Dunedin Puts Together a Rally for the Victory
BRADENTON, FL.---The Blue Jays stumbled out of the gate but salvaged the game and picked up the 6-4 victory on Saturday evening at LECOM Park.
LHP Nick Allgeyer started for the Blue Jays and lasted just an inning, giving up four early runs on six hits in his shortest outing of the year. Bradenton sent nine men to the plate in the home half of the first and received RBIs from Lucas Tancas, Deon Stafford, Daniel Amaral and Dean Lockery to go ahead 4-0.
The Blue Jays came storming back with four runs in the top of the third to tie the game. Logan Warmoth began the rally with a single, followed by a Bo Bichette single to put two runners aboard. Alejandro Kirk then snapped a 3-20 skid with a single to score Warmoth. A few pitches later, Bichette scored on a wild pitch to cut the Bradenton lead in half. Demi Orimoloye looped a single to right scoring two runs to tie the game at four all and capping off the four run third.
Dunedin took the lead in the top of fourth when Alejandro Kirk wrapped a single to left. The bullpen was also a huge story in tonight's contest as the combination of right-handers Mike Ellenbest, Jackson Rees, and Brad Wilson threw eight scoreless. In the bottom of the fourth, Ellenbest struck out Cal Mitchell with two aboard, and Rees induced a 4-3 double-play with the tying and go-ahead runs on in the fifth to hold the Dunedin lead.
Dunedin will have the opportunity to clinch the first half division title in the North in Bradenton. The first pitch between the Blue Jays and Marauders is set for 1:00. The game will be broadcast across the Dunedin Blue Jays Baseball Network through TuneIn Radio.
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