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Cannonballs coming: Shane Baz debuts

— Indianapolis (47-36) edged Louisville, 5-4. Tyler Eppler gave up two runs on five hits over five innings. He walked one and struck out four. Erich Weiss led the offense, going 3-4 with a double and his third HR. Jordan Luplow added his first AAA HR.

Chris Bostick: 2-5, 2B
Phil Gosselin: 1-4

— Altoona (41-39) stopped its seven-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over Erie. Austin Coley went seven innings, allowing one run on five hits and no walks. He struck out five. Edwin Espinal hit his ninth HR.

Kevin Newman: 1-4, 3B, BB
Logan Hill: 1-4
Wyatt Mathisen: 0-4

— Bradenton (44-34) lost the continuation of yesterday’s suspended game, 3-1. The game had been stopped after one batter in the sixth inning with the score 1-1. Taylor Hearn threw five shutout innings, but gave up a HR to the leadoff batter in the sixth, which turned out to be the last batter before the game was suspended. Hearn gave up two hits and three walks, and fanned seven. Starling Marte started his rehab, going 0-3 with a strikeout (which came against the rehabbing Chaz Roe). The Marauders had only three hits.

Cole Tucker: 2-4, 2B, 2 SB (30 on the year)
Ke’Bryan Hayes: 0-4
Will Craig: 0-1, 3 BB
Kevin Krause: 0-4

The Marauders won the regularly scheduled game, 5-4, in 11 innings. Jordan George tied the game with a one-out HR in the bottom of the ninth, his fourth longball. Ke’Bryan Hayes, who went 1-4 with a walk, won the game by stealing third and coming in to score on a wild throw. The steal was Hayes’ second of the game and 21st on the season. Pedro Vasquez (pictured) sailed through five shutout innings, but gave up four runs and two gopher balls in the sixth. He allowed eight hits over the six innings, walked nobody and fanned nine. Marte went 1-3 and George also had a double in four ABs.

Tucker: 1-4, 2B, BB, SB (31)
Craig: 0-5

— West Virginia (36-42) lost to Hickory, 5-2. Luis Escobar gave up two runs, one earned, on three hits and two walks in four innings. He struck out three. I’m not sure why Escobar left after four innings, as he’d thrown only 71 pitches. The Power had just five hits, two of them by Victor Fernandez.

Adrian Valerio: 0-5, 3 K
Brent Gibbs: 1-4

— Morgantown (9-5) scored nine runs in the seventh and eighth innings to beat Williamsport, 11-6. Tristan Gray, Jose Barraza and Sandy Santos each drove in three runs. Gray went 2-4 with a double and a walk, Barraza 2-5 with his first HR, and Santos 2-4 with two doubles. Scooter Hightower gave up three runs in four innings on six hits and a walk. He fanned three. Yoandy Fernandez, a 29-year-old signed out of Cuba, followed and gave up two runs on five hits in three innings. Dylan Busby got his first pro hit, going 1-4 with a double and a walk.

Jared Oliva: 1-4, BB
Bligh Madris: 0-3, BB
Lucas Tancas: 1-4

— Bristol (3-9) got hammered by Bluefield, 10-4. Travis MacGregor failed to survive the first inning even though he retired the first two batters he faced. Following that came a hit batsman, two walks, a wild pitch, one hit and a critical fielder’s choice on which the Pirates got no outs. MacGregor came out due to his single inning limit. Bristol had just six hits.

Yondry Contreras: 1-5, 4 K (18 K in 33 AB so far)
Edison Lantigua: 1-4, 2B
Alex Manasa: IP, 2 H, 3 R, BB, K

— Shane Baz made his pro debut as the GCL Pirates (2-5) dropped a 2-1 game to the Blue Jays. The Pirates’ top pick, and 12th overall, went only one inning, fanning the first two hitters and getting the third on a fly ball. The second hitter actually reached on a third-strike wild pitch, but was thrown out stealing. Yeudry Manzanillo followed Baz and gave up two runs in five innings. Both were unearned, on a longball following a two-out error. Manzanillo gave up three hits, walked nobody and fanned five. Cristopher Perez went 3-3.

Lolo Sanchez: 1-4, 2B
Jeremias Portorreal: 0-4, 3 K
Cal Mitchell: 0-3

— The DSL Pirates (16-10) scored four in the ninth to beat the Astros Orange, 9-8. The Pirates benefited from three ninth-inning errors and also drew eight walks in the game. Samuel Inoa stayed hot, going 2-4 with two doubles, a walk and three runs scored. He’s now batting 404/500/698, with eight walks and nine strikeouts.

Francisco Acuna: 0-2
Sherten Apostel: 1-3, 2 BB