Charlotte Stone Crabs 14, Bradenton Marauders 1
The Stone Crabs took their revenge for Friday nights’ 13-0 loss by attacking the Marauders with 15 hits and 14 runs on Saturday. Bradenton starter Quinton Miller got through the first inning fine, but gave up three straight singles in the 2nd inning, to bring in the first Charlotte run. The Stone Crabs singled three times again in the 3rd inning, and a sacrifice fly and a 2-RBI single added 3 runs in that inning. The wheels came off in the 4th, when the Stone Crabs sent 14 batters to the plate. Two doubles, two hit batters, and a wild pitch all contributed to the disaster. Miller was relieved after having allowed 6 runs, for a total of 10 runs on 11 hits and two walks. Reliever Eliecer Navarro took over, but he allowed another 3 runs, on 3 hits.
The Marauders’ only run came in the 5th. SS Benji Gonzalez walked, then scored on 2B Jarek Cunningham’s triple. Cunningham was left standing on third base, though. Marauders could not get any other runners around to score, despite a double and a single by C Ramon Cabrera, singles by RF Robbie Grossman, 1B Aaron Baker, and Gonzalez, and 7 walks. A total of 13 runners were left on base, and the Marauders went 1-for-12 in scoring position.
Navarro remained in the game to pitch the next two innings, both scoreless. Diego Moreno struck out three Stone Crabs in order in the 7th. Gabriel Alvarado pitched the 8th and allowed a solo home run for Charlotte’s final run.