-Star Teams. �Marauders’ players figure prominently on the South Division roster: �starting pitchers Jeff Locke, Nate Adcock, and Bryan Morris; reliever Noah Krol; catcher Tony Sanchez, infielders Brock Holt and Jeremy Farrell, and outfielder Quincy Latimore. �Morris has been promoted to Altoona, of course, but his contribution was still noted.
The Pirates have released LHP Mike Felix. Felix was the Pirates’ 2nd round pick in the 2006 draft, right behind Brad Lincoln. �But Felix had not progressed very far in the system, reaching A+ at the end of the 2009 season. �In a total of 20 games at A+ (7 in 2009 and 13 with the Marauders this year), he has pitched only 25.1 innings, and allowed 20 runs on 25 hits, for a 7.10 ERA.
Hickory Crawdads �6, �West Virginia Power �5 (box)
The Crawdads broke a 5-5 tie with a run on a single, a stolen base, and another single in the top of the 10th inning, and the Power could not respond, giving the Crawdads the extra-inning win.
The Power cracked the scoreboard first, with a run in the 1st on 2B Jarek Cunningham’s double, a wild pitch, and a sacrifice fly by RF David Rubinstein. Hickory tied the score in the 3rd with a single, a double, and a ground out.
Cunningham took the lead for the Power again in the 5th inning on an inside-the-park home run into right field, after CF Evan Chambers had walked. �Two more runs came in the 8th inning, when 1B Aaron Baker began a rally with a ground rule double. �A passed ball put Baker on third base, and C Ramon Cabrera’s sacrifice fly scored Baker. �LF Rogelios Noris followed with another double, and he scored on DH Jose Hernandez’s RBI single.
Starter Brandon Holden pitched the first 4 innings, and allowed only the run in the 3rd inning, on 2 hits and 2 walks. �Jhonatan Ramos, who just joined the Power from extended spring training, pitched 2 innings, and allowing 2 hits and an unearned run, due to a missed catch error by Cunningham in the 6th. �Phillip Irwin was next in from the bullpen, and he pitched 2 perfect innings, including 3 strikeouts.
Duke Welker came on for the 9th inning, and he got into trouble. �A walk and back-to-back doubles led off the inning, driving in 2 runs, and a wild pitch and a single added a third run to tie the game. �Welker was charged with the Blown Save. �Gabriel Alvarado pitched the 10th inning, and he was responsible for the loss.
Chourio was brought back from the State College Spikes (really, extended spring training) and promoted to Bradenton, and Walker Gourley was returned to Pirate City and the Spikes.