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The Matt Morris Report: 7/29/14

No report yet on the DSL Pirates.

-- Indianapolis lost to Buffalo, 7-1.  Starter Adam Wilk struggled with his control and allowed six runs in six innings.  The Indians had only four hits.

-- Altoona lost to Erie, 3-2.  The Curve had 12 hits, but left 12 on base.  Josh Bell was 2-5 with a double, Elias Diaz 2-5, Keon Broxton 2-3 with a triple and Drew Maggi 2-4.  Alen Hanson was 1-5 with a triple and Stetson Allie 1-3 with two walks.  Joely Rodriguez faced ten hitters in relief and retired all of them, two on strikeouts.

-- Bradenton lost to Daytona, 6-4, when Kyle Schwarber hit a two-run, walkoff HR off Ryan Hafner in the bottom of the 10th.  Starter Shane Carle allowed four runs in five and two-thirds innings on six hits and four walks, with two strikeouts.  Jordan Steranka and Justin Maffei each went 3-4, and Adam Frazier hit his first professional HR.

-- West Virginia scored two in the top of the 9th to take a one-run lead over Rome, failed to hold the lead, and then took a 4-3 win in ten innings.  Austin Meadows was 2-5, Wyatt Mathisen 2-4 with a triple, Edwin Espinal 2-4, and Erich Weiss 2-2 with two walks.  Reese McGuire went 1-5 and JaCoby Jones 0-5.  Buddy Borden (pictured) allowed two runs, one earned, in six innings.  He gave up four hits and two walks, and fanned six.

-- Jamestown scored a run in the top of the 7th on a Taylor Gushue double to beat Auburn in the first game of a doubleheader, 3-2.  Gushue finished 2-4 with two doubles.  Francisco Aponte went 2-3.  Starter Tyler Eppler gave up two runs, one earned, in four and a third innings.

The Jammers won game two by an identical score.  Starter Alex McRae gave up one run in five innings on four hits and a walk.  He fanned six.  Aponte was 2-3 with a double and a triple.

-- Bristol pitchers fanned 16 hitters, but the Pirates still lost to Princeton, 3-2.  Starter Junior Lopez gave up two runs in five innings.  He allowed five hits and a walk, and struck out seven.  John Sever fanned eight in just three and a third innings, but gave up the decisive run.  Sever now has 30 strikeouts in 17 innings.

-- The GCL Pirates failed to get a hit until the 8th inning in an 8-0 loss to the Phillies.  The Bucs finished with just two hits.  Starter Jake Burnette, continuing on rehab, recorded only two outs and gave up six runs.