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Heredia bombed, Bradenton loses in 19

It was one of those days in the farm system. Indianapolis was off and everybody else lost, except for the DSL Pirates1.

-- Altoona lost to Bowie, 4-1. Alex Dickerson and Justin Howard each had two hits. Gregory Polanco went 0-2 with a walk, and drove in the only run with a sac fly. Ethan Hollingsworth gave up four runs, three earned, in seven innings.

--Bradenton lost its ninth in a row, 14th of 15 and 17th of 19, to Tampa, 3-2. It took the Marauders 19 innings to do it. As an indication of their futility, Tampa put a shortstop in to pitch the 18th and 19th innings and he shut Bradenton down, striking out Alen Hanson and Stetson Allie. Bradenton finally countered with infielder D.J. Crumlich in the bottom of the 19th and Tampa quickly pushed across the winning run. Adrian Sampson started for Bradenton and managed to allow only two runs despite giving up ten hits in five and two-thirds innings. He fanned five. The Marauders' bullpen followed with twelve and a third scoreless innings, allowing just six hits and four walks. Hanson and Allie each went 1-8, with Allie striking out four times. Taylor Lewis and Junior Sosa each went 2-5 after entering as substitutes. Bradenton now has the second-worst record among all full-season minor league teams.

-- West Virginia lost twice to Asheville. The Power dropped the continuation of yesterday's suspended game, 10-7. Luis Heredia took the mound with the game tied, 2-2, and had his worst pro outing. He gave up eight runs in in three and two-thirds innings on seven hits, two of them HRs, and four walks. He struck out four. Barrett Barnes (pictured) went 3-5 with two doubles and his fifth HR. Chris Diaz went 3-3 and Josh Bell 1-4, each with a double and a walk. Eric Wood went 2-5 and Walker Gourley hit his fourth HR.

West Virginia lost the regularly scheduled game, 3-1. Kyle Haynes made a spot start and allowed just an unearned run in three innings on one hit and two walks. He fanned seven. Cesar Lopez, in his full-season debut, allowed two runs in an inning and two-thirds to take the loss. The Power had only four hits. Barnes went 0-2 with a walk and Bell didn't play.

-- Jamestown blew a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the 9th and lost to Lowell, 4-3. A two-out error by Erich Weiss let in the winning run. Starter Cody Dickson struggled, giving up two runs in three innings on two hits and four walks. He fanned two. Jin-De Jhang went 2-5 with two doubles and Jeff Roy 3-4. Adam Frazier and Danny Collins each had two hits. JaCoby Jones went 0-5 with four strikeouts.

-- The GCL Pirates lost to the Astros, 9-4. Cesilio Pimentel gave up five runs in three innings, although he did strike out four. The Pirates had only three hits. Austin Meadows went 1-4 with a double and Reese McGuire 0-3 with a walk. Maximo Rivera went 2-3 with a triple and a walk. Trae Arbet went 0-4 with three strikeouts.

-- The DSL Pirates1 beat the Angels, 3-2. The Pirates had only four hits. Jose Regalado threw five scoreless innings, allowing four hits and no walks, and fanning two.

-- The DSL Pirates2 blew a 9th inning lead on a two-out, two-run HR and lost to the Tigers, 5-4. Michael De La Cruz continued his strong debut season, going 1-3 with a double and a walk. Alexis Bastardo went 2-4 with a double.