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The Matt Morris report: Buddy Borden dominates

Buddy Borden and Tyler Eppler had strong starts, and Indianapolis and West Virginia won blowouts.

-- Gameday and the box score of the Indianapolis/Rochester game quit with one out in the top of the 9th and the Indians leading, 14-5.  If you check here, you may find the final at some point.  Andrew Lambo was 4-6 with a triple and Mel Rojas 3-6 with a double and his fourth AAA HR.  Jose Tabata, Robert Andino and Dean Anna were all 2-4.  Matt Hague hit his 14th HR.  Rafael Perez gave up four runs on ten hits in five and two-thirds innings.  He walked one and struck out five.

-- Altoona blew yet another 9th inning lead in a 4-3 loss to Reading.  Starter Angel Sanchez went six innings, giving up two runs on eight hits.  He walked none and struck out three.  Joely Rodriguez gave up a two-out single in the bottom of the 9th that tied the game and a throwing error by Andy Vasquez let in the winning run.  Stetson Allie was 2-2 with two walks and Jarek Cunningham 2-3 with a double.  Alen Hanson and Josh Bell were each 1-4.

--  Bradenton tied its game with St. Lucie on Jacob Stallings' HR in the top of the 9th, but lost, 4-3, in the bottom half on a two-out wild pitch.  Shane Carle allowed three runs, one earned, in seven innings.  He gave up nine hits, walked none and struck out six.  Stallings went 3-4 and the HR was his second.  The rest of the lineup managed only two hits.

-- West Virginia stomped Asheville, 10-0.  Borden (pictured) threw six innings, giving up just two hits, walking none and fanning ten.  Zack von Rosenberg struck out another two in two innings and Isaac Sanchez struck out the side in the 9th.  Michael Fransoso was 3-4 with his fifth HR and JaCoby Jones 1-3 with a walk and his 18th HR.  Adam Landecker was 3-5 with a double, Austin Meadows 2-4 and Jeff Roy 2-3.  Reese McGuire was 0-5.

--  Jamestown broke a scoreless tie with two in the top of the 9th and beat Aberdeen, 2-0.  Tyler Eppler threw six innings, giving up six hits and a walk, and striking out four.  Kevin Krause was 2-3 with a double, a triple and a walk.  He's now hitting 273/356/563.  Trace Tam Sing was 3-4 and Jordan Luplow 2-4.

-- Bristol lost to Kingsport, 5-4.  Nick Buckner was 3-5, Edgardo Munoz 2-3 and Carlos Ozuna 2-5.  Starter Billy Roth retired only one batter before being lifted, having allowed three runs.  John Sever threw five and a third scoreless innings in relief, allowing three hits and fanning eight.  Kingsport starter Blake Taylor struggled, giving up three runs in three and two-thirds innings on six hits and five walks.

-- The GCL Pirates won the first game of a doubleheader with the Yankees1, 8-1.  Gerardo Navarro gave up a run on two hits in five innings.  He walked none and struck out two.  Cole Tucker was 2-3, Carlos Munoz 2-3 with a double and a walk, Tito Polo! 2-4 with a triple and Julio De La Cruz 2-4 with his first HR.

The Pirates lost the second game, 6-2.  Neil Kozikowski threw four shutout innings, giving up two hits and two walks, with no strikeouts.  Yunior Montero gave up all six runs without retiring a batter, although three of the runs scored after Christian Mota replaced him.  Luis Benitez and Alexis Bastardo each went 2-3.  Bastardo hit his first HR.

-- The DSL Pirates won a slugfest over the Rangers2, 15-10.  Adrian Valerio went 4-6 and Jhoan Herrera 3-5 with a walk.  Luis Perez was 2-5 with a double, Victor Fernandez 2-4 with a double, and Johan De Jesus 2-3.