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Cannonballs coming: Taylor Hearn fans ten in abbreviated start

— Indianapolis (51-39) pounded Louisville, 10-0. Drew Hutchison threw five shutout innings, but it took him 105 pitches and he walked four, while giving up three hits and striking out three. Joey Terdoslavich fell a triple short of a cycle, going 4-5 with four RBIs. The HR was his fourth. Jacob Stallings added a three-run HR, his third longball. Jordan Luplow came out after one AB for reasons unknown. Starling Marte played center and went 1-4 with a walk and three strikeouts.

Erich Weiss: 2-5
Eric Wood: 1-4, 2B, BB
Gift Ngoepe: 0-4, BB
Angel Sanchez: IP, H, K
Edgar Santana: IP, K

— Altoona (46-42) lost to Bowie, 4-3. J.T. Brubaker gave up four runs on four hits and three walks in six innings. He struck out five. Casey Sadler allowed a run in two innings, which got him charged with the loss. Jin-De Jhang finally got himself above the Mendoza Line by going 3-4 with a double.

Kevin Newman: 1-4
Logan Hill: 0-4, BB
Wyatt Mathisen: 2-3, BB
Sean Keselica: IP, BB, 2 K

— Taylor Hearn (pictured) fanned ten as Bradenton (49-37) beat Clearwater, 8-1. Hearn got those strikeouts in just four and two-thirds innings. As far as I know, he came out due to his pitch count, which was 79. He allowed no runs and four hits, and didn’t walk a batter. Three relievers fanned another six, giving the Marauders 16 punch-outs on the day. Jordan George was 2-4 with his sixth HR and three RBIs. Kevin Krause, Casey Hughston and Alfredo Reyes all had two hits apiece.

Cole Tucker: 1-5
Will Craig: 0-3, BB

— Oddy Nunez didn’t have one of his better starts as West Virginia (38-48) lost to Augusta, 6-4. Nunez pitched well for five innings, but got hit around in the sixth. He finished with four runs allowed on nine hits and two walks in five and two-thirds innings. He struck out four. Garrett Brown, Albert Baur and Carlos Munoz each had two hits.

Adrian Valerio: 1-5, 3B
Hunter Owen: 1-4, 2B, 3 K

— Morgantown (14-9) lost to Hudson Valley, 2-1. Sergio Cubilete gave up one run over five innings on five hits and three walks. He struck out one. The Black Bears went with a Sunday lineup and then some, as they sat all their better hitters. They had six hits in the game, all singles.

Bligh Madris: 1-4
Lucas Tancas: 2-4
Joel Cesar: IP, BB, K

— Bristol (7-14) scored eight times in the fourth inning and coasted to a 16-7 win over Johnson City. The Pirates had 15 hits and eight walks. Ryan Peurifoy was 3-5 with a double and four RBIs, Edison Lantigua was 2-4 with two walks and four runs scored, and Matt Diorio was 2-4 with a double and three RBIs. Domingo Robles gave up eight hits and three walks, but still managed to finish seven innings with only 88 pitches thrown. He allowed three runs and struck out five.

Yondry Contreras: 1-5, BB
Ben Bengtson: 3-5, 2B

— The GCL Pirates (5-11) scored eight runs in the seventh on their way to an 11-7 win over the Tigers East. Victor Ngoepe hit his first pro HR, a three-run shot, while going 1-3 with two walks and three runs. Cal Mitchell also went deep, his second, and finished 2-3 with two walks. The only player to go hitless was Mason Martin, but he walked twice. Cristopher Perez was 3-5. Roger Santana gave up four runs on eight hits in five innings. He walked one and struck out three.

Lolo Sanchez: 1-4, BB
Jeremias Portorreal: 1-4, BB

— The DSL Pirates (20-15) got only three hits for the second game in a row in a 9-1 loss to the Rangers1. The only run came on Carlos Garcia’s second HR.

Jean Eusebio: 1-4
Francisco Acuna: 1-3, BB
Samuel Inoa: 0-4
Sherten Apostel: 0-1, 3 BB