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Marauders Start With A Rampage; Crotta Shines For Curve

Marauders Start With A Rampage; Crotta Shines For Curve

Bradenton pitchers did not have much trouble dealing with the Miracle batters. �Starter Bryan Morris pitched 4.2 innings and allowed 2 unearned runs on 7 hits, no walks, with 5 strikeouts. �Those runs came in the 2nd inning, when two singles and a throwing error by SS Greg Picart loaded the bases. �Morris got the next batter to ground into a double play, but one run scored. �An RBI double brought in �the second run, but the error made both runs unearned. �Morris gave up a double to lead off teh 5th inning, then struck out the next two batters. �Mike Colla came on in relief, and gave up a single, but Quincy Latimore's throw in from left field to C Tony Sanchez nailed the runner at the plate. �Joel Hanrahan, with the Marauders on a rehab assignment, pitched a 1-2-3 inning in the 6th, including two strikeouts. �Brian Leach earned the win with 3 innings of work, in which he gave up one home run and a walk and hit a batter.

Altoona Curve 5, �Harrisburg Senators 1 (box)
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