Bradenton 5 - St. Lucie 1


The Bradenton Marauders defeated the St. Lucie Mets 5-1 on Tuesday at McKechnie Field.

Bradenton starter Alex McRae held the Mets to one run on seven hits over six strong innings. Junior Lopez tossed scoreless seventh and Edgar Santana didn’t give up a hit in the final two innings to close it out.

The Mets took a 1-0 lead in the fourth on Wuilmer Becerra’s two-out RBI single that plated Amed Rosario. However, the lead was short-lived, as the Marauders scored three runs in the bottom of the inning against Chris Flexen. Elvis Escobar laced a two-run triple to make it 2-1. Escobar then scored on a sac fly.

Connor Joe hit a home run on the first pitch of the bottom of the sixth to make it 4-1.

The Marauders scratched their last run across off of Kevin McGowan when Jerrick Suiter singled home Kevin Kramer in the seventh.

Suiter went 4 for 4 with four singles, one run and one RBI. Escobar went 2 for 4 with a double and triple.

Becerra finished 2 for 4 and raised his FSL-leading average to .400.


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