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Cannonballs coming: Max Kranick strong in season debut

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Altoona was off.

— Jonathan Brubaker had a good start as Indianapolis (22-19) edged Louisville, 3-2. Brubaker allowed two runs — both on a home run by his mound opponent, Brandon Finnegan — on four hits and two walks over six innings. He struck out five. Kevin Newman (.325) and Chris Bostick (.338) each went 2-4, with Bostick getting a double. Johnny Hellweg got the save despite throwing only seven of 18 pitches for strikes. He walked one and hit one, but got a double play to end it.

Jacob Stallings: 1-3, BB
Kevin Kramer: 0-3, BB

— James Marvel threw six shutout innings as Bradenton (23-19) blanked Fort Myers, 9-0. Marvel gave up six hits and a walk, and struck out three. Tyler Gaffney went 2-5 with two doubles, Albert Baur 2-5 with his fifth home run and three RBIs, and Arden Pabst 1-5 with his fourth home run.

Jared Oliva: 1-4, 2B, BB
Adrian Valerio: 1-4
Bligh Madris: 1-1, 2 BB

— Max Kranick (pictured) threw five shutout innings in his season debut as West Virginia (24-17) beat Columbia, 3-2, in 11 innings. Kranick allowed just two hits and a walk, and struck out one. He did hit two batters. The Power trailed, 2-1, in the top of the ninth, but Rodolfo Castro, who finished 2-5, drove in the tying run with a bloop single. Cal Mitchell doubled in the fake run in the 11th. Mitchell went 2-4 with a walk. Blake Weiman got the win with four scoreless innings, two of which started with fake runners at second. He gave up two hits, walked none and fanned four.

Lolo Sanchez: 0-5
Deon Stafford: 1-4, BB
Oneil Cruz: 0-5
Mason Martin: 0-4, 4 K (1-for-26 in last nine games with 15 Ks)