Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Anthony Solometo Keeps Pitching Well & More

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Bishop Eustace/s Anthony Solometo delivers a pitch during the Diamond Classic final between Bishop Eustace and Williamstown. played in Alcyon Park in Pitman on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. Bishop Eustace defeated Williamstown, 8-1.High School Baseball Diamond Classic Final 4 /

Bradenton hangs on after allowing 4 runs in the 9th inning

What looked like would be an easy victory became one that the Bradenton Marauders had to sweat out. After allowing 4 runs in the 9th inning, the Marauders hung on to defeat the Ft. Meyers Might Mussels 8-7. With the win, the Low-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates is now 63-58 on the season.

Anthony Solometo started for the Marauders and continued to pitch well. Solometo walked three batters, but allowed just a run on two hits and five strikeouts in 4.1 innings pitched. The 19-year-old lefty now owns a 2.95 ERA and has struck out 46 batters in 42.2 innings pitched this season. With how well Solometo has pitched this season, especially at just 19-years-old, he should be ticketed for High-A to begin the 2023 season.

Jake Sweeney relieved Solometo and got the final two outs of the 5th inning. Will Kobos pitched the 6th inning, allowing a two-run home run. Wilber Dotel did not allow a hit in 2.1 innings pitched, but allowed a pair of runs after he walked six.

Kobos started the 9th inning mess by issuing a pair of one-out walks before being lifted for Darvin Garcia who entered the game and allowed a two-run triple. After walking two batters, Garcia recorded a strikeout and then allowed a base hit. With the go-ahead run at the plate, Garcia was lifted for Johan Montero who got a pop out to end the game as the Marauders survived the 9th inning scare.

Shortstop Tsung-Che Cheng set the tone at the top of the Marauder lineup going 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles, giving him 24 on the season, and two RBI. Right fielder Jasiah Dixon was 3-for-4 with a run scored and a RBI.

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It was also a big day at the plate for members of the Pittsburgh Pirates 2022 draft class. Tres Gonzalez started in center field going 1-for-5 with a RBI and a run scored. Left fielder Tanner Tredaway was 2-for-4 with his first Low-A home run and three RBI. First-round pick Termarr Johnson was 3-for-3 with a double, a walk, a run scored and a RBI.