Stone Crabs Jacob Faria Wins 8th, Team Wins Sixth Straight Game
Rays Class-A affiliate running away with division.
On Thursday, the Charlotte Stone Crabs played game two of a four game series against the Brevard County Manatees and came away with a 3-2 victory to earn their sixth win in a row.
Charlotte leads the Florida State League South division with a 32-14 record and by 8.5 games over the second place Fort Myers Miracle. The Stone Crabs are also the only team in the Florida State League to have a winning record at home (18-4) and on the road (14-10).
After three scoreless innings, the Stone Crabs scored first in the top of the fourth on an RBI single by Pat Blair and a sac fly off the bat of Yoel Araujo. The Stone Crabs added their final run in the top of the eighth after Willy Adames doubled and scored on a one-out single by Jake Bauers.
Charlotte survived a late rally in the ninth, as closer Brad Schreiber gave up two runs on two hits, but induced a ground ball with the tying run on second to end the game and earn his 11th save on the season.
Garrett Cooper – 2 for 4, RBI