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Matt Morris Report: Seven good innings from Stephen Tarpley

Bristol was rained out.

-- Indianapolis beat Toledo, 7-3.  Jose Tabata went 2-4 with two doubles, Willy Garcia 3-4, Pedro Florimon 2-4 with a double and Gustavo Nunez 2-5.  Alen Hanson was 1-3 with two walks.  Corey Hart was 1-5 with a HR and four strikeouts, which was one more whiff than the rest of the lineup combined.  Wilfredo Boscan allowed three runs, two earned, in five and two-thirds innings.

-- Altoona got blown out by Trenton, 11-3.  Jason Creasy gave up seven runs on eight hits in four innings.  Edward Salcedo was 3-4, Adam Frazier 2-5 and Jose Osuna 2-4 with a triple.  Stetson Allie hit his 12th HR.  Josh Bell went 0-3, leaving him 0-12 in his last three games.

-- Bradenton beat Charlotte, 7-3.  Wyatt Mathisen and Edwin Espinal each went 3-4.  Espinal had a double and three RBIs.  Jin-De Jhang was 2-3 with a double and three runs, and Harold Ramirez was 2-4 with a double.  Austin Meadows was 1-4 with a double.  Reese McGuire didn't play.  After struggling through his first three outings since returning from elbow soreness, Tyler Eppler gave up just one run over five innings.  He allowed two hits and three walks, and struck out three.

-- Stephen Tarpley (pictured) gave up just one run over seven innings as the West Virginia Power beat Kannapolis, 7-3.  Tarpley gave up just three hits and two walks, struck out five, and got ten groundouts to two flyouts.  Jerrick Suiter went 3-3 with two doubles and Michael Suchy went 2-3 with his sixth HR and three RBIs.  Cole Tucker was 1-5 and Connor Joe 0-4.

-- The West Virginia Black Bears beat State College, 7-1.  The bottom third of the lineup provided most of the offense:  Danny Arribas was 2-2 with two walks and three runs, Ulises Montilla 2-4 and Christian Kelley 2-4 with a double and three RBIs.  Albert Baur was 2-5.  Kevin Newman came out of the game during the first inning, so he likely suffered some sort of injury while in the field.  Erik Forgione, who replaced Newman at short, went 2-4.  Casey Hughston was 0-4 and is now 1-for-33 to start his career.  Stephan Meyer, drafted in the 18th round, made his pro debut, allowing one run in two and two-thirds innings.  He gave up five hits and a walk, and fanned two.  Sixteenth rounder Nick Hibbing threw three scoreless innings, allowing three hits and no walks, and fanning four.

-- The GCL Pirates edged the Tigers, 3-2.  Chris Plitt, drafted in round 14 this year, threw three shutout innings, allowing one hit and striking out one.  Gerardo Navarro gave up two unearned runs on two hits in five innings, striking out six.  The Pirates struck out 14 times and drew no walks.  Michael De La Cruz and Eric Thomas each went 2-4 with a double.  Ke'Bryan Hayes went 1-4 with two strikeouts.  Raul Siri had his first hitless game on the season, going 0-4.

-- The DSL Pirates lost to the Tigers, 5-4.  Yerry De Los Santos gave up one run on seven hits in five innings.  He walked none and struck out three.  Yondry Contreras was 2-5 with a double and Huascar Fuentes 2-5 with two doubles.  Jeremias Portorreal was 2-4 and Rudy Guzman 2-2.