Only two games got played, as Indianapolis was rained out for the third straight time and Altoona's game also got postponed.
-- Bradenton dropped a 5-1 decision to Ft. Myers. Starter Colten Brewer pitched reasonably well, allowing two runs, one earned, in five innings. He gave up four hits and two walks, while striking out six. Brewer finally had a healthy season last year for West Virginia and showed good stuff, but inconsistent command, so he could be a guy to watch. Luis Heredia took 38 pitches to get five outs, but he allowed just one hit and one walk, and the two runs against him were unearned. He threw 24 of the 38 pitches for strikes. The Pirates' top three college draftees from last year -- Kevin Newman, Kevin Kramer and Connor Joe -- all had errors. Joe went 0-4 and fanned three times for the second straight game. Newman was 1-4 with a double and Kramer 1-2 with two walks. Others:
Jordan Luplow: 0-3, BB
Logan Hill: 0-3, BB
-- West Virginia plated seven runs in the 8th inning to beat Greensboro, 8-2. The game was scoreless through the first six innings. Power starter Bret Helton threw five shutout innings, allowing three hits and two walks, with three strikeouts. The big blow in the 8th was a three-run HR by Ryan Nagle (pictured), who went 2-4 overall. Danny Arribas also went deep. Others:
Tito Polo: 1-4, 2B, BB
Ke'Bryan Hayes: 2-4
Casey Hughston: 1-4