Suter Fans 11 in 1-0 Manatee Loss To Dunedin

By  //  May 18, 2013

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LISTEN TO TONIGHT'S GAME LIVE AT 6:30

DUNEDIN, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Manatees continue their crucial three-game series tonight on the road against the Dunedin Blue Jays starting at 6:30 p.m.

Manatees starting pitcher Brent Suter fanned 11 Blue Jays last night. (Dennis Greenblatt/Hawk-Eye Sports Photography)

Manatees starting pitcher Brent Suter fanned 11 Blue Jays last night. (Dennis Greenblatt/Hawk-Eye Sports Photography)

Last night, a career-high 11 strikeouts for starting pitcher Brent Suter wasn’t enough as a mammoth homer by Andy Burns provided the lone run of the game in the Brevard County Manatees’ 1-0 loss to the Dunedin Blue Jays on Friday night at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium.

Suter (2-2, 3.65) scattered five hits besides the fourth inning home run and walked only one batter, but he took the hard-luck loss as Brevard (21-19) recorded just two singles behind him.

Austin Bibens-Dirkx was brought down to Dunedin (23-15) from Double-A New Hampshire earlier in the day and made the start, and he dominated the Manatees to the tune of his own career high 10 strikeouts.

PERFECT GAME THROUGH FOUR INNINGS

The 28-year-old took a perfect game into the fourth, until he issued a leadoff walk to T.J. Mittelstaedt and then kept the no-hitter going until Mittelstaedt came up with a two-out single in the sixth.

Dave Walkovic calls the games for the Brevard County Manatees. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

Dave Walkovic calls the games for the Brevard County Manatees. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

Ajay Meyer surrendered one additional hit in the eighth inning to Yadiel Rivera before Blake McFarland shut the door in the ninth for his ninth save of the season.

CATCH ALL THE ACTION

Brevard County and Dunedin will square off for game two of their three-game series on Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

Southpaw Jed Bradley (3-1, 3.69) is set to start for the Manatees and righty Aaron Sanchez (2-2, 2.95) will go for the Blue Jays. You can listen to all of the action live on the Manatees Radio Network, starting with the pregame show at 6:00 p.m.

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