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Cannonballs Coming: Clay Holmes bounces back

-- Wilfredo Boscan threw six shutout innings as Indianapolis beat Columbus, 5-1.  Boscan allowed five hits and a walk, and fanned three.  Gift Ngoepe went 3-4 with two doubles and Alen Hanson 2-4 with a triple.  Hanson is batting .455.  Others:

Adam Frazier:  1-3
Josh Bell:  1-3, BB, 2 K
Jason Rogers:  0-4
Willy Garcia, 1-4
Dan Gamache, 2-2, 2B, 2 BB
Trey Haley:  2 batters faced, 2 K, Sv

-- Clay Holmes (pictured) recovered from a rough first start to go six strong innings, but Altoona lost to Richmond anyway, 2-1.  Holmes gave up one run and five hits, and fanned five.  After struggling to locate the plate in his first outing, he walked just one and threw 51 of 79 pitches for strikes.  He recorded 11 outs on the ground and none in the air.  Josh Smith gave up the deciding run in relief.  The only offense came on an RBI double by Harold Ramirez, who went 1-4.  The Curve had only four hits and fanned 11 times, although they did draw six walks.  Others:

Erich Weiss:  0-4
Jose Osuna:  1-3
Reese McGuire:  1-4, 2B
Barrett Barnes:  0-4, 3 K

-- Bradenton lost to Tampa, 5-3.  The Marauders managed only four hits, two of them by Chase Simpson.  Starter Colten Brewer gave up five runs, three of them unearned, in five innings.  Others:

Pablo Reyes:  0-3, BB
Kevin Kramer:  1-4
Jordan Luplow:  0-3, BB
Logan Hill:  0-4

A lot of Marauders' hitters are off to brutal starts:

Luplow:  .130
Jerrick Suiter:  .111
Michael Suchy:  .125
Hill:  .091
Elvis Escobar:  .136
Connor Joe:  .179

The team is hitting .189.

-- West Virginia blanked Lexington, 5-0.  The Power allowed only four hits, with one coming in the first eight innings and the other three all in the ninth.  Starter Bret Helton threw five shutout innings, allowing a hit and a walk, and fanning five.  Ke'Bryan Hayes raised his average to .393, going 2-4 with a double.  Christian Kelley had a two-run double.  Others:

Tito Polo:  1-4
Mitchell Tolman:  1-4
Casey Hughston:  0-4, 4 K (4-for-29, 0 BB, 13 K on the season)
Carlos Munoz:  1-3, BB
Seth McGarry:  1 IP, 3 H, 2 K