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Matt Morris Report: Adrian Sampson scuffles a bit

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-- Indianapolis went into the top of the 9th trailing Syracuse, 3-2, but scored three runs off Evan Meek and hung on for a 5-4 win.  Adrian Sampson pitched well through four innings, but gave up a two-run HR to former Pirate draftee Matt den Dekker in the 5th.  Sampson then failed to get out of the 6th.  He was charged with three runs in five and two-thirds innings on five hits and three walks.  He struck out three.  Gorkys Hernandez (pictured) went 3-4 and Elias Diaz 2-4 with a double.  Alen Hanson cooled off for a day, going 0-5.

-- Altoona lost to New Hampshire, 4-1.  The Curve had only three hits, one of them Eric Wood's first HR of the year.  Josh Bell was 1-4 and Max Moroff 0-4.  Starter Matt Benedict gave up three runs in three innings.

-- Bradenton couldn't hold a three-run lead and lost, 7-6, to Lakeland.  Starter Frank Duncan gave up four runs, two earned, in six innings.  He allowed six hits, walked none and fanned three.  Barrett Barnes was 2-4 with his first HR and Jose Osuna 2-3 with a double.  Reese McGuire and Edwin Espinal each went 2-4.  Austin Meadows and JaCoby Jones were each 1-5.

-- West Virginia beat Delmarva, 4-1.  John Sever seems to be having trouble getting past four innings.  He's gone five in only two of eight starts.  In this one, after four strong innings he loaded the bases on a hit and two walks, then hit a batter to force in a run.  He was charged with only the one run in four and two-thirds innings.  He allowed three hits and three walks, and struck out four.  Montana DuRapau followed by retiring all ten batters he faced, two on strikeouts.  Taylor Gushue was 3-5 and Elvis Escobar 2-4.  Cole Tucker went 1-5 and Connor Joe 0-4.