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Matt Morris Report: Bristol's offense explodes

-- Radhames Liz had his weakest start since joining Indianapolis as the Indians lost to Columbus, 6-2.  Liz gave up four runs in five innings, on eight hits and two walks.  He did strike out seven.  Indy had only six hits.  Brent Morel was 3-4 and Alen Hanson 2-4.

-- Altoona beat Bowie, 4-2.  Chad Kuhl gave up one unearned run in six innings.  He allowed eight hits and a walk, and struck out two.  Jose Osuna drove in three of the runs with a single and his third HR.  Edward Salcedo provided the other run with his first HR.  Adam Frazier went 1-3 and Max Moroff 1-4.  Josh Bell didn't play.

-- Bradenton lost to Daytona, 3-2.  Starter Frank Duncan gave up the three runs on eight hits in six innings.  He walked none and struck out seven.  Austin Meadows and Edwin Espinal each went 2-4.  Justin Maffei and Chris Diaz were each 2-3.  Reese McGuire was 0-4.

-- The West Virginia Power lost to Greensboro, 1-0.  The Power had the tying run on third with one out in the 9th, but failed to score.  Starter Austin Coley threw five scoreless innings, allowing four hits, walking none and fanning four.  The Power had only four hits.  Cole Tucker was 1-4.

-- The West Virginia Black Bears beat Vermont, 7-3.  Kevin Kramer went 2-3 and Logan Hill (pictured) hit a three-run HR, his third HR on the season.  Casey Hughston went 1-3 and Kevin Newman 0-4.  Dario Agrazal gave up two runs over five innings.

-- Bristol hammered Kingsport, 14-5.  Nick Buckner, Julio De La Cruz, Jordan George, Jose Salazar and Logan Ratledge each had two hits.  De La Cruz had two doubles and Buckner one, and Ratledge had a triple.  Sandy Santos hit his third HR.  Trae Arbet went 1-3 with a double and a walk.  Trey Supak started and lasted three and a third innings.  He gave up three runs, two earned, on five hits.  Supak didn't walk anybody and fanned four.  Palmer Betts fanned five in two and two-thirds innings of relief.

-- The GCL Pirates lost to the Phillies, 8-2, in ten innings.  Starter Nestor Oronel threw five shutout innings, giving up two hits and no walks, and striking out two.  Richard Mitchell and Mister Luciano got torched for six runs in the top of the 10th.  The Bucs had only six hits, with Sam Kennelly and a rehabbing Justin Sellers each getting two.  All the more interesting prospects went hitless.