'Tees Score Late to Top YanksAugust 4, 2012 - Florida State League (FSL) Brevard County Manatees
Manatees starting pitcher Drew Gagnon (0-1, 3.27) did not factor into the decision as he threw six quality innings and allowed just one run that came on a solo homer by Austin Romine to lead off the top of the fourth that tied the game. Gagnon scattered six hits and walked one, while fanning five.
Brevard County (23-20 second half, 52-59 overall) got on the board first in the second inning and it started with Cody Hawn drawing a one-out walk. Dean then singled to left to put two on and then John Dishon reached on a force out that retired Dean and put runners on the corners with one out. Hawn would then score on a fielder's choice from Franklin Romero Jr. to give the 'Tees a 1-0 lead.
After Gagnon left the game, Alan Williams came in and held Tampa (26-17, 56-54) scoreless for the seventh and eighth as he struck out four hitters.
With the game tied 1-1 going into the ninth, Mike Walker would lead off the inning with a double to left and then Shea Vucinich singled to right to put runners on the corners with no outs. After Cody Hawn flew out to right, Dean picked up his second single of the day, one that would score Walker and give Brevard County a 2-1 lead.
Casey Medlen entered the game in the ninth and pitched around a two-out error by Walker to earn his 18th save of the season. Along with Dean, Nick Shaw had two hits for the 'Tees, who are now three games back of first place Tampa.
The rubber game of Brevard's three-game set with the Yanks will be on Sunday at 5:00 p.m. as the Manatees try to gain more ground in the standings on Tampa.
Nick Bucci will toe the rubber for the 'Tees in Sunday's series finale. Bucci is currently recovering from an injury and has made just four starts this season, all in the Arizona League. Last season, Bucci was a mid-season All-Star with Brevard County as he went 8-11 with a 3.84 ERA with the Manatees in 2011.
The Yankees will send Shane Greene (4-2, 4.00) to the mound. Greene is 3-0 in eight appearances thus far in the second half of the season.
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