Bradenton Marauders Notebook: Strong Play From Gift

The Bradenton Marauders took their first game of the season tonight against the St. Lucie Mets, winning 3-2 in the 11th inning on a walk off hit by pitch by Stefan Welch. The Mets loaded the bases with one out to bring up Welch, who spent the last three years playing for St. Lucie. The first pitch thrown hit Welch in the leg, bringing home Gift Ngoepe from third for the win. STRONG ALL AROUND PLAY FROM GIFT Gift Ngoepe had a great...

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Prospect Notebook: Strickland Goes Five in Marauders Scrimmage

The Bradenton Marauders played a scrimmage game tonight at McKechnie Field, opening the event to the public free of charge. Hunter Strickland made the start for the Marauders, pitching five in the seven inning contest. The Marauders were playing players from extended Spring Training, mostly those who will be ticketed for the State College Spikes roster this summer. Strickland, however, was pitching against the Marauders’ lineup....

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Bradenton Eliminated in 10th Inning

The Bradenton Marauders were eliminated from the first round of the 2011 Florida State League playoffs tonight when the St. Lucie Mets pushed across the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning, winning 4-3.  Nathan Baker provided the third straight strong start for Bradenton, but the offense which scored ten runs last night couldn’t built a big lead against the Mets tonight. St. Lucie took an early lead in the second...

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Lorin, Offense Lead Marauders To 10-0 Win

The Bradenton Marauders had a great all around win against the St. Lucie Mets tonight, with starting pitcher Brett Lorin throwing six shutout innings, and the offense scoring eight runs and chasing top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler early.  Bradenton won 10-0, evening the series against the Mets at 1-1. Brett Lorin set the tone for the Marauders on the mound.  After a one out double in the first, Lorin retired his next 14 batters.  He...

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Bradenton Drops Game One of FSL Playoffs in 9th

The Bradenton Marauders began their second straight post season appearance in their second year as a franchise, taking on St. Lucie tonight.  Things looked good for the Marauders early on, as they led 2-0 after five innings.  However, four runs in the final four innings, including two in the top of the ninth by the New York Mets’ high-A affiliate, gave Bradenton a game one loss. The Marauders got on the board in the first inning...

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Indians End Their Season With Loss But Locke Strikes Out 6

Louisville Bats  5,  Indianapolis Indians  2 [ box ] The Indianapolis Indians wrapped up their 2011 season with a loss to the Bats at Louisville Slugger Field in Louisville, KY this afternoon.  The loss gives the Indians a final record of 76- 68, which is their best record in the past 5 seasons.  They also finished their season season against the Bats with a 12-10 record. Jeff Locke made the final start for the Tribe.  He began by...

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