DAYTONA BEACH, FL - In the second game of a four game series at Jackie Robinson Ballpark In Daytona, the Bradenton Marauders fell by a 6-1 score on Tuesday night to the Daytona Tortugas with the majority of the offense for the home side coming in a four-run fourth inning. RHP Ryan Lillie tossed six scoreless frames including seven strikeouts as he faced the minimum through four innings of work.
The Marauders were able to plate their only run of offense in the top half of the seventh inning after Lillie was lifted because of his 88 pitches tossed. 1B Lucas Tancas led the frame off with his team leading 17th double of the season and was eventually brought around on one of two fielder's choices in the inning. Tancas later doubled in the ninth inning to establish his team leading tally to 18 after recording 20 two-baggers in the entirety of the 2018 campaign. Overall, Bradenton was able to amass only six hits in the defeat, with two of them coming from Tancas in his 14th multi-hit game of the season.
RHP Samuel Reyes got the starting nod in his second spot start of the year and lasted through three innings on three hits and a single run allowed. After RHP Luis Nova was roughed up to the tune of four runs, three earned, on three hits and two walks in the fourth, RHP Gavin Wallace slowed the opposing offense down by tossing the final four frames on the mound and allowed a single run on a solo home run to lead off the home half of the eighth inning.
The Marauders and Tortugas will do battle for the third time out of a four game series on Wednesday night at 7:05 with RHP Aaron Shortridge scheduled to toss for Bradenton. Catch all the action with Matt Neverett on the Bradenton Marauders Baseball Network by visiting BradentonMarauders.com, TuneIn Radio, MiLB.tv, or the MiLB First Pitch app!
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