Moye Tosses Shutout In Manatees Win

By  //  July 29, 2012

Southpaw Bradley Looks To Even Series

FORT MYERS, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Manatees recorded their eighth shutout of the season as they blanked the Fort Myers Miracle, 3-0 on Saturday night at Hammond Stadium.

Lefty pitcher Jed Bradley will start for Brevard County today in Fort Myers. (Image courtesy Brevard County Manatees)

In his first outing in 13 days, ‘Tees starting pitcher Andy Moye (5-2, 4.69) had his best performance of the season for Brevard (20-16 first half, 49-55 overall). Moye threw seven shutout innings and allowed just two base runners on one hit and one walk, while fanning five hitters. He retired the last ten hitters that he faced, en route to earning his first win in July.

Greg Holle and Casey Medlen completed the shutout by throwing an inning each. Medlen struck out the side in the ninth, to earn his 16th save of the season.

Offensively, the Manatees racked up 11 hits with Shea Vucinich, Jason Rogers, Mike Walker and Parker Berberet tallying two hits each.

Brevard got the scoring started in the fourth, which started with Berberet leading the inning off with a single and then John Dishon drawing a walk. Reggie Keen then grounded into a force out which retired Berberet at third. Then with Vucinich at the plate, the ‘Tees were successful in a double steal with Dishon and Keen.

Vucinich would then ground out to second to plate Dishon for the first run of the game. Rogers would make it a 2-0 game with a two-out single to right that plated Keen.

In the top of the fifth, Ryan O’Rourke relieved Miracle (18-19, 46-58) starter Pat Dean and ran into trouble right away. Hector Gomez led off the inning by striking out but he reached first on a wild pitch, third strike by O’Rourke and then advanced to second on a throwing error by catcher Kyle Knudson on the throw to first.

Cody Hawn then grounded out to move Gomez to third and Joey Paciorek would bring Gomez home on a sacrifice fly to center to make it a 3-0 Manatees advantage. Despite their 11 hits, Brevard County left 11 men on base and was just 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position. The ‘Tees also left runners in scoring position with two outs on five separate occasions.

Brevard County will look to salvage a series split as they close out their four-game set with Fort Myers on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m.

Lefty Jed Bradley will take the mound for Brevard (5-8, 4.93) in search of his first July victory. Matthew Summers (0-1, 4.50) will toe the rubber for the Miracle.