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

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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.