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MLB: San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Some transactions to report courtesy of Brian and WTM:

Mason Martin has been assigned to Bristol from the West Virginia Power.

Jake Brentz has been assigned to the Bradenton Marauders from the Altoona Curve.

Evan Piechota has been assigned to Bradenton from the West Virgina Power.

Samuel Reyes has been assigned to West Virginia Power from GCL Pirates.

Jerrick Suiter assigned to Indy from the West Virginia Black Bears.

Indy placed Eric Wood on 7 day DL with fractured right pinky.

Bradenton placed Oddy Nunez on 7 day DL.

-- Indianapolis(31-27, 2nd place in the Western Divison of the IL) beat Pawtucket 8-1. Clay Holmes turned in another impressive start going six innings allowing only one run while striking out seven batters. Indy scored two runs in the second inning and tacked on another four in the third on a Max Moroff grand slam. Kevin Kramer and Jacob Stallings both hit solo homers. Indy would coast to an 8-1 win.

Chris Bostick: 1-3, double, 2 walks

Kevin Kramer: 3-4, homerun(8)

Jacob Stallings: 1-4, homerun(1)

Max Moroff: 1-4, homerun(3)

--Altoona (29-27, 3rd place in Western Divison of the EL) defeated Hartford 4-3. The Curve jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first when Jason Martin followed a Ke’Bryan Hayes double with a two run homer(8). Altoona added two more runs in the third to increase their lead to 4-1. Recently promoted Cam Vieaux had a a strong debut only allowing one run over seven innings. Vieaux punched out seven batters with no walks while only allowing 3 hits. Tate Scioneaux pitched the final two innings and ran into trouble in the bottom of the ninth when Brendan Rodgers, the Rockies highest rated prospect, hit a two run homer to cut the lead to 4-3. But the Curve would escape with a 4-3 victory.

--Bradenton(31-25, 3rd place in South division of FSL) beat Tampa 10-9 in a barnburner. Evan Piechota made his Brandenton debut and struggled mightily allowing 5 runs and 10 hits in four innings. Trailing 5-0, Bradenton stormed back in the top of the fifth scoring four runs. The key hit was provided by Jung Ho Kang who smoked a line drive double down the left field line with the bases loaded. Tampa scored four more runs in the seventh off recently demoted Jake Brentz to increase their lead to 9-5. But the Marauders cut the lead to 9-7 in the eight on an Arden Pabst three run homer. In the top of the ninth Kang walked with one out and was replaced when Adrian Valerio came into pinch run. With two outs, Alredo Reyes doubled home Valerio to cut the Tampa lead to 9-8. Arden Pabst followed with another double to tie the game 9-9. Pabst would come home to score on a Tampa fielding error. Tampa had the bases loaded with one out in the bottom of the ninth but Matt Eckelman struck out the final two batters to preserve a Bradenton victory.

Jared Oliva: 0-4

Mitchell Tolman: 2-4

Jung Ho Kang: 1-4, double, walk

Arden Pabst: homerun(5), double

-- West Virginia(30-26, tied for 3rd place in the Northern division of the SAL) swept a doubleheader vs Hickory. Cody Bolton started game 1 and kept his scoreless streak intact going 4.1 innings only allowing 2 hits while recording 7 Ks. I’m assuming he was pulled because he had thrown 83 pitches. Bolton has now thrown 15.1 scoreless innings with a WHIP of .72 since being promoted to the Power. West Virginia took an early lead on a John Bormann RBI double and never looked back as Hickory had no answer for the Power pitching.

Cody Bolton: 4.1 IP, 0 runs, 7 Ks, 2 hits

Oneil Cruz: 0-4, 2 Ks

Cal Mitchell: 3-3

Deon Stafford: 2-3

In game 2 John Bormann once again gave West Virgnia an early lead as he drove in Rodolfo Castro in the first inning to give the Power a 1-0 lead. Blake Cederlind, Samuel Reyes, and Joel Cesar combined to throw seven scoreless innings.

Oneil Cruz: 1-4, double

Cal Mitchell: 0-3, 3 Ks

-- The DSL Pirates1 (2-4) lost to the DSL Rays2 9-7. The Pirates1 collected 17 hits and premier signing Juan Pie remained red hot going 3-5 with a double and a triple.

Juan Pie: 3-5, double, triple (1.474 OPS)

Jommer Hernandez: 3-5, double

Norkis Marcos: 3-4

The DSL Pirates2(1-5) got their first win of the season defeating the DSL Mariners 14-9

Angel Basabe: 2-5, walk

Bryan Mateo; 4-5, 2 doubles

Tilsaimy Melfor: 2-6, homerun(1), double