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By Marty Leap
Blowout loss for Low-A Bradenton
Despite grabbing a 1-0 lead after the top of the 1st inning, the Low-A Bradenton Marauders wound up getting blown out on Thursday. They allowed 2 runs in the bottom half of the inning, which was the start of a 10-3 loss against the Clearwater Threshers to fall to 20-16 on the season.
Shalin Polanco doubled in Jesus Castillo to give the Marauders their 1-0 lead. This was Polanco's lone hit of the night. Termarr Johnson stayed hot going 2-for-3 with two walks and his 1st home run of the season. After a slow start to the season, Johnson's OPS is now up to .779.
Alessandro Ercolani started for the Maraduers and lasted just 3 innings. He allowed 5 runs on five hits, three walks, a home run, and six strikeouts. Yoldin De La Paz allowed a run in 2 innings pitched, and Ryan Harbin pitched 2 scoreless innings. Elijah Birdsong finished things off by allowing 4 runs in the 8th inning.