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Cannonballs coming: Luplow, Joe still hitting

— Indianapolis lost to Toledo, 6-5, in ten innings. Tyler Eppler had some control problems, throwing only 60 of 98 pitches for strikes in five innings. He allowed three runs, one of which scored after he was out, along with four hits and four walks. Eppler fanned six. Dovydas Neverauskas had a shaky outing, failing to hold a two-run lead as he also had trouble throwing strikes. He threw three innings — the first one resulted in the two runs -- with four hits and a walk allowed, and no strikeouts. Dan Runzler lost the game in the tenth due to . . . control problems. He walked anemic-hitting Brendan Ryan (batting .098) to load the bases and then hit Alex Presley. Max Moroff was 2-4 with a walk and his sixth HR.

Chris Bostick: 1-5
Austin Meadows: 1-5, 2B
Jason Rogers: 2-5
Eric Wood: 2-4, 3B
Pat Light: 0.2 IP, 2 H, K

— Altoona (15-9) drubbed Richmond, 9-2. Jordan Luplow (pictured) stayed hot, going 2-4 with a double and his fourth HR. Connor Joe added his second HR. After slow starts, Luplow is now batting 284/341/543 and Joe 284/368/433, both with low K rates. Starter Tanner Anderson gave up two runs, one earned, in five innings. He allowed five hits and a walk, and struck out three. Buddy Borden threw two perfect innings, fanning four. He has yet to allow an earned run, with a WHIP of 0.63 and 15 strikeouts in 14.1 IP.

Kevin Kramer: 1-4
Luis Heredia: IP, H, K
Tate Scioneaux: IP, 2 K (0.00 ERA, 0.64 WHIP, 9.6 K/9)

— Bradenton (15-12) lost to St. Lucie, 6-3. Starter Dario Agrazal got hit around in his six innings, allowing nine. He gave up three runs, walked one and struck out two. John Bormann returned to earth Bradenton and had an RBI double in four ABs. Logan Hill drove in the other two runs with a double.

Cole Tucker: 1-5, 2B, 2 K
Ke’Bryan Hayes: 2-5
Will Craig: 0-4, 3 K
Casey Hughston: 1-3, 2B
Kevin Krause: 2-4
Yunior Montero: 1+ IP, 2 H, 3 R, BB, 2 K

— West Virginia (12-16) used the longball to beat Hickory, 6-4. Trae Arbet hit his fifth, a three-run shot, and Hunter Owen hit his second with one on board. Starter Matt Anderson struck out seven over six innings. He allowed three runs, two earned, on five hits and a walk. The Power had only five hits.

Stephen Alemais: 2-4
Ty Moore: 0-3
Eduardo Vera: 3 IP, 3 H, R, BB, 2 K, Sv