Late inning offense leads Bradenton to victory
Entering the 8th inning the Low-A Bradenton Marauders were trailing the St. Lucie Mets 6-2. After scoring 5 runs in the 8th inning and 2 more in the 9th, the Marauders defeated the Mets 9-7. With the win the Marauders are now 53-38 on the season.
Bradenton took advantage of wildness from the St. Lucie pitching staff in the 8th inning.
Termarr Johnson walked to start the inning, Enmanuel Terrero walked, Nick Cimillo was hit by pitch, Rodolfo Nolasco was hit by a pitch, and Yordany De Los Santos walked. The latter two of these happened with the bases loaded to bring in runs. Singles by Tanner Tredaway and Geovanny Planchart brought in 3 more runs to cap off the 5-run inning.
Then in the 9th inning, wildness benefitted the Marauders again. Johnson walked and Terrero was hit by a pitch. Following a double steal, they both scored on a Cimillo single to set the final at 9-7 Marauders.
Making his professional debut, second-round pick Mitch Jebb quickly impressed. Jebb started at shortstop, going 1-for-3 with a run scored. As you can see below the box score does not even come close to telling the full story on the day Jebb had.
Luis Peralta started for Bradenton and allowed 2 runs on two hits, two walks, and seven strikeouts in 4 innings pitched. Elijah Birdsong hit a batter and walked a pair, allowing 2 runs in the 5th inning. Jorge Ramos struck a batter out in scoreless 6th inning, Carlos Lomeli allowed 2 runs in 2 innings pitched, and Owen Sharts struck out a pair in a 1-2-3 9th inning to close out the game.