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Cannonballs coming: Edison Lantigua HRs twice, Deon Stafford has strong debut

The DSL Pirates don’t play on Sundays.

— Indianapolis (42-33) lost to Louisville, 4-2. With his rehab about to expire, Antonio Bastardo started and took 36 pitches to get two outs. He left with the bases loaded and was charged with one run. Drew Hutchison came on in the second and threw five scoreless innings before giving up three runs in the seventh. Two of the runs were unearned. Hutchison allowed four hits in his six innings, walked four and struck out five. The Indians left 13 runners on base. Their once prospect-filled lineup now features such luminaries as Joey Terdoslavich, Anderson Feliz, Jackson Williams and Eury Perez.

Chris Bostick: 2-5
Phil Gosselin: 0-5
Jason Rogers: 0-2, 3 BB
Eric Wood: 2-4, BB

— Altoona (40-32) won an 11-9 game from Hartford. Eli’s writeup is here.

— Bradenton (39-32) lost the completion of its suspended game from yesterday, 4-3, to Lakeland. The Marauders led, 3-2, when the game was suspended in the eighth, but Daniel Zamora gave up a solo HR in the ninth and Jess Amedee lost it in the 11th on a pair of walks and a single. Starter Bret Helton gave up two runs on four hits and a walk in six innings. He struck out three. Cole Tucker returned from his broken thumb and went 1-4. (Tucker was replaced when the game resumed and didn’t play in the regularly scheduled game, probably because he’s not ready to play on consecutive days.) Kevin Krause went 2-2.

Ke’Bryan Hayes: 1-5, 2B
Will Craig: 0-4, BB
Logan Hill: 2-4, BB
Christian Kelley: 0-4
Seth McGarry: IP, 3 BB, K

The Marauders won the regularly scheduled game, 5-2. Gage Hinsz had his second straight strong start, throwing five and two-thirds scoreless innings. He gave up five hits and a walk, and fanned seven. Geoff Hartlieb, newly promoted from West Virginia, gave up two runs to tie the game in the eighth, but the Marauders scored three in the ninth to put the game away. Hayes went 3-4 and Jordan George 3-5 with a double and three RBIs.

Craig: 2-4, BB
Hill: 1-4, 2B, BB
Krause: 1-5

West Virginia (32-38) lost to Lakeland, 5-2. Oddy Nunez had an uncharacteristically poor start, giving up four runs in four and a third innings. He allowed five hits and three walks, and struck out four. The Power had only four hits. Hunter Owen had half of them, including his eighth HR.

Adrian Valerio: 1-4, 3B
Brent Gibbs: 0-3
Trae Arbet: 1-3

Morgantown (5-2) rallied late to beat Batavia, 6-4, when yesterday’s suspended game resumed. A handful of 2017 draftees made their pro debuts for the Black Bears, with fifth round pick Deon Stafford having the biggest one. Stafford served as the DH and went 2-3 with a double, HR and walk. Tristan Gray (13th round) was 2-4 with a double. Jared Oliva (7) and Bligh Madris (9) each went 0-4. Gavin Wallace (15) gave up three unearned runs in two innings on three hits. He struck out two. Yoandy Fernandez, signed as a Cuban defector over the off-season, gave up an unearned run on one hit over three innings. He fanned five. Fernandez has fanned a dozen over six innings in his first two outings, but he’s 29 so that doesn’t mean a great deal. Mitch Keller threw two scoreless innings in a rehab start before the game was suspended, giving up a hit and a walk, and striking out three. Raul Siri went 2-3, but committed two errors that led to the four unearned runs.

Michael De La Cruz: 1-5
Joel Cesar: IP, 2 BB, K, Sv

The Black Bears lost the regularly scheduled game, 4-1. Ike Schlabach had a good start, allowing one run over five innings on three hits. He walked none and fanned four. Tenth round pick Beau Selser made his pro debut, throwing two scoreless innings. He gave up a hit and struck out two. Shane Kemp gave up a three-run, walkoff HR in the bottom of the ninth.

Oliva: 1-4, 2B
Stafford: 1-4, 2B
Madris: 1-3

— Bristol (1-3) lost to Greeneville, 11-4. Edison Lantigua (pictured) provided most of the offense, hitting a pair of HRs in four at-bats and driving in three. Lantigua had only two career HRs prior to this year, but now has three in four games. Jacob Taylor gave up one run in five innings, allowing three hits and two walks, and striking out three. In case you’re asking, Jacob Who?, the Pirates drafted Taylor in round four in 2015, but he’s thrown only 18 pro innings, including this game, due to Tommy John surgery. Bristol had a 4-2 lead, but the bullpen got bombed for nine runs in the last two innings. Fourth round pick Jason Delay played his second pro game and went 1-4.