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  • LHP Enny Romero was sent on a rehab assignment first to Bradenton, then to Altoona
  • Indianapolis placed 1B Jerrick Suiter on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to June 11, left ankle sprain.
  • Bradenton activated LHP Oddy Nunez from the 7-day disabled list.
  • RHP Jess Amedee was demoted from Bradenton to Bristol, then later the same day released

—Indianapolis(35-30, 2nd place in West Division) lost to Columbus 5-4. Columbus jumped on Tyler Eppler for four runs in the first inning to take a 4-1 lead. Indy would come back to tie the game as Ryan Lavarnway hit a two run homer in the 2nd and Adam Frazier doubled home Lavarnway in the fourth. The Clippers would retake the lead in the bottom half of the fourth as the scored a fifth run off of Eppler. Lavarnway was 2-2 with three walks. While he only has 81 at bats this year, he has put up a 309/423/486 triple slash for an OPS of .856. Brandon Waddell got some work in relief and pitched a scoreless inning. Jung Ho Kang did not play.

Tyler Eppler: 5 IP, 9 hits, 5 runs, 2 Ks

Jose Osuna: 3-5, double

Jordan Luplow: 2-4, double, walk

Kevin Newman: 1-5

Max Moroff: 2-4, walk

Ryan Lavarnway: 2-2, home run(3), 3 walks

—Altoona(33-28, 2nd place in Western Divison) crushed New Hampshire 10-1. Cam Vieaux was excellent going seven innings only allowing five hits with five strikeouts. Vieaux has a 1.29 ERA in 14 innings pitched since being promoted to Altoona. Bralin Jackson had a big game going 3-5 with a home run(3) and two doubles to go along with four RBIs. Will Craig was 3-3 with a walk and raised his OPS to .815. Ke’Bryan Hayes was not in the lineup again. Enny Romero pitched a scoreless inning in relief with 1 strikeout.

Cole Tucker: 1-4, walk

Jason Martin: 0-5, 2 Ks

Bryan Reynolds: 2-4, double

—Bradenton(33-29, 3rd place in South Division) did not play.

—West Virginia Power(36-28, 3rd place in Northern Division ) defeated Delmarva 8-2. Max Kranick threw five scoreless innings and struck out three batters. Lolo Sanchez was 3-4 with a double. Sanchez has picked it up a bit recently. It would be nice to see him finish he season on a strong note.

Oneil Cruz: 2-5

Rodolfo Castro: 2-4, double

—The West Virginia Black Bears (0-1) lost their opener 9-8 to Mahoning Valley in extra innings. Alex Manasa started for the Black Bears and went six innings only allowing one run on five hits. The game took some wild turns in the late innings. The Black Bears were leading 2-1 going into the bottom of the seventh but Mah Valley scored two runs to take a 3-2 lead. West Virginia would then score four runs in the top of the ninth to reclaim the lead 6-3. But Mah Valley stormed back with three of their own in the bottom half to tie things up and send the game into extra innings. West Virgina scored two runs in the top of the 10th and took an 8-6 lead. But Mah Valley scored three in the bottom half to win 9-8.

Alex Manasa: 6 IP, 1 run, 3 Ks

Raul Siri: 2-5, double, walk

Jhoan Herrera: 2-4, double

Edison Lantigua: 2-4

—The DSL Pirates1(6-6) defeated the DSL Indians/Brewers 5-2. Jesus Valles threw six scoreless innings with 7 Ks. Juan Pie was 2-4.

—The DSL Pirates2(3-9) beat DSL Colorado 7-3.

Willy Basil: 5 IP, 1 run, 6 Ks

Pedro Castillo: 2-4, home run(2)

Angel Basabe: 1-5