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Cannonballs coming: Brandon Waddell's turn to impress

-- Indianapolis (11-9) shut out Norfolk, 3-0.  Wilfredo Boscan went five innings, giving up five hits, walking none and striking out five.  Cory Luebke made his first appearance in five days, going three innings and throwing 31 of 47 pitches for strikes.  Luebke struggled through his first inning, giving up two hits and a walk, but the only runners in his last two innings reached on an error and a hit batsman.  He finished with four strikeouts.  Adam Frazier went 2-3 with a triple and is now hitting .323, thanks to a 13-for-27 stretch over his last seven games.  Jung-Ho Kang went 0-3 with a sacrifice fly.  Others:

Max Moroff:  0-3, BB
Josh Bell:  2-4, 2B
Cole Figueroa:  2-4
Willy Garcia:  1-3, BB

-- Altoona (9-12) lost to Akron, 6-2.  Austin Meadows had a rough day, going 0-5 with four strikeouts.  Reese McGuire went 0-4, leaving him with four hits in his last 24 at-bats.  Starter Jason Creasy gave up just two hits, but four runs, three earned, in four innings.  On the plus side, Barrett Barnes went 3-4 with a two-run double, raising his average to .255 after a miserable start.  Others:

Erich Weiss:  0-2, 3 BB
Harold Ramirez:  1-2, BB

-- Brandon Waddell (pictured) was the latest Pirate pitching prospect to turn in a gem in Bradenton's (10-12) 10-0 blanking of Jupiter.  Waddell retired fifteen straight batters to start the game before giving up two singles in the sixth.  He finished that inning with no damage, leaving him with six shutout innings, no walks and seven strikeouts.  He threw 50 of 80 pitches for strikes.  (Jupiter finished the game batting .221 as a team, so you probably have to take that into account, but still . . . .)  The Marauders pounded out 14 hits, with Chase Simpson going 3-5 and scoring three times, and backup catcher Tomas Morales going 2-3 with three RBIs.  Others:

Pablo Reyes:  1-4, 2B, 2 BB
Kevin Kramer:  2-5
Connor Joe:  2-4, 2 2B, BB
Luis Heredia:  2 IP, 1 H (0.77 ERA, 0.77 WHIP)

-- West Virginia (15-7) scored all of its runs in the fourth, an inning highlighted by a Tito Polo! grand slam, in a 7-3 win over Asheville.  The HR was the second for Tito Polo! and he finished 2-4.  Daniel Arribas and Alfredo Reyes also had two hits apiece.  Logan Sendelbach gave up just an unearned run in six and a third innings on six hits and no walks.  He struck out two.  Others:

Ke'Bryan Hayes:  1-4
Casey Hughston:  1-4, 2 K
Carlos Munoz:  1-4, 2B
Daniel Zamora:  1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K