SeaDogs Defeat Manatees 4-2 After 6th Inning Rally
Determined to maintain their winning ways, the Manatees jumped out to an early lead on Thursday thanks to a lead-off double by Colby Bessette followed by another double from the 3-hitter in John Davis. The Manatees would tack on another run in the 3rd after Nelson Garnica singled and scored on an error.
The SeaDog offense was quiet early as Manatee starter, Christian Fajardo was dominant on the mound tossing 4 shutout innings striking out 2 while only allowing 1 hit. Fajardo exited after the 4th and it wasn't long before the SeaDog offense came to life. Luke Aragon singled, Philippe Maatouk reached on an error and Jordan IMG Academy was hit by a pitch to set the table for a bases-loaded at-bat from 3-hitter Eric Feliz. The outfielder took three balls in a row before getting the green light on a 3-0 fastball and driving it to left field for a three-run double to give the SeaDogs a 4-2 lead.
This lead would prove to be more than enough for the SeaDogs staff that, after allowing two runs in the first three innings, completely shut down the Manatee offense. Marcus Jackson, Josh Duster and Jorge Leon combined to allow just five hits over the full 7 innings and seal the win for the Manatees.
SeaDogs 4 3 2
Manatees 2 5 2
WP-Marcus Jackson - 5 IP, 4 H, 1 ER
Top Performer-Eric Feliz- 1-3, 2B, 3 RBI, R
Around the League:
Hurricanes 10 12 2
Conquistadors 1 5 2
WP-Girard Maestas - 4 IP, 3 H, 3 BB, 3 SO
Top Performer-Raymond Filiberti- 4-4, , 3 RBI, R
Marauders 7 4 0
Lightning 3 4 8
WP-Logan Allen - 3.1 IP, 0 H, 2 ER, 6 BB, 5 SO
Top Performer-Max Furbee- 1-2, R, RBI, BB, SB
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