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Cannonballs coming: Frank Duncan struggles

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Bradenton's doubleheader, which included the completion of yesterday's suspended game, was rained out.

-- Frank Duncan had an uncharacteristically weak start as Indianapolis (69-72) lost to Louisville, 9-3.  Duncan gave up four runs in the first inning and five overall, along with ten hits in six innings.  He walked three and struck out three.  Danny Ortiz went 3-4 with a double and his 17th HR.

Max Moroff:  1-4, BB
Austin Meadows:  0-3, BB
Jose Osuna:  1-4

-- Altoona (75-62) missed a chance to clinch a playoff spot with a 4-2 loss to Richmond.  Clay Holmes struggled through his last start of the regular season, throwing 99 pitches, only 55 strikes, through five and two-thirds innings.  He managed to allow only two runs despite giving up five hits and five walks.  He struck out three.  Miguel Rosario inherited a 2-2 tie, but he walked four in his one inning, resulting in two runs.  Kevin Newman went 2-4.

Eric Wood:  0-3
Jared Lakind:  1.1 IP, 2 K

-- West Virginia (68-68) lost to Greenville, 8-4.  Bret Helton had a rough start, giving up seven runs on seven hits and four walks in three and two-thirds innings.  He struck out six.  Ryan Nagle went 2-4 with a double.

-- Morgantown (36-37) beat Auburn, 7-4.  Danny Beddes threw six shutout innings despite four walks.  He gave up only two hits and struck out three.  Will Craig went 2-5 with three RBIs.  Since struggling through his first 21 games, Craig is batting.353.  Ty Moore was 3-4 with a double and Sandy Santos 2-4.