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Cannonballs Coming: WV pounds out 13 hits in loss

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--Indianapolis (25-24) fell to Gwinnett 3-2 as Tyler Eppler recorded another solid start going 5.2 innings surrendering 2 runs to go along with 7 Ks. Indy got on the board first with a Jose Osuna RBI single in the first inning and increased their lead to 2-0 in the 4th as Jacob Stallings drove home Jordan Luplow. Gwinnet eventually tied things up in the 6th as they scored 2 runs on 2 doubles. Bo Schultz worked 2 scoreless innings and Dovydas Neverauskas blanked Gwinnett in the 9th sending the game into extra innings. After having their runner placed at second base Gwinnett eventually took a 3-2 lead on groundout. Indy could not do the same in the bottom half of the inning after Kevin Kramer was placed at second base. Jacob Stallings grounded out and was followed by strikeouts from Eric Wood and Wyatt Mathisen to end the game.

Chris Bostick: 1-4, double

Jordan Luplow: 1-4, double

Kevin Kramer: 0-4, 2 Ks

Jacob Stallings: 2-4, double

--Altoona(23-24) lost 3-0 to Akron as Pedro Vasquez pitched 7 strong innings but received no run support as the Curve bats were unable to get anything going this evening only collecting 3 singles. Vasquez had his best start at the Double A level only allowing one run through 7 while recording 5 Ks to go along with 3 walks. Altoona’s best chance to score came in the 4th inning as Jason Martin and Will Craig had back to back hits with Craig at 2b and Martin at 3rd with one out. Both were stranded as neither Bryan Reynolds nor Logan Hill could bring them home. Reynolds returned to the lineup for the first time since undergoing hamate surgery. Both parts of the Arquimedes Caminero trade(Vasquez and Jake Brentz) pitched tonight as Brentz came onto pitch the 8th. Unfortunately Brentz’s control problems continued as he walked 3 batters and allowed 2 runs.

Cole Tucker: 0-4

Ke’Bryan Hayes: 0-3

Jason Martin: 1-4

Will Craig: 1-3

Brian Reynolds: 0-3

--Bradenton(26-22) was rained out

-- West Virginia(25-23) was defeated by Lexington 12-6 as Domingo Robles was hit around. Robles went 5.1 innings allowing 9 runs (5 earned) on 9 hits and 2 homeruns. He was not helped out by his defense as they made 4 errors(only 1 by Oneill Cruz this evening). On a more positive note, the Power pounded out 13 hits including Lolo Sanchez’s 2nd homerun. Cruz was 2-5 without any strikeouts and Cal Mitchell went for 2-5 with 2 doubles.

Lolo Sanchez 2-3: Homerun (2nd)

Brett Pope: 3-4, double

Rodolfo Castro: 3-5

Mason Martin: 0-4