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Cannonballs coming: Connor Joe gets four hits

— Indianapolis (23-18), which was given for dead by one click-bait artist, won for the seventh straight time, and 15th in 17 games, by beating Toledo, 9-8. Tyler Eppler had his second straight rough start, giving up five runs on seven hits in five and a third innings. Only one of the runs was earned, but Eppler struggled to throw strikes, walking four and striking out nobody. Indy produced enough offense to win, though, and for once did it with little input from Chris Bostick and Max Moroff. Jason Rogers went 3-4 with his fifth HR and three RBIs, and Austin Meadows went 2-4 with a double.

Bostick: 0-5, 2 K
Moroff: 0-3, BB
Elias Diaz: 1-4
Phil Gosselin: 2-4
Barrett Barnes: 0-2, BB
Angel Sanchez: IP
Pat Light: 2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, K, Sv

— Connor Joe (pictured) went 4-4 with three doubles as Altoona (24-15) beat Erie, 4-1. Joe scored three times and is now batting .321. Jin-De Jhang caught the game, his first appearance of the season, and went 1-4 with a double. Starter Brandon Waddell gave up just an unearned run, but lasted only four and two-thirds innings and threw just 44 of 83 pitches for strikes. Tate Scioneaux threw three and a third scoreless innings in relief.

Kevin Newman: 0-4, 2 K (batting .196 in May)
Kevin Kramer: 0-4, 3 K
Edwin Espinal: 2-4, 2B
Jordan Luplow: 1-2, 2B, 2 BB
Sean Keselica: IP, Sv

— Bradenton (26-17) blew a four-run lead and lost to Fort Myers, 9-8, in ten innings. Cole Tucker went 3-5 with a walk and his 26th steal, although he was caught trying to steal third, his sixth caught stealing. Tucker is now hitting .299 on the season and .390 in May. Starter Logan Sendelbach lasted just four and two-thirds innings, but Bradenton had an 8-4 lead until Jake Brentz, who’s struggling now, gave up four runs in the sixth. In just an inning and a third, he allowed five hits and three walks. Logan Hill went 2-4 with a walk and his 12th HR. Casey Hughston was 2-4 with a double, a walk and his third HR.

Ke’Bryan Hayes: 2-4
Will Craig: 0-5, 2 K
Christian Kelley: 0-4

— West Virginia (20-21) hammered Columbia, 9-3. The Power had 15 hits, with Ty Moore, Hunter Owen and Adrian Valerio each getting three. Moore had a double and three RBIs. Clark Eagan drove in five runs with a single and a grand slam, his fourth HR. Eduardo Vera gave up two runs on seven hits in five innings. He walked none and fanned seven.

Trae Arbet: 1-4, BB
Brent Gibbs: 1-5
Blake Cederlind: 3 IP, 2 H, R, 2 BB, 3 K