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Cannonballs coming: Stephen Brault throws six shutout innings

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Bradenton's game with Daytona was suspended in the bottom of the first with no score.

-- Steven Brault threw six shutout innings in Indianapolis' (51-50) 3-1 win over Charlotte.  Brault allowed only three hits and fanned nine, but he did walk four.  It took him 97 pitches to get through the six innings.  Brault left with a 1-0 lead, courtesy of Jose Osuna's third AAA HR.  Dovydas Neverauskas gave up a run in the seventh on a couple of groundball hits, but Pedro Florimon drove in two runs with a two-out, bases-loaded single in the bottom half.  Alen Hanson broke his seven-game hitless skid with a single, going 1-3 with a walk on the day.

Max Moroff:  0-3, BB
Elias Diaz:  1-4
Josh Bell:  1-3, 2B, BB
Jason Rogers:  0-3, BB
Neverauskas:  2 IP, 4 H, ER

-- Altoona (53-45) beat Akron, 6-3.  Cody Dickson threw five strong innings, but exited with two outs in the sixth after walking in a run.  The run was unearned and was the only one he allowed.  Dickson gave up three hits and two walks, and fanned eight.  Kevin Newman went 2-4 with a triple; he's now batting .328.  Harold Ramirez was 3-3, raising his average to .315.

Erich Weiss:  1-3, 2B
Reese McGuire:  2-4
Eric Wood:  0-3, BB

-- West Virginia (50-47) beat Charleston, 4-2.  Logan Sendelbach allowed two runs on just four hits and a walk in seven innings.  He struck out four.  Logan Hill went 2-4 with two triples.

Casey Hughston:  1-4
Daniel Arribas:  1-3, 2B, BB

-- Clark Eagan hit a one-out, walkoff single in the ninth to give Morgantown (17-17) a 4-3 win over Connecticut.  The run was set up when the Connecticut left and center fielders let Matt Diorio's fly ball drop between them for a double to start the inning.  Cam Vieux gave up three runs on five hits and three walks in five innings.  He struck out four.  Ty Moore and Kevin Mahala each went 2-4.

Stephen Alemais went 0-3.  I watched most of the game on MiLB.com (rather than torture myself watching the Pirates imitate a bunch of high school hitters) and that crazy double play the other day was no fluke.  Alemais had several tough plays in this game and made them all.  He's very reminiscent of Jack Wilson; he has a remarkable ability to maintain his balance and make throws from all sorts of positions.

Hunter Owen:  1-4, 3B
Will Craig:  1-4, 2B

-- Bristol (13-15) lost to Greeneville, 2-1.  Ike Schlabach allowed just one run on three hits and a walk in five innings.  He fanned five.  The Pirates managed only three hits, with Victor Fernandez going 2-3 with a double.

Adrian Valerio:  0-4
Garrett Brown:  0-4, 4 K
Jhoan Herrera:  0-3, 3 K

-- The GCL Pirates (11-14) trounced the Yankees West, 10-0.  Domingo Robles and Brian Sousa combined on the shutout.  Robles went five innings, allowing three hits, walking none and striking out four.  Sousa allowed a hit and a walk over the last four, with three strikeouts.  Their outings were good to see because they were the most prominent of the Pirates' Latin American pitching prospects to move up to the GCL this year, and both had been struggling.  On offense, Raul Hernandez went 2-5 with his second HR and four RBIs.

Edison Lantigua:  1-5, 3B
Johan De Jesus:  2-4, 2B
Andrew Walker:  2-4, 2B

-- The DSL Pirates (15-26) scored two in the bottom of the ninth to tie their game with the Rangers1, but eventually lost in twelve innings, 7-5.  It's a wonder the game stayed so close, because the Pirates committed eight errors.  Starter Leandro Pina threw five shutout innings, allowing just one hit and one walk, and striking out three.  He now has an ERA of 0.46 and WHIP of 0.87.  Carlos Garcia was 3-4.

Christopher Perez:  1-4, BB
Sherton Apostel:  1-5, 2B