BRADENTON, FL - After Wednesday night's contest between the Bradenton Marauders and the Palm Beach Cardinals was suspended due to rain heading in to the bottom of the third inning with the home side leading 1-0, the resumption of the action proved fruitful for the Marauders in their 21st win of the 2019 season. Bradenton was able to add four more runs to their tally to a single Palm Beach score over the final 6.5 innings on Faith and Family Night at LECOM Park before more rain washed out the nightcap of a scheduled doubleheader.
The Marauders only run before the contest was paused Wednesday night came on a Lucas Tancas RBI single in the second inning. Two runs were scored in the first inning of the resumption thanks to a Cal Mitchell RBI base knock, his first of two on the evening, and a Robbie Glendinning run scoring double. Mitchell's second RBI of the night was plated in the fifth, and the final Marauder run came across in the home half of the eighth on a Dylan Busby base hit.
RHP Hunter Stratton resumed the suspended game on the hill for the Marauders and earned his fourth win of the season in just his ninth relief outing be firing through four innings with a trio of strikeouts and a pair of hits allowed in a scoreless outing. LHP Oddy Nunez worked through three scoreless innings in the start of the game on Wednesday night in a no decision, and RHP Nick Mears allowed a home run in his second Bradenton appearance, but allowed just one more base runner and struck out four total Cardinals over two innings to finish the game.
Bradenton and Palm Beach will match up in a doubleheader on Friday, with two seven-inning contests scheduled to begin at 5 pm. 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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