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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Nancy grew up in Rochester, NY, where her father indoctrinated her to the love of baseball as a small child. He taught her to keep score at the age of 5, and she hasn't stopped since. She now lives in the Indianapolis area with her husband and two sons. Nancy has followed the Indians on both the Most Valuable Network and the Bloguin group, before joining Pirates Prospects in 2011. She provides daily game recaps from Indianapolis, plus player analysis from the guys she sees live at the games.