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Matt Morris Report: Altoona starters keep throwing zeroes

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Indianapolis and West Virginia were both rained out.

-- The amazing run by Altoona's starters continued as Zack Dodson threw the first six innings of a 7-0 shutout of Akron.  Dodson gave up four hits, walked none and struck out none.  He's allowed no runs in his two starts, plus one inning in relief, while Altoona's starters on the season have allowed just two runs in 54 innings.  Tom Harlan and Collin Balester finished.  Willy Garcia (pictured) broke out of a slump by going 3-4 with a double.  He also threw a runner out at home.  Edward Salcedo was 2-4 with a double, and Stetson Allie and Keon Broxton each 2-4.  Josh Bell was 1-4.

-- Bradenton's bats cooled off for a day as the Marauders lost to Jupiter, 7-2.  Cody Dickson had a solid start, giving up three runs, two earned, on four hits and a walk in six innings.  Unfortunately, two of the hits left the park.  Dickson fanned three.  Austin Meadows was 1-2 with a walk and Reese McGuire 1-3 with a double and a walk.  JaCoby Jones was 1-4.  Barrett Barnes is in extended spring training with "lower body soreness," a move that the team is characterizing as precautionary given his injury history.