Pirates' Minor League Roundup: Shutout Ball for Gerrit Cole and Casey Sadler

The roundup of Friday's action:

-P- Indianapolis lost to Columbus, 5-1. Rick VandenHurk fanned seven in five and a third, but allowed three runs. Bryan Morris continued struggling, as he has for the past month, giving up two runs on three hits and a walk in an inning and a third, although the runs were both unearned. The Indians had only four hits. Jose Tabata and Tony Sanchez each went 1-3 with a double.

-P- Gerrit Cole threw shutout ball for five and a third innings as Altoona beat Trenton, 6-1. Cole allowed three hits and three walks while striking out six, but evidently hit his pitch count at 90. Oscar Tejeda and Jarek Cunningham each went 2-4 with a two-run HR, Tejeda's 8th and Cunningham's 6th. Quincy Latimore also went 2-4 with a double and Adalberto Santos went 2-3.

-P- Bradenton got seven shutout innings from Casey Sadler and dropped Palm Beach, 4-0. Sadler allowed three hits and a walk, and fanned four. Andy Vasquez went 3-3 with a double and Justin Howard went 2-3.

-P- Playing without Alen Hanson and Gregory Polanco, West Virginia lost to Lexington, 4-2. The Power had only six hits, including two doubles by Chris Lashmet and Willy Garcia's 14th HR. Starter Porfirio Lopez allowed only two hits in 2.2 IP, but he walked five, leading to four runs, two of them unearned. Zac Fuesser threw three scoreless innings in relief.

-P- State College took a 4-2 decision from Auburn. The Spikes' first four hitters--Tyler Gaffney, Walker Gourley, D.J. Crumlich and Jacob Stallings--each had two hits and Gaffney got hit by a pitch. Adrian Sampson had an uneven start, lasting only three innings. He gave up two runs, one unearned and the other on a HR by a rehabbing Chris Marrero. Sampson allowed five hits and two walks, but did fan six.

-P- The GCL Pirates beat the Phillies, 3-2, in a game shortened to seven innings. Jon Sandfort started and lasted only an inning and two-thirds, giving up two runs on two hits and a walk, and fanning one. Isaac Sanchez got the win with two perfect innings in relief, including four strikeouts. Dilson Herrera went 2-4 with his 7th HR. Jin-De Jhang went 2-3.

-P- The DSL Pirates1 lost to the Marlins, 4-2. Starter Christian Henriquez gave up one run over five innings on three hits and a walk. He fanned five. Maximo Rivera went 3-5.

-P- The DSL Pirates2 beat the Mets1, 7-4. Starter Eduardo Vera threw four shutout innings, giving up three hits and a walk, and fanning three. Christopher De Leon allowed no runs and one hit over the last three innings, with four Ks. Catcher Eduardo Rangel went 2-5 with a double and his 2nd HR. Carlos Ozuna went 3-3 with a double and two walks.

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