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Cannonballs coming: Gage Hinsz has a strong outing

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— Indianapolis (8-15) pounded out 17 hits in a 9-2 win over Toledo. Clay Holmes has been sort of a reverse Glasnow so far, sometimes looking dominant through the early innings and then coming apart. In this game he took a shutout into the fifth, but left with two out after throwing 27 pitches in the inning and allowing two runs. His final line was four and two-thirds innings, four hits, two runs, three walks and four strikeouts. He threw only 56 of 97 pitches for strikes. Austin Meadows drove in four runs, three of them on a bases-clearing double off some guy named Zagurski. He finished 1-4 with a walk. Jason Rogers and Erich Weiss each went 3-5. The struggling A.J. Schugel threw two scoreless innings.

Chris Bostick: 2-5 (now batting .341)
Max Moroff: 1-4, BB
Jacob Stallings: 2-4 (now batting .320)
Edgar Santana: IP, BB, K

— Altoona (14-9) blanked Richmond, 2-0. J.T. Brubaker had his best start of the season, going six and two-thirds, and allowing six hits and a walk. (Caveat: Richmond is batting .225 as a team.) Brubaker struck out four. Jordan Luplow and Edwin Espinal each had a single and a double. Luplow is 9-for-22 (.409) over his last six games.

Kevin Newman: 0-3, BB
Wyatt Mathisen: 0-3, BB
Sean Keselica: 1.1 IP, 3 K

— Gage Hinsz (pictured) had his best start of the season in Bradenton’s (15-11) 6-1 win over St. Lucie. Hinsz has struggled with his control, but in this game he threw 59 of 81 pitches for strikes. He allowed one run on three hits, while walking none and striking out four. Cole Tucker went 0-4 with a walk, and had another steal. He also got caught stealing home. Will Craig was 2-5 with a double.

Christian Kelley: 2-3, BB
Casey Hughston: 1-4, 2B

— West Virginia (11-15) lost to Hickory, 5-2. Cam Vieaux needed only 67 pitches to get through six shutout innings. In fact, it’s a little odd that he came out, as he’s a draftee from a major college program and wouldn’t typically be on strict limits at this point. He gave up six hits, walked none and fanned four. Vieaux left with a 2-0 lead, but Matt Eckelman, who’s struggled all year so far, got torched for four runs in less than an inning. The Power had only five hits, with a two-run double by Sandy Santos accounting for their runs.

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