Bradenton, Fla. - Pitcher Mitch Keller has been named the Florida State League Pitcher of the Week for the period of May 1-May 7. Keller recorded his second consecutive scoreless start on Friday night. The right-hander fired seven scoreless innings against the Dunedin Blue Jays and struck out nine batters without issuing a walk. Dunedin, the FSL's top hitting team, managed just two singles.
Keller is a consensus top-100 prospect in baseball. Last season he earned a late season promotion to Bradenton and went 2-0 in the playoffs as the Marauders captured the FSL championship.
Keller is the second Marauder to earn Player/Pitcher of the Week recognition in 2017. He was selected by the Pirates in the second round of the 2014 draft.
The Marauders return home on Thursday, May 11 to host the Palm Beach Cardinals. First pitch is at 6:30 p.m. with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. The game is a Thirsty Thursday presented by Budweiser and Ticket Sarasota.
The LECOM Park box office hours are Tuesday-Friday non-gamedays from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. On gamedays the box office will be open on weekdays from 11:00 a.m. until the end of the game and on Saturdays from 3:30 until the end of the game. The box office will open two hours prior to Sunday games and 10:30 a.m. games.
For more information about the Bradenton Marauders, please call 941-747-3031, visit www.BradentonMarauders.com, or email MaraudersInfo@pirates.com.
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