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Pirates MiLB recap: 6/15/14

Luis Heredia finally had a good start and Jamestown continued to get good debuts from this year's draftees. Bradenton and the DSL Pirates were off.

-- Indianapolis scored eight times in the first two innings and coasted to a 9-4 win over Gwinnett.  Brent Morel was 3-4, Chase d'Arnaud and Robert Andino were each 2-5, Jaff Decker 2-3, and Mel Rojas 2-4 with a triple.  Matt Hague had a three-run HR, his tenth, although he struck out his other four times up.  Starter Adam Wilk gave up three runs over seven innings.

-- Altoona took a one-run lead into the top of the 9th, but Emmanuel De Leon got hammered for three runs.  The Curve rallied to tie the game in the bottom half, but Matt Benedict gave up two in the 10th and Altoona lost, 7-5, to Reading.  Joely Rodriguez had a good start, allowing two runs in seven innings on four hits and a walk.  He struck out three.  Alen Hanson went 2-5 with a double and a walk, Drew Maggi was 2-2 with three walks, Justin Howard was 3-4 with a double, and Matt Curry went 2-4 with his third HR.  Stetson Allie struck out as a pinch hitter.

-- Heredia (pictured) allowed just one run in five innings, but West Virginia still suffered its 14th straight loss, 6-5 to Delmarva.  Heredia allowed four hits and two walks, and fanned four, but Shane Carle followed and gave up five runs in two innings.  JaCoby Jones hit a grand slam, his eighth HR.  Harold Ramirez was 1-3 with a double, Elvis Escobar 2-4 with a double, and Reese McGuire 2-5.

-- Sixth round pick Tyler Eppler debuted with three scoreless innings as Jamestown drubbed Mahoning Valley, 9-4.  Eppler retired all nine batters he faced, striking out two.  Taylor Gushue went 2-4 with a walk, Carl Anderson 2-5, Tyler Filliben 2-3, and Michael Fransoso 2-4 with two doubles and a walk.  Chase Simpson debuted with a 1-3 day, with two walks.