Late inning offense surges Low-A Bradenton to victory
The offense started slow for the Bradneton Marauders on Thursday night. However, after scoring 1 run in the 6th, 7th, and 8th inning, their offense was able to then break the game wide open in the 9th inning. This led to a victory for the Low-A affiliate of the Pirates, to improve to 25-23 on the season.
Rodolfo Nolasco plated a run with a ground out in the 6th inning. A Nick Cimillo solo home run in the 7th inning tied the game at 2. Shalin Polanco, who just keeps hitting basbealls hard, singled in a run in the 7th inning to give the Marauders their first lead of the game at 3-2.
With the bases loaded and one out in the top of the 9th inning Jesus Castillo singled in a pair of runs, making the score 5-2 Marauders. After Termarr Johnson drew a walk to reload the bases, the third walk of the night for Johnson, Nolasco was hit by a pitch to make it 6-2. A Polanco sacrifice fly made it 7-2.
Wilber Dotel pitched 2.1 innings, allowing 2 runs, 1 earned, on four hits, two walks, and three strikeouts. Carlos Lomeli struck out four batters and allowed just two hits in 2.2 scoreless innings pitched.
Luis Peralta walked a batter and allowed a hit, but struck a batter out in a scoreless 6th inning. Lefty Julian Bosnic then pitched 3 scoreless innings, allowing a walk and striking out three to go with a walk. Bosnic now owns a 2.14 ERA and a 14:27 BB:K ratio in 21 innings pitched this season.