Brevard County Manatees Tickets
Details of Brevard County Manatees and the Ticket Luck value
The Brevard County Manatees are a minor league baseball team of the Florida State League and are based in Viera, Florida. The team play their home games at Space Coast Stadium, and are the A-Advanced affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. Their home stadium was built in 1994 and can hold up to 8,100 fans.
The Success Story
The professional standard this team displays speaks of the hard work and dedication of its players. A very recent match played by them is worth mentioning. It was a lead of 2-0 by Brevard County Manatees over Dunedin where a prominent player of Manatees; Jeffress played a pivotal role in victory. Jeffress (3-3) shut down the Dunedin offense, allowing just three hits while striking out eight. Lorenzo Cain helped stake Jeffress to an early lead in the first inning. After a single to right field, Cain quickly stole second base and moved up to third on a throwing error.
He came into score on Jonathan Lucroy's RBI groundout. Lucroy added an insurance run in the sixth inning, when he smashed Kenny Rodriguez's pitch over the berm deck in left field for a solo home run, his second since joining the Manatees. Rodriguez (5-7) allowed just two runs (one earned) on four hits while also pitching a complete game, but it was not enough to beat Jeffress and the Manatees.
Dunedin bounced back to win the second game, 6-1, to earn a split for the night. Dunedin jumped out to a quick lead in the first inning. Their first three batters reached base, loading the bases. Brian Dopirak hit a ground ball back to Manatees pitcher Zach Braddock, who threw home to get the force out, but Lucroy committed a throwing error while attempting to throw out Dopirak at first base, scoring a run. Matthew Lane followed with a three-run blast to right field, giving Dunedin a four run lead that they would not relinquish. Braddock (3-4) was tagged with the loss, allowing five runs in three innings. Julio Pinto (3-0) earned the win for Dunedin, pitching five innings while holding the Manatees to just one run.
Slowly and Gradually
The mascot of Brevard County Manatees is known as Manny the Manatee. During the time that the team was affiliated with the Marlins, the mascot was named Hugh. In 1994, the Manatees made it to the Florida State League championship series, but lost in the finals to the Tampa Yankees. They made a second championship series appearance in 2001. However, due to the September 11 attacks, the championship series was canceled and the Manatees and Tampa Yankees were declared co-champions. In 2007, the Manatees won the title in their division, but lost in the league finals to the Clearwater Threshers in four games. Brevard County Manatees fans look for a wild, fun-filled season in 2008.
The Manatees will be affiliated with the Milwaukee Brewers through 2010, as the two organizations signed a four-year player development contract in the fall of 2006.