Pittsburgh Pirates Minor League Report – June 29th

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Mar 12, 2015; Bradenton, FL, USA; The field is made ready for play before a spring training baseball game at McKechnie Field. The Boston Red Sox beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Advanced A Bradenton Marauders

The Bradenton Marauders started the second half of the season off by going 3-1. They split a two game series in St. Lucie with the Mets. Then, they returned home and took the first two games of the series with the Brevard County Manatees.

As the Marauders begin the second half of the season, the standings are reset. The Charlotte Stone Crabs were the first half division winner. The second half division winner will face the Stone Crabs in the playoffs. If the Stone Crabs win the second half, then the team with the second best overall record will advance to face the Stone Crabs. More information on the playoff procedures can be found here. We will provide you the second half standings along with the overall standings in parenthesis.

Florida State League South Division standings:

Bradenton Marauders – 3-1 (35-39)

Fort Myers Miracle – 3-1 (41-33)

Palm Beach Cardinals – 3-1 (35-39)

St. Lucie Mets – 2-2 (37-37)

Charlotte Stone Crabs – 1-3 (46-28)

Jupiter Hammerheads – 1-3 (36-38)

Players that stood out:

OF Harold Ramirez leads the way for the Marauders with a .383 average. He collected five hits and four RBIs this past week.

OF Austin Meadows saw his average climb to .279 after getting seven hits, two RBIs, one stolen base, and one walk.

INF Jacoby Jones had three hits and two walks and is now batting .253.

Reese McGuire had three hits and one RBI and raised his average to .260.

LHP Cody Dickson leads the team with six wins.

RHP Frank Duncan  leads the team with 55 strikeouts.

RHP Brett McKinney still leads the team with nine saves.

A look at next week:

The Marauders will finish up the four-game series with the Brevard County Manatees with games on Monday and Tuesday. Then, they will host the Charlotte Stone Crabs in a three-game series. Finally, they head to Jupiter for a Saturday through Monday series with the Hammerheads.

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