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Matt Morris Report: Altoona's starting streak ends

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West Virginia was off.

-- Indianapolis beat Louisville in a seesaw game, 7-6.  The Indians blew a 4-1 lead to fall behind, 6-4, but rallied for three runs in the 6th and 7th.  Pedro Florimon and Jose Tabata each went 2-5, and Steve Lombardozzi 2-4.  Mel Rojas had a two-run, pinch-hit single in the 7th to provide the tying and winning runs.  Alen Hanson was 0-5 with three strikeouts.  Starter Chris Volstad gave up five runs in four and two-thirds innings.  Bobby LaFromboise and Brad Lincoln each threw a scoreless inning with two strikeouts, and Blake Wood struck out the side in the 9th.  Wood now has a dozen strikeouts in 7.2 IP.

-- It was bound to happen:  An Altoona starter gave up more than two earned runs for the first time all year.  It didn't matter, though, as the Altoona bats have gotten into gear.  The Curve pounded out 15 hits in a 9-4 win over Akron.  Starter Jason Creasy allowed four runs in five innings on seven hits and two walks.  He struck out two.  Josh Bell (pictured) went 4-5 and Willy Garcia 3-5.  The latter raised his average to .288 after a slow start.  Keon Broxton was 2-4 with two doubles and Gift Ngoepe 2-5.

-- Bradenton blew a 4-0 lead, went ahead 5-4, but suffered a 6-5 walkoff loss to Jupiter when Clario Perez failed to retire any of the five batters he faced in the 9th.  The Marauders had only four hits.  Austin Meadows was 0-4, dropping his average to .299.  Reese McGuire didn't play and JaCoby Jones was 0-4.  After three rough starts to open the season, Steven Brault threw five shutout innings, allowing three hits and two walks.  He fanned five.  The Marauders' bullpen walked six batters in three-plus innings.