Brevard Manatees Silenced In 8-1 Loss To Stone Crabs
By Brevard County Manatees // August 7, 2013
eight-game road trip finishes with 3-5 mark
BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – After taking a 1-0 lead in the first inning on three hits, the Brevard County Manatees managed just one more hit the rest of the night in a 8-1 loss to the Charlotte Stone Crabs on Monday at Charlotte Sports Park.
D’Vontrey Richardson led off the game with a double to extend his hitting streak to 14 games.
He then advanced to third on a balk and scored on a ground out from Yadiel Rivera.
The ‘Tees (18-24 second half, 55-54 overall) then put the next two on thanks to back-to-back singles from Nick Ramirez and Mitch Haniger.
After Nick Delmonico struck out swinging, Cameron Garfield was hit by a pitch to load the bases.
Brevard County was unable to take advantage of the opportunity though as Greg Hopkins grounded into a force out to end the inning.
MAGNIFICO MAKES HIS RETURN
Damien Magnifico (0-2, 5.79 ERA) made his return from the disabled list and got the start for Brevard County and allowed two runs on two hits in three innings of work.
Both runs that Magnifico allowed came in the second inning, on a two-run single off the bat of Charlotte’s (24-17, 53-55) Lucas Bailey.
Charlotte blew the game open in the fourth inning as Alex Moore came in for Magnifico.
Moore was unable to get out of the frame as he recorded two outs, while allowed five runs on four hits and two walks as the Stone Crabs took a 7-1 lead.
The ‘Tees then put the next two on thanks to back-to-back singles from Nick Ramirez and Mitch Haniger.
After the first inning, the Manatees could only muster two baserunners the rest of the night.
Cody Hawn led off the fifth with a single but was then retired on a double play ball. Yadiel Rivera reached in the ninth on a walk.
Brevard County finished its eight-game road trip with a 3-5 mark.
After an off-day on Tuesday, the ‘Tees will return home for a three-game series against the Tampa Yankees (21-20, 49-60) starting on Wednesday night at 6:35 p.m.
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