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Cannonballs Coming: Poor start for Kingham, Will Craig stays hot

MLB: Spring Training-Pittsburgh Pirates at New York Yankees Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Indianapolis lost to Columbus 8-1 in an ugly game. Nick Kingham turned in his worst performance since his return to Triple A this year allowing five earned runs while pitching only 4 1-3 innings. He wasn't missing bats (two strikeouts) and gave up two home runs. Indy bats were relatively quiet with seven hits.

Austin Meadows 1-5, 2 K

Chris Bostick 0-3, 2 K, 1 walk

Anderson Feliz 2-4, double

Nick Kingham 4.1 IP, 7 hits, 2 K, 3 walks

Altoona was shellacked by Richmond 10-1 as Alex McRae turned in a Glasnowesque performance- 5 1-3 innings pitched with 14 hits and seven runs against. The Altoona offense had a hard time getting anything going. The Curve scored one run on six hits with Wyatt Mathisen going 2-3 and Jin-De Jang 3-4 on the evening.

Kevin Kramer 0-4, 1 K

Jin-De Jhang 3-4

Jordan Luplow 0-4, 1 K

Wyatt Mathisen 2-3, 1 walk

Bradenton defeated Dunedin 8-4 as Taylor Hearn took the mound. Hearn had some control problems as he issued four walks and only threw 50 of 90 pitches for strikes. He lasted five innings and gave up four runs to go along with four strikeouts to earn his fourth win of the year. Hard-throwing lefty Jake Brentz followed Hearn and threw two scoreless innings with three strikeouts. The much maligned Will Craig (.945 OPS in his last 10 games) was 2-4 with two doubles and a walk. Ke'Bryan Hayes was 1-3 with a triple and a walk. Kevin Krause got a start in right field and was 2-4 with two strikeouts. Christian Kelley hit his second homerun.

Will Craig 2-4, 2 doubles, 1 K, 1 walk

Ke’Bryan Hayes 1-3, triple, 1 K, 1 walk

Logan Hill 1-4, double, 1 walk, 1 K

Taylor Hearn 5 IP, 4 hits, 4 K, 4 walks

West Virginia lost 7-4 to Greensboro in 10 innings. Cam Vieaux started and went 5 2-3 innings, surrendering four runs on seven hits. The Power took a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the fifth as a Ty Moore double drove in two runs. But the Grasshoppers tied things up in the top of the sixth and the game eventually went into extra innings. Geoff Hartlieb gave up three runs in the top of the 10th.

Cam Vieaux 5.2 IP, 7 hits, 4K, 1 walk

The DSL Pirates held on for a 4-3 win over the DSL Indians. Noe Toribio pitched five innings only allowing four hits with five strikeouts and a walk. Pedro Castillo was 2-4.