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Minor League Roundup: Gift Ngoepe Goes Deep Twice; Robby Rowland Throws Six Shutout Innings

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A full slate on Saturday:

-P- Indianapolis scored nine in the first four innings and cruised to a 10-5 win over Columbus. Justin Wilson had a control meltdown in the 2nd inning, but survived to go five, giving up three runs on three hits and four walks, with six Ks. He threw only 60 of 108 pitches for strikes. Bryan Morris followed with two scoreless innings, giving up two hits and a walk and striking out three. Duke Welker and Evan Meek each allowed a run in one inning. Tony Sanchez and Chase d'Arnaud each went 2-4 with a double and two walks. Brandon Boggs and Anderson Hernandez each went 3-5, and Jeff Clement 3-6. Starling Marte went 2-5 and Jose Tabata 1-5 with a walk.

-P- Altoona's hot bats got cooled off in an 8-2 loss to Binghamton. Kyle McPherson had a decent start, giving up only four hits and a walk in 5.2 IP, with seven Ks, but he allowed four runs, two earned. Jarek Cunningham and Quincy Latimore each had a double.

-P- Bradenton got a lot of offense from the 2-4 spots in the lineup in beating St. Lucie, 6-3. Gift Ngoepe went 2-4 with a pair of HRs, his 6th and 7th, and three RBIs. Alex Dickerson also had three RBIs on a 2-4 night, including a double and his 8th HR. Mel Rojas, Jr., went 2-4 with a double. Eliecer Navarro started and allowed just one run on four hits and a walk over six innings. He fanned three.

-P- West Virginia got six shutout innings from Robby Rowland and beat Lakewood, 8-1. Rowland allowed six hits, walked none and fanned three. Alen Hanson went 2-5 with a double and Gregory Polanco, Chris Lashmet and Dan Gamache each went 2-4 with a double. Jose Osuna went 2-4 with his 6th HR.

-P- State College got another good start from Luis Heredia, but still lost to Vermont, 4-2, in ten innings. Heredia allowed two runs, one earned, on five hits and a walk in five innings. He fanned four. Chris Diaz went 2-4 for the Spikes.

-P- The GCL Pirates lost to the Phillies, 7-3. Tyler Glasnow had a good start for the Bucs, going 4.1 IP and allowing no runs on two hits and two walks, with six strikeouts. Stetson Allie went 2-4 with a double and his first pro HR. Jimmy Rider also went 2-4.

-P- The DSL Pirates1 beat the Rangers, 8-5. Omar Basulto, an 18-year-old lefty signed out of Mexico, got the win with 3.1 IP in relief, allowing no runs, hits or walks, and fanning two. Ramses Pena went 3-5 with a double and a triple. Maximo Rivera went 3-4. Carlos Ozuna went 3-4 with a double and a triple.

-P- No box score is available yet for the DSL Pirates2.