Series Preview: Bradenton Marauders

BradentonMaraudersThe Stone Crabs head to Bradenton for the final series on their current roadtrip. The Stone Crabs will face the Bradenton Marauders for a three game series starting Monday night at McKechnie Field. The Stone Crabs have a lifetime 47-50 record against the Marauder.

The Stone Crabs enter the series on a three game winning streak after sweeping Palm Beach. They are currently in first place in the division with a 7-4 record on the year. Bradenton is two games back in fourth place with a 5-6 record.

By the Numbers

Stone Crabs

 

Bradenton

7-4

Record

5-6

.255

Batting Avg

.302

.328

Slugging Pct

.438

.335

On Base Pct

.362

46

Runs Scored

53

87

Hits

111

16

Doubles

19

3

Triples

5

1

Home Runs

7

5

Stolen Bases

13

2.70

Earned Run Avg

4.34

31

Runs Against

51

90

Strikeouts

76

1.13

Walk/Hit per Inning Pitched

1.32

Players to Watch
P Frank Duncan (leads Bradenton in pitching)
OF Justin Maffei (leads league in OBP)
C Reese McGuire (Pirates #5 Prospect by Baseball America)
OF Austin Meadows (Pirates # 3 Prospect by Baseball America, leads league in hits)

Matchups
4/20/15: CHA Blake Snell (2.00, 0.00) vs BRD Felipe Gonzalez (0-1, 3.27) at McKechnie Field (6:30)
4/21/15: CHA Ryne Stanek (0-2, 2.79) vs BRD Frank Duncan (1-0, 0.90) at McKechnie Field (6:30)
4/22/15: CHA Chris Kirsch (1-0, 1.69) vs BRD Steven Brault (0-0, 5.40) at McKechnie Field (6:30)

Travel Guide
The Bradenton Marauders play their home games at McKechnie Field which is located at 1611 9th Street West in downtown Bradenton. The stadium is 56 miles from Charlotte Sports Park or about an hour drive.

Tickets for games at McKechnie Field can be purchased by visiting BradentonMarauders.com and are $8. Main parking is in the lot behind the stadium for $2 or at the smaller home plate lot for $5. Closer parking is available in private business lots near the entrance at home plate for a fee set by the business.

The official FSL hotel for games in Bradenton is the Courtyard by Marriott Bradenton Riverfront located at 100 Riverfront Drive in Bradenton. Rooms start at $139 a night. You can call them at (941) 747-3727 or visit their website for more information.

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