Marauders and Spikes Win Shut-Outs

Bradenton Marauders� 5,� Dunedin Blue Jays� 0 (box)

Nate Adcock, Casey Erickson, and Tyler Cox combined for a shut-out and held the Blue Jays to 3 hits.� None of them walked a batter or hit a batter with a pitch.� Adcock gave up a single in the 1st inning, then retired the next 9 batters in order.� A batter reached on an error in the 4th, and another one reached on an error in the 5th.� Adcock gave up another single in the 5th, but that batter was doubled off on a line drive.� Erickson gave up just one hit in his 2 innings of work, and that was to the first batter he faced.� A double play erased that runner too.� Tyler Cox pitched the 9th inning and struck out the side.

The Marauders got going in the 2nd inning.� 1B Calvin Anderson began the inning with a double.� Singles by C James Skelton, RF Austin McClune, and SS Adenson Chourio, plus DH Jordan Newton being hit by a pitch combined to score 2 runs, with RBI by Skelton and Chourio.� Skelton added two more runs in the 6th inning with a 2-run homer after 3B Adam Davis’s single.� Anderson collected an RBI in the 7th with his single, driving in 2B Jose De Los Santos who had doubled.

Anderson, Skelton, and McClune each had 2 hits int he game, and Skelton led the way with 3 RBI.

State College Spikes� 1,� Mahoning Valley Scrappers� 0 (box)

Casey Sadler, Brooks Pounders, and Jhonatan Ramos each pitched 3 scoreless innings in an even more exciting shutout, and these three did not walk a batter or hit a batter either.� The Scrappers out-hit the Spikes 8-4, but the pitching trio made sure the hits didn’t matter.� Sadler gave up a hit and worked around a batter who reached on a throwing error in the 1st.� He got around another single in the 2nd.� Two batters singled in the 3rd, but one was picked off first and the other was left stranded.� Pounders gave up two singles, and erased both of them with double plays.� Ramos also gave up two hits, but did not let them score either.

The Spikes had only 4 hits, and two of those were by 2B Gift Ngoepe. CF Mel Rojas walked and Ngoepe singled in the 1st inning, but neither scored.� LF Pat Irvine singled in the 2nd inning, but was also left on base.� The other two hits, and the Spikes’ only run, came in the 6th.� With one out, Ngoepe hit a ground-rule double over the center field wall, and RF Adalberto Santos followed with a triple, scoring Ngoepe.

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