The Stone Crabs were shut-out by the Brevard County Manatees, losing 2-0 on Thursday night at Space Coast Stadium. The offense went 0 for 11 with runners in scoring position as they failed to score a run in the loss.
Brevard County took the lead in the first inning. Chris McFarland drew a walk to lead off the inning. He would later score on an RBI single by Taylor Brennan to give them a 1-0 lead.
The Manatees added an insurance run in the seventh on an RBI single by Garrett Cooper to make it 2-0.
The Stone Crabs would put runners in scoring position in six of the nine innings, but failed to find a way to score the runners as they fell 2-0.
German Marquez suffered the loss, evening his record at 3-3. Javier Salas was the winning pitcher and Trevor Seidenberger picked up the save.
The series concludes on Friday night at Space Coast Stadium. Taylor Guerrieri (0-0, 1.59) will get the start against Jorge Ortega for Brevard County.
- Dayron Varona (RF): 2 for 5 with a double
- Kean Wong (2B): 2 for 5
- Willy Adames (SS): 1 for 5
- Jake Bauers (1B): 0 for 4
- Mike Marjama (1B): 0 for 1
- Granden Goetzman (DH): 1 for 4
- Alec Sole (3B): 1 for 3 with a walk
- Armando Araiza (C): 1 for 3
- Yoel Araujo (RF): 0 for 4
- Braxton Lee (CF): 0 for 3
- German Marquez (Loss, 3-3): 1 run on 6 hits with a strikeout and 3 walks in 4 innings
- Isaac Gil: 1 run on 4 hits with 3 strikeouts in 3 innings
- Steve Ascher: 1 scoreless inning with 2 hits