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Cannonballs coming: Newman and Alemais get big hits, but their teams still lose

Bristol mercifully was off.

— Indianapolis (68-54) lost to Buffalo in ten innings, 5-4. The Indians trailed, 4-0, going into the eighth, but scored two in that inning and two in the ninth, eventually tying the game on a two-out, RBI single by Kevin Newman, who went 2-5. They lost the game in the tenth when Edgar Santana gave up a single, wild pitch and RBI single to the only batters he faced. Nick Kingham had an OK start, giving up two runs on nine hits in six innings. He walked one and struck out three, needing only 75 pitches to get that far. Chris Bostick went 3-4. Jordan Luplow was 1-2 and got himself ejected, along with manager Andy Barkett, for arguing a called third strike.

Austin Meadows: 0-5
Max Moroff: 0-2, 3 BB
Angel Sanchez: IP, 3 H, 2 R, BB
Dovydas Neverauskas: 2 IP, H, BB

— Altoona (63-58) lost to Portland, 6-1. Brandon Waddell got hit around some, although he managed to last five innings. He gave up five runs on eight hits, walked two and struck out three. Nobody on the Curve had more than one hit.

Cole Tucker: 1-4
Jerrick Suiter: 1-4
Wyatt Mathisen: 1-3
Jin-De Jhang: 1-3

— Bradenton (65-54) lost to Daytona, 6-5, in 14 innings. The Marauders had tied the game with two runs in the eighth. It stayed that way until the 11th, when Bradenton fell behind by a run only to tie it when Stephen Alemais homered with two out in the bottom half of the inning. Miguel Rosario, though, gave up a run in the 14th and the Marauders couldn’t respond. Pedro Vasquez had a rough first inning, giving up three runs, but he eventually threw six innings and gave up only one more run. He allowed six hits, walked one and fanned six. Alemais finished 2-6, which lowered his average since his promotion to .376. The HR was his first for Bradenton and fourth on the season.

Ke’Bryan Hayes: 2-6
Will Craig: 2-5, BB

— Luis Escobar had a chance to pitch West Virginia (58-60) to .500, but instead he had one of his worst pro outings in a 9-3 loss to Lexington. Escobar gave up nine runs, eight earned, in three and a third innings. He allowed seven hits and three walks, and struck out five. Yoel Gonzalez went 2-4 with a double.

Adrian Valerio: 1-3
Oneil Cruz: 0-4
Pasquale Mazzoccoli: 2.2 IP, BB, 5 K

— Morgantown (32-22) beat State College, 5-1. The hitting star was Sandy Santos, who I’m pretty sure I haven’t mentioned here in at least three months. He went 2-3 with a triple and his first HR at this level (he had four before being demoted from West Virginia). Jared Oliva was 2-4 with a double and a triple, and Lucas Tancas hit his third HR. Scooter Hightower (pictured) threw seven shutout innings, giving up four hits, walking nobody and striking out three.

Dylan Busby: 0-3, BB
Blake Weiman: IP, 2 H, R, K

— The GCL Pirates (18-27) beat the Yankees East, 4-3. Max Kranick got off to a shaky start, allowing three runs in the first inning, although they were all unearned. After allowing three hits and a walk in the inning, he allowed three hits and no walks over the next four innings. Kranick struck out four in all. Victor Ngoepe and Eddy Vizcaino each had a single and a double, and Jeremias Portorreal hit his fifth HR.

Lolo Sanchez: 0-2, 2 BB
Rodolfo Castro: 1-5

— The DSL Pirates (34-29) lost to the Rangers1, 14-0. Everybody sucked.