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Cannonballs coming: Indianapolis and Altoona bats as anemic as the parent club's

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The two rookie level teams were off.

-- Indianapolis (55-54) lost to Norfolk, 4-1.  Trevor Williams threw six shutout innings despite walking five.  He allowed four hits and struck out two.  Williams left with a 1-0 lead, but Kelvin Marte and A.J. Schugel gave up four runs in the seventh, with most of the damage coming off Schugel, who allowed four hits to the six batters he faced.  The Indians continued to struggle at the plate, striking out a dozen times.  Pedro Florimon and Jason Rogers each had two hits.

Alen Hanson:  1-2, 2 BB
Josh Bell:  0-4
Elias Diaz:  0-3, BB
Willy Garcia:  1-3, 2B, BB

-- Altoona (58-49) lost the first game of its doubleheader with Trenton, 4-1.  Alex McRae lasted just two and two-thirds innings thanks to five walks and five hits.  The Curve managed only two hits, singles by Erich Weiss and Edwin Espinal.

Kevin Newman, Reese McGuire, Eric Wood:  all 0-2, BB
Harold Ramirez:  0-3
Jared Lakind:  2 IP, 2 H, ER, BB, K (last 10 games:  7.50 ERA, 18 H in 12 IP)

The Curve had only three hits in game two and lost again, 3-1.  Clay Holmes had a long first inning that resulted in two unearned runs, but went five, giving up just one more (earned) run.  He allowed only two hits, walked two and struck out four.

Weiss:  0-3, BB
Ramirez:  0-4
Wood:  0-3
Barrett Barnes:  1-3, 2B

-- Bradenton (55-50) lost to Daytona, 11-7.  J.T. Brubaker continued to struggle, allowing five runs on seven hits and four walks in four and two-thirds innings.  His ERA is 5.17 since he was promoted from West Virginia.  The Marauders battled back to tie the game 5-5, but Junior Lopez and Luis Heredia each allowed three runs in relief.  Heredia retired only two batters and walked three while throwing 34 pitches, just 17 for strikes.  Since the FSL All-Star break, opponents have batted well over .300 against Heredia and his WHIP is 2.11.  Cole Tucker had his second straight three-hit game, going 3-6.  Jerrick Suiter (pictured) was 4-5 with his fifth HR and four RBIs.

Tito Polo:  0-2, 2 BB
Jordan Luplow:  2-3, 2B, BB
Connor Joe:  2-5, 2B

-- Gage Hinsz had a strong start as West Virginia (52-53) beat Delmarva, 4-2.  Hinsz allowed one run on five hits over five and a third innings.  He didn't walk anybody and fanned eight.  Hinsz threw 60 of 91 pitches for strikes.  Jess Amedee followed Hinsz and fanned seven in just two and two-thirds innings of one-hit relief.  Logan Hill and Daniel Arribas each went 2-3 with a walk, a double and a HR.  The longball was Arribas' tenth and Hill's fifth.

Casey Hughston:  0-4
Mitchell Tolman:  0-4

-- Morgantown (20-22) lost to State College, 5-3.  James Marvel gave up four runs, three earned, on four hits and four walks in four and two-thirds innings.  He struck out four.  The Black Bears had only six hits.  Kevin Krause hit his second HR.  Will Craig was 1-2 with a double and a walk.  The one out was a drive to the wall in center.

Stephen Alemais:  1-4, 2B
Hunter Owen:  0-4

-- Bristol (16-21) lost to Johnson City, 4-3, in 14 innings.  Starter Adam Oller allowed two runs on four hits and a walk in five innings.  He struck out four.  Huascar Fuentes went 2-6 with a double and a triple.  Adrian Valerio and Jhoan Herrera each went 3-6.