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Cannonballs coming: Mitch Keller is not hurt

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— Tyler Eppler continued his (so far) breakout season, throwing seven shutout innings as Indianapolis (13-16) blanked Charlotte, 1-0. Eppler gave up just four hits, didn’t walk a batter, and fanned eight while throwing 73 of 102 pitches for strikes. A.J. Schugel and Dovydas Neverauskas each threw a scoreless inning in relief. The Indians’ offense came from the veterans, with Danny Ortiz, Joey Terdoslavich and Anderson Feliz each getting two hits. Adam Frazier resumed his rehab, playing the whole game in left and going 2-3 with a walk.

Austin Meadows: 0-4
Phil Gosselin: 0-3

— Altoona (18-12) had an eventful first inning in its 10-3 drubbing of Richmond. Kevin Newman left for a pinch runner after getting beaned. (Newman reportedly (sub.req’d) has a contusion but not a concussion.) A pair of doubles and Jordan Luplow’s sixth HR followed, plating four runs. The game tightened quickly in the bottom half. Brandon Waddell failed to retire a batter, giving up three walks, two hits and three runs. The Curve’s bullpen, though, once again came up big, throwing nine shutout innings. Tate Scioneaux came on to face a bases-loaded, no out situation and let just one score. He went on to throw four scoreless innings, giving up a hit, walking none and striking out two. He’s now allowed just two runs, 11 hits and two walks in 20 innings. Luis Heredia and Montana DuRapau combined for five more shutout frames. Edwin Espinal went 3-5 with two doubles and Luplow finished 2-5 with three RBIs.

Kevin Kramer: 1-5, 2B
Connor Joe: 0-4, BB
Heredia: 3 IP, H, 2 BB, K
DuRapau: 2 IP, H, 3 K

— False alarm. Mitch Keller had a no-hitter going through four and two-thirds against Jupiter. Then he allowed a single and hit a batter. At that point (sub.req’d), the trainer came out and apparently checked his forearm, but Keller stayed in. He walked the next batter on five pitches, one of them 97 mph and one of them a wild pitch, then came out. Turns out he got stung by a bee. Keller finished with the one hit, no runs and two walks allowed, and four strikeouts. Bradenton went on to a 5-1 win, thanks in part to 11 walks. Cole Tucker was 2-5 with a double and his 24th steal, and Logan Hill had a double, two RBIs and two walks.

Ke’Bryan Hayes: 1-3, BB
Will Craig: 0-3, 2 BB
Christian Kelley: 1-4, BB
Daniel Zamora: 2 IP, 3 K

— West Virginia (15-18) lost to Asheville, 4-3. James Marvel allowed all four runs in his five innings, giving up a couple gopher balls among the six hits he allowed. He walked one and struck out four. The offense managed only six hits. The game featured a brawl after Marvel hit an Asheville batter. When the batter started toward the mound, catcher Arden Pabst and third baseman Hunter Owen intervened. Both got ejected, along with the batter. In the next inning, the Asheville pitcher tried unsuccessfully to hit Clark Eagan, which got the pitcher and his manager ejected.

Stephen Alemais: 0-4
Ty Moore: 2-4
Trae Arbet: 1-4