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Updated: 08/27/2014 10:16:32PM

Pirates fail to finish comeback

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Poot Charlotte starting pitcher fires a strike to a Manatee hitter during their Tuesday night matchup in Port Charlotte. (R C Greenwood/for the Sun)

Port Charlotte short stop Brandt Little strokes a hit to right feild against Manatee during their Tuesday evening matchup in Port Charlotte. (R C Greenwood/ for the Sun)

By Zach Miller

Sports Writer

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PORT CHARLOTTE — The Pirate bats woke up Tuesday, but couldn’t stay awake quite long enough to finish a comeback in a 9-8 loss to Manatee High School.

After being shut out in its last two games, Port Charlotte scored eight runs, including five in a big fifth inning. It might have been enough if not for a seven-run second inning by Manatee that put Port Charlotte in a big hole early.

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