FORT MYERS, FL - After a league-wide off Day on Sunday for Mother's Day, the Bradenton Marauders were back in action Monday night on the road in Fort Myers against the Miracle. Due to a scheduling conflict with the FHSAA Baseball State Championships at Hammond Stadium, the firts game of a four game set took place in Fort Myers, with the final three games taking place at LECOM Park beginning on Tuesday.
In the only game of the set on the road, the Marauders were only able to amass a single inning where runs crossed the plate, both coming on a Travis Swaggerty 2-RBI single that scored C Deon Stafford from third base and 1B Lucas Tancas from second for runs batted in number nine and ten for the Pirates #4 overall prospect according to Baseball America.
LHP Domingo Robles took a tough-luck loss in the defeat, tossing six innings and giving up three runs (two earned) on six hits with a single walk and four strikeouts included. Robles added on to his Florida State League leading innings pitched number, ending the contest having tossed 49 frames through a league leading eight starts this season. RHP Shea Murray gave up a single run while walking three in the seventh, and RHP Ryan Valdes gave up four runs on five hits including four doubles as the Miracle tacked on six runs in their last time at bat to extend the lead to six and hand the Marauders their 15th loss of the season to their 21 wins. Fort Myers extended their record to 23-13, the best mark of any team in the 12 team circuit.
Bradenton travels back home tomorrow to complete the remainder of the four game series at LECOM Park with the league's best pitcher so far taking the hill in RHP Cody Bolton. Bolton leads the FSL in wins (5) and earned run average (0.77) heading in to his seventh start of the year with first pitch scheduled for 6:30. 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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