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Cannonballs coming: Logan Hill HRs twice, drives in five

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-- Kelvin Marte threw six no-hit innings as Indianapolis (63-62) shut out Louisville, 5-0.  Marte walked two and struck out three.  Edgar Santana threw two innings, allowing two hits and striking out one.  A.J. Schugel struck out two in a perfect ninth.  Austin Meadows hopefully started another tear, going 2-4 with a double and a triple.

Alen Hanson:  2-5
Max Moroff:  2-4, BB
Josh Bell:  0-2, 2 BB
Jose Osuna:  2-4, 2B

-- Altoona was supposed to play a doubleheader against Portland, but game one was suspended in the fourth inning with the Curve up, 2-0, on Barrett Barnes' fifth HR.

-- Bradenton (61-58) beat Palm Beach, 5-2.  Austin Coley gave up a two-run HR in the first inning, then settled in to throw six shutout innings.  He gave up five hits and a walk, and struck out three.  Pablo Reyes went 3-3 with a walk and his fourth HR.  Kevin Kramer was 2-4 with a double and Jerrick Suiter 3-4.

Cole Tucker:  0-4
Tito Polo:  0-4, 4 K
Connor Joe:  1-4
Tate Scioneaux:  2 IP, 2 H, 2 K, Sv

-- West Virginia's (61-59) mostly struggling offense apparently worked out some frustrations in a 17-hit, 13-2 stomping of Lexington.  The first five hitters in the lineup had fifteen of the hits, seven for extra bases.  Logan Hill (pictured) drove in five runs with a pair of HRs, his seventh and eighth since moving down to the SAL.  Casey Hughston led off the game with his ninth HR and finished with a 4-5 day, including two doubles, a walk and four runs.  Mitchell Tolman went 4-6 with four runs.  Bret Helton gave up two runs on eight hits in four and a third innings.  Sean Keselica replaced Helton and struck out seven of the nine hitters he faced.  Cesilio Pimentel struck out another three, giving the Power 14 on the day.

Carlos Munoz:  2-5, 2B
Jordan George:  3-4, 2 2B, BB (batting .351 since being promoted to WV)

-- Mike Wallace threw six, one-hit innings as Bristol (22-30) one-hit Pulaski, 6-0, in a game limited by rain to eight innings.  Wallace walked none and fanned seven.  He was a 30th round draft pick last year and struggled badly, but this year has 2.88 ERA and 0.93 WHIP.  He is, however, a college draftee in his second year in advanced rookie ball.  Shane Kemp followed Wallace with two perfect innings, striking out four.  The Pirates got their runs on only six hits.  (You can make a good case (sub. req'd), if you take the nature of each league into account -- the Appalachian League is a strong hitters league -- that Bristol is the worst-hitting team in the minors.  And this is despite having the league's oldest hitters.)  Garrett Brown was 2-4.

-- The GCL Pirates (19-25) beat the Yankees East, 7-2.  Braeden Ogle started with four scoreless innings, but exited after the first three batters reached in the fifth.  He allowed two runs, one earned, on three hits and three walks.  He struck out two.  Austin Shields' second pro outing went a lot better than his first, when he had a control meltdown.  This time he threw two scoreless innings, giving up a hit and striking out one.  The Pirates' hitters drew ten walks and fanned twelve times.  Mikell Granberry, hit his second HR, a three-run shot, but left after getting hit on the hand with a pitch.  Sam Kennelly also hit his second HR.

Edison Lantigua:  0-2, 3 BB, 2 K
Yondry Contreras:  0-3, 2 BB

-- The DSL Pirates (26-36) rallied for a run to tie their game against the Rangers1, 1-1, but lost 2-1 in the tenth.  Leandro Pina allowed just an unearned run over five innings.  He gave up four hits and no walks, and struck out three.  Kevin Sanchez was 2-4.