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Cannonballs Coming: Mitch Keller makes his season debut

The GCL and DSL Pirates were off.

-- Indianapolis beat Charlotte, 4-2.  Angel Sanchez gave up seven hits and a walk in five and two-thirds innings, but allowed only one run.  He fanned seven.  Willy Garcia and Keon Broxton each connected for AAA HR #4.  Dan Gamache was 1-3 and Josh Bell 0-3.  The slumping Alen Hanson got a rest.

-- Altoona beat Akron, 7-2.  Steven Brault gave up two runs on four hits in six innings.  He walked four and struck out six.  Adam Frazier was 2-5 with a double and Hunter Morris, just demoted from Indianapolis went 2-4 with a three-run double.  Barrett Barnes was 1-2 with two walks.  Edward Salcedo hit his third HR.

-- Bradenton lost the first game of a doubleheader to Tampa, 5-2.  Luis Heredia lasted only two innings, giving up four runs on seven hits and a walk, with no strikeouts.  Justin Maffei led off the game with his second HR.  Jin-De Jhang was 2-3 with a double.  Michael Fransoso also went 2-3.  Austin Meadows was 0-4 and Harold Ramirez 0-2.

The Marauders won the second game, 10-5.  Jordan Steranka was 3-4 and Jeff Roy 3-5 with a double.  Reese McGuire went 2-4.  Austin Meadows didn't play.  Cody Dickson got knocked out in the third inning.  He finished with four runs allowed on seven hits and three walks in two and two-thirds innings.  He struck out two.

-- The West Virginia Power lost to Lakewood, 5-3.  Colten Brewer gave up four runs on seven hits in six innings.  He walked three and struck out four.  Connor Joe and Chase Simpson each had two doubles.  Cole Tucker remained out of the lineup, although the Pirates say he's not hurt.

-- Morgantown lost to Connecticut, 4-2.  Dario Agrazal gave up the four runs, three of them earned, in five innings.  Mitchell Tolman went 3-4.  Kevin Newman was 0-4.

-- Bristol pitchers struck out 14 batters and the Pirates took advantage of six errors in a 6-4 win over Danville.  Mitch Keller (pictured) made his season debut and allowed one run on four hits in three innings.  He walked none and fanned four.  Logan Sendelbach, Jess Amedee and Tanner Anderson combined to strike out another ten over the final six innings, although Sendelbach allowed three runs.  Trae Arbet was 2-4 with a double.  Carlos Munoz went 1-4.