2022 first-round pick Termarr Johnson makes his Low-A debut in a losing effort for the Marauders
With the fourth overall pick in the 2022 MLB Draft the Pittsburgh Pirates selected infielder Termarr Johnson. Despite being a prep bat, Johnson was viewed as possibly the best pure hitter in the draft and a prospect that could climb through the Pirate farm system in a hurry.
Wednesday night the 18-year-old Johnson made his Low-A debut with the Bradenton Marauders. Playing second base and batting sixth, Johnson went 1-for-4 at the plate. This came in an 11-6 loss for the Marauders against the Dunedin Blue Jays, dropping Bradenton to 60-55 on the season.
Another 2022 draft pick, right fielder Tres Gonzalez, went 2-for-5 with a run scored and two RBI. Center fielder Sergio Campana was 1-for-4 with a two-run home run, giving him 6 home runs on the season. Shortstop Tsung-Che Cheng went 0-for-3, but drew a pair of walks and scored two runs. Designated hitter Juan Jerez also drove in a run.
Anthony Solometo started for the Marauders and continued to pitch well. The 19-year-old lefty allowed a run on one hit, two walks and six strikeouts in 4 innings pitched. Solometo now owns a 3.05 ERA and 41 strikeouts in 38.1 innings pitched this season.
After Solometo, things went sideways for Marauder pitching. Sergio Umana allowed 5 runs on five hits and a walk in 2 innings pitched. After Cy Nielson pitched a scoreless 7th inning, Jack Hartman walked three batters and allowed a hit without recording an out, leading to him allowing 4 runs before Carlos Campos cleaned the inning up.
Bradenton also completed their suspended game from Tuesday night. In this contest, the Marauders came out on top 5-1. Darvin Garcia pitched 2.1 innings for the Marauders allowing a run and Wilkin Ramos got the final two outs of the game.