The Bradenton Marauders secured a 6-4 win in the series finale against the Flying Tigers (50-58) to maintain a 2.5 game deficit in the standings behind Fort Myers.
Right-handed starter Bret Helton (7-1) fired seven innings to earn the victory.
Reliver Geoff Hartlieb recorded the final seven outs, striking out four to earn the save.
Second baseman Logan Ratledge powered Bradenton offense.
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Ratledge bunted for an RBI single in the third inning, nailed a game-tying double to even the score 3-3 in the sixth, and doubled again in the ninth to drive home an insurance run.
Bradenton and Lakeland split the season series four game apiece.
Who: Charlotte (23-21) at Bradenton (25-20)
When: Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
Where: LECOM Park, Bradenton
Starting pitchers: Brock Burke (2-5, 5.97) vs. Logan Sendelbach (2-4, 3.41)
Online: Live streaming audio at BradentonMarauders.com