The game started with a back and forth battle. P-Rays' starting pitcher Bruedlin Suero battled the entire evening, limiting Danville's offensive output to three runs and seven hits through five innings of work.
The Braves' Frank Lafreniere countered Suero with a seven-inning performance of his own. Lafreniere was able to last into the seventh allowing but four hits. It was the Braves' defense that let him down Lafreniere allowed four runs with just two of those runs earned. Neither starting pitcher factored in the decision.
With the game tied in the eighth inning, the biggest play of possibly the P-Rays' season unfolded. Willie Argo and Omar Narvaez on first and second, unleashed a double steal that saw Braves' catcher Troy Snitker to launch the ball high down to third and allowing Argo to score. By the time the Braves left fielder Kurt Flemming was able to pick the ball up, he overthrew the third baseman, also allowing Narvaez to score.
Zach Butler finished the game on the mound for the P-Rays by hurling 2.2 innings while notching the win.
Princeton raised their record to 33-29 with the decision while dropping Danville to a 33-25 mark. The P-Rays, now only two games behind Danville with six games left to play, continues their playoff chase on Aug 23 in Princeton with the first of a three-game series versus the Bristol White Sox. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
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