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Ida Baker, Mariner dealt seventh-inning defeats

March 18, 2014
By JIM LINETTE ( , Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Ida Baker absorbed another hard-luck defeat Tuesday night at Naples when two errors in the bottom of the seventh inning cleared the way for the Eagles to claim a 2-1 victory.

A run-scoring fielder's choice by Cameron Farmer in the fifth inning tied the game at 1-1 as the Bulldogs outhit the Eagles 7-2 overall. Trevor Moore had two hits with Gabe Villaverde and Gianni Williams-Lindmeyer each contributing a double for the Bulldogs.

An errant throw on Naples' leadoff batter put the potential winning run on the bases. The runner wound up on second base and a sacrifice bunt with no one out produced the winning run when the throw sailed down the foul line.

Baker (2-10) plays at Cypress Lake next Tuesday.

Port Charlotte 8, Mariner 6: Mariner blew a 6-3 lead in the bottom of the seventh inning Tuesday night at Port Charlotte. Donovan Petery capped the comeback victory with a walk-off three-run home run with one out. The game-winning hit was Petery's second homer of the game.

Nick Gallant doubled and drove in two runs for the Tritons. Starting pitcher Michael Patton tossed five innings, allowing one earned run on three hits with seven strikeouts. Hunter Chappell blew the save in the seventh and Joey Morales (1-1) took the loss by giving up the winning hit.

The Tritons (10-5) host Fort Myers next Tuesday.



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