Maness Keeps on Doing What Comes Naturally
Seth Maness is using the same formula as a pitcher in the farm system of the St. Louis Cardinals as he did as a star at Pinecrest and East Carolina.
The right-hander gets ahead of the hitters and then gets them out.
An 11th round draft choice of the Cardinals last June after compiling a record of 38-11 at East Carolina, Maness improved to 2-0 for the Palm Beach Cardinals of the Class A Advanced Florida State League as they defeated Bradenton 10-6 on Tuesday.
He allowed seven hits and one run in six innings while striking out six batters and walking none.
In 20 innings for the Cardinals this season, Maness has yet to walk or hit a batter and has allowed only two earned runs.
In another game against Bradenton a week earlier, he bested former Yankee pitcher A.J. Burnett, who was making a rehab start for his new major league club, the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Maness allowed no runs and six hits in seven innings in the 10-4 win while striking out four.
Maness was promoted twice by the Cardinals last summer, posting a 2-1 record and a 1.53 ERA in 53 innings for three teams.
He pitched in the New York-Penn League All-Star game as a member of the Batavia Muckdogs.
He was 21-2 during his career at Pinecrest.
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