Bradenton Eliminated From the Playoffs

Adcock only went one inning due to rain.

The Bradenton Marauders were eliminated from the Florida State League playoffs last night, losing 2-1 to Charlotte.  Nathan Adcock got the start, but only pitched one inning before being pulled as a result of a lengthy rain delay.  Adcock was perfect in his only inning, with one strikeout.

Matt McSwain came on to pitch after the delay, going four innings with two runs, one earned, on five hits, with two walks and no strikeouts.  McSwain allowed all of the damage in the second inning.  McSwain allowed three of his hits, and one of his walks in the second inning, which combined with an error by Shelby Ford, led to the two runs scored by Charlotte.

Bradenton scored in the top half of the inning when Adam Davis hit a two out RBI double, bringing in Eric Fryer. That was all the Bradenton offense could manage.  Fryer went 1-for-3 with a walk and the run, while Davis went 1-for-3 with the RBI double.  Robbie Grossman, James Skelton, and Greg Picart were the only other Marauders to record hits.

Casey Erickson pitched 2.2 shutout innings to keep Bradenton in the game, with Tyler Cox getting the last out in the bottom of the eighth.  Eric Fryer hit a two out single in the ninth inning, putting the tying run on base, but Calvin Anderson struck out to end the game, and the season for Bradenton.

Tim is the owner, producer, editor, and lead writer of He has been running Pirates Prospects since 2009, becoming the first new media reporter and outlet covering the Pirates at the MLB level in 2011 and 2012. His work can also be found in Baseball America, where he has been a contributor since 2014 and the Pirates' correspondent since 2019.

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