Bradenton 5, Fort Myers 1
Bradenton, FL - The Marauders (32-22) nearly delivered a second straight shutout, picking up a 5-1 win over the Miracle (25- 29) at LECOM Park on Thursday night. Bradenton remains 1/2 game out of first place. RHP Bret Helton (W, 3-0) pitched six scoreless innings and received early run support from 1B Will Craig's fourth home run of the season in the first inning. Craig's home run accounted for the first two runs, and an inning later Bradenton scored two more when CF Casey Hughston delivered an RBI triple then scored on a single from SS Cole Tucker. RHP Sam Street and RHP Jess Amedee each pitched a scoreless inning. The Miracle tallied their lone run in the ninth on a bases loaded hit batter against RHP Yunior Montero.
UP NEXT: The Marauders try for a four-game sweep of the Miracle...First pitch is 6:30 p.m....LHP Taylor Hearn will start on the mound for the Marauders...Live streaming audio will be available on www.BradentonMarauders.com, TuneIn Radio, and the MiLB First Pitch App... WIN: Bret Helton (3-0) Loss: Brady Anderson (2-1) SAVE: HR: ATTENDANCE: 784 TIME OF GAME: 2:36 NOTES: The game began at 6:31 p.m. under partly cloudy skies, 87 de- grees, wind blowing 8 mph out to CF...Bradenton has now guaranteed no South Division team will have a head-to-head tie-breaker against them in the 1st Half.
Top Performers BRD: Will Craig...3-for-4, HR, 2 RBI FTM: Max Murphy...3-for-4, R
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