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Cannonballs Coming: Indianapolis and Altoona both win wild ones, Indy hits five homers

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Indianapolis (38-30) defeated Charlotte 12-11. Indy took a 1-0 lead on a Phil Gosselin home run in the top of the first but soon found itself behind 4-1. Tyler Eppler was ineffective and hit hard most of the day, allowing seven runs on four hits. Indianapolis regained the lead with four runs in the sixth. Chris Bostick hit a three-run homer (6). Charlotte would score five in the bottom of the sixth to regain the lead, 9-5. Eric Wood (8) and Danny Ortiz (2) both hit solo home runs in the eighth to close the gap to 9-7. Indianapolis then erupted for five runs in the top of the ninth. Wood and Erich Weiss both had RBI singles and Ortiz followed with his second home run of the game, a three-run shot to make it 12-9. Angel Sanchez gave up two runs in the bottom of the ninth.

Phil Gosselin 1-3, home run (1)

Chris Bostick 1-5, home run (6)

Eric Wood 3-5, home run (8)

Danny Ortiz 3-5, 2 home runs (2 and 3)

Austin Meadow 0-5, 5 ground outs

Tyler Eppler 5.1 IP, 10 hits, 7 ER, 4 K, 4 walks

Altoona (37-30) beat Hartford 6-5 in 11 innings. Altoona took a 4-1 lead in the top of the fifth, but Hartford tied it up in the bottom of the sixth as they were having success against J.T. Brubaker. The Curve took a 5-4 lead in the top of the 10th when Wyatt Mathisen drove in Jin-De Jhang with a single. Sean Keselica was struggling to throw strikes and gave the lead back in the bottom of the 10th. The Curve took the lead for good in the top of the 11th on a Hartford throwing error that allowed Justin Maffei to score. Jared Lakind worked a scoreless bottom of the 11th for the save.

Kevin Newman 2-5, double

Edwin Espinal 4-5, 2 doubles

Jordan Luplow 1-4, 1 walk

J.T. Brubaker 5.2 IP, 9 hits, 7 K, 2 walks

Bradenton was off.

West Virginia (30-36) lost to Kannapolis 5-3. Eduardo Vera started for the Power and allowed two runs (one earned) through five in a solid outing. Kannapolis busted the game open versus Matt Anderson, who followed Vera and allowed three runs in the sixth inning. Albert Baur hit his second home run of the season.

Adrian Valerio 2-4, double

Albert Baur 1-4. home run (2)

Eduardo Vera 5 IP, 4 hits, 4 K, 1 walk