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Cannonballs coming: Inside-the-park HR by Will Craig gives Altoona the win

One news item: Two outfielders acquired in trades during the off-season traded places (sub. req’d) at Altoona. Jason Martin was activated after missing the first few games with a minor foot injury. He replaced Bryan Reynolds, who went on the disabled list with a sprained wrist.

Bradenton was rained out.

— Casey Sadler had a rough start as Indianapolis (2-3) lost to Toledo, 9-6. Sadler gave up nine runs on 11 hits in four and a third innings. Four of the runs were unearned. Max Moroff went 2-4 with a walk and Austin Meadows 2-5.

Kevin Newman: 1-4, 2B
Jose Osuna: 1-4, BB
Jordan Luplow: 0-3
Christopher Bostick: 0-4
Richard Rodriguez: 2.2 IP, H, 2 BB, 4 K
Johnny Hellweg: 2 IP, BB, 2 K

— Will Craig (pictured) hit a three-run, inside-the-park HR to give Altoona (4-1) a 4-3 win over Harrisburg. Craig’s HR, his third, came in the seventh with the Curve trailing, 2-1. Craig was 1-3 on the game. Taylor Hearn allowed just one hit and an unearned run over five innings, striking out four. He did have some control issues, walking three and throwing only 46 of 80 pitches for strikes. Jason Martin made his Pirates debut, going 0-4 with three strikeouts and an error that led to the run off Hearn. Cole Tucker was 2-4 with a triple and Stephen Alemais 2-3. Tucker is hitting .350 and Alemais .471 in the early going.

Logan Hill: 1-4
Ke’Bryan Hayes: 0-4
Yeudy Garcia: IP, H, 2 BB, K
Geoff Hartlieb: IP, 2 H, ER, K, Sv

— West Virginia (3-3) beat Lakewood in the first game of a doubleheader, 8-5. Mason Martin went 2-3 with a double and his second HR, and Lolo Sanchez and Oneil Cruz each added his first HR of the season. Ben Bengtson had a double and a triple. Braeden Ogle had control problems in his first start of the season, walking four in three innings and throwing only 39 of 70 pitches for strikes. Ogle allowed two hits and three runs, and fanned four.

Dylan Busby: 0-2, 2 BB
Deon Stafford: 1-4, 3B
Cal Mitchell: 1-2, 3B, BB
Rodolfo Castro: 0-3
Blake Weiman: IP, 2 K, Sv

Game two was a different story as the Power got annihilated, 15-2. Starter Sergio Cubilete gave up nine runs in two and a third innings. He didn’t have much help, as the defense committed three errors and two passed balls before he left, leading to six unearned runs. Infielder Ben Bengtson gave up the last five runs. West Virginia managed only four hits.

Sanchez: 1-4
Cruz: 0-4, E (5th)
Busby: 1-3, BB
Martin: 1-3, BB
Mitchell: 1-2, BB
Ike Schlabach: 3.2 IP, 2 H, ER, 4 K