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Cannonballs coming: Big day for Cal Mitchell

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— Indianapolis (7-6) got six runs in the third inning, thanks to five straight singles and a triple by Chris Bostick, and went on to beat Charlotte, 7-2. Bostick went 2-4 and Jordan Luplow 2-3 with a walk. Austin Coley gave up the two runs over five innings.

Kevin Newman: 0-4
Austin Meadows, Jose Osuna, Kevin Kramer, Jacob Stallings: all 1-4
Johnny Hellweg: IP, K, Sv (no runs allowed in five outings, seven innings)

— Jason Martin hit his first home run with the Pirates and Mitch Keller battled through a so-so outing as Altoona (8-6) beat Richmond, 7-6. Martin went 3-4 with a walk, and fell a triple short of a cycle. He’s now batting .324. Jordan George also went 3-4. Keller struggled a little early, giving up a two-run HR in the second. He settled down after that through four scoreless innings, before allowing a solo HR in the seventh. He finished seven innings on 95 pitches, allowing the three runs on six hits and three walks. He fanned seven. Yeudy Garcia came on for a four-out save after Sean Keselica gave up a three-run HR in the eighth. Will Craig appeared only as a pinch hitter, the third straight game he hasn’t started, although he doesn’t appear to be hurt.

Stephen Alemais: 1-4, BB
Ke’Bryan Hayes: 2-5
Logan Hill: 0-5, 3 K (batting .135 with 24 Ks in 52 ABs)

— Tyler Gaffney went deep for the first time as a pro to lead off the bottom of the first and Bradenton (10-6) went on to beat Fort Myers, 5-3. Adrian Valerio also homered, his third of the season. They each went 1-4. Cam Vieaux recovered from two mediocre starts to throw five shutout innings, exiting after 73 pitches due to a rain delay.

Bligh Madris: 1-4
Arden Pabst: 2-4 (batting .448)
Ronny Agustin: 2 IP, H, 3 K, Sv

— Cal Mitchell (pictured) went 4-5 as West Virginia (11-6) routed Ashville, 13-2. Mitchell had a triple and four RBIs, and even reached in his last at-bat on an error. He’s 15-for-31 in his last seven games and batting .371 overall. Braeden Ogle fanned eight over six innings. He gave up one run on six hits and three walks. Dylan Busby and Oneil Cruz had interesting games. They each struck out their first three times up, but Busby finished 2-5 with his first HR and Cruz had a two-run double.

Mason Martin: 2-5, 2B, 3 RBI
Rafelin Lorenzo: 3-4, 3 runs
Jacob Taylor: 2 IP, 2 H, ER, BB, 2 K