Owens Dominates In 9th Win; Spikes Are One-Hit

Brevard County Manatees� 5,�� Bradenton Marauders� 4 (box)

Nate Adcock had a tougher start than Rudy Owens.� He gave up 4 runs (3 earned) on 7 hits and 2 walks in 5 innings.� The Manatees’ first run came in the 1st inning, on a walk and two singles.� Two more singles, a wild pitch, and a double drove in 2 runs in the 3rd inning.� The unearned run scored in the 5th, on a single, a stolen base, and a throwing error by SS Adenson Chourio.� Duke Welker took the mound to begin the 6th.� He walked one batter in that inning but did not allow a run to score.� In the 7th, Welker walked two, and had a run score on a second error by Chourio.

The Marauders had at least one runner on base in each of the first 7 innings, but they could not get any of them around to score.� 2B Shelby Ford walked to begin the bottom of the 1st, and CF Starling Marte, back to full action after his hand injury, singled after the walk.� Both Ford and Marte walked in the 5th,� 3B Adam Davis and DH Jordan Newton doubled in the 2nd.� C James Skelton doubled in the 4th and singled in the 6th.� All were left stranded.

Finally, the Marauders fired the cannons in the 8th inning, sending 10 batters to the plate and scoring 4 runs.� LF Quincy Latimore started the action by getting hit by a pitch.� The next 5 Marauders who came to the plate all singled:� 1B Calvin Anderson, Davis (RBI), Skelton, Newton (RBI), and pinch-hitter Erik Huber (2 RBI).� After a pitching change, Ford walked, but then two strikeouts and a fly out ended the inning.� The Marauders had moved to within one run of Brevard County, 5-4.

Craig Hansen pitched 2 scoreless innings, though he allowed 3 hits.� The Pirates had one more chance at the plate to catch up to the Manatees in the 9th.� With two outs, both Skelton and Newton walked, but Huber struck out to end the threat and the game.

Staten Island Yankees� 10,� State College Spikes� 0 (box)

The Spikes were held to one hit, and that was a single by 3B Kelson Brown to lead off the 3rd inning.� SS Gift Ngoepe walked and reached on a fielding error, and 1B Matt Curry walked 4 times (setting a new record for the Spikes).� The only inning in which a Spikes’ batter reached third base was the 9th, when Curry walked for the fourth time and RF Cole White reached on a throwing error.� A ground out sent Curry to third, but he got no further, as the game ended on a pop out.

Five errors by the Spikes did not help their cause.� Starter Tyler Waldron pitched 5 innings, allowing 5 runs (2 earned) on 5 hits and a walk.� He allowed 3 runs in the 3rd inning, on two singles and three errors — a fielding error by Brown, and a fielding error and a throwing error by Ngoepe.� A walk, a double, and two more fielding errors, both by 2B Walker Gourley, brought in 2 more runs in the 5th.� Brooks Pounders pitched two scoreless innings, then gave up 2 runs in the 8th after two outs had been recorded — on a walk and two singles.� Sandobal Septimo pitched the final inning, allowing 3 runs on two singles, a ground rule double, a triple, and a hit batter.

GCL Blue Jays� 2,� GCL Pirates� 1 (box)

Rehabbing 3B Jeremy Farrell started the game with a lead-off home run — and that was all the scoring the Pirates would do.� They managed only 4 more hits in the game.� 1B Justin Howard, the Pirates’ 24th round pick in this year’s draft, made his professional debut with two of the hits — a double in the 3rd, and a lead-off single in the 9th.� LF Exicardo Cayonez tripled with two outs in the 1st, and SS Jorge Bishop singled following Howard’s double in the 3rd.� The only other Pirate to reach base was 2B Kevin Mort, who walked in the 8th, but was erased in a double play.

Kevin Kleis made the first start of his career, and he pitched three very strong innings.� He gave up just one hit and one walk, both in the 1st inning, then struck out the side in the 2nd and struck out two more batters in the 3rd.� Bryton Trepagnier took over for Kleis and also pitched 3 innings.� He worked around singles in the 4th and 5th, but gave up a run on two doubles in the 6th.� Joan Montero allowed a walk, a single, and a double in two scoreless innings, then gave up a run in the top of the 9th on a walk and two singles.� After a strikeout and another batter being hit by a pitch, Montero was relieved by Rinku Singh, who finished the inning with a fly out.

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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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