Pittsburgh Pirates Minor League Report – August 17th

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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 3-4 over the past week. The Marauders took two of three from the Hammerheads while in Jupiter. Then they returned home and dropped two of three to the Charlotte Stone Crabs. Then, on Sunday, the Marauders dropped the first game of the series with the St Lucie Mets.

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:

Palm Beach Cardinals – 33-16(65-54)

Bradenton Marauders – 30-19 (62-57)

Fort Myers Miracle – 28-23 (66-55)

St. Lucie Mets – 25-24 (60-59)

Jupiter Hammerheads – 22-29(57-64)

Charlotte Stone Crabs – 18-29(63-54)

Players that stood out:

OF Harold Ramirez  had seven hits, two RBIs, three walks, two stolen bases, six strikeouts and kept his average at .358.

OF Austin Meadows is now batting .303 after collecting five hits, three RBIs, one stolen base and five strikeouts.

Reese McGuire had two hits, one walk and two strikeouts. His average is now .258.

LHP Cody Dickson continues to the team with ten wins.

RHP Frank Duncan  leads the team with ninty-four strikeouts.

RHP Brett McKinney and RHP Montana DuRapau are tied for the team lead with nine saves.

A look at next week: The Marauders will continue the series at home with the St Lucie Mets. Then they will head to St Lucie for two games with the Mets. The Marauders will return home for a three game series with the Fort Myers Miracle. On Sunday, they will head to Palm Beach for a three game series with the Cardinals.

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