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Cannonballs coming: The organization wins seven of seven and Jason Martin moves up

After today’s action, the Pirates promoted Jason Martin to Indianapolis.

Alfredo Reyes, and not Jared Oliva, will move up from Bradenton to replace Martin.

Morgantown and Bristol were off.

— Indianapolis (43-33) blanked Toledo, 7-0. Alex McRae threw seven innings, allowing just three hits and a walk, and fanning eight. Jesus Liranzo pitched the last two innings, giving up a hit and striking out three. Every batter in the Indians’ lineup except Kevin Newman had at least one hit. Jordan Luplow was 2-5 and Kevin Kramer 2-4 with a double. Newman was 0-3.

Adam Frazier: 1-5, 3B
Max Moroff: 1-3

— Altoona (40-33) beat Harrisburg, 7-2. Cam Vieaux went seven innings, giving up the two runs on four hits and a walk. He struck out five. Vieaux is pitching significantly better at Altoona than he did at lower levels. In four starts, he has a 1.73 ERA, with 18 hits and two walks allowed in 26 innings, while striking out 22. Cole Tucker, Ke’Bryan Hayes, Bryan Reynolds and Stephen Alemais all went 2-4. Hayes had the team’s only extra base hit, a double.

Jason Martin: 1-3, BB
Will Craig: 0-2, 2 SF

— Bradenton (37-34) edged Palm Beach, 2-1. Alfredo Reyes went 2-4 and scored both runs, while Arden Pabst drove in both runs. Pabst was 1-2 with a double. James Marvel went six innings, allowing an unearned run on five hits and two walks, while striking out five. Scooter Hightower went two scoreless innings, allowing three hits and a walk, and striking out four.

Jared Oliva: 0-4
Adrian Valerio: 1-4

— Chris Sharpe drove in all the runs as West Virginia (42-30) beat Hickory, 4-3. Sharpe was 2-3 with a walk, a double and his fourth home run. The longball came with two aboard. Ben Bengtson was 2-4. Starter Gavin Wallace gave up two runs over six innings. Matt Seelinger had an interesting ninth inning. Coming on with a 4-2 lead, he allowed a home run, but also struck out four hitters. One reached on a wild throw by catcher Deon Stafford. In fact, the runner reached third on a steal and a wild pitch before Seelinger fanned the last hitter to get the save.

Oneil Cruz, Fabricio Macias, Stafford: all 0-4
Rodolfo Castro: 1-4

— The GCL Pirates (3-5) beat the Tigers West, 6-2. Starter Santiago Florez went five innings, giving up two runs on three hits and a walk. He struck out three. Randy Jimenez, Jose Marcano and Wilmer Contreras combined for four scoreless innings in relief. Jean Eusebio went 3-6 and is now batting .407. Two college draftees, Justin Harrer and Ryan Haug, each went 2-4 and drove in two runs. Harrer hit his first career home run. Fernando Villegas went 1-4 with a walk.

— The DSL Pirates1 (10-12) came back from a five-run deficit to beat the Red Sox2, 10-8. Juan Pie broke out of a brief slump to go 2-2 with a triple and two walks. Ronaldo Paulino entered the game partway through and went 1-2 with a walk and his second home run. Infielder Carlos Arroyo, a signee from Colombia who’s still 16, went 2-3 with two walks.

— The DSL Pirates2 (10-12) rode a six-run third inning to an 8-4 win over Colorado. Starter Estalin Ortiz allowed one run on just two hits and a walk over five innings. He struck out three. Eddy Vargas fanned four in two and two-thirds scoreless innings in relief. Edgar Barrios and Mariano Dotel each had two hits. The Pirates2 have gone 9-4 since starting the season 1-8.