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D-Jays Rally in 8th


Dunedin’s Justin Shafer went six innings Tuesday night allowing three run on six hits while walking four and striking out two.  He was not involved in the decision leaving with the game tied at three against Lakeland. Dunedin went on to win scoring two runs in the eighth coming from behind and then holding a […]

Anderson Notches First Pro W

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The Atlanta Braves first pick in this June’s draft Ian Anderson got his first professional win on Monday with his parents, twin brother and younger brother present.  Anderson went five innings in a 5-2 Braves GCL win over the Pirates at Disney.  The 18-year old allowed an unearned run on four hits while walking two […]

Barves’ Simmons on way Back

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Braves RHP Shae Simmons, who had “Tommy John Surgery” in February 2015 went one inning on Saturday for the GCL Braves.  Simmons allowed one run on just one hit while striking out one but threw a wild pitch facing four GCL Tigers West hitters   To get through the inning Simmons need 16 pitches, 11 for strikes with […]

Bautista Starts Road Back

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DUNEDIN, Fla.—Jose Bautista’s recovery from turf toe took a big step forward on Wednesday with a rehab start with Class-A Dunedin. Bautista went 1-3 with a solo homer in the first over the double decker fence in left center at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. “I feel pretty good,” said Bautista afterwards, “I was good enough […]

Anderson Strong in Second Start

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Ian Anderson went three innings during his second pro start on Tuesday allowing one run over three innings.  Taken third overall in this June’s draft Anderson allowed one run on three hits while walking two and striking out two.  He threw 53 pitches, 31 strikes with six of the 13 batters he faced getting first […]

Jays Ride Rowley for Seven Solid

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Dunedin topped Charlotte 4-1 Monday behind the seven solid innings of RHP Chris Rowley.  Rowley improved to 8-2 allowing one run on six hits while walking three and striking out two.  The three game series wraps up on Tuesday in Dunedin with a 6:30 PM first pitch.       1 2 3 4 5 […]

Gunnar Grooves Walk-off RBI

Prospect Gunnar Heidt Drive in Game Winner for Dunedin in 10th (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

(Below), Center fielder Anthony Alford doubled to center leading off the 10th and eventually scored the game winner as Dunedin beat Charlotte 4-3 in 10 innings.  The game was suspended  from Sunday because of rain.     1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E Charlotte (45-46) 0 0 1 […]

Rays Pearce Rehabs

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Tampa Bays Rays first baseman Steve Pearce (hamstring) made a rehab start in Dunedin for the Charlotte Manatees.  On Sunday Pearce played errorless ball at first and over two games he is hitting .479. Dunedin won the game 4-3 in ten innings.  (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 […]

Braves Oliva Rehabs


(Above), Thornhill, Ont. native Ben Rosen (plate) has taken his first step in professional baseball.  Rosen shown here with his partner Josh Gilreath are waiting for the teams (Phillies and Braves) to take the field at the Disney Complex in Orlando on Monday.  A full nine innings was not to be though as the game was […]

A Wentz leads No-Hitter

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Braves second number one pick (40th overall) Joey Wentz started the GCL Braves 14-0 no hitter over the Yankees West GCL squad at Disney on Saturday.  Wentz struck out six Yankee hitters in three innings.  Wentz and three other Braves hurlers did allow two Yankee base runners via hit batter but one was erased by a double […]