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Holt And Cunningham Continue To Hit

Holt And Cunningham Continue To Hit

Palm Beach Cardinals  3,  Bradenton Marauders  2(box)The Marauders tied the game with a late-inning rally, but the Cardinals came back with a run in their half of the 8th to take the win.  All but one batter in the Marauders' line-up had at least one hit, and 2B Jarek Cunningham had two -- a single and a triple.  Bradenton starter Nate Baker kept the Cardinals scoreless over the first three innings, scattering 3 hits.  The 4th began with four consecutive singles, all grounders, which brought in one run and left the bases loaded with no outs.  a grounder force out at second scored another run, before Baker was able to end the rally with a strikeout and a ground out.  Baker gave up a single in the 5th, but erased the runner with a double play, then ended his outing with a 1-2-3 inning in the 6th.  He finished with 2 runs on 8 hits, no walks, and 5 strikeouts in 6 innings.The Marauders' batters scattered 5 hits over the first 7 innings:  a...

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