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Cannonballs coming: Tucker collects 3 hits; Waddell has rough debut

MLB: Spring Training-Pittsburgh Pirates at Atlanta Braves Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

-- Indianapolis(25-25) lost again to Gwinnett 11-4 as Brandon Waddell suffered through a very difficult debut. Waddell didn’t make it out of the 2nd inning giving up 5 runs and 4 walks while recording no strikeouts. He was pulled and replaced by Casey Sadler. Sadler gave up 2 runs over 4.1 innings before being replaced by Damien Magnifico who allowed another 3 runs in 2 innings. Erich Weiss hit his first homerun of the season and Pablo Reyes hit his 2nd homer of the year. Reyes is a name to keep an eye given his respectable hitting line and positional versatility.

Kevin Newman: 0-4

Max Moroff : 0-5, no hits in last 17 at bats

Chris Bostick: 2-5, double

Jacob Stallings: 2-5

Jose Osuna: 1-4, double

Jesus Liranzo: 1 IP, 1 HR, 2Ks

--Altoona(24-24) ralllied from a 3-0 deficit to defeat Akron 4-3. Eduardo Vera made his Double A debut and worked 7 innings allowing 3 runs but only one earned. Akron jumped out to a 1-0 lead on a 2nd inning homerun and added runs in both the 3rd and 4th to build a 3-0 lead. The Curve cut the deficit to 3-1 in the 6th when Jason Martin drove in Stephen Alamais. They tied things up in the 7th as Will Craig doubled home Cole Tucker and Jason Martin. Tucker had a strong night going 3-4 with a double. Stephen Alemais finally walked off the win in the bottom of the 9th with a line drive to left field to score Jordan George.

Cole Tucker: 3-4, double

Ke’Bryan Hayes: 0-4

Jason Martin: 1-3

Stephen Alamais: 3-4

--Bradenton was canceled due to weather

-- West Virginia was also canceled.