Manatee Community College 6, Pirates 4
No, that’s not a typo. On the 11th try, the MCC Lancers took down the Pirates in the annual charity game. The Pirates came in 10-0 against the local Community College.
The Pirates fielded a lineup stocked with a number of their Triple-A players and all Minor Leaguers came off the bench.
The highlights: Steve Pearce connected for a solo homer in the third. … Outfielder Brad Corley went 2-for-2 and scored once. … Designated hitter Ryan Mulhern had an RBI double and scored once. … Starter Virgil Vasquez struck out nine in 4 2/3 innings.
The lowlights: Vasquez, who found out on Wednesday that he will be starting the season in the Triple-A rotation, allowed three earned runs on five hits. … Reliever Dave Davidson was pegged with the loss and a blown save when he gave up two runs on three hits and a walk in one inning.