Cunniff Signs With Braves, Freedom Rally to Beat Miners


By WSIL Sports

MARION -- The Florence Freedom rallied to score three runs in the eighth inning to come back and beat the Southern Illinois Miners 5-4 Friday night at Rent One Park.

Before the game, relief pitcher Brandon Cunniff was recognized. Cunniff's contract was purchased by the Atlanta Braves organization Friday afternoon. He will head to the Braves' Single-A affiliate in Lynchburg, Virginia. Cunniff is the 27th Miners player to move on to affiliated ball in franchise history.
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