Excellent bullpen work not enoguh for Low-A Bradenton
At the Low-A level the Bradenton Marauders are off to a slow start. Following a 6-3 loss against the Lakeland Flying Tigers, the Marauders are now 2-4 on the season. The loss came after Alessandro Ercolani allowed 6 runs on five hits, three walks, a home run, and a strikeout in 2.2 innings pitched, putting the Marauders in an early hole.
While Ercolani struggled, the Marauder bullpen was excellent. Carlos Lomeli was first up out of the Bradenton bullpen, stirking out two batters and allow just one hit in 2.1 scoreless innings pitched out of the bullpen.
2022 draft pick Julian Bosnic followed Lomeli. The lefty walked a pair and struck out three in 2 scoreless, hitless innings of relief. Yunior Thibo finished things up on the mound for the Marauders. Thibo walked a batter, but did not allow a hit in a scoreless 8th inning.
Wyatt Hendrie, who started at first base, and outfielder Braylon Bishop led the way for the Marauder offense. Both batters were 2-for-4, and Bishop drove in a run. The highly touted Bishop received a big signing bonus as part of the organization's 2021 draft class and will be an intriguing player to watch throughout this season.