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BRADENTON, FLORIDA - MARCH 16: Kyle Nicolas #95 of the Pittsburgh Pirates poses for a picture during the 2022 Photo Day at LECOM Park on March 16, 2022 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
BRADENTON, FLORIDA - MARCH 16: Kyle Nicolas #95 of the Pittsburgh Pirates poses for a picture during the 2022 Photo Day at LECOM Park on March 16, 2022 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /
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Bradenton rallies in the late innings, then walks off in 10

Entering the bottom of the 7th inning the Pittsburgh Pirates Low-A affiliate, the Bradenton Marauders, were trailing the Palm Beach Cardinals 3-1. After scoring a pair of runs in the 7th inning, the Marauders would walk it off in the 10th inning to improve to 53-50 on the season.

Carlos Jimenez started for the Marauders and allowed 3 runs, 2 earned, on four hits in 4.2 innings pitched. Jimenez walked three batters and struck out a pair. Jimenez now owns a 3.39 ERA to go with 78 strikeouts in 61.0 innings pitched this season.

Johan Montero followed Jimenez by pitching 2.1 scoreless innings. Montero allowed one hit, did not walk a batter and struck a batter out. Mitchell Miller struck a batter out in a scoreless 8th inning, Wilkin Ramos allowed two hits and struck out a pair in 2 scoreless innings pitched for the Marauders.

Bradenton’s 7th inning rally was sparked by some wildness on the mound. Deivis Nadal, who finished the game 1-for-3 with a triple and a run scored, drew a one-out walk and this was followed by Luis Hernandez being hit by a pitch.

After Hernandez was plunked, Jasiah Dixon picked up one of his two hits on the night to drive in Nadal. Tsung-Che Cheng then singled home Hernandez to tie the game at 3. Cheng finished the game 3-for-5 with a run scored a two RBI.

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In the bottom of the 10th inning it did not take the Marauders long. Cheng started the inning on second base and advanced to third on a wild pitch. After Segio Campana struck out, Juan Jerez hit a sacrifice fly to score Cheng and give the Marauders a 4-3 victory.