Marauders in the FSL All-Star Game
Here is how the Bradenton Marauders have fared in the Florida State League All-Star Game since the franchise began in 2010:
[ ] 2010 -- Outfielder Quincy Latimore represented the first-year franchise well while leading the South to a 5-4, 10-inning win at Space Coast Stadium in Brevard County. The outfielder hit leadoff and went 2-for-5 and scored a pair of runs, including the game-winner during the top of the 10th. It was one of many memorable moments that year for Latimore, the first and thus far only Marauder to drive in 100 runs. Also representing were Bradenton pitchers Jeff Locke and Noah Krol, each of whom pitched an inning of no-hit relief. Bryan Morris was the game's top vote-getter, but was promoted to Double-A Altoona prior to the game. Nathan Adcock, Jeremy Farrell, Brock Holt and Tony Sanchez also were picked, but did not play because of injury.
[ ] 2011 -- Another All-Star Game, another fine performance by a Bradenton Marauder. This one came courtesy of first baseman Aaron Baker, who earned the Top Star Award during the South's 5-3 loss to the North at Clearwater's Bright House Field. Baker hit a two-run home run and drew a pair of walks en route to winning the honor. Rounding out the Bradenton contingent was catcher Ramon Cabrera, who singled and scored a run, and second baseman Jarek Cunningham, who was 0-for-2. Cunningham had 11 home runs at the time of the game, tops among All-Stars, and became the first Marauder to participate in the home run derby.
[ ] 2012 -- No Marauders appeared in the boxscore, but that doesn't mean no one was selected. Pitchers Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon, and first baseman Stefan Welch were all chosen to represent the South. Cole and Welch were promoted to Double-A before the South beat the North 6-3 at Charlotte Sports Park. Taillon did not appear in the game.
[ ] 2013 -- Alen Hanson made sure the Marauders made an impact at Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin. The shortstop, still considered one of the Pirates' top prospects, highlighted a five-run fifth inning with a three-run home run to lead the South to an 8-1 victory. Hanson was voted the game's MVP. Two other highly-touted Marauders were picked for the game but did not play: Outfielder Gregory Polanco and pitcher Nick Kingham were already on their way to Double-A Altoona.
-- John Lembo, Herald sports writer