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Cannonballs coming: Kevin Kramer heats up again

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— Indianapolis (22-18) won the first game of its doubleheader with Toledo, 6-1. Clay Holmes overcame a rough start to go six innings. In the first two innings, he threw only 18 of 41 pitches for strikes while giving up four hits and two walks. He survived with only one run allowed thanks to a pair of double play grounders. Over his final four innings, Holmes allowed just one hit and one walk, while striking out seven. Phil Gosselin went 3-3.

Chris Bostick: 1-3, 2B
Austin Meadows: 1-4
Max Moroff: 1-3, 2B, 3 RBIs
Elias Diaz: 2-3
Barrett Barnes: 0-2, BB
Angel Sanchez: IP, BB

Indy finished the sweep with a 7-1 win in game two. Reliever Brett McKinney made a spot start and allowed only one run on one hit in four innings. He walked none and struck out three. Jacob Stallings went 3-3 with a pair of doubles. Gosselin went 2-3 with three runs scored. He’s now hitting .405 since he was sent down. The Indians have now won 14 of their last 16.

Bostick: 0-3, BB
Meadows: 0-3, BB
Moroff: 0-3, BB
A.J. Schugel: 2 IP, BB, K
Dovydas Neverauskas: IP, H, 2 K

— Altoona won a wild one over Erie, 11-10. The Curve fell behind 7-0 in the first inning as starter Alex McRae retired only one batter. He was charged with six runs, five of them earned. Jared Lakind, who’s been struggling badly of late, followed with three and two-thirds innings of one-hit, one-run pitching. Lakind walked one and fanned six. The Curve came back with five runs in the bottom half of the first and eventually took an 11-7 lead. Buddy Borden and Luis Heredia combined to walk four and allow three runs in the seventh to make it 11-10, but Montana DuRapau protected the lead over the last two innings. After having his season-long on-base streak stopped yesterday, Kevin Kramer (pictured) went 3-4 with a double, a walk and his fourth HR.

Kevin Newman: 1-5, 2B
Connor Joe: 2-5, 2B, 3 RBIs
Edwin Espinal: 0-5
Jordan Luplow: 1-4
Wyatt Mathisen: 2-4 (now batting .321)
Jerrick Suiter: 2-4, 2B, 3B

— Bradenton (26-16) lost to Fort Myers, 7-1.. Gage Hinsz struggled again with the strike zone and got knocked out in the fifth. He threw only 35 of 73 pitches for strikes and was charged with five runs in four and a third innings. He gave up five hits and four walks, and didn’t strike out anybody. The Marauders’ only run came on Cole Tucker’s third HR. He went 1-4.

Will Craig: 1-4, 2B
Christian Kelley: 1-4, 2B

— West Virginia (19-21) beat Columbia, 3-1. Cam Vieaux gave up one run over five and two-thirds innings on six hits and a walk, with three strikeouts. The Power had only four hits, half of them by Hunter Owen in three ABs. His two hits included his fourth HR. The Power may be without Stephen Alemais for a while, as he left yesterday’s game with an apparent wrist injury.

Ty Moore: 0-3, 2 BB
Adrian Valerio: 0-4, BB (batting .050)
Trae Arbet: 1-4