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Three Hits For Hernandez; McPherson Strikes Out 9; Avila’s Grand Slam

Three Hits For Hernandez; McPherson Strikes Out 9; Avila’s Grand Slam

Bradenton Marauders� 8,� Clearwater Threshers� 7 (box)
A walk-off wild pitch gave the Marauders the win in the bottom of the 9th inning.� 2B Brian Friday has been moved up in his rehabbing assignment and is now with the Marauders (not much of a geographical move, of course).� After the Threshers scored 2 runs in the top of the 1st inning on two singles and a double, Friday began a rally in the bottom of the inning that tied the score.� Friday singled and CF Robbie Grossman walked, though Grossman was out at second when LF Quincy Latimore grounded into a force out, though Latimore was safe at first, avoiding the double play.� 1B Calvin Anderson grounded to short, and the Threshers tried again for the double play, but their second baseman had trouble both catching and throwing the ball, allowing Friday to score and Latimore and Anderson to end up on third and second respectively.� Another ground out by 3B Adam Davis brought in Latimore, and the score was tied.
Clearwater took the lead ...

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