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Curve’s Ninth Inning Rally Falls Short

Curve’s Ninth Inning Rally Falls Short

Jupiter Hammerheads  9,  Bradenton Marauders  2(box score)Jupiter got some revenge for last night's blowout, though Bradenton out-hit the Hammerheads 14-13.  Jupiter scored in each of the first 5 innings, and most of those runs came off starter Matt McSwain.  A walk and two singled brought in the first run in the top of the 1st.  A double, a bunt, and a fielding error by SS Benji Gonzalez added a run in the 2nd.  Another fielding error by Gonzalez contributed to a 3-run 3rd inning, along with a single, a double, two walks, and a sacrifice fly.  RF Robbie Grossman's error in the 4th inning helped Jupiter score 2 runs.  McSwain exited after 4 innings and 7 runs (4 earned) on 7 hits and 3 walks.  He was relieved by Eliecer Navarro, who began his outing by giving up a single and a 2-run homer.  The Marauders put runners on base in 4 of the first 5 innings, but could not bring anyone around to score.  They finally cracked the score...

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