BRADENTON -- The Jupiter Hammerheads (23-28) swept the Marauders (23-28) in three straight games, taking the series finale 2-1 in 11 innings at McKechnie Field on Monday night.
Jupiter’s Austin Dean drove in the winning run with a sacrifice fly to right field in the 11th inning off RHP Isaac Sanchez (L, 1-1).
The decisive rally started with Yefri Perez reaching on an infield single to the right side. Perez stole second and moved to third on a wild pitch before scoring on Dean’s sacrifice fly. Perez finished the game with three stolen bases.
RHP Luis Heredia started the game for Bradenton and struck out three over four innings. Jupiter plated a run in the second off the Bradenton starter on an RBI single by Chris Hoo. RHP Felipe Gonzalez and RHP Clario Perez combined for five scoreless innings and seven strikeouts to keep the Marauders in the game.
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Trailing 1-0 in the seventh, 1B Edwin Espinal drew the Marauders even by legging out a two-out infield hit to score 2B Erich Weiss. The Marauders had failed to get a runner past first in the previous six innings.
Jose Adames started and pitched six scoreless innings for Jupiter. Matt Milroy (W, 3-0) pitched the 10th for the win. Tyler Kinley earned the save for the second time in the series.
The Marauders host the St. Lucie Mets at 6:30 p.m. in game one of a two game series on Tuesday. LHP Cody Dickson will be on the hill for the Marauders against RHP Rob Whalen of St. Lucie.