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Matt Morris Report: Josh Bell stays hot

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-- Indianapolis beat Lehigh Valley, 6-2.  Casey Sadler gave up the two runs in six and two-thirds innings.  He allowed seven hits, walked none and struck out five.  Alen Hanson was 1-3 with a triple and a walk, and Elias Diaz 1-1 with three walks.  Brent Morel was 2-5.  Deibinson Romero, who's been the team's best hitter but has started only 18 of their 25 games, had a pinch-hit double.

-- Josh Bell (pictured) was 3-3 with two triples and a walk as Altoona beat Erie, 7-4.  Bell is now hitting .395 and 21-for-40 (.525) in his last nine games.  Keon Broxton was 1-2 with a double and two walks.  Starter Jason Creasy gave up one run in six innings on seven hits and three walks.  He struck out two.

-- Bradenton pummeled St. Lucie, 11-4.  JaCoby Jones was 3-4 with a double and two walks.  Michael Fransoso and Jin-De Jhang were each 3-5, and Jordan Steranka 3-6.  Austin Meadows went 2-5 with a double and a walk, and Erich Weiss was also 2-5.  Reese McGuire didn't play.  Steven Brault allowed three runs, one earned, in five innings.  He gave up five hits, walked none and fanned two.

-- West Virginia beat Greensboro, 4-2.  Starter Alex McRae gave up two runs, one earned, in six innings.  He allowed four hits and a walk, and fanned three.  Chase Simpson hit his fourth HR, and Elvis Escobar and Tyler Filliben each went 2-4.  Jeff Roy was 1-2 with two walks and three steals, and Jordan Luplow 1-2 with three walks.  Cole Tucker went 0-4 and Taylor Gushue 0-5.