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05/26/2009 10:09 AM ET
Wooten Breaks Manatees' Saves Record
Manatees' Closer is 15 for 15 in Save Opportunities
Rob Wooten has not allowed a run in his last 16 appearances. (Dennis Greenblatt)

(Viera, FL) Rob Wooten etched his name into the Brevard County Manatees' history books on Saturday night, picking up his 15th save of the season to set the team's all-time record. He pitched a perfect ninth inning in Brevard County's 4-3 win over Dunedin to earn the save. Doug Pettit and Tim McClaskey previously held the record, with 14 saves each in 1994 and 2001, respectively. Wooten has built a huge lead in the FSL saves race, with his nearest competitors far behind with only seven saves.

This season, Wooten has allowed just one earned run in 19.0 innings for a sparkling 0.47 ERA. He has racked up 26 strikeouts and limited opposing batters to a miniscule .186 batting average. He has not been scored upon in his last 16 appearances, dating back to April 15. After picking up a loss and two no-decisions in his first three outings, Wooten has recorded a save in each of his last 15 appearances.

Wooten, 23, was selected by Milwaukee with the 398th pick in the 13th round of the 2008 draft. He is a resident of Goldsboro, NC, and attended the University of North Carolina. Earlier this season, he was named the FSL Pitcher of the Week for May 4-10.