Charlotte Stone Crabs 10, Bradenton Marauders 1[ box ]Two big innings gave the Stone Crabs plenty of firepower to pinch the Marauders. Charlotte put up their first crooked number in the bottom of the 2nd. Five consecutive singles began the inning, driving in 3 runs. After a fly out and a wild pitch by starter Jason Erickson, another single added the 4th run of the inning. A double play finally ended the rally. The Power got one run back in the top of the 3rd. LF David Rubinstein led off with a single up the middle. A double by SS Benji Gonzalez moved Rubinstein to third base, and a walk to Robbie Grossman loaded the bases. 2B Jarek Cunningham's sacrifice fly let Rubinstein tag up and score the Marauders' only run of the game. &nbs...
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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.