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Cannonballs coming: Keller dominates again, Bell hits for cycle

-- Indianapolis (7-6) stomped Louisville and a rehabbing John Lamb, 13-1.  Josh Bell hit for the cycle, including his third HR, a grand slam off former Pirate farmhand A.J. Morris.  Bell finished 4-5 with five RBIs, and also drew a walk.  Adam Frazier also had four hits, in six at-bats.  Steven Brault had an against-type outing, walking four but allowing only two hits in five innings, while striking out nine.  His pitch count of 86 was a little high, but not alarming.  He gave up one run, unearned due to an error by Bell.  Brault also had a double in three at-bats.  Jung-Ho Kang played third and went 0-4 with two walks and a strikeout.  He remains hitless on his rehab.  Others:

Alen Hanson:  2-6
Max Moroff:  2-6, 3B
Willy Garcia:  0-5
Danny Ortiz:  2-5, 3B
Ed Easley:  3-5, 2B, 3 RBIs

-- Altoona (6-9) hammered Richmond, 10-2.  A pair of struggling hitters got untracked, at least temporarily, as Harold Ramirez went 3-5 and Barrett Barnes 3-4.  Ramirez had two triples and four RBIs, and Barnes had a triple.  Erich Weiss was 3-5 with a double.  David Whitehead struggled through control problems to throw five shutout innings.  He walked six, hit two, threw a wild pitch, and threw only half of his 82 pitches for strikes.  Whitehead struck out only one, but also allowed only one hit.  Others:

Reese McGuire:  1-5, picked runner off first

-- Bradenton (7-9) lost to St. Lucie, 4-2.  Starter Alex McRae gave up four runs in four innings, and didn't strike out a batter.  Taylor Gushue went 3-4 with a double and is now hitting .359.  Others:

Pablo Reyes:  1-4, 2B
Kevin Kramer:  1-3, BB
Connor Joe:  1-4
Jerrick Suiter:  2-4
Edgar Santana:  2 IP, 1 H, 3 K

-- Mitch Keller (pictured) threw five shutout innings for the third time in three starts as West Virginia took the first game of its doubleheader with Lexington, 5-1.  Keller allowed just two hits, walked none, and fanned ten.  Through fifteen innings so far, he's allowed seven singles (three of them bunts), walked none and fanned 23.  Daniel Zamora fanned another three in the last two innings, giving the Power 13 Ks in a seven-inning game, but Zamora allowed a HR with two outs in the seventh to give up the shutout.  Tito Polo! scored two runs and stole two bases despite going 0-3.  Christian Kelley was 2-3.  Others:

Mitchell Tolman:  1-4
Ke'Bryan Hayes:  1-4
Casey Hughston:  0-2, 2 BB, SB (his sixth)
Carlos Munoz:  1-4

The Power (13-3) took game two as well, 3-1.  J.T. Brubaker was yet another starter having control issues, walking four, hitting one and throwing only 43 of 79 pitches for strikes over five innings.  He gave up only one hit, though -- a solo HR -- and fanned seven.  Tate Scioneaux struck out four more in two hitless innings of relief, giving West Virginia 24 strikeouts in 14 innings on the day.  Carlos Munoz went 2-3 with a walk and his first HR.  Ke'Bryan Hayes was also 2-3, with a long drive that went for a sacrifice fly and another drive that was caught in the gap in right-center.  Others:

Polo:  1-3, 2B, BB
Tolman:  0-3
Hughston:  0-4