Wood hits walkoff HR, Bradenton gets one-hit

Eric Wood hit a walkoff HR for West Virginia, while Bradenton was nearly the victim of a perfect game started by a former Pirates draftee

Indianapolis was off on Wednesday and Bradenton had a suspended game to complete before its regularly scheduled game against Brevard County.

-- Altoona rallied late but still fell to Akron, 5-4. Casey Sadler allowed the five runs in seven innings. Mel Rojas, Jr., Jarek Cunningham (pictured), Alex Dickerson and Charlie Cutler all went 2-4. Rojas and Dickerson had doubles, while Cunningham had a double and his third HR.

-- Bradenton won the suspended game, 5-4, in ten innings. Zac Fuesser and Zach Thornton each threw two scoreless innings after resumption of play at the beginning of the 7th. Alen Hanson and Taylor Lewis each had two hits. Gregory Polanco went 0-4, but did reach on a two-out error in the bottom of the 10th, which allowed the winning run to score.

Bradenton lost the scheduled game, 1-0, as former Pirate draftee Drew Gagnon threw seven perfect innings, fanning ten in the process. Gagnon needed a good outing; he came in with a 7.36 ERA. Dan Gamache singled in the 8th, providing the only Marauders baserunner, and he got caught stealing. The game ended after eight innings due to rain. Bradenton starter Eliecer Navarro pitched well, allowing the one run in six innings, and fanning nine. He allowed only two hits and a walk. Gregory Polanco struck out in all three of his ABs. He's now mired in an 0-14 stretch. After fanning only six times in his first 21 games, he's now struck out six times in his last four games.

-- West Virginia beat Greensboro, 6-3, on a walkoff, three-run HR by Eric Wood. The Power trailed, 3-2 going into the bottom of the 9th, but Dilson Herrera tied the game with a single and Wood later won it with his 5th longball. Both Herrera and Wood went 3-5. Josh Bell went 0-2 with three walks and two strikeouts. Starter Joely Rodriguez pitched well, allowing two runs, one earned, on four hits and no walks in six innings. He fanned six. Jason Creasy pitched a scoreless 9th to get the win. Barrett Barnes left the game for a pinch runner after reaching on an error. I don't have any information on the apparent injury.

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