Strong pitching carries Bradenton to victory
Strong pitching and big triple helped to carry the Low-A Bradenton Marauders to a 5-2 victory. After defeating the Clearwater Threshers, the Marauders are now 40-34 on the season.
Alessandro Ercolani started for the Marauders and pitched 6 strong innings. Ercolani allowed 2 runs on three hits, a walk, a home run, and six strikeouts. On the season, Ercolani now owns a 3.88 ERA to go with 25 walks and 51 strikeouts in 53.1 innings pitched.
Geronimo Franzua allowed a hit and struck a batter out in a scoreless 7th inning. Joshua Loeschorn struck out a pair in a 1-2-3 8th inning. Ryan Harbin then took the ball in the 9th. Harbin issued a walk and allowed a hit, but recorded a strikeout while posting a zero to drop his ERA on the season to 0.83.
At the plate, Jack Brannigan had a huge game for the Marauders. Brannigan was 3-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored. Termarr Johnson was just 1-for-4 with a walk, but his hit was a 3-run triple. Rodolfo Nolasco was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk, and Geovanny Planchart went 1-for-2 with a pair of walks and a run scored.