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Cannonballs Coming: Bristol breaks out the bats

-- Indianapolis lost to Toledo, 4-2.  Chris Volstad, who along with Radhames Liz and Vance Worley is one of just three healthy starters in Indy right now, gave up four runs on seven hits and a walk in six and a third innings.  He struck out two.  The Indians had only five hits.  Alen Hanson was 1-3 and Josh Bell 1-4.

-- Altoona beat Binghamton, 5-2.  Starter Chad Kuhl gave up one run on three hits and two walks in five innings.  He struck out four.  Erich Weiss went 2-3; he's off to an 8-for-23 (.348) start in eight AA games.  Jose Osuna had a double and Barrett Barnes went 1-3.  Max Moroff went 0-4, dropping him below .300.  He's now 5-for-40 (.125) in August.

-- Bradenton took the first game of its doubleheader with Jupiter, 2-0.  Tyler Eppler threw five and two-thirds innings, giving up four hits and a walk, and striking out three.  Montana DuRapau got the remaining four outs, giving up a walk and striking out two.  His ERA in high A is now 1.01, with a WHIP of 0.51.  The Marauders had only three hits.  Austin Meadows and Ramirez were each 1-3, and Edwin Espinal hit his fifth HR.  Reese McGuire was 0-2.

The Marauders also took game two, 5-3.  Harold Ramirez, Jin-De Jhang and Wyatt Mathisen all went 2-3.  Meadows was 1-4.  Starter Felipe Gonzalez got knocked out in the 2nd inning, but Miguel Rosario and Andy Otamendi followed with four and a third scoreless innings.

-- West Virginia beat Delmarva, 5-2, marking the first time in six games the Power had scored fewer than seven runs.  Tito Polo was 2-3 with his second HR.  Michael Suchy, Jerrick Suiter and Tyler Filliben were all 2-4.  Kevin Newman went 0-4.  Colten Brewer gave up two runs on eight hits in six innings.  He walked two and struck out four.

-- Morgantown lost to Aberdeen, 3-1.  Bret Helton bounced back from a couple of bad starts, but was undone by his defense, which committed five errors on the day.  Helton went five and two-thirds innings, giving up three hits and two walks, along with one earned and two unearned runs.  He struck out two.  The Black Bears had only five hits, including a hitless 9th against Aberdeen closer Christian Turnipseed (for real).

-- Bristol beat Johnson City, 10-7, in the continuation of one of their countless rain-impacted games.  It was originally suspended in the bottom of the 1st, after Bristol had scored four in the top half and Trey Supak, making his first appearance in a month, had retired only one of four hitters in the bottom half.  Gage Hinsz took the mound in the continuation and let two inherited runners score, plus one of his own.  He ended up going four and two-thirds innings, though, without allowing any more runs.  He gave up six hits and three walks overall, with three strikeouts.  The fifth through seventh hitters in the lineup combined to go 7-9 with eight RBIs.  Trae Arbet (pictured) was 2-3 with two doubles, Nick Buckner 2-3 with one double, and Erik Lunde 3-3 with one double.  Bealyn Chourio was 2-4 and Henrry Rosario led off the game with his third HR.  Carlos Munoz was 0-2 with a walk.

The Pirates scored eight in the 5th inning en route to a 9-1 win in game two.  Scooter Hightower gave up one run on five hits and no walks in five innings.  He struck out seven, giving him 41 Ks in 37 innings.  Jordan George went 3-4 with two doubles and Chourio 3-4 with one double.  John Bormann was 2-4.  Munoz went 1-5.Cann

-- The GCL Pirates lost to the Phillies, 4-2.  Starter Yunior Montero gave up all four runs in the 1st, recording only two outs before departing.  Jose Batista bailed him out of a bases loaded jam, then lasted five and a third innings without allowing a run.  He gave up two hits and three walks, and struck out five.  The Pirates had only six hits.  Sam Kennelly was 2-2 and Victor Fernandez 2-4.  Ke'Bryan Hayes was 0-4.