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Cannonballs coming: Frank Duncan continues to impress

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-- Frank Duncan (pictured) threw seven shutout innings as Indianapolis (42-37) blanked Gwinnett, 5-0.  Duncan allowed just five hits, didn't walk anybody and fanned seven.  He threw 63 of 90 pitches for strikes.  It's probably worth noting that half the Gwinnett lineup was hitting below the Mendoza line or barely above it.  Josh Bell went 3-3 with a walk, raising his average to .323.  Others:

Alen Hanson:  0-2, 2 BB
Gift Ngoepe:  1-4
Max Moroff:  1-4, 2B
Willy Garcia:  2-4

-- Brandon Waddell continued to struggle in AA as Altoona (43-34) got blasted by Binghamton, 13-4.  Waddell gave up five runs on eight hits and two walks in five innings, with four strikeouts.  Reese McGuire was 2-3 with a walk.  Others:

Chris Diaz:  2-4, 2 2B
Harold Ramirez:  PH single

-- Bradenton (41-33) lost to Jupiter, 6-2.  Starter Jose Regalado came out after two shutout innings, then was followed by three relievers -- Tate Scioneaux, Henry Hirsch and Luis Heredia -- who couldn't find the strike zone.  The three threw just 73 strikes out of a huge total of 139 pitches in eight innings.  They combined to walk seven and allow six runs.  Others:

Tito Polo:  1-4
Cole Tucker:  0-4

-- Dario Agrazal and Seth McGarry combined on a three-hitter as West Virginia (39-37) beat Lexington, 5-1.  Agrazal went seven, allowing the one run and three hits, while walking one and striking out two.  McGarry allowed just a walk and struck out four in his two innings.  Daniel Arribas was 2-4 with his eighth HR.  Others:

Ke'Bryan Hayes:  1-4, 2B, BB
Logan Hill:  2-3, 2B, BB

-- Morgantown (7-6) broke its six-game losing streak with an eight-run seventh inning in a 9-4 win over Batavia.  Sandy Santos and Hunter Owen each went 2-5, with Owen collecting a triple.  Starter Danny Beddes gave up a run on five hits in five innings.  He walked none and struck out two.  Others:

Will Craig:  1-4, 2B
Arden Pabst:  2-4

-- Bristol (5-2) got trounced by Burlington, 10-2.  Starter Nick Economos and a rehabbing David Whitehead both struggled, as did Robbie Coursel.  The Pirates had only four hits.  Others:

Victor Fernandez:  2-4, 2B
Adrian Valerio:  1-4
Raul Siri:  0-4, 4 K

-- The GCL Pirates (2-2) lost to the Braves, 3-1, in a game that was stopped by rain with one out in the top of the eighth.  Argenis Romano had trouble in the first inning, allowing all three of the Braves' runs, but pitched three scoreless innings after that.  He allowed five hits in all, walked none and struck out five.  Yondry Contreras -- who was the Pirates' top international signee from two years ago and who struggled last year in the DSL -- went 3-4 with a double.  The Bucs had plenty of chances but went 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position.  Others:

Felix Vinicio:  2-4
Edison Lantigua:  0-4
Johan De Jesus:  2-3

-- The DSL Pirates (7-15) lost to the Rangers1, 9-5.  Yeudry Manzanillo had a rough start, allowing eight runs, seven earned, on seven hits and five walks in four innings.  Gabriel Brito went 3-4.  Others:

Kevin Sanchez:  1-4, BB
Rodolfo Castro:  1-5
Sherten Apostel:  0-3, BB
Larry Alcime:  1-4, 3 K