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By Marty Leap
Bradenton gets a shutout victory
Thursday night saw the Low-A Bradenton Marauders pick up a 2-0 victory over the Daytona Tortugas. With the win, the Marauders continued their strong start to the season at 8-4. Both runs the Marauders scored came in an inning in which they failed to record a base hit.
The only 2 runs of the night were scored in the 6th inning. Enmanuel Terrero walked to start the inning, Tres Gonzales walked with one out, and Wyatt Hendrie was hit by pitch. Javier Rivas and Geovanny Planchart would draw back-to-back bases loaded walks to make the score 2-0.
On the night the Marauders had just two hits. Terrero went 1-for-3 with a single and a walk, as did Shalin Polanco who now has an OPS of .800 on the season.
Alessandro Ercolani started for Bradenton and pitched 4 scoreless innings. He allowed a hit, walked four batters, and struck out four. Joshua Loeschorn allowed a hit, did not walk a batter, and struck out four in 3 scoreless innings. Yunior Thibo finished it off for Bradenton with three strikeouts in 2 scoreless innings pitched.