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Matt Morris Report: Radhames Liz has strong start

-- Indianapolis stomped Syracuse, 9-1.  Radhames Liz got the start, throwing four shutout innings.  He gave up just one hit, walked nobody and fanned six, and threw 33 of 45 pitches for strikes.  He also contributed a two-run single.  Steve Lombardozzi went 3-4, and Brent Morel hit his seventh HR and fourth in his last seven games.  Willy Garcia was 0-5.

-- Altoona lost a 2-1 game to Erie.  Jason Creasy gave up a run on five hits and two walks in seven innings.  He struck out two.  The Curve had only six hits.  Josh Bell was 2-4.

-- Bradenton lost to St. Lucie, 9-3.  Starter Frank Duncan gave up seven runs on ten hits in five innings.  Barrett Barnes was 2-4 and Edwin Espinal 2-4 with a double.  Austin Meadows went 0-4, dropping his average to .266.  Harold Ramirez was also 0-4, dropping him below .400.  Reese McGuire was 1-4.

-- The West Virginia Power beat Greensboro, 8-5.  Starter Austin Coley gave up four runs in the first, but recovered to throw four scoreless innings before giving up a fifth run in the 6th, his final inning.  He allowed eight hits and two walks, and struck out four.  John Sever threw three scoreless and hitless innings, walking two and striking out four.  Michael Suchy was 2-2 with two doubles and two walks.  Connor Joe was 1-3 and Cole Tucker 1-4.  Tucker has recovered from a difficult month of May to hit 320/364/440 so far in a dozen June games.

-- The West Virginia Black Bears beat Auburn, 8-5.  Starter Dario Agrazal allowed one run in six innings.  He gave up six hits and a walk, and struck out none.  Sean Keselica, drafted in the 33rd round this year, made his pro debut.  He threw one inning and didn't allow any hits, but walked two and hit one, resulting in one run.  He struck out one.  Danny Arribas remained hot in the early season, going 2-3.  Albert Baur was 2-4 and Ty Moore hit his first pro HR.  Kevin Newman was 0-3 with a walk and Kevin Kramer 1-4.  Casey Hughston went 0-4, leaving him 0-18 as a pro.

-- Bristol lost to Princeton, 6-3.  Starter Billy Roth (pictured) allowed three runs in five innings.  He gave up only four hits and a walk, and struck out six.  That's actually a very encouraging outing, as Roth had trouble throwing strikes last year and just turned 20 a few weeks ago.  Logan Ratledge and Nick Buckner each had a double.

-- The GCL Pirates beat the Astros, 4-2.  Starter Gerardo Navarro gave up two runs over five innings.  Jose Batista allowed no runs or hits in two and two-thirds innings.  He walked two and struck out two.  Wes Freeman, rehabbing from a  knee injury, went 3-3 with two doubles and Victor Fernandez 2-4.  Adrian Valerio was 1-5, Raul Siri 1-4 with a double and Michael De La Cruz 1-4.

-- The DSL Pirates lost to the Red Sox2, 7-4.  Yerry De Los Santos gave up three runs on seven hits in four innings.  He walked none and struck out two.  Mikell Granberry hit his third HR and now has a line of 346/411/590.  The team's more prominent prospects continue to struggle, as Yondry Contreras was 0-4 and Christopher Perez 0-3.