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Hit-Fest In Bradenton; Curve Pitchers Throw A Shutout

Hit-Fest In Bradenton; Curve Pitchers Throw A Shutout

Dunedin Blue Jays  11,  Bradenton Marauders  10(box) These two teams combined for 32 hits and 21 runs, but the Marauders came up short when Dunedin took the lead in the 8th.  A single and two doubles started the scoring for Dunedin with 2 runs in the top of the 1st.  SS Benji Gonzalez, who led the Marauders by going 4-for-5 at the plate, led off the bottom of the 1st with a single.  2B Jarek Cunningham, who had 3 hits on the night, also singled, then both moved up a base on RF Robbie Grossman's sacrifice bunt.  Gonzalez scored on 1B Aaron Baker's RBI ground out.  The Marauders tied the game at 2-2 in the 3rd, on another pair of singles by Gonzalez and Cunningham, a ground out by Grossman, and a wild pitch to bring in Gonzalez.  Dunedin broke the tie with a run on a double and a single in the top of the 4th.  The Marauders answered with 4 runs in the bottom of the inning -- a single by LF David Rubinstein, a walk to DH Calvin Anders...

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