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Bravos de Margarita 13, Tibureones de La Guaira 6
Anthony Claggett pitched 3.1 innings in relief, allowing one run on 4 hits to earn his first win for Los Bravos. Margarita's starter, Indiana native Ryan Tatusko (Nationals) allowed Los Tiburones one run in the 1st inning, then got into trouble again in the 2nd inning, allowing 3 runs on a walk and three singles. Claggett relieved Tatusko and finished the 2nd inning with a grounder back to the mound. He went on to retire the side in order in the 3rd, and allowed a lone single in the 4th. Claggett gave up three consecutive two-out singles in the 5th, surrendering one run. Los Tiburones scored one more run in the 8th on a solo homer. Meanwhile, Los Bravos' batters scored in five consecutive innings, including 3 runs in the 2nd, and 4 runs in the 5th. They posted 17 hits on their way to 13 runs.
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.