Altoona One-Hit; Bradenton Wins With 5-Run 10th

Bradenton Marauders �6, �Dunedin Blue Jays �1 (box)

Five runs in the top of the 10th gave the Marauders the win over Dunedin on Tuesday night. �Bradenton batted around, beginning with 1B Calvin Anderson, who led off with a double. �Anderson was changed out for pinch-runner Anthony Norman, in his first appearance with the Marauders in a month. �RF Erik Huber dropped down a sacrifice bunt to move Norman to third base, and a fielding error by the Dunedin pitcher put Huber on first base. �2B James Skelton singled, scoring Norman from third, and a second fielding error in the outfield moved Huber to third base. �SS Brock Holt was intentionally walked, loading the bases. �CF Robbie Grossman flied out, but LF Quincy Latimore cleared the bases with a grand slam. �3B Jeremy Farrell also singled after the homer, but was left on base.

Dunedin had scored first, way back in the bottom of the 1st, on a single, a stolen base, a sacrifice bunt, and an RBI ground out. �Bradenton starter Nate Adcock scattered 3 more hits and a walk over 5 more innings. �He gave up a two-out triple in the 6th, but left that runner standing there on third. �Mike Colla and Diego Moreno each retired 6 batters in order for the final 4 innings.

The Marauders tied the game in the 5th inning. �Calvin Anderson walked, and Erik Huber doubled into left field, moving Anderson to third base. �Brock Holt singled up the middle, and Anderson scored easily. �Huber also tried to score but was thrown out at the plate.

OF�Anthony Norman and INF Walker Gourley were added to the Marauders’ roster, taking the places of 2B Greg Picart and OF Starling Marte who have been placed on the Disabled List.

West Virginia Power �8, �Delmarva Shore Birds �3 � (Game 1) (box)

The Power also had a 5-run inning to break a tie, giving them the win in the first game of the double-header. �Starter Nathan Baker gave up 3 runs on a single, a walk, and two doubles in the top of the 2nd inning. �The Power came right back with 2 runs in the bottom of the frame. �1B Kyle Morgan led off with a walk, then a fielding error at shortstop put Morgan on third and LF Rogelios Noris on first base. �C Ramon Cabrera singled, scoring Morgan. �3B Jesus Brito bunted the runners to second and third bases, and RF Jose Hernandez loaded the bases by getting hit by a pitch. �A walk to SS Benji Gonzalez forced in the second run of the inning, and the Power were within one run, 3-2.

DH David Rubinstein tied the score in the 2nd inning when he led off with a hit, then moved to second and on to third on two wild pitches. �Cabrera plated Rubinstein with a line drive single into left field.

Nathan Baker gave up two more singles and hit a batter, but did not allow another run over the rest of his 5 innings of work. �The score was tied when he left the game, so he did not factor into the decision. �Maurice Bankston pitched the final two innings for the Power and was credited with the win. �Bankston hit the first batter he faced with a pitch, but erased him with a double play, and retired the side in the top of the 7th.

Shore Birds �6, �Power �2 � (Game 2) (box)

The Shore Birds came back to take the night-cap from the Power, as they held the Power to just one hit. �1B Aaron Baker had the hit, a double in the 6th inning. �The Power also were given 4 walks by Delmarva. �CF Evan Chambers got the first of those walks to lead off the 1st inning, and he stole 2nd base. �The next 12 Power batters were set down in order, with 7 of those outs coming by strikeouts.

3B Jose Brito led off the 5th inning with another walk, and he also stole second base. �Two strikeouts later, SS Benji Gonzalez grounded to shortstop, but a throwing error let him reach base, and let Brito race around from second base to score an unearned run. �The 6th inning also began with a walk to Evan Chambers. �This time, Chambers was forced out at second base when RF David Rubinstein grounded into a force out. �Rubinstein beat the throw to first, and he came all the way around to score on Aaron Baker’s double.

Brandon Holden made the start for the Power and was charged with the loss. � He pitched 3 innings, allowing a 2-run homer in the 3rd inning for Delmarva’s first runs. �Holden gave up a total of 3 hits and 2 walks, with 4 strikeouts. �Gabriel Alvarado pitched the next two innings, and gave up a run on a single and a double in the 5th inning. �Ryan Kelly pitched the final two innings. �He gave up 3 runs on a single, two walks, two doubles, and a hit batter.

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