Bradenton Marauders rally past Charlotte Stone Crabs 5-3

June 23, 2013 

The Bradenton Marauders (28-43, 2-1) erased an early 3-0 deficit and defeated the Charlotte Stone Crabs (30-40, 1-2) 5-3 on Saturday night at McKechnie Field. Willy Garcia mashed his team-best ninth home run of the season in the comeback win. Orlando Castro (W, 1-0) shook off some early struggles in his Marauders debut, pitching five innings and striking out four. He allowed three runs on six hits. Trailing 3-0 in the fourth inning, the Marauders struck back for two runs against Felipe Rivero (L, 5-4). Dan Gamache walked and Stetson Allie doubled to put two in scoring position with nobody out. Rivero struck out Garcia, but Jose Osuna singled home Gamache to get Bradenton on the board. After Osuna was caught stealing for the second out, Carlos Mesa doubled to cash in Allie and make the score 3-2. The Marauders took the lead for good in the fifth. Alen Hanson doubled with one out in the frame. Junior Sosa walked. Dan Gamache singled to right, scoring Hanson and chasing Rivero from a tie game. Jim Patterson relieved Rivero and immediately allowed a sacrifice fly to Allie, scoring Sosa from third on a fly ball to center. Zac Fuesser pitched three scoreless innings in relief of Castro. Garcia extended the lead to 5-3 with his home run in the eighth. Robbie Kilcrease pitched a perfect ninth for his fourth save. The Marauders hit the road to face the St. Lucie Mets on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. Adrian Sampson will start for the Marauders against Matt Bowman of the Mets

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