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Bradenton falls into a big hole, late innings rally comes up short

Low-A Bradenton fell in a 7-0 hole on Thursday night. The Marauders rallied to score 4 runs across the final two innings of the game, but it was not enough in a 7-4 loss that dropped the Marauders to 49-49 on the season.

Bradenton entered the 9th inning trialing 7-3 and made it interesting. With one out in the inning Sergio Campana doubled, which was followed by Wyatt Hendrie and Bubba Chandler drawing a walks. After a Maikol Escotto sacrifice fly cut the deficit to 7-4, Jasiah Dixon, who represented the tying run, lined out to center field to end the game.

Campana finished the games 1-for-2 with his double, a walk and a run scored. Chandler was 0-for-2 with two walks and a run scored, Dixon had a two-hit game with a run scored and Brenden Dixon was 1-for-2 with a RBI.

Luis Peralta started for the Marauders and struggled. Peralta allowed 5 runs on eight hits, two walks, two home runs, and five strikeouts in 4.1 innings pitched. Peralta now has a 6.64 ERA on the season.

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Kelvin Disla got the final two outs of the 5th inning and Carlos Lomeli pitched a scoreless 6th inning. Drew Irvine allowed 2 runs on two hits and two walks in 1 inning pitched. Jack Hartman then pitched a 1-2-3 inning with a pair of strikeouts.