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The Matt Morris Report: Jones, McGuiness stay hot

Indianapolis and West Virginia won easily as JaCoby Jones keeps hitting.

-- Indianapolis beat Louisville, 8-2.  Rafael Perez gave up two runs in six and a third innings.  He allowed five hits and a walk, and struck out three.  Chris McGuiness and Jose Tabata each went 2-3.  McGuiness had a double and his eighth HR.  Andrew Lambo was 0-4.  Elias Diaz made his AAA debut, going 0-2 with a walk and a hit batsman.

-- Andy Vasquez tied the game with a HR in the top of the 9th, but Collin Balester gave up a walkoff, three-run shot in the bottom half as Altoona lost to Erie, 7-4.  Starter AJ Morris gave up three runs on seven hits in four innings.  Joely Rodriguez allowed one in three innings of relief.  Vasquez was 2-4 and the HR was his tenth, which doubles his career high.  Alen Hanson was 2-4 and the rehabbing Clint Barmes 2-3.  Josh Bell remains out of the lineup, although he's not on the DL.

-- Bradenton scored all its runs in the 8th in a 5-2 win over St. Lucie.  John Kuchno gave up just three hits and three walks in seven innings.  He allowed two runs and struck out two.  Jordan Steranka went 2-4 with a double and drove in three of the Marauders' runs.  Raul Fortunato was 2-3.

-- West Virginia scored nine runs in the last two innings to blow out Lexington, 13-3.  Wyatt Mathisen (pictured) was 4-5 with two doubles and Michael Fransoso 3-4 with two triples and four runs scored.  Jones connected for his 22nd HR, a grand slam in the 9th.  Overall, he was 3-4 with five RBIs.  Austin Meadows had a double in six at-bats and Reese McGuire was 1-4.  Luis Heredia gave up three runs, one earned, on nine hits in five innings.  He walked one and struck out three.  Henry Hirsch fanned six in three innings of relief.

-- Jamestown edged Batavia, 4-3.  Jordan Luplow drove in three of the runs, going 2-3 with his fifth HR.  The other run came from David Andriese's first pro HR.  Elvis Escobar was 3-4, raising his average to .326.  Starter Alex McRae gave up three runs on eight hits in six innings.

-- Bristol beat Pulaski, 3-1.  Jake Burnette threw four shutout innings, giving up three hits and no walks, and fanning four.  Colter Moore, a recently signed non-drafted free agent, made his pro debut, allowing an unearned run in an inning and a third.  Trae Arbet was 2-4 and Chris Harvey 2-3.

-- The GCL Pirates lost to the Astros, 4-1.  Dario Agrazal gave up two runs in five innings.  Cole Tucker and Carlos Munoz were each 2-4.

-- The DSL Pirates lost to the Astros Orange, 8-2, in a game that ended with two out in the top of the 8th due to rain.  Adrian Valerio was 0-3 and Edison Lantigua 1-2.