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Cannonballs coming: Bostick, Tucker, Kelley keep hitting

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Altoona was off.

— Tyler Eppler didn’t have his best game in Indianapolis’ (16-18) 5-4 loss to Columbus. Eppler gave up four runs on eight hits, but still lasted six innings. He walked two and struck out four. Meanwhile, one of the more interesting questions continues to be, If Alen Hanson isn’t good enough to play in the major leagues, why is Chris Bostick still in AAA? (Edgar Santana and Dovydas Neverauskas would like to chime in here, too.) Bostick had, for him, a rather pedestrian game, going 2-5 with a double. He’s batting .357.

Austin Meadows: 0-3, 2 BB
Max Moroff: 1-3, 2B, 2 BB
Elias Diaz: 1-5
Phil Gosselin: 2-4
Barrett Barnes: 1-4
Neverauskas: IP, H, K

— Cole Tucker drove in four runs, giving him 11 RBIs in his last two games, as Bradenton (25-13) beat Daytona, 7-3. Tucker finished 2-5 with a double. He was also caught stealing, the fifth time in 29 attempts. Christian Kelley (pictured) stayed hot, going 3-3 with a double and a walk. He’s now batting .350. Starter Pedro Vasquez allowed two runs in six innings on five hits and a walk. He fanned seven. Casey Sadler pitched in a game for the first time since June 2015, throwing a 1-2-3 inning with one strikeout.

Ke’Bryan Hayes: 1-5
Will Craig: 0-3, BB, HBP
Logan Hill: 0-5, 4 K
Casey Hughston: 1-3, BB
Seth McGarry: 2 IP, H, R, K

— West Virginia (17-20) lost to Charleston, 4-1. Blake Cederlind started but remains on a tight pitch count. He threw three hitless and scoreless innings, walking two and fanning four. The Power managed only five hits, going 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position.

Adrian Valerio: 1-4, 2B (played short)
Trae Arbet: 0-3
Brent Gibbs: 0-3