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Recapping Pirate minor league action from July 22nd, 2023

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Late run leads to FCL Pirates victory

Saturday afternoon the FCL Pirates jumped out to a 1-0 lead, and then a 2-1 lead after 2 innings against the FCL Orioles. While it took a late inning run, the Pirates were 3-2 victors. With the win, the FCL Pirates are now 25-8 on the season.

Andres Silvera started, allowing an unearned run on a hit, four walks, and two strikeouts in 1.2 innings pitched. Kevison Hernandez followed, allowing a hit and striking a batter out in 2.1 scoreless innings of work. Former top international free agent signee Cristopher Cruz pitched the 5th inning, allowing a run on two hits and a walk.

Roelmy Garcia pitched 2 hitless, scoreless innings pitched while striking a batter out. Gilberto Alcala struck a batter out in a 1-2-3 8th inning. Eliecer Romero allowed a hit, walked a batter, and struck a batter out to close the door in the 9th.

Braylon Bishop started in center field, going 1-for-4 at the top of the lineup. Jeral Toledo was 0-for-2 with two walks and a run scored. Axiel Plaz was 1-for-4, catcher Rafael Escalante was 2-for-3 with two RBI, Jauri Custodio was 2-for-4 with two runs scored.

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