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The Matt Morris Report: The regular season ends

-- Indianapolis scored two in the top of the 9th to take a 3-2 lead, but blew the lead in the bottom half and lost to Louisville, 4-3.  Rafael Perez gave up two runs in five innings on seven hits and no walks.  He struck out two.  Andy Oliver took the loss after failing to retire any of the hitters he faced in the 9th.  One reached on an error, but he walked the other three.  Oliver threw only six of 20 pitches for strikes, after throwing only one of ten for a strike in his last outing.  (Is anybody still clamoring for him to join the Pirates in September?)  Dean Anna was 4-4 with two doubles.  Mel Rojas made an infrequent appearance to go 2-4.  (With Brent Morel in the majors, the indispensable Michael Martinez was able to move from the outfield to third, leaving room in the lineup for Rojas.) Gregory Polanco was 0-2 with two walks.

-- Altoona managed to hold a 9th-inning lead for a change and edged Bowie, 6-5.  Joely Rodriguez gave up five runs in seven innings on nine hits.  Gift Ngoepe (pictured), instead of going 1-4 with one strikeout, went 2-4 with one strikeout.  The hits were a double and a triple, and he drove in three.  Keon Broxton was 2-4 with a double and Dan Gamache 2-5.

-- West Virginia lost to Asheville, 5-0, as three Asheville pitchers fanned 14 hitters.  Austin Meadows was 1-4 with a double and three strikeouts.  Reese McGuire was 1-3 with a double and two strikeouts.  The Power used seven pitchers.  Cody Dickson threw two scoreless innings, allowing four hits with no walks and a strikeout.

-- Jamestown won the first game of its doubleheader with Mahoning Valley, 3-2, on a walkoff HR by Jordan Luplow in the 8th inning.  Luplow finished 2-4 and the HR was his sixth.  Erik Lunde was 2-3.  Montana DuRapau allowed one run in four innings on one hit and one walk.  He fanned five.

The Jammers got destroyed, 12-3, in the second game.  Starter Alex McRae allowed nine runs, eight earned, in two and two-thirds innings.  Elvis Escobar was 2-4.