Manatees Earn Win Over Tampa Yankees

By  //  April 22, 2013

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Hall Dominant On Hill For Brevard

TAMPA, FLORIDA — The Brevard County Manatees banged out 13 hits in an 8-3 win over the Tampa Yankees on Sunday evening at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa.

Pitcher David Goforth will start for Brevard County tonight as the Manatees take on the Tampa Yankees in Tampa. (Image courtesy of Brevard County Manatees)

Pitcher David Goforth will start for Brevard County tonight as the Manatees take on the Tampa Yankees in Tampa. (Image courtesy of Brevard County Manatees)

The ‘Tees (10-7) took a quick 2-0 lead in the top of the second inning. With runners on the corners and two outs, Dionis Hinojosa beat out a potential double play ball to score Cameron Garfield and break the scoreless tie.

Adrian Williams then looped an RBI single down the right field line to score Yadiel Rivera. Rivera went 3-for-4 with three singles and three runs scored in the ballgame.

Brevard County extended the lead in the fourth inning. Cody Hawn and Rivera led off with back-to-back singles. That put runners on the corners for Lance Roenicke, whose ground out to third base and allowed Hawn to score.

With Rivera on second, Hinojosa laced an RBI triple in the left-center field gap to give the Manatees a comfortable 4-0 lead. Later in the frame, Chadwin Stang beat out an infield single that scored Hinojosa with two outs to make it 5-0.

MANATEESLOGO-125Brevard County starting pitcher Brooks Hall (2-1, 2.01) was dominant on the mound en route to the victory.  He allowed just one run on two hits over six innings of work. He struck out three and retired eight Tampa (8-9) hitters in a row at one point.

The Manatees would tack on two more runs in the fifth inning on an RBI single by Garfield and an error by Tampa’s Anderson Feliz that allowed Rivera to score for the third time.

Yankees’ starter Corey Black (1-1, 4.79) suffered the loss. He lasted just 4.2 innings and gave up seven runs – four of which were earned – on 11 hits. The Yankees had four errors total which led to Black’s three unearned runs.

Brevard County and Tampa will be back at it on Monday night at 7:00 p.m. for game two of their three-game series.

For the Manatees, David Goforth (1-1, 2.35) will toe the rubber and he will be opposed by Tampa’s Shane Greene (1-1, 4.15).

Coverage from the Manatees Radio Network starts at 6:30 p.m. with the Manatees Pregame Show on ManateesBaseball.com.


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