Charleston River Dogs 6, �West Virginia Power 4 (box)

Kyle McPherson gave up two 3-run innings on only 4 hits with 3 walks, as the River Dogs defeated the Power in South Carolina. �The Power got the first run onto the scoreboard with one run in the top of the 2nd inning. �3B Jesus Brito walked and stole second base, then scored on RF Jose Hernandez’s triple into right field. �The River Dogs came back with a triple of their own in the bottom of the inning. �With one out, McPherson gave up a single, and the runner stole second base. �Then he gave up a walk with a wild pitch, and the second runner also stole second base. �The triple brought in both runners, then a sacrifice fly plated the runner from third, to give the River Dogs a 3-1 lead.

2B Jarek Cunningham led off the top of the 3rd with a solo home run. �A single by 1B Aaron Baker, a double by DH Kyle Morgan, and a 2-RBI single by LF�Rogelios Noris gave the lead back to the Power, 4-3. �In the 5th, a walk, a stolen base, and an RBI single tied the game again. �Then a 2-run homer gave the River Dogs a lead they would not give up. �Kyle McPherson suffered his second loss of the season. �Maurice Bankston finished the game for the Power with 3 scoreless innings, scattering three singles over those innings.

The Power threatened in the 5th inning, when Cunningham singled and CF Evan Chambers doubled, but both were left on base. �Aaron Baker also had a double, in the 8th, and that was the only base runner the Power managed to get over the last four innings.

Jupiter Hammerheads 7, �Bradenton Marauders 3 (box)

SS Greg Picart and 3B Rodolfo Cardona posted 2 hits each, but the Marauders could not get past the Hammerheads in Jupiter tonight. �The good news is that CF Starling Marte was back in the line-up after leaving last night’s game when he was hit on the hand by a pitch.

Bradenton scored in the top of the 1st when Picart led off with a single, and RF Robbie Grossman doubled. �A passed ball allowed Picart to score, before an out had been recorded. �Jupiter scored twice in the bottom of the inning, on two walks, a double steal, and a 2-RBI single, to give Jupiter a 2-1 lead.

The Marauders tied the score in the top of the 4th. �Cardona singled with one out, and 1B Calvin Anderson doubled him in with a fly ball to right field. �The tie only lasted a few minutes, though. �In the bottom of the frame, Jupiter took a 2-run lead with a double and two singles, aided by a throwing error by 2B Gift Ngoepe.

Cardona added one more run for Bradenton in the 8th inning, when his RBI single plated Grossman, who had walked. �It wasn’t enough, though. �Jupiter scored one run in the bottom of the 7th on two doubles, and then two more runs in the 8th on a single, a triple, and an infield grounder.

Starter Jeff Locke took the loss for Bradenton. �He pitched 4 innings and allowed the first 4 runs (3 earned), on 4 hits and 3 walks, with 3 strikeouts. �Mike Felix pitched 2 scoreless innings in relief. �He gave up a single in the 5th, and made a throwing error when he tried to pick the runner off first. �A runner reached base on a fielding error by CF Starling Marte in the 6th, and a wild pitch put the runner on third base. �Felix hit another batter with a pitch, but did not let a run score. �Tom Boleska pitched the final two innings and allowed 3 more runs on 4 hits.

Starling Marte went 1-for-4 with a walk. �Gift Ngoepe went 0-for-3 with a walk and 2 strikeouts.

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