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Cannonballs coming: Kingham struggles, Calvin Mitchell drives in four

The DSL Pirates’ final game of the season was rained out. They finished 36-34. Bradenton had a doubleheader rained out.

— Nick Kingham’s very strong stretch of six starts got rudely interrupted by a five-run first inning, but Indianapolis beat Columbus anyway, 11-10. Kingham simply got hammered in the first, then threw two scoreless innings before getting knocked out in the fourth. He finished with eight runs allowed on eight hits and a walk in three and two-thirds innings. He didn’t strike out anybody. The Indy offense, though, responded with a nine-run second inning. Jacob Stallings continued his bid to keep his roster spot, going 3-4 with a double. Eric Wood had a double and his 15th HR in four ABs, and drove in three.

Kevin Newman: 1-5, 2B
Chris Bostick: 1-3, 2 BB
Jordan Luplow: 2-5, 2B
Brandon Cumpton: 2 IP, 2 H, K
Dovydas Neverauskas: IP, H, 2 K, Sv

— Altoona (70-61) reclaimed a two-game lead in their division by beating Bowie, 4-3. Brandon Waddell allowed one run on six hits over five and two-thirds innings. He walked two and struck out four. The Curve took a 4-1 lead into the ninth, but Tate Scioneaux allowed two runs and had to be rescued by Luis Heredia, who got the last two outs. In 23 games since the beginning of June, Heredia has an ERA of 2.08. He’s allowed only 23 hits in 34.2 IP, although control has still been an issue. Anderson Feliz was 3-4 with a double and Cole Tucker was 2-5. Tucker is 11-for-30 (.367) in his last eight games.

Jerrick Suiter: 1-3
Wyatt Mathisen: 1-3

— West Virginia (63-65) got pummeled by Hagerstown, 13-2. Oddy Nunez continued his late-season struggles, giving up a six-run fourth inning and seven runs overall through four innings, although four of them were unearned. He gave up eight hits, three of them HRs, and walked three while striking out one. The Power had a dozen hits but didn’t do much with them.

Adrian Valerio: 2-5
Clark Eagan: 3-5

— Morgantown (35-29) lost to Mahoning Valley, 4-1. Scooter Hightower had a rare mediocre start, allowing three runs in five innings. He gave up six hits and a walk, and struck out five. The Black Bears had only five hits, with Tristan Gray’s fifth HR providing all the offense.

Bligh Madris: 1-4
Lucas Tancas: 2-4, 2B

— Bristol (14-47) lost to Kingsport, 7-6. The Pirates tied the game with two runs in the eighth, but lost it in the ninth. Edison Lantigua was 3-5 and Johan De Jesus 2-3 with two doubles and a walk.

Jason Delay: 0-2, 2 BB
Alex Manasa: 3.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 3 K

— The GCL Pirates (23-31) beat the Yankees East, 10-3. Calvin Mitchell (pictured) went 3-5 with four RBIs and Hunter Owen, still rehabbing, was 2-4 with a double and HR. Starter Cody Bolton gave up three runs on five hits in three innings. He struck out four. Brian Sousa threw four scoreless innings in relief.

Lolo Sanchez: 1-4
Mason Martin: 0-3, 2 BB
Rodolfo Castro: 1-3, 3B, BB
Jeremias Portorreal: 1-3, 2B, BB