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Cannonballs Coming: Worley dominates, Mercer goes deep

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-- Vance Worley gave up just an unearned run in a seven-inning complete game, as Indianapolis took the first game of their doubleheader with Charlotte, 5-1.  Worley gave up three hits and a walk, and struck out nine.  Jordy Mercer went 2-4 with a HR and three RBIs.  Willy Garcia was 2-3 with his ninth AAA HR and 14th overall.  In 34 games since the International League All-Star break, Garcia is hitting 299/342/562, with all nine of his HRs.  Josh Bell added his second AAA HR.  Corey Hart was 0-4 and Travis Snider 1-3.  Alen Hanson was 0-4.

The Indians dropped the second game, 7-2.  A.J. Morris and Brad Lincoln both struggled, although four of the seven runs they allowed were unearned.  None of the rehabbing players played.  Elias Diaz and Dan Gamache each went 2-3.  Hanson went hitless again.  He's now mired in a 1-for-22 stretch and is hitting .192 since the ASB.

-- Altoona beat Bowie, 6-3.  Zack Dodson gave up one run on four hits and three walks in five innings, while striking out six.  Mel Rojas and Stetson Allie each went 2-4.  Barrett Barnes had a double and two RBIs in four at-bats.

--  Bradenton beat Fort Myers, 9-3.  Jordan Steranka was 3-4 with a double, and Wyatt Mathisen 2-3 with a double and three RBIs.  Austin Meadows was 2-4 and Harold Ramirez 1-3.  Frank Duncan went seven innings, allowing three runs, two earned, on eight hits.  He walked none and struck out four.

-- Yeudy Garcia threw six scoreless innings as West Virginia beat Lakewood, 7-4.  Garcia allowed four hits, walked one and struck out six.  Kevin Newman went 3-5 with a double.  Connor Joe was 2-3 with a triple and Michael Suchy 2-3 with a double.

-- Morgantown edged Mahoning Valley, 1-0.  Seth McGarry went five innings, giving up two hits and two walks, while striking out two.  Nick Hibbing added three scoreless innings.  Kevin Kramer went 3-4 and is now 20-38 (.536) in his last ten games, raising his overall line to 290/378/346 after a slow start.

-- Mitch Keller had a very rough start as Bristol got thrashed, 13-4, by Princeton.  Keller gave up eight runs, seven earned, in two-plus innings.  He allowed five hits, walked five and struck out two.  He left with the bases loaded in the 3rd, and Mike Wallace let all three runners score.  Wallace, a 30th round draft choice, gave up two earned runs of his own and now has a 9.37 ERA.  Tomas Morales went 3-4 with a double, Enyel Vallejo 2-4 with two doubles, and Julio De La Cruz 2-4.  Carlos Munoz had a double in five at-bats.

-- The GCL Pirates dropped a doubleheader to the Yankees1, making six straight losses for them, and 11 out of 13.  They lost the first game, 3-2.  Yunior Montero gave up three runs in four innings on three hits and three walks.  He struck out six.  The Bucs had only three hits.  Michael De La Cruz was 1-2 with two walks.  Ke'Bryan Hayes was 0-2 with two walks.  The Pirates again got only three hits in game two, which they lost 6-0.  The game was shortened to four and a half innings by rain.  Hayes was 1-1 and Garrett Russini 2-2.

-- The DSL Pirates broke a scoreless tie with three runs in the top of the 9th and went on to a 3-0 win over the Marlins.  Ronny Agustin threw five innings, allowing a hit and three walks, while striking out none.  Adonis Pichardo threw the next three, giving up a hit and a walk, and striking out one.  Gabriel Brito went 2-4.