Baseball | Bradenton Marauders edge Fort Myers Miracle in 10 innings

July 3, 2014 

Bradenton Marauders pitcher Chad Kuhl delivers during Thursday's game against the Tampa Yankees at McKechnie Field. TOM HUBBARD/Special to the Herald

The Bradenton Marauders lost a 5-0 lead in the ninth, but scored in the bottom of the 10th to seize a 6-5 victory over Fort Myers on Wednesday in front of 896 fans at McKechnie Field. Chad Kuhl wound up with a no-decision, but tossed seven innings of two-hit, shutout ball.

Jordan Steranka led off with a double to left in the bottom of the 10th against Tyler Jones (L, 1-2). Eric Wood put down a sacrifice bunt and reached on an error by Jones. Walker Gourley lined out softly to second base, but Raul Fortunato followed with a soft ground ball to second base that allowed Steranka to score.

Jhondaniel Medina pitched a scoreless eighth inning. Adam Brett Walker and Dalton Hicks each connected for two-out, two-run home runs in the ninth against Robby Rowland, who rebounded from giving up five runs in the ninth to pick up the win with a scoreless 10th.

The Marauders go for the sweep at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at McKechnie Field. John Kuchno will pitch for the Marauders against Miracle lefty Matt Tomshaw.

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