The GCL Pirates scored a run in the bottom of the 8th to break a 2-2 tie and went on to defeat the GCL Braves, 3-2. Edwin Espinal singled to drive in Harold Ramirez -- who had reached on a two-out infield hit and stolen second -- with the winning run. Espinal's hit backed strong pitching from starter Axel Diaz and reliever Isaac Sanchez, who got the win.
Longballs Leave Game Tied
Mathisen hit his first pro HR.
The Bucs took the lead in the 3rd when catcher Wyatt Mathisen, this year's second round draft pick, connected for his first professional HR, a wind-aided, opposite-field shot. The HR earned Mathisen the silent treatment from his teammates when he first returned to the bench.
Starter Axel Diaz threw four shutout innings, but the Braves took the lead in the 6th against l...
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