Charlotte Stone Crabs� 4,� Bradenton Marauders� 1 ..�� (box)
The Marauders have won the Florida State League South Division title, by 1.5 games over Fort Myers, even though they lost today.� The Marauders did not have their hitting boots on today.� CF Austin McClune reached base on a fielding error in the 1st inning, but was left on base, and the next 8 batters went down in order.� McClune led off the 4th inning with a single and was erased in a double play.� The Marauders again went down in order in the 5th and 6th innings.� They threatened in the 7th, when DH Starling Marte singled and stole second base, then C James Skelton walked.� Again the inning ended without a run scoring.
Finally in the 8th inning, the Marauders scored their only run.� 3B Adam Davis led off with a single and LF Jordan Newton followed with a walk.� SS Greg Picart picked up the RBI with a line drive into center field, but Newton was thrown out at third base on the throw in from center.� A strikeout and a fly...
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.