Maness Turns In Another Strong Start
For the second time in less than week, former Pinecrest baseball player Seth Maness left the mound for the Batavia Muckdogs as the pitcher of record — on the winning side.
In his second professional start on Friday night, the 11th round draft pick of the St. Louis Cardinals helped stake his team to a 6-1 lead through six innings after allowing an unearned run and only one hit.
But Jamestown feasted on the Muckdog bullpen, knocking out eight hits while scoring four runs in the seventh and three in the eigth to grab an 8-6 victory.
Maness made his first start last Sunday and left that game at the end of five innings with a 2-0 lead. The Muckdogs went on to lose 6-2. He is still searching for his first pro victory after going 38-11 in his career at East Carolina, but in four appearances, he has yet to allow an earned run in 15 innings. He has surrendered just four hits and struck out 12 batters while walking one and hitting one.
The Muckdogs, now 6-9 on the season, are members of the Class A New York Penn League.
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