Dickerson, Garcia HR to finish good months

In keeping with tradition, the rookie level teams all had Sunday off.

-- Indianapolis dropped a 4-2 decision to Louisville. At 55-30, the Indians are one of the few teams anywhere in organized baseball with a better record than their parent club. Kris Johnson gave up three runs over seven innings to take the loss. Ivan De Jesus, Jr., went 2-4. Jose Tabata went 0-4 with three strikeouts and Andrew Lambo went 0-2, but with two walks.

-- Altoona edged Akron, 5-4. Starter Casey Sadler came out after the first batter he faced lined a single off him. Alex Dickerson (pictured) had a big day, going 3-5 with two doubles and his eighth HR. For the month of June, he hit 300/350/567 with five HRs. Justin Howard went 2-2 with two walks and Gregory Polanco 0-4 with one walk. Jarek Cunningham went 0-5 with four strikeouts.

-- Bradenton lost to Palm Beach, 7-5. The Marauders committed five errors, four of them by Chris Lashmet, who was playing third. Zack Dodson gave up five runs, three earned, in five innings. He allowed five hits and four walks, and fanned only one. Willy Garcia went 2-4 with his 12th HR and Eric Avila 2-5 with a double. Garcia hit 308/364/648 in June with eight HRs, although he also had eight walks and 28 Ks. Stetson Allie went 1-5 with a double and three strikeouts. Alen Hanson remains out of the lineup, although he's not on the disabled list.

-- West Virginia rallied for three runs in the top of the 9th to beat Lakewood, 5-4. The rally was keyed by an error on a potential double play ball, and a routine fly by Barrett Barnes that dropped for a double when the left fielder fell down. Raul Fortunato went 3-3 with his fifth HR and Max Moroff went 2-3. Barnes went 1-5. Dilson Herrera and Josh Bell were both out of the lineup. Clay Holmes allowed two runs over five innings on four hits and two walks. He struck out four. Ryan Hafner allowed a run in two innings on two hits and two walks, while fanning three.

-- Jamestown beat Auburn, 6-5, in 13 innings on a walkoff, two-out single by Harold Ramirez. Cody Dickson, in his second pro start, gave up seven hits and four runs in two and a third innings. He had an odd start. He retired the first two batters he faced, then gave up four straight line drive singles. In the 2nd, he struck out the side. Then in the third he gave up three singles and a walk to the first five batters. In all, he allowed one walk and five strikeouts. Five relievers combined to allow just one run and five hits in nine and two-thirds. The Jammers had 13 hits, all singles, and also had nine walks. Jeff Roy went 2-5 with two walks and three runs, Michael Fransoso 2-6, Elvis Escobar 2-5 and Edwin Espinal 2-4. Ramirez was 1-4 with two walks.

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