The two rookie-level teams were off.
-- Indianapolis (58-58) lost to Toledo, 6-1. Frank Duncan allowed just one run in five and two-thirds innings, despite some control issues. He gave up five hits and three walks, while striking out seven. A.J. Schugel, who's gotten shelled twice in his last four outings, gave up two more runs than Jared Hughes today while recording just one more out. The Indians' offense continued its post-Frazier struggles, managing just five singles. The top four in the order -- Alen Hanson, Austin Meadows, Josh Bell and Jose Osuna -- combined to go 1-for-13.
Max Moroff: 2-3
Edgar Santana: IP, 2 H, K
-- Altoona (62-51) had just a little trouble with Reading, losing 14-0. Cody Dickson, Jhondaniel Medina, Josh Smith and Trey Haley combined to walk a dozen batters. Smith, who allowed six of the runs, has spent the last two seasons at Altoona and has an ERA there of 5.95. The Curve managed just four singles, two of them by Edwin Espinal.
-- Bradenton (56-55) lost a wild game to St. Lucie, 11-10. The Marauders took a 6-0 lead into the fifth. Yeudy Garcia had been struggling with the strike zone through the first four innings but hadn't allowed a run. In the fifth, he gave up six runs and couldn't get the third out. Sam Street, who's been struggling lately, gave up three more before the inning ended. Bradenton came back to tie the game, 10-10, on a two-run double in the top of the ninth by Pablo Reyes. Luis Heredia, though, retired only one of the five hitters he faced and allowed a walkoff single in the bottom half. In the second half so far, Heredia has an ERA of 5.82 and WHIP of 2.24. Reyes went 2-4 on the day, with four RBIs. Erik Lunde was 2-3 with a double and two walks. Bradenton had eleven hits and ten walks in the game, but Cole Tucker and Tito Polo each got picked off.
Tucker: 1-4, 2 BB
Polo: 2-3, 2 BB
Kevin Kramer: 0-3, 2 BB
Connor Joe: 0-4, BB
-- West Virginia (56-56) won a 12-7 slugfest from Delmarva. Logan Hill (pictured), Carlos Munoz and Daniel Arribas each drove in three runs. Hill was 2-3 with a double and two walks, Munoz 3-5 with a double, and Arribas 2-5 with his eleventh HR. Starter Dario Agrazal struck out six in five innings, but gave up five runs. Taylor Hearn fanned another six in two and two-thirds innings, but gave up two runs on three hits and a walk.
Mitchell Tolman: 2-5
Ryan Nagle: 3-5
-- Morgantown (22-27) stomped Williamsport, 9-1. Cam Vieaux went six innings, giving up one run on six hits and no walks. He struck out five. Kevin Mahala, Albert Baur, Nick King and Stephen Alemais each had two hits, and Chris Harvey hit his first HR. Will Craig was 1-4 with a double.
-- Bristol (17-26) got destroyed by the Appalachian League's weakest team, Kingsport, 17-5. Nick Economos, Nick Hutchings and Nestor Oronel combined to allow 20 hits and six walks in seven innings. The Pirates had a dozen hits, an unusual amount of offense for them, but it was just a drop in the bucket.
Victor Fernandez: 1-5
Jhoan Herrera: 3-4, 2B
Huascar Fuentes: 2-4, BB
Adrian Valerio: 2-5, 2B
Raul Siri: 2-4, BB