Pittsburgh Pirates Minor League Report – July 6th

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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 went 5-2. They split the final two games of the series with the Brevard County Manatees. Then, the Marauders took two of three from the Charlotte Stone Crabs. Then, they headed to Jupiter to face the Hammerheads. The Marauders won the first two games of the three game series.

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 – 8-3 (40-41)

Palm Beach Cardinals – 8-3 (40-41)

Fort Myers Miracle – 7-4 (45-36)

St. Lucie Mets – 5-6 (40-41)

Jupiter Hammerheads – 4-7 (39-42)

Charlotte Stone Crabs – 2-9 (47-34)

Players that stood out:

OF Harold Ramirez leads the way for the Marauders with a .345 average. He collected six hits and five RBIs this past week.

OF Austin Meadows saw his average climb to .288 after getting eleven hits, including a home run, two RBIs, two stolen bases, and three walks.

INF Jacoby Jones had six hits, including one home run, four RBIs and three walks and is now batting .263.

Reese McGuire had five hits and three RBIs and raised his average to .263.

LHP Cody Dickson leads the team with seven wins.

RHP Frank Duncan  leads the team with 59 strikeouts.

RHP Brett McKinney still leads the team with nine saves.

A look at next week: The Marauders will finish up the three-game series in Jupiter with the Hammerheads on Monday. Then, they will return home to host the Palm Beach Cardinals in a three-game series. Finally, they head to Daytona for a weekend series with the Tortugas from the North Division.

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