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Cannonballs coming: Some season debuts

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Bradenton was off.

— Indianapolis (16-17) blew a one-run lead in the top of the ninth, had to score one in the bottom half to tie, and then beat Norfolk, 5-4, in the 11th on a walkoff single by Austin Meadows. Clay Holmes started and had a shutout going with two outs and nobody on in the sixth, but he gave up two runs and couldn’t get out of the inning. He finished with seven hits allowed and no walks through five and two-thirds. He fanned seven. Indy had a 3-2 lead in the ninth, but A.J. Schugel gave up two runs, one of them unearned. Pat Light came on with two out in the tenth and fanned all four batters he faced to get the win. Chris Bostick, playing second, went 3-5 with a double and a walk, but also had two errors, including one in the ninth. Meadows was 2-5. Barrett Barnes made his season and AAA debut, going 0-5 with three strikeouts.

Max Moroff: 0-3, 2 BB
Eric Wood: 1-3, 2 BB
Phil Gosselin: 1-5

— Altoona (21-13) beat New Hampshire, 6-4. Starter Brandon Waddell went three and two-thirds innings after failing to retire a batter in his last start. He gave up a run on two hits and two walks, and fanned three. He came out due to a strict pitch limit. Pablo Reyes was 3-5 with a double and Chris Diaz 3-4 with a triple. Catcher Jin-De Jhang is scheduled to return (sub. req’d) to Altoona on Friday.

Kevin Newman: 0-5
Connor Joe: 0-3, 2 BB
Edwin Espinal: 1-3, 2B
Jordan Luplow: 2-4
Wyatt Mathisen: 1-2, 2 BB
Sean Keselica: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, BB, 2 K
Tate Scioneaux: 2 IP, H, 3 K, Sv

— West Virginia (17-19) used the longball to hammer Charleston, 10-2. Two players made their debuts in full-season ball. Adrian Valerio returned from a broken hand suffered in spring training and went 0-5 while playing second. He’s expected to share the middle infield duties with Stephen Alemais, who played short today and went 0-4. Brent Gibbs caught the game and hit the first HR of his pro career, a three-run shot. Gibbs has been added to the Power’s roster due to Chris Harvey’s temporary absence and Arden Pabst’s pending suspension. Albert Baur, Trae Arbet and Sandy Santos also went deep, the HRs being Baur’s first, Arbet’s sixth and Santos’ fourth. Baur finished 3-4 and also had a double. Eduardo Vera started and gave up a run in five innings. He allowed just two hits, walked none and fanned five. Vera started in place of Cam Vieaux, who’s out due to arm tightness but isn’t expected to miss much time.

Clark Eagan: 2-4, BB, 3 runs
Matt Anderson: 2 IP, 2 K