Morris Wins For Curve, Cain Debuts

St. �Lucie Mets �3, �Bradenton Marauders �2 � (11 innings) (box)

A single, a sacrifice bunt, and an RBI single brought in the runner from second base to score the go-ahead run for the Mets off reliever Mike Colla in the top of the 11th. �The Marauders had scored their 2 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning, on a 2-run homer by DH�Eric Fryer, following a walk by SS Greg Picart. The Marauders managed only 3 more hits after that, though the Mets’ pitchers gave up a total of 9 walks. �2B Jose De Los Santos singled in the 2nd, and 1B Calvin Anderson singled in the 3rd. �Picart also reached base on a fielding error in the 4th, and LF Quincy Latimore was hit by a pitch in the 5th. �Pinch-hitter/C Milver Reyes singled in the top of the 11th, but could not get any further than first. �The Marauders left a total of 11 runners on base.

Starter Jeff Locke scattered 8 hits over hist 5.2 innings of work. �He gave up a run in the 3rd inning on a single and a triple, then another run in the 6th on a single and a ground-rule double, tying the game. �Tom Boleska finished the 6th for Locke with a strikeout, then got three straight ground outs to make quick work of the 7th inning. �Tyler Cox pitched 3 scoreless innings, allowing only one single. �Mike Colla came on to begin the 11th, and he was charged with the loss.

Batavia Muckdogs �12 �State College Spikes �3 (box)

The Muckdogs kept up a stead barrage against the Spikes pitchers, scoring in every inning but the 1st and 9th. �They were aided by 7 errors by the Spikes. �Zack Von Rosenberg made the start and went 4 innings, allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on 6 hits. �The run in the 2nd was unearned, coming on a double and a throwing error. �A double, a single, and a sacrifice fly brought in a run in the 3rd and a double and a single scored the run in the 4th. �Mitch Fienemann allowed a run in the 5th, on a walk and two singles. �The 6th brought in 4 unearned runs for Batavia. �A walk and two singles, combined with three errors did the damage. �Jarryd Sullivan was next, giving up a run in the 7th on a double and a single. �Three more runs scored in the 8th, on two walks, a single, a sacrifice fly, and another error. �Teddy Fallon was the only Spikes pitcher to not allow a run, as he finished the 8th inning, and kept the Muckdogs scoreless despite two walks in the 9th.

The Spikes made more errors (7) than they had hits (5). �They were scoreless until the 6th, when SS Kelson Brown led off with a walk, then moved to second base on RF Adalberto Santos’ single. �DH Chase Lyles’ RBI single brought in Brown, and CF Justin Bencsko’s ground out brought in Santos. �C Jairo Marquez singled, driving in Lyles with the Spikes’ third run. �Bencsko and 1B Gerlis Rodriguez also had singles in the game.

GCL Pirates �5, �GCL Phillies �1 (box)

Colton Cain made his professional debut with 4 scoreless one-hit innings against the Phillies. �Cain had a battter reach on a fielding error in the 2st inning, but left that batter on base. �He gave up a 2-out single in the 2nd, then retired the next 7 batters in order. � He struck out 2 batters. �Trent Stevenson took over for Cain for the next 5 innings. �Stevenson allowed only two hits, but one of them, by the first batter he faced in the 5th, was a solo home run. �That was the only run the Phillies could get. �Stevenson retired the next 14 batters he faced, then gave up a triple, then got a ground out to end the game.

The Pirates got onto the scoreboard with 3 runs in the top of the 1st. �2B Jorge Bishop led off with a single, then stole base, then moved to third on a throwing error on CF Junior Sosa’s ball. �RF Gregory Polanco’s double brought in both Bishop and Sosa, and a single by LF Exicardo Cayonez scored Polanco. �Two more runs came in during the 4th inning. �With two outs, back-to-back walks by SS Kevin Mort and C Dylan Child put two runners on. �A passed ball moved both of them up one base, then a wild pitch scored Mort and put Child on third base. �DH Luis Solano doubled, plating Child.

Author: Nancy Zinni

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.

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