— Indianapolis (18-18) won the first game of its doubleheader with Columbus, 5-1. Steve Brault allowed only the one run and two hits over six innings, although it took him 100 pitches to get that far. He walked three and fanned six. Chris Bostick and Max Moroff (pictured) kept doing what they’ve been doing. They each went 2-4 with a HR, Bostick’s third and Moroff’s tenth. Jacob Stallings was 2-4 with a double.
Austin Meadows: 1-4, 2B
Eric Wood: 1-3, 2B, BB
Phil Gosselin: 1-3
Barrett Barnes: 1-3
Pat Light: IP, K
The Indians finished their climb back to .500, piling up 11 hits and eight walks in a 9-0 blowout in game two. Starter Cody Dickson went five shutout innings, giving up four hits and two walks, and striking out four. Bostick went 2-4 and Moroff 1-3 with two walks. Jason Rogers was 2-4 with a double and three RBIs.
Elias Diaz: 2-4
Gosselin: 1-2, 2B, BB
Dovydas Neverauskas: IP, H, K
Angel Sanchez: IP
— Altoona (21-14) suffered a 10-2 thrashing at the hands of Binghamton. Tanner Anderson had a rough start, giving up six runs on seven hits in five innings. The Pirates seem to be having many of their minor league starters pitch shorter outings in relief lately, I imagine as some sort of effort to give them a bit of a breather. Today, J.T. Brubaker threw two innings in relief, allowing two runs. The Curve managed only six hits, but Kevin Kramer stayed hot, going 2-3 with a triple and a walk.
Kevin Newman: 0-4 (7-for-37 in May)
Edwin Espinal: 1-4, 2B
Connor Joe: 0-2
Jordan Luplow: 1-3, BB
Luis Heredia: IP, H, 2 R, 3 BB, K
— Mitch Keller lasted only an inning in Bradenton’s (25-14) 6-3 loss to Daytona. Keller’s pitch count hit 27, only 14 strikes, as he allowed two runs on two hits and a walk. He struck out one. Bret Helton gave up only a run in four innings of relief, but Jacob Brentz allowed three in an inning and two-thirds. Bradenton had a chance to get back in it with the bases loaded and nobody out in the eighth, but Logan Hill and Christian Kelley both struck out and Ke’Bryan Hayes got picked off third, which is quite the blunder with the bases loaded. Cole Tucker drove in two more runs, going 2-5 with a double. The Marauders fanned 14 times in all.
Will Craig: 0-3, BB
Kelley: 0-3, BB
Casey Hughston: 0-4, 3 K
— West Virginia (18-20) beat Charleston, 6-2. Starter Oddy Nunez gave up two runs on five hits in four and two-thirds. He walked one and struck out three. Mike Wallace followed with four shutout innings to get the win. Ty Moore was 3-4 with two doubles, Clark Eagan 2-4 with a double and a triple, and Brent Gibbs 2-4.
Stephen Alemais: 0-4, BB (2-for-26 in last six games)
Adrian Valerio: 0-4
UPDATE: Keller left the game due to back tightness (sub. req’d).