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Cannonballs Coming: Morgantown wins title in first year on Hughston HR

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Indianapolis blew a four-run, 7th inning lead and lost the opener of the International League championship series to Columbus, 6-5.  The Indians got six strong innings from Chris Volstad, who gave up one run on six hits and a walk, while striking out seven.  He departed on the long end of a 5-1 count, but A.J. Morris and Josh Wall combined to get hammered for four runs in the 7th.  Wall then gave up a HR in the 8th to finish the scoring.  Gorkys Hernandez went 3-4, and Alen Hanson and Gustavo Nunez each had two hits.

Casey Hughston connected for a two-run HR in the 9th to give Morgantown the New York-Penn League title in the team's first year of existence.  The Black Bears' 3-1 win gave them a sweep of the final series with Staten Island, two games to none.  Bears' pitchers struck out 16 batters.  Starter Dario Agrazal (pictured) struck out nine over five innings, allowing one run on three hits and a walk.  Cecilio Pimentel added another four whiffs in two and a third scoreless innings of relief, and Julio Eusebio fanned another three in retiring the final five hitters.  Carlos Munoz, who had two hits in the game, tied the score with a 7th inning HR.  Hughston also had two hits and his HR, which came with one out, plated Ke'Bryan Hayes, who had singled.