DAYTONA BEACH, FL - In the third game of a four game series on the road, the Bradenton Marauders dropped their second straight contest at the hands of the Daytona Tortugas at Jackie Robinson Ballpark on Wednesday. RHP Aaron Shortridge took a tough luck loss in the defeat after tossing the first 5.1 innings hitless. It was the first three hits of the contest for Daytona that proved to be too much to overcome as the Marauders were only able to amass a pair of runs on support of Shortridge and with a Fort Myers loss and a Palm Beach win, the three teams moved in to a tie for first place in the Florida State League's South Division.
Bradenton put the game's first run on the board in the visiting half of the fifth inning on 3B Jesse Medrano's first home run of the 2019 season, a solo shot that cleared the wall in left field off Daytona starter LHP Wennington Romero in his first start at any level of the 2019 season. The Marauders only other offense was recorded in the next inning off RHP Diomar Lopez, who ended up recording the win for the Tortugas. After Travis Swaggerty doubled on the first pitch of the inning, he was eventually brought around on a SS Robbie Glendinning sacrifice fly before a three run output from Daytona encapsulated the offense for both sides in a 3-2 Daytona win.
The Marauders and Tortugas conclude their four game series at "The Jack" on Thursday evening with a 7:05 scheduled first pitch between RHP Nick Economos and RHP Austin Orewiler for the home side. 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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