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Matt Morris Report: Some West Virginia bats wake up

-- Indianapolis got blanked by Lehigh Valley, 8-0.  Wilfredo Boscan, who's struggled since his brief trip to Pittsburgh, gave up five runs in five innings.  Bobby LaFromboise gave up the other three runs; some better depth pitchers on the 40-man roster (read:  Blake Wood) might be in order.  The Indians had only four hits, two by Jaff Decker.  Alen Hanson went 1-4.

-- Altoona beat New Britain, 3-1.  Angel Sanchez gave up just an unearned run in six innings.  He allowed four hits and three walks, and fanned three.  Willy Garcia stayed hot, going 2-4, both doubles.  He's now on a 14-for-31 tear.  Josh Bell was 2-4 and Dan Gamache 2-3, each with a double.  Max Moroff was 0-4.

-- Bradenton beat Fort Myers, 7-3, roughing up former first round pick Kohl Stewart in the process.  Barrett Barnes (pictured) was 3-5.  Reese McGuire, Edwin Espinal and Chris Diaz each went 2-4.  McGuire entered the game as a pinch hitter for Jin-De Jhang in the 3rd inning, so Jhang may have some sort of injury.  Austin Meadows went 1-5.  Steven Brault allowed two runs on six hits and a walk in five and two-thirds innings.  He struck out two.

-- The position players drafted by the Pirates in 2014 have almost all struggled at West Virginia, but several of them had good days as the Power beat Rome, 6-5.  Taylor Gushue and Connor Joe each went 2-4, and Cole Tucker and Jordan Luplow each went 2-5.  Tucker hit his second HR, Gushue had a triple and Luplow a double.  Stephen Tarpley threw shutout ball for four innings, then gave up two runs, one earned, in his final inning in the 5th.  Even in the 5th, Tarpley gave up just one groundball hit, but he hit two batters, walked one and threw a wild pitch.  For the game, he allowed just three hits and a walk, and fanned six.  Jake Burnette had a meltdown after replacing Tarpley, walking five of the six batters he faced.

-- The DSL Pirates lost in ten innings to the Red Sox2, 5-4.  Starter Brian Sousa gave up two runs, one earned, in four innings.  He allowed three hits and three walks, and struck out one.  Yondry Contreras went 2-5 with a double.  Huascar Fuentes, Eddy Vizcaino and Raul Hernandez each had two hits.