Brevard Bitten By Flying Tigers, 4-3

By  //  August 29, 2013

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last series of the season begins tonight

The Flying Tigers broke through just once against the Manatees and starting pitcher Tyler Cravy (4-2, 2.08 ERA), as Lakeland (29-28, 59-66) scored an unearned run in the fifth inning.

The Flying Tigers broke through just once against the Manatees and starting pitcher Tyler Cravy (4-2, 2.08 ERA), as Lakeland (29-28, 59-66) scored an unearned run in the fifth inning.

BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – A pair of home runs propelled the Lakeland Flying Tigers past the Brevard County Manatees, by the score of 4-3 on Wednesday night at Space Coast Stadium.

Manatees center fielder D'Vontrey Richardson led off the bottom of the first inning with a home run in Brevard County's 4-3 loss to the Lakeland Flying Tigers on Wednesday night at Space Coast Stadium in Viera. (Dennis Greenblatt/Hawk-Eye Sports Photography)

Manatees center fielder D’Vontrey Richardson led off the bottom of the first inning with a home run in Brevard County’s 4-3 loss to the Lakeland Flying Tigers on Wednesday night at Space Coast Stadium in Viera. (Dennis Greenblatt/Hawk-Eye Sports Photography)

Lakeland took advantage of a Brevard County (28-35 second half, 65-65 overall) error to score the eventual winning run in the sixth. After a dropped pop-up in foul territory by Nick Ramirez, Jeff McVaney drilled a solo homer into the visitors’ bullpen in left to give the Flying Tigers (30-28, 60-66) the lead.

Devon Travis blasted a two-run shot to left in the fifth inning to tie the game up at 3-3.

D’Vontrey Richardson’s first home run of the season, which was also the team’s fourth leadoff shot of 2013, gave the Manatees an early 1-0 lead.

After the Flying Tigers tied it up with an unearned run in the second, Lance Roenicke gave Brevard a 3-1 lead on a two-run double in the bottom of the inning.

The final series of the season begins Thursday night at 6:35 p.m. with the Daytona Cubs coming to Space Coast Stadium to open a four-game series. Mark Rogers (0-1, 4.50) will get the start for the Manatees, while the Cubs will send Corey Black (6-8, 4.07) to the mound.

Jacob Barnes (9-6, 3.08 ERA) took the loss as he allowed both home runs for a total of three runs, though just two were earned, in his four innings out of the bullpen.

Damien Magnifico (0-2, 5.26) was limited to two innings as the starting pitcher for the ‘Tees, as he surrendered just one hit with a walk and allowed one unearned run with two strikeouts.

Lakeland’s Tommy Collier picked up the victory as he went seven innings and allowed three runs, while striking out six.

The final series of the season begins Thursday night at 6:35 p.m. with the Daytona Cubs coming to Space Coast Stadium to open a four-game series. Mark Rogers (0-1, 4.50) will get the start for the Manatees, while the Cubs will send Corey Black (6-8, 4.07) to the mound.

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