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Miracle shut out 3-0

July 29, 2012
Special to the Breeze ( , Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Brevard County starter Andy Moye pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing just one hit, in the Manatees' 3-0 win over the Fort Myers Miracle at Hammond Stadium Saturday night in front of 4,829 fans.

Moye (5-2) handed the final two innings to relievers Greg Holle and Casey Medlen to complete the shutout. Medlen recorded his 16th save by striking out the side in the ninth inning despite allowing a walk and a hit.

The Miracle's only hit in the first seven innings came off the bat of Lance Ray in the second inning. Moye finished with five strikeouts and retired the final 10 batters he faced consecutively.

The Manatees took the lead with a pair of runs in the fourth off Miracle starter Pat Dean. With runners at first and second and one out, Brevard County manager Joe Ayrault put on the double steal with John Dishon swiping third and Reggie Keen moving up to second.

Shea Vucinich then grounded to the right side to plate Dishon and put the Manatees on the board, 1-0. The next hitter, Jason Rogers, singled into right to drive in Keen and Brevard County led 2-0 on Dean (6-7).

In the fifth, the Manatees added another run on a sacrifice fly by catcher Joey Paciorek to extend the advantage to 3-0.

Fort Myers' best scoring opportunity came in the eighth inning. Following a one-out double by Danny Ortiz, designated hitter Michael Gonzales singled into center. Ortiz attempted to score but was thrown out at home plate.

The Miracle (46-58, 18-19) go for the series win against the Manatees (49-55, 20-16) at 1:05 p.m. Sunday. Matt Summers (0-1) will face the second-rated prospect in the Brewers' organization Jed Bradley (5-8).



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