Brevard County Manatees �5, �Bradenton Marauders �4 (box)
The Marauders too could not hold on to their lead in the late innings. �The Manatees got onto the scoreboard first, with a run in the 2nd inning on a solo homer, and another run in the 6th on a single, two stolen bases, and an RBI ground out. �Starter Jeff Locke pitched 6 strong innings and allowed only those two runs, on those two hits plus one more -- a single in the 3rd. �He did not walk any batters, while striking out 8.
Bradenton batters went down in order for the first two innings, but threatened in the 3rd. �Singles by 1B Erik Huber and SS Greg Picart, plus a walk by C Eric Fryer loaded the bases with one out, but a strikeout and a fly out ended the inning with all three runners still on base. �The loaded the bases again in ...
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