The Bradenton Marauders look to knock out the St. Lucie Mets tonight. The Marauders forced a final game in the South Division of the Florida State League by staving off elimination with a 10 run thumping of the Mets last night.
Brett Lorin was dominant for the Marauders team who came on strong in the second half of the FSL. The team doubled their attendance and Lorin was a big part of the teams success.
Lorin, a 6-foot-7 right hander the Pirates drafted from Long Beach State, shut down the Mets over six innings and piled up three strikeouts all in the same inning. He had a 2.84 ERA for the season, but last night was clearly his best outing of the year.
Lorin, Jeff Inman, Tyler Cox and Victor Black combined to fire zeros all night and two-hit the Mets. Black struckout the last two batters he faced in a strong ninth inning of work.
The Marauders and Mets play the final game again in St. Lucie beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Bradenton is rumored to be sending Nathan Baker (10-8, 3.34ERA) to the hill, but the website has the starter listed as TBD. Greg Peavey will go for St. Lucie.
Baker was a fifth round pick out of Ole Miss two years ago. The left-hander is an exceptional athlete who has made a steady and strong climb through the Pirates system.
Catch the action tonight at the Bradenton Marauders website. Be certain to keep an eye on young outfielder Adalberto Santos to continue to lead the offense. Santos went 3-for-6 last night with a double, two runs scored, and two runs driven in for the black and yellow.