By Bryan Levine, SunCoast Sports
PORT CHARLOTTE — A setting sun couldn’t help the Charlotte Stone Crabs turn the page from a rough game one, as the Bradenton Marauders swept Saturday’s doubleheader.
The Stone Crabs kept it a little closer in game two, falling 6-0 to the Marauders.
Bradenton scored a combined 17 runs between the two games on Saturday, while holding Charltotte to just two. The Stone Crabs also only managed six hits on the day to the Marauders’ 24.
There was really only one good opportunity for the Stone Crabs in game two.
Charlotte had three consecutive walks in the fifth inning, to load the bases with nobody out, but the next three batters all struck out, to keep the shutout intact
Starting pitcher Henry Centeno was chased from the game after recording just five outs. The right-hander surrendered five runs on seven hits while adding two walks, as he saw his earned run average raise from 2.06 to 3.19.
The final game of the three-game set between these two teams is scheduled for Sunday at 12:35 p.m.