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Six-Run Inning Not Enough Power; Marauders Earn Shut Out

Six-Run Inning Not Enough Power; Marauders Earn Shut Out

Bradenton Marauders  4,  Charlotte Stone Crabs  0[ box ] Three Marauders' pitchers combined to shut out Charlotte, even though they allowed 9 hits and a walk.  Phillip Irwin made the start and earned his 4th win, going 7 innings and allowing 7 hits and the walk, with 5 strikeouts.  He worked around base runners in 6 of the 7 innings, but two timely double plays helped his cause.  He gave up a single in the first, but a 6-3 (SS Benji Gonzalez stepped on second and threw to 1B Aaron Baker) double play ended that inning.  He gave up two singles to lead off the 2nd, then a pop up on a bunt let C Ramon Cabrera double a runner off second base.  After another single, a strikeout ended the inning.  Irwin left runners on base in the 3rd, 4th, and 7th innings, and retired the side in order in the 5th.  In the 6th, he gave up a single, but Cabrera threw that runner out trying to steal second base.  Duke Welker pitched the 8th, and Ryan B...

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