BRADENTON, FL - After Suncoast rains washed away any chance of the first Marauder doubleheader on Friday night, the Palm Beach Cardinals came out victorious in both ends of a day-night doubleheader at LECOM Park on Saturday. Game one featured a one-run decision in a 4-3 contest with the home side claiming the final two runs in a late comeback that ultimately fell short. The nightcap was a bit more one sided, with the final score resting at 5-1 and featuring a complete game for Palm Beach starter RHP Tommy Parsons in his first win in the Florida State League.
RHP Max Kranick lasted 4.2 innings in the first contest of the evening while allowing four runs on eight hits in his fourth loss of the season. RHP Samuel Reyes worked through 2.1 innings perfect in his Bradenton debut, holding the visitors off the board while the Marauders fell short offensively. Three different RBI hits came in the third, fifth and sixth innings while OF Cal Mitchell turned in his team-leading tenth multi-hit game of the 2019 season.
In Game two, the Marauders were able to amass a single run on six hits while Tommy Parsons breezed through seven innings on just 86 pitches in his second start since being called up from Low-A Peoria. Five Marauder arms combined to allow all five visiting runs on nine hits, with the lone highlight being RHP Shea Murray's second straight scoreless outing since joining the club, striking out the side in the sixth. The only home offense was plated in the second inning after 3B Dylan Busby singled to lead off the frame and was driven around by SS Chase Lambert for his second run batted in since being recalled from Greensboro.
Bradenton takes the league wide off today tomorrow for Mother's Day on Sunday before travelling to Fort Myers for a single road game Monday. 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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