Pirates pitching prospect Adrian Sampson took a no-hitter into the ninth inning and pitched a complete-game shutout as Altoona beat Bowie, 3-0. Sampson walked one, striking out two. Earlier today, Pirates assistant GM Kyle Stark said Sampson was a candidate for promotion to Indianapolis later this season; I can't imagine this will hurt his cause.
I'm working tonight's minor league action, so we'll keep track of today's minor league scores here.
-P- Bradenton lost to Clearwater, 7-2. Shane Carle allowed seven runs, six earned, in 6.1 innings, running into trouble with a four-run seventh. The Marauders managed just five hits, all singles.
-P- West Virginia beat Rome, 9-8. Jeff Roy and JaCoby Jones homered, and Jones also doubled. Jones' homer was his 16th of the year and his eighth this month. Edwin Espinal went 3-for-5. Buddy Borden and Clario Perez both struggled, but they got bailed out by Zack Von Rosenberg, who pitched 3.1 scoreless innings for the win.
-P- Bristol lost 7-5 to Danville. Mervin Del Rosario allowed three runs in four innings, and Jon Sandfort allowed four runs over four. Catcher Tomas Morales went 2-for-5 with two doubles and three RBI.
-P- The GCL Bucs fell 7-3 to the Tigers. Mitch Keller gave up two runs over three innings and Trey Supak gave up three over four innings, although they combined for eight strikeouts and three walks. Carlos Munoz went 2-for-4 and homered. Cole Tucker went 1-for-4 and struck out three times.
-P- The DSL Pirates lost 5-4 to a Rangers squad. Shortstop Luis Perez went 3-for-4. Second baseman Raul Siri homered, and outfielder Edison Lantigua went 2-for-4 with a double.