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Cannonballs coming: Hanson returns, Hinsz overcomes a rough start

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Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The GCL Pirates were off and Altoona was rained out.  Eli has coverage of Morgantown.

-- Frank Duncan scuffled a bit, throwing 90 pitches over four innings, but still managed to allow only two runs in Indianapolis' (66-69) 6-2 win over Toledo.  Duncan had a string of 20 scoreless innings coming into the game.  He allowed five hits and three walks, while striking out six.  Alen Hanson (pictured) returned to the lineup from his quad issue and hit two doubles in four ABs.  He also drew a walk.  Hanson has an .800 OPS in August, following a solid .750 OPS in July, and looks like he could be a useful addition for September.  Danny Ortiz went 3-4 with two doubles.

Austin Meadows:  0-3, BB
Elias Diaz:  0-5
Max Moroff:  0-2, 2 BB, 2 K (the "Moroff Double Double")
Edgar Santana:  IP, K

-- Bradenton (68-63) lost to Charlotte, 6-2.  Buddy Borden continued to show why Tampa cut him loose, giving up four runs on three hits and three walks in two and a third innings.  He has a 7.35 ERA since returning to the organization he started with.  Cole Tucker was 2-4 and Connor Joe 1-2 with a walk.

-- Gage Hinsz gave up three runs in the first inning, but recovered to throw six shutout innings afterward as West Virginia (67-65) lost to Lakewood, 4-3, in 13 innings.  In his final six innings, Hinsz allowed just a walk, a hit batsman and two singles.  He finished with five hits and a walk allowed, and two strikeouts.  The Power finally tied the game in the ninth inning on a sacrifice fly by Stephen Alemais, but couldn't get anything going in extras.  Alemais finished 1-3 with a walk.  Logan Hill went 2-6 with his ninth HR.

Casey Hughston:  0-4, BB, 4 K
Mitchell Tolman:  2-5, BB
John Bormann:  2-5, 2B

-- Bristol lost to Princeton, 7-3.  Mike Wallace, who'd been pitching very well, gave up five runs on nine hits in four and two-thirds innings.  He walked one and fanned seven.  Wallace and two other pitchers performed the interesting feat of allowing 14 total hits while striking out 14 hitters.  Adrian Valerio went 2-4 with his second HR.  Julio De La Cruz entered the game as a pinch-hitter and went 2-2 with a double and his fourth HR.