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Cannonballs coming: Keller, Indy and Altoona bats struggle

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— A day after piling up 17 runs and 23 hits, Indianapolis (10-9) got no-hit for seven and two-thirds innings in an 8-0 loss to Columbus. The Indians never did get a hit off starter Adam Plutko, but managed three after he left. Jacob Stallings had a double to break up the no-hitter. Casey Sadler continued to struggle, allowing five runs in four innings. Bo Schultz moved up from Bradenton and threw a scoreless inning with one strikeout.

Kevin Newman: 1-4
Kevin Kramer: 0-4
Austin Meadows, Jordan Luplow, Jose Osuna: all 0-3
Chris Bostick: 1-3
Josh Smoker: 1.1 IP, H, 3 K
Johnny Hellweg: IP, BB

— Mitch Keller (pictured) had a rough outing, giving up three runs on five hits and five walks in four innings as Altoona (9-10) lost to Harrisburg, 7-1. He struck out three. The slumping Curve bats managed only one hit, a single by Stephen Alemais. Most of that struggling came at the hands of Brady Dragmire.

Cole Tucker: 0-4 (2-for-20 in last five games)
Ke’Bryan Hayes, Jason Martin, Will Craig, Logan Hill: all 0-3
Jesus Liranzo: IP, 2 K

— Bradenton (13-10) won the first game of its doubleheader with Jupiter, 2-1, on a two-run home run by Bligh Madris in the top of the seventh. The longball was Madris’ third. Eduardo Vera allowed a run on five hits and two walks in six innings. He struck out four.

Adrian Valerio: 1-4
Arden Pabst: 1-3, BB

The Marauders lost the second game, 3-0. James Marvel had a no-hitter through five innings, but gave up three runs on four hits in the sixth. He walked one and struck out four, while finishing with a six-inning complete game. The offense managed only three hits.

Valerio: 1-3
Madris: 0-3

— West Virginia (13-10) beat Lexington, 4-2. Ike Schlabach gave up two runs on four hits in five innings. He walked two and struck out two. Joel Cesar has been struggling to throw strikes, but he followed Schlabach with three scoreless, one-hit innings with no walks allowed. He fanned four. Ben Bengtson was 2-4 with his second HR in two days, also his second on the season.

Lolo Sanchez: 1-5
Cal Mitchell: 0-4
Deon Stafford: 1-4
Oneil Cruz: 1-4
Rodolfo Castro: 0-3, BB
Mason Martin: 1-4