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Matt Morris Report: John Sever intrigues

-- Four pitchers combined to give Indianapolis a 5-0 shutout win over Toledo.  Charlie Leesman allowed just one hit in the first five innings.  He walked none and fanned three.  A.J. Morris threw two scoreless innings and Collin Balester one.  Bobby LaFromboise survived three hits in the 9th while also fanning three.  Gorkys Hernandez was 2-3 with two walks, Alen Hanson 2-4 and Brent Morel 2-4 with a three-run double.  Jose Tabata, Deibinson Romero and Mel Rojas also had two hits apiece.  Elias Diaz was 1-4 and picked a runner off first.

-- Altoona got stomped by Richmond, 10-3.  Starter Zack Dodson allowed no runs in five innings, but Tyler Sample and Josh Smith got torched for seven runs in the 7th, then Jhondaniel Medina gave up three more in the 8th.  Utilityman Jonathan Schwind had to get the last out.  Dodson allowed three hits and a walk, and fanned one.  Gift Ngoepe hit his first HR.  Josh Bell was 2-5 and Sebastian Valle 2-4.  Stetson Allie was 0-3.

-- Bradenton lost to Dunedin, 9-6.  Starter Matt Benedict gave up two runs in four innings.  Andy Otamendi and Isaac Sanchez both struggled in relief.  JaCoby Jones was 2-4 with a double, his second HR, two steals and four RBIs.  Austin Meadows was 2-5 with a double and Reese McGuire 3-5.  Barrett Barnes was 1-3.

-- John Sever (pictured) threw five shutout innings as West Virginia beat Hagerstown, 3-1.  The former 20th-round draft pick allowed five his and a walk, and struck out five.  Yeudy Garcia gave up a run in three innings.  Taylor Gushue was 1-2 with his first HR and two walks.  Cole Tucker and Tito Polo! were each 1-4.