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Cannonballs coming: Nick Kingham turns in another strong start

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— Nick Kingham allowed just one run over six innings as Indianapolis (3-3) beat Toledo, 4-1. He gave up only three hits, walked none and fanned six. This follows his first start of the season, in which he threw five shutout innings. Jacob Stallings led the offense with two doubles in four times up. Jordan Luplow came out after one AB, for unknown reasons. Erich Weiss replaced him as DH and went 2-3 with a triple.

Kevin Newman: 0-4
Austin Meadows: 0-4
Jose Osuna: 2-3, 2B
Kevin Kramer: 1-4
Kyle Crick: IP, H, Sv

— Altoona (4-2) couldn’t solve some guy named Dragmire and lost to Harrisburg, 2-1. J.T. Brubaker gave up two runs on six hits and two walks in five innings. He struck out five. Ke’Bryan Hayes broke out of a season-opening slump, going 3-4 with a triple. Jason Martin played his second game and remained hitless, going 0-4. The Curve went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position.

Cole Tucker: 1-4, 2B
Stephen Alemais: 1-3, BB
Will Craig: 2-4, 2B
Logan Hill: 0-4
Jake Brentz: IP

— Bradenton (5-2) lost the first game of its doubleheader to Lakeland, 5-4, when Ronny Agustin walked in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh. Starter Eduardo Vera gave up four runs on seven hits in six innings. The Marauders managed only three hits, including a two-run triple by Jared Oliva. Bligh Madris replaced Tyler Gaffney, who’d been hit by a pitch earlier, in the sixth.

Adrian Valerio: 0-4
Hunter Owen: 0-4

James Marvel threw six shutout innings as the Marauders won the second game, 1-0. Marvel gave up five hits and no walks, and struck out six. Bradenton had only three hits. The lone run scored when Trae Arvet singled, stole second, went to third on an error and scored on a fly by Jared Oliva.

Oliva: 0-2
Valerio: 0-3
Madris: 1-3
Owen: 0-3

— West Virginia (3-4) lost to Lakewood, 4-3, in ten innings. Lakewood scored a phony run in the top of the tenth under MiLB’s faux baseball rules for extra innings. Thanks to an error on a bunt, the Power had runners at the corners with nobody out in the bottom half, but Lolo Sanchez and Oneil Cruz both struck out, and Dylan Busby grounded out. Whiffs were the order of the day for the Power, as they generated 18. Starter Domingo Robles gave up three runs on eight hits over five and two-thirds innings. Busby was 2-5 with a double.

Sanchez: 1-4, BB, 3 K
Cruz: 0-4, BB, 4 K (batting .095 with 12 Ks in 21 ABs)
Deon Stafford: 1-3, 2B, BB
Cal Mitchell: 0-3
Rodolfo Castro: 1-4
Mason Martin: 0-4
Joel Cesar: 2.1 IP, BB, 2 K
Blake Cederlind: IP, BB, K