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8th Inning Rally For Power; Marauders Win On Chambers’ Homer

8th Inning Rally For Power; Marauders Win On Chambers’ Homer

 Bradenton Marauders  3,  Clearwater Threshers  1(box)Phillip Irwin earned his second win of the season with a 6-inning performance for the Marauders.  He gave up only one unearned run on a walk and 4 hits, while striking out 4 batters.  The run came in the top of the 1st, and it was unearned because of an error committed by Irwin himself.  After a lead-off walk, Irwin scooped up a bunt, but his throw was wild, allowing the runners to move to second and third bases.  An RBI single drove in the lead runner.  Irwin got out of the inning with a strikeout and a double play.  Irwin went on to retire the next 12 batters he faced, before giving up two singles and hitting a batter in the 6th.  A throw in from RF Robbie Grossman to C Carlos Paulino led to the lead runner being tagged out at the plate to end the inning without a run scoring.  The Marauders put runners on base in the early innings, but could not get them around to score....

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