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Cannonballs coming: Brandon Waddell debuts in AA

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Bradenton was rained out.

-- Indianapolis (14-11) got an excellent start from yet another top pitching prospect Wilfredo Boscan and recorded its second straight shutout, and third in four games, with a 6-0 win over Durham.  Boscan gave up five hits, walked none and struck out four over six innings.  Cory Luebke threw the final three innings for the save.  He allowed three hits, walked none and fanned four.  It should be noted, though, that Durham is hitting .217 as a team.  The Indians were helped by five Blake Snell walks.  Alen Hanson broke out of a slump to go 2-4 with a double.  Others:

Max Moroff:  1-3, BB, 2 SB
Josh Bell:  0-2, BB
Willy Garcia:  0-2, 2 BB

-- Brandon Waddell (pictured) had a good AA debut as Altoona (11-15) beat Erie, 4-2.  He gave up two runs on six hits in six and a third innings.  Waddell walked none, struck out three and threw 64 of 89 pitches for strikes.  He got ten ground outs and one fly out.  Dovydas Neverauskas came in with a man on first in the seventh and got a double play ball.  Neverauskas got the side in order in the eighth, with two strikeouts.  He seems to have recovered from a horrific start to the season, as he's allowed just one earned run and three hits in his last nine and two-thirds innings, with 13 strikeouts.  Jose Osuna led the offense by going 3-4.  Others:

Harold Ramirez:  1-4
Erich Weiss:  1-4
Austin Meadows:  1-4
Reese McGuire:  0-3, BB (one hit in last 20 AB, now hitting .210)

-- Mitch Keller continued his outstanding early season, going seven innings for the first time in his career in West Virginia's (16-9) 3-2, ten-inning win over Charleston.  Keller allowed a run on three singles, none of them hit hard, and a walk, while striking out six.  He threw 57 of 86 pitches for strikes and got ten ground outs to one air out.  Unfortunately, Tanner Anderson had a temporary control meltdown in the ninth and blew a 2-1 lead, costing Keller a win.  Ke'Bryan Hayes drove in two runs with his second HR and a tenth-inning sacrifice fly.  Christian Kelley had an RBI single with two outs in the seventh.  Hayes went 1-3 with a walk and Kelley went 1-3.  Others:

Tito Polo:  0-3, BB
Mitchell Tolman:  1-4, BB
Casey Hughston:  0-5, 4 K (now hitting .136 with 35 Ks in 87 AB)
Carlos Munoz:  0-4 (now hitting .203 with two hits in last 20 AB)