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Cannonballs coming: West Virginia blows ten-run lead

-- With the Pirates' pitching staff in a shambles, some reinforcements from AAA would be welcome.  Help didn't look especially close, though, as two rehabbing relievers, Jared Hughes and Cory Luebke, got roughed up in Indianapolis' 6-1 loss to Durham.  Starter Wilfredo Boscan gave up one run in four innings, while striking out five.  Hughes, however, gave up a two-run HR in the first of his two innings of relief.  He allowed two hits and a walk, and struck out three overall.  Luebke then allowed three runs in his first inning.  He struck out two, but gave up five hits, including back-to-back longballs, and only got out of the inning when Danny Ortiz threw a runner out at the plate.  Luebke's second inning went better, as he retired the side in order with two more strikeouts.  Indians' hitters struggled mightily with Durham starter Jamie Schultz, who fanned a dozen in five shutout innings.  The Indians struck out 16 times altogether.  Jung-Ho Kang and Cole Figueroa appeared as pinch hitters, with Kang drawing a walk and Figueroa grounding out.  Others:

Alen Hanson:  1-4
Adam Frazier:  0-1, 3 BB, 2 SB
Josh Bell:  2-4
Max Moroff:  1-4, 2B

-- Clay Holmes recovered from a shaky start as Altoona (8-9) edged Richmond, 2-1.  Holmes gave up two walks, three hits and a run in the first two innings, but allowed only one more baserunner, on a hit batsman, over the next four.  He struck out only one, but threw 54 of 85 pitches for strikes.  Chris Diaz provided the Altoona offense with a two-run single.  Others:

Harold Ramirez:  1-4
Erich Weiss:  2-4
Reese McGuire:  2-4
Eric Wood:  0-0, 3 BB
Barrett Barnes:  0-4, 3 K

-- Bradenton (8-10) lost to St. Lucie, 5-1.  Starter Colten Brewer gave up five runs, four earned, on eight hits in five innings.  He walked two and struck out five.  The Marauders' offense continued to sputter, collecting only four hits, half of them by backup catcher Tomas Morales.  Only two of the nine starters finished the game above .222, one being Morales and the other Pablo Reyes, who started the season in a bench role.  Five starters finished the game at .190 or below.  Others:

Reyes:  0-3, BB
Kevin Kramer:  0-4
Jordan Luplow:  0-4, 2 K
Connor Joe:  0-2, BB

-- West Virginia (14-4) blew a 10-0 lead and lost to Lexington, 11-10, on a walkoff wild pitch in the ninth.  Starter Bret Helton got knocked out in the sixth and three relievers -- Jake Burnette, Julio Vivas and Eric Karch -- all imploded.  Burnette failed to retire any of the five hitters he faced, walking four and giving up a hit to the other.  Ryan Nagle and Mitchell Tolman (pictured) each went 3-4, with Nagle getting two doubles and Tolman a double and a walk.  Others:

Casey Hughston:  0-5
Carlos Munoz:  2-6, 2B
Danny Arribas:  2-3, 3B
Tyler Filliben:  2-4, HR (1)
Helton:  5.2 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K