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Cannonballs coming: Eduardo Vera comes within one out of 7-inning no-hitter

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The DSL Pirates were rained out.

— Indianapolis (71-58) pummeled Louisville, 10-2. The Indians had 15 hits, with Austin Meadows going 3-5 with a pair of doubles and Edwin Espinal 3-4 with three RBIs. Erich Weiss also drove in three. Tyler Eppler had his best game in quite a while, giving up a run on six hits and no walks in seven innings. He fanned six.

Kevin Newman: 1-5
Chris Bostick: 1-4, 2B, BB
Jordan Luplow: 2-5, 2B

— Altoona (68-60) beat Akron, 8-4. Michael and Elvis Escobar each went 3-4, with Suchy hitting his third HR. Anderson Feliz also went deep, his second. Alex McRae gave up three runs on eight hits in five innings.

Cole Tucker: 2-4, 2 2B
Jerrick Suiter: 1-4, BB
Jin-De Jhang: 0-4

— Mitchell Tolman hit a pair of HRs, giving him eight on the year, and drove in four runs as Bradenton (67-57) beat Daytona, 9-6, in 13 innings. Logan Ratledge added his third HR. Starter Pedro Vasquez struggled, allowing five runs on seven hits and a walk in five innings. He struck out six.

Ke’Bryan Hayes: 2-6, 2 2B
Will Craig: 2-6
Stephen Alemais: 0-4, BB

— Eduardo Vera (pictured) narrowly missed a seven-inning no-hitter as West Virginia (61-64) took the first game of its doubleheader with Charleston, 7-0. Through six and two-thirds innings, the only runner to reach against Vera came on a hit batsman. He gave up a pair of singles before getting the last out for a complete game shutout. Vera struck out six. Albert Baur went 4-4 with two doubles. Kevin Mahala and newly promoted Henrry Rosario homered. It was Mahala’s third. Rosario hit five for Bristol. He’s in his sixth year in the system and had never played above rookie level before. He replaced the injured Arden Pabst.

Adrian Valerio: 2-4, 2B
Clark Eagan: 2-4, 3B

The Power got blanked in the second game, 3-0. Matt Eckelman gave up two runs in five innings. The Power had only two hits.

Adrian Valerio: 0-3
Angel German: IP, 2 H, R

— Morgantown (35-26) finally managed to hang onto a two-run ninth-inning lead and beat State College, 6-4. Starter Beau Sulser gave up three runs, two earned, in four and a third innings. Adam Oller got the win in relief, giving up a run in three and two-thirds innings. Raul Hernandez went 3-4 with a triple.

Bligh Madris: 2-5
Deon Stafford: 1-4
Dylan Busby: 1-4, BB
Blake Weiman: IP, Sv

— Bristol (13-45) lost to Elizabethton, 10-2. Travis MacGregor got knocked out in the third inning. He lasted two and two-thirds, allowing three runs on seven hits. He walked three and struck out one.

— The GCL Pirates (20-30) took an early 8-0 lead and hung on for a 9-7 win over the Phillies. Shane Baz threw three shutout innings, allowing two hits and a walk, and striking out two. Mikell Granberry drove in four runs. He went 3-4 with a double, a triple and a walk. Mason Martin hit his eighth HR and first since July 25. He finished 1-3 with two walks and three runs. Barrett Barnes continued his rehab, playing seven innings in left field and going 0-4.

Lolo Sanchez: 1-3, 2 BB, 3 R
Rodolfo Castro: 2-3, 2B, BB