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-- Jeff Locke Wilfredo Boscan got destroyed in Indianapolis' (31-29) 11-0 loss to Columbus in game one of a doubleheader.  Boscan gave up seven runs in an inning and two-thirds.  John Kuchno also got hammered.  The Indians had only three hits.  Willy Garcia was 2-3 with a double and Alen Hanson 1-3.  Others:

Adam Frazier:  0-3
Josh Bell:  0-3
Arquimedes Caminero:  IP, 2 K
Curtis Partch:  2 IP, 2 H, ER, 2 BB, 2 K

The Indians won game two, 6-1.  Frank Duncan (pictured) moved back up to AAA to make the start and allowed only one run over five innings.  He gave up four hits and a walk, and struck out one.  Gift Ngoepe gave Indy all the offense it needed with his second HR, a three-run shot, in the second inning.  Ngoepe also had a double and a walk, finishing 2-2.  Others:

Hanson:  0-3
Max Moroff:  0-3, BB
Frazier:  2-3, 2B, BB
Bell:  2-4
Garcia:  1-3

-- Altoona (33-26) hammered Erie, 10-3.  Austin Meadows remained on fire, going 2-3 with a double, a walk and his fourth HR.  He's now hitting 310/368/570.  Harold Ramirez stopped a 2-for-29 stretch by going 2-5 with a double.  Tyler Eppler went seven and a third, giving up three runs on five hits and a walk.  He struck out three.  Others:

Reese McGuire:  1-4, 2B, BB, 4 RBIs
Barrett Barnes:  0-4

-- Bradenton (33-25) beat Tampa, 3-2, in the resumption of yesterday's suspended game.  Stephen Tarpley threw four shutout innings before the interruption.  He gave up two hits, walked nobody and struck out two.  Tate Scioneaux followed with three scoreless innings, giving up two hits and a walk, and striking out two.  Connor Joe was 2-3 with a walk and Chase Simpson 2-4 with his fourth HR.  Others:

Cole Tucker:  1-4
Kevin Kramer:  1-4, 2B
Luis Heredia:  IP, BB, K, Sv

The Marauders lost the regularly scheduled game, 8-2.  Bradenton had only three hits, with the two runs scoring on Jerrick Suiter's third HR.  Starter Austin Coley gave up five runs in four and a third innings.  Others:

Tucker:  0-3
Kramer:  0-2, BB

-- West Virginia (30-29) got clobbered by Columbia, 11-2.  Gage Hinsz' second start of the season didn't go as well as his first.  He had a rough first inning, allowing three runs.  He settled in after that and threw four scoreless innings, but he gave up two runs in the sixth and left with just one out.  Hinsz allowed six hits and a walk overall, and struck out two.  He threw 55 of 87 pitches for strikes.  Others:

Tito Polo:  1-4
Ke'Bryan Hayes:  1-4, BB
Daniel Arribas:  2-5

-- The DSL Pirates (1-4) picked up their first win of the year, stopping the Cubs1, 6-3.  Joel Cesar, now shown as Joel Cesar Toribio, started and went three innings.  He's the 5'11" righty who can throw 100 mph with very dubious control.  His line wasn't great -- 1 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 K -- but as totally raw pitchers go it's probably not a terrible debut.  Francisco Mepris went 3-3.  Of the team's likely top three prospects, Sherton Apostel got his first hit of the year, going 1-2 with two walks.  Kevin Sanchez was 0-5 and Larry Alcime 0-3; both remain hitless so far.