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Pirates MiL recap: 4/4/14

Altoona was rained out, but Indianapolis and Bradenton got strong starts and the Marauders had a big offensive day.

-- Indianapolis won its delayed opener, 2-1 in ten innings over Columbus.  Casey Sadler allowed one run in six innings on four hits and a walk, with three strikeouts.  Jared Hughes got the win with two perfect innings, striking out three.  The Indians had only four hits.  Gregory Polanco went 0-3 with a walk.  Andrew Lambo didn't play, as Chris McGuiness played first and Chase d'Arnaud left.  The winning run came when Matt Hague doubled and Brent Morel singled.

-- Bradenton routed Charlotte, 9-1.  Chad Kuhl (pictured) threw five shutout innings, allowing two hits and no walks, and striking out two.  Jhondaniel Medina threw a 1-2-3 9th, fanning two.  The Marauders pounded out 18 hits.  Jordan Steranka went 4-5 with a double, Jose Osuna 3-5 with a double, Josh Bell 2-4 with a double, and Jin-De Jhang 2-5.  Max Moroff had a triple and a walk.

-- West Virginia split two games with Lexington.  The Power dropped the completion of yesterday's suspended game, 3-2.  Jerry Mulderig survived four walks to throw three and two-thirds scoreless innings.  He gave up one hit and struck out four.  Felipe Gonzalez, selected last December in the minor league phase of the Rule 5 draft, allowed just a hit batsman in two and a third innings, fanning three.  JaCoby Jones went 2-3 with a double.  Barrett Barnes, Harold Ramirez and Reese McGuire all went 0-4.

The Power took the regularly scheduled game, 6-4.  Ramirez went 2-4 with a double, Wyatt Mathisen 2-3, and Barnes 1-3 with a walk.  Danny Collins and Edwin Espinal each had an RBI double.  Starter Buddy Borden gave up three runs in four innings.  He struck out five and allowed three hits and two walks.  He also hit two batters.  Yhonathan Barrios got the save with a perfect 9th.