Bradenton keeps rolling
The Low-A Bradenton Marauders continue to roll. Following an 11-3 victory over the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels, the Marauders are now 51-36 on the season, which is the best record in the Pirate organization.
In the victory the Marauders flirted with a no hitter. Owen Kellington started, firing 4 no hit innings. Kellington walked a batter and struck out five. Joshua Leoschorn followed with 3 no hit inning, retiring all nine batters he faced while striking out six.
Brandon Bidois walked a batter and struck out two while Elijah Birdsong then got the final out of the 8th to continue the no hitter. However, Birdsong would run into trouble in the 9th. He finished with 2/3 of an inning pitched, allowing 3 runs on a hit, two walks, and he hit a batter. Carlos Lomeli got the final two outs of the game for Bradenton.