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Cannonballs Coming: Waddell, Brault pitch well; Liz doesn't

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-- Indianapolis split a doubleheader with Durham.  The Tribe dropped the first game, 6-1, as Radhames Liz couldn't find the strike zone.  He walked four, and gave up three hits and three runs, in three innings.  Liz fanned two.  Adam Miller gave up another three runs before relief ace Wilkin Castillo threw a scoreless 7th.  Indy had only three hits.  Alen Hanson went 1-3.

Indy took game two as Brad Lincoln threw five shutout innings in a spot start.  Lincoln gave up three hits and a walk, and struck out four.  (Durham, by the way, is a very weak-hitting team.)  Willy Garcia hit a three-run HR, his eighth, while Hanson went 2-3 with a triple, a walk and three runs scored.  Keon Broxton was 2-3 with three RBIs.  Josh Harrison and Jordy Mercer both got the whole day off from rehabbing.

-- Altoona blew a two-run lead in the 9th and lost to Richmond, 5-4.  Jhondaniel Medina retired only two of eight batters faced to blow the game, wasting another strong start from Steven Brault.  He allowed two runs, one earned, over seven innings on three hits and two walks.  Brault struck out five.  Mel Rojas and Sebastian Valle each went 2-3, with Valle connecting on his fourth HR.  Eric Wood was 2-4.

-- Bradenton lost to Charlotte, 3-1.  Starter Cody Dickson threw only 86 pitches in getting through eight innings.  He allowed two runs on four hits, walking none and striking out one.  Dickson induced 14 ground outs.  The Marauders had only four hits, half of them by Justin Maffei.

-- West Virginia lost to Hickory, 5-2.  Taylor Gushue went 2-4 with his fifth HR and Jordan Luplow 2-4 with his 35th double.  Kevin Newman was 0-5, leaving him 2-for-18 since his promotion.  Austin Coley gave up five runs on ten hits in six innings.

-- Brandon Waddell threw four shutout innings in his second pro start as Morgantown topped an extremely weak-hitting Aberdeen team, 3-1.  Waddell gave up just one hit, walked none and struck out three.  Albert Baur went 3-4, Kevin Kramer 2-4 and Mitchell Tolman 2-4 with a double.  Ryan Nagle was 2-5.  After being removed from yesterday's game, Logan Hill and Ty Moore both sat out tonight's, so both may have injuries of some sort.

-- Bristol got blanked by Elizabethton, 7-0.  Mitch Keller had a rough time in his third start of the season.  He didn't give up any earned runs, but he lasted only two and two-thirds innings.  He allowed four unearned runs on five hits with three walks and three strikeouts.  Nick Buckner went 2-4 with a double.  Carlos Munoz was 0-4.

-- The GCL Pirates had only two hits, both by Eric Thomas, in a 2-1 loss to the Astros.  Shane Kemp threw four shutout innings, giving up three hits, walking none and fanning four.

-- No result was available for the DSL Pirates.