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Curve Fall Apart in 9th; Grossman and Huber With 4 Hits Each

Curve Fall Apart in 9th; Grossman and Huber With 4 Hits Each

Bradenton Marauders 14, �Fort Myers Miracle 4 (box)
The Marauders scored 3 runs in each of 3 consecutive innings, then tacked on 5 more runs in the 7th for good measure, as they recorded 21 hits. �The Miracle had 12 hits, for a game total of 33. �Each member of the Marauder's line up had at least one hit, including pinch-hitter James Skelton, who only had one plate appearance. �RF Robbie Grossman missed being the second Pirates' farmhand in 2 days to hit for the cycle by the home run; DH Erik Huber hit four singles.
The Miracle got onto the scoreboard first with 2 runs in the 2nd inning. �A double a walk, and a single off starter Jeff Locke brought in the first run. �A double steal of second and home gave the Miracle their second run. �Locke allowed only one hit over the next three innings, and he struck out 7 in his 5 innings of work.
The Marauders answered with 3 runs in the bottom of the 3rd. �SS Greg Picart led off with a triple, and after a walk to 2B Adenson Chourio, 3B Jose De...

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