Curve Win Lucky 7th Straight; Krol Earns Lucky 13th Save;

Bradenton Marauders �6, �Ft. Myers Miracle �2 (box)

SS Brock Holt and CF Robbie Grossman combined for 7 hits, as the Marauders stormed the Miracle in Bradenton on Tuesday. �Holt and Grossman got started in the bottom of the 1st inning, as Holt singled, and Grossman bunted him to second base. �Holt scored on LF Quincy Latimore’s double.

The Miracle took the lead in the 4th inning, as they scored 2 runs on 3 singles off Marauder starter Casey Erickson. Erickson had allowed one other single and a walk over the first three innings, as he made his second start of the season.

Holt and Grossman both singled to lead off the 3rd inning, but did not come around to score. �The Marauders regained the lead in the 6th inning, which opened with back-to-back singles by another pair, C Tony Sanchez and 3B Jeremy Farrell. 1B Calvin Anderson doubled, driving in Sanchez, and RF Erik Huber‘s single plated Farrell and Anderson, to give Bradenton a 4-2 lead. �Holt singled in the 6th, but was left on base.

Bradenton added two insurance runs in the 7th, when Sanchez singled again, and Farrell blasted a 2-run homer. �Holt added his fourth hit, a double, in the 8th, and Grossman picked up his third single, but neither scored.

Hunter Strickland was credited with his second win of the season. �He took the mound to begin the 5th inning, and pitched 4 shutout innings, allowing a single and a double in the 5th. �The throw in from the outfield on the double, Huber to 2B James Skelton to Sanchez was in time for Sanchez to tag out the lead runner at the plate. �Strickland got two outs in the top of the 9th, and gave up a double and a walk. �Noah Krol relieved Strickland, and he got the final out to earn his 13th save of the season.

The West Virginia Power beat the Lexington Legends 5-0. Starter Kyle McPherson pitched 7 no-hit innings, while Aaron Baker and Jesus Brito both homered in the 7th inning.

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