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Cannonballs coming: Who is James Marvel?

Bradenton remained off due to the Florida State League All-Star break.

-- Austin Meadows went 3-4 with a triple and two RBIs in his AAA debut as Indianapolis (37-31) edged Charlotte, 5-4.  Josh Bell added a single and his tenth HR in four ABs.  Starter Trevor Williams gave up three runs, two unearned, in five innings.  He allowed five hits and three walks, and struck out three.  Dovydas Neverauskas faced one batter, getting both a strikeout and a save.  Others:

Alen Hanson:  0-3, BB
Adam Frazier:  0-4
Cole Figueroa:  1-4, 2B
Max Moroff:  1-4
Kyle Lobstein:  2 IP, 3 K
Justin Masterson:  1.2 IP, 3 H, ER, BB, K

-- Altoona (36-31) broke open a close game with a seven-run eighth inning and went on to beat Hartford, 11-3.  Jose Osuna went 4-4 with a double and a walk.  Kevin Newman was 2-5 in his AA debut and Eric Wood was 2-5 with his seventh HR, a three-run shot.  Brandon Waddell had another difficult start, although he allowed only two runs and two hits over four and a third innings.  He walked seven and threw only 43 of 89 pitches for strikes.  Others:

Erich Weiss:  2-4, 2B
Harold Ramirez:  2-5
Reese McGuire:  1-5
Barrett Barnes:  2-3

-- West Virginia (35-33) beat Charleston, 4-3, in walkoff fashion in the twelfth when Mitchell Tolman doubled with two out and Logan Ratledge singled him in.  Ratledge was in the game after replacing Ke'Bryan Hayes in the third inning.  Hayes had stolen second and been thrown out at the plate in the first inning, so something may have happened then.  (Update:  P2 is reporting that Hayes was replaced after a lackluster effort on the play at home.)  Casey Hughston was 3-4 with two doubles and a walk.  He's now 6-for-12 since returning from extended spring training.  John Bormann hit his first HR as a pro, a two-run blast that tied the game in the fifth.  Starter Bret Helton gave up three runs in six and two-thirds innings.  Others:

Tito Polo:  1-6
Tolman:  1-6, 2B, 4 K
Carlos Munoz:  2-2, 2 BB

-- James Marvel threw six shutout innings in his pro debut as Morgantown (2-0) beat Mahoning Valley, 3-1.  Marvel allowed just two hits, didn't walk a batter, and struck out five.  He threw 41 of 64 pitches for strikes.  Aside from being the guy in the photo, Marvel was drafted in the 36th round last year out of Duke.  He pitched well in college, but had Tommy John surgery during his sophomore year (2014) and missed all of last year.  And that's about all I know, but the Pirates must think he's at least potentially a prospect or they wouldn't have him in the rotation.  Adrian Grullon, also pitching for the first time following TJ, gave up the only run on two hits, but fanned four and walked none in two innings.  Third round pick Stephen Alemais made his debut and went 0-4.  Sixteenth rounder Matt Diorio made his debut and went 2-4.  Others:

Sandy Santos:  1-2
Ty Moore:  1-4, stole home
Jordan George:  2-4, 3B

-- The DSL Pirates (4-9) beat the Yankees1, 11-10.  Rodolfo Castro went 2-3 with a triple and Jeremias Portorreal 3-4 with a triple.  Starter Yeudry Manzanillo had a rough time, getting lit up for eight runs, seven earned, in two and a third innings.  Others:

Sherton Apostel:  1-4, BB
Samuel Inoa:  2-5