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Bradenton Shuts Out Jupiter 11-0
BRADENTON – The Marauders (40-36, 5-2) routed the Jupiter Hammerheads (28-48, 1-6) 11-0 on Wednesday night at McKechnie Field. Orlando Castro (W, 5-4) started a shutout defeat of Jupiter for the third time this year, delivering a season-high seven innings while allowing just three hits. He struck out four and did not walk a batter.
Bradenton jumped on Jupiter starter Scott Lyman (L, 3-7) early, plating four runs in the second inning. Eric Wood walked, advanced to second on Jin-De Jhang’s ground out, went to third on an infield hit by Taylor Lewis, and scored on a solid single to right by Raul Fortunato. Adam Frazier reached on an error that allowed Lewis to score. Max Moroff capped the big inning with a triple off the wall in right to score Fortunato and Frazier and put Bradenton on top 4-0.
Jordan Steranka led off the third inning with a home run, his third of the season, to extend the lead to 5-0. The Marauders added one run in the fifth, three in the sixth, and two in the seventh. The 11 runs matched Bradenton’s season high for the second time in three games.
Josh Bell doubled in the sixth to extend his hitting streak to 12 games, the most by a Marauder this season. Frazier went 4-for-5 with two doubles while extending his hitting streak to nine game. Frazier has hit safely in 16 of his last 17 games.
Jhondaniel Medina pitched the final two innings for the Marauders.
The second game of the series is Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. Chad Kuhl will start for the Marauders against Trevor Williams for the Hammerheads. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
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