The Bradenton Marauders scored five runs in the first inning and took a 7-0 lead through two innings en route to a 9-4 win over the Dunedin Blue Jays on Friday night at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. The Marauders have won three in a row and will try for a four-game sweep on Saturday.
JT Brubaker (W, 1-3) earned his first win by tossing seven innings for a second straight start. Dunedin only scored against Brubaker during a four-run fourth inning. He struck out five. Bradenton continued to pound Dunedin starters, chasing Justin Shafer (L, 3-5) after two innings and seven earned runs. Catcher Taylor Gushue tagged his college teammate for a double and three RBIs.
Bradenton’s Chase Simpson drew four walks, the most by a Marauder this season.
Colten Brewer and Junior Lopez each pitched a scoreless inning for the Marauders to close out the win.
Up next: The Marauders send Yeudy Garcia (4-5, 2.56) to the hill against the Blue Jays’ Conor Fisk (4-2, 3.74). the first pitch is at 6:30 p.m. Live streaming audio will be available online at BradentonMarauders.com.