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Cannonballs Coming: Meadows hits fourth home run, Brubaker dominant

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

Indianapolis (34-29) rolled over Norfolk 7-3 as Drew Hutchison had an effective outing and the offense beat up on Norfolk pitching with 16 hits. Hutchison threw seven innings, allowing three runs on six hits, with three walks and three strikeouts. Austin Meadows was 1-5 and hit his fourth home run on a line drive to right field. Chris Bostick had three hits, including two doubles. Every Indy hitter in the starting lineup collected a hit. Antonio Bastardo and Josh Lindblom each worked a scoreless inning in relief.

Austin Meadows 1-5, home run (4)

Chris Bostick 3-5, 2 doubles

Eric Wood 2-5, double

Altoona (34-28) defeated Portland 6-0. J.T. Brubaker turned in a dominant performance, throwing seven scoreless innings, allowing only three singles with no walks and 10 strikeouts. Brubaker was filling the strike zone, with 60 of his 83 pitches being recorded as strikes. The Curve broke things open with a four-run eighth inning. Elvis Escobar hit his first home run of the year.

Kevin Newman 0-3, 1 K, 1 walk

Jordan Luplow 2-3, 1 K, 1 walk

Connor Joe 1-4, triple

Elvis Escobar 2-3, home run(1)

J.T. Brubaker 7 IP, 3 hits, 10 K, no walks

Bradenton (36-25) was postponed.

West Virginia (28-33) couldn't overcome an early deficit and lost 5-3 to Charleston. The RiverDogs jumped out to a 5-1 lead against Eduardo Vera and scored four runs in the second inning. The Power scored in both the fifth and sixth, but it wasn't enough to close the gap. West Virginia had 12 hits and also left 12 men on base.

Hunter Owen 2-5, double, 1 K

Victor Fernandez 2-4, 1 K, 1 walk

The DSL Pirates (4-5) fell behind the DSL Indians/Brewers (yes you read that correctly) and went on to lose 4-3. Shermon Apostel and Yair Babilonia were both 2-4.