Charlotte Stone Crabs� 5,� Bradenton Marauders� 3 ...��� (box)
The Marauder's rally in the top of the 9th fell short as they lost to Charlotte.� The Marauders started the game with a double by 2B Shelby Ford and an RBI single by RF Robbie Grossman in the top of the 1st.� Charlotte answered with a run in the bottom of the 1st, on a double, a walk, and an RBI single.� Bradenton starter Nate Baker retired the side in order in the 2nd, but got into trouble again in the 3rd.� Two runs came in on a single followed by a 2-run homer, then two more singles added another run, and Charlotte had a 4-1 lead.� Baker walked two batters with one out in the 4th, and he was relieved by Duke Welker. Welker ended that inning, then buzzed through the next two innings.� He gave up a run in the 7th on a walk, a stolen base, and a double.� Tyler Cox pitched a scoreless bottom of the 8th for the Marauders.
After scoring in the 1st, the Marauders could not do it again until the 9th.� They loaded the bases in...
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.