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Cannonballs coming: Ike Schlabach continues strong season

The GCL and DSL Pirates don’t play on Sundays. Bradenton was rained out.

— Indianapolis (69-57) blew a two-run lead in the ninth and lost to Syracuse in 13 innings, 4-3. Drew Hutchison gave up just one run, three hits and two walks over six innings, while striking out four. Brett McKinney failed to hold the lead in the ninth and, after McKinney pitched the tenth, the Indians went with catcher John Bormann. He actually threw two scoreless innings before giving up a walkoff run in the 13th. Jordan Luplow went 2-5 with a double and a walk. Chris Bostick, Edwin Espinal and Gift Ngoepe all had two hits.

Kevin Newman: 0-5
Edgar Santana: IP, K
Johnny Barbato: IP, 2 K

— Altoona (65-60) scored two in the top of the ninth to tie their game with New Hampshire, then got the go-ahead run on a two-out RBI single in the 10th by Cole Tucker in a 6-5 win. Tucker finished 2-6, although he also had two errors. (Tucker’s had error problems in AA, although he’s produced a stream of highlight-reel plays as well.) Jerrick Suiter tied the game with a two-run double in the ninth. Jin-De Jhang, who entered mid-game, went 2-3 with a double and scored the winning run. J.T. Brubaker went seven innings, allowing three runs on eight hits. He walked one and struck out five.

— West Virginia (60-62) lost to Greenville, 7-1. Oddy Nunez had a rough start as he seems to be tiring late in the season. He lasted only two and two-thirds innings, giving up four runs on six hits and two walks. He didn’t strike out anybody. The Power had only two hits.

Adrian Valerio: 0-4
Oneil Cruz: 0-1, 3 BB
Pasquale Mazzoccoli: 4.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 BB, K

— Ike Schlabach (pictured) threw five shutout innings as Morgantown (34-24) blanked Mahoning Valley, 4-0. Schlabach allowed two hits and two walks, and struck out three. Deon Stafford went 3-4 and Lucas Tancas 2-4.

Jared Oliva: 1-4
Dylan Busby: 1-4
Tristan Gray: 0-4
Blake Weiman: 2 IP, 2 K

— Bristol (12-43) actually won a baseball game, beating Greeneville, 6-3. Starter Domingo Robles survived his team’s standard shaky defense -- they average two errors per game and lead the league by a wide margin — to give up only three runs, just one earned, in six innings. Robles gave up only four hits and didn’t walk anybody, while striking out five. Appalachian League veteran Henrry Rosario went 4-4 with a triple and Matt Diorio went 3-4.

Edison Lantigua: 0-5
Drew Fischer: 3 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 5 K, Sv