West Virginia Power �3, �Lexington Legends �0 (box)
Aaron Baker also pitched 7 shutout innings, as he led the Power to victory over the Legends. �Baker gave up 3 singles and 3 walks, and twice (3rd and 4th) worked around two base runners. �He retired the last 7 batters he faced in order. �Phillip Irwin, just off the Disabled List, pitched a scoreless 8th inning, working around a lead-off single. �Duke Welker earned his 3rd save with a scoreless 9th. �Welker gave up a walk, but ended the inning with a double play.
LF Jose Hernandez led the Power’s offense with two singles, as the Power scored their runs on just 5 hits. �CF Evan Chambers got the first run in the bottom of the 1st, when he led off with a single, stole second base, moved to third when 2B Jarek Cunningham reached base on a fielding error, and scored on RF David Rubinstein’s sacrifice fly. �Chambers stole second again in the 3rd inning after he’d reached base being hit by a pitch.
The Power added two more runs in the 6th. �3B Jose Brito was hit by a pitch to begin the rally. �Hernandez singled, and a grounder by SS Elevys Gonzalez forced Hernandez out at second, leaving runners on the corners. �A wild pitch allowed Hernandez to score. �C Josue Peley drove in Gonzalez with an RBI double. �Gonzalez had the remaining Power hit, a single in the 2nd inning.
Ft. Meyers Miracle �12, �Bradenton Marauders �3 (box)
The Marauders’ pitching staff did not have a good night on Monday. �They gave up 16 hits on the way to 12 runs, as the Miracle ran the Marauders off their beach. �Starter Brian Leach pitched 5 innings and allowed 4 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks, and was charged with his second loss. �He gave up one run in the 2nd on three singles, and another run in the 3rd on a walk, a single, and a sacrifice fly. �A 2-run homer after a walk in the 4th gave the Miracle 4 runs.
Mike Felix relieved Leach to begin the 6th inning. �Felix gave up a walk, and another 2-run homer, then a double and another walk. �Things got ugly for the Marauders in the 7th. �Felix gave up a single, a walk, and ground rule double for 2 runs. �With one runner on second and two outs, Felix was replaced by Tyler Cox. Cox allowed a single and a walk to load the bases, then surrendered a grand slam to Ft. Meyers’ DH Chris Parmelee.
Tom Boleska pitched the 9th inning for Bradenton, and kept the Miracle from scoring again, despite two singles.
The Marauders scored their runs one at a time. �The first run came in the bottom of the 1st, on a walk to SS Brock Holt, a single by LF Quincy Latimore, a wild pitch, and a sacrifice fly by C Tony Sanchez. Holt also led off the 3rd inning with a single, advanced to second base on a throwing error, then scored on CF Robbie Grossman’s RBI single.
They added one more run in the 8th, when DH Eric Fryer led off with a line drive double. �A passed ball put Fryer on third base, and 1B Calvin Anderson’s single brought Fryer in.