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Cannonballs Coming: Brault pitches well, Tarpley doesn't

-- The Pirates' pending reinforcements ran into a detour as Indianapolis got rained out.  The announced lineup included Josh Harrison, Jordy Mercer, Corey Hart and Travis Snider, and Vance Worley was scheduled to start.

-- Altoona beat Portland, 7-2.  Steven Brault went six and a third, giving up seven hits and a walk.  He allowed two runs, only one earned, and struck out five.  Barrett Barnes (pictured) went 2-4 with a double and his third AA HR.  Adam Frazier was 2-4 with a triple and Max Moroff drew three walks.  Jose Osuna had a two-run double.

-- Bradenton lost to Fort Myers, 1-0.  The Marauders managed only three hits, singles by Justin Maffei, Austin Meadows and Chris Diaz.  Starter Felipe Gonzalez threw five shutout innings.  He gave up four hits and a walk, and struck out two.

-- Stephen Tarpley got roughed up as West Virginia lost to Lakewood, 6-4.  Tarpley gave up all the runs on eleven hits in five and a third innings.  He walked none and struck out eight.  Elvis Escobar went 2-3 with two doubles.  Kevin Newman was 0-5 and Jordan Luplow 0-4.

-- Morgantown beat Auburn, 6-4.  Brandon Waddell struggled a little, giving up three runs in four innings on four hits and two walks.  He fanned four.  Kevin Kramer went 4-5 with a triple, raising his average to .278.  Christian Kelley was 2-2, Daniel Arribas 2-3 and Albert Baur 2-4 with a double.

-- Bristol lost to Princeton, 5-1.  The Pirates had only two hits, one of them Carlos Munoz' tenth HR.  Billy Roth had a good start, allowing one run on five hits in five innings.  He walked one and struck out four.

-- The GCL Pirates continued their late-season fade, dropping a 1-0 game to the Tigers.  Shane Kemp gave up a run on seven hits and a walk in five innings.  He struck out three.  The Bucs managed only four hits.  Ke'Bryan Hayes went 1-4.

-- The DSL Pirates lost to the Cubs, 10-5.  Ramy Perez went 3-4 with a double and Jeremias Portorreal 2-4 with a double and a triple.  Christopher Perez and Gabriel Brito each had two hits.