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Cannonballs coming: Sherten Apostel hits a pair of home runs

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— Indianapolis (56-47) won the first game of its doubleheader with Buffalo, 4-3. The Indians had only five hits, one of them Wyatt Mathisen’s fifth home run with a man on. Austin Meadows and Jason Martin each went 1-3. Tyler Eppler allowed three runs over six-plus innings, on seven hits and two walks. He struck out three. Dovydas Neverauskas stumbled his way to a save after Eppler let the first hitter in the seventh reach. Neverauskas let that runner score and loaded the bases before getting a called third strike on a 3-2 pitch to end it. Neverauskas threw 33 pitches while striking out the side but also giving up a hit and two walks.

Chris Bostick, Max Moroff: 0-3
Jose Osuna: 0-2, BB

The Indians came from behind late to make it a sweep with a 6-3 win. Casey Sadler got the seven-inning complete game, throwing 84 pitches while giving up three runs on seven hits. He walked nobody and struck out four. Austin Meadows went 2-4 with a pair of doubles and Chris Bostick 3-4 with one double. Jason Martin was 2-3 with a triple and a walk, and Jose Osuna 2-4.

Kevin Newman: 0-4
Max Moroff: 1-4, 3B
Kevin Kramer: 0-3

— Altoona (54-47) got only two hits off 30-year-old minor league journeyman Mickey Jannis in a 5-0 loss to Binghamton. Taylor Hearn gave up three runs on six hits in six innings. He walked one and struck out two. The only hits were singles by Bryan Reynolds and Logan Hill.

— Bradenton (48-51) beat Florida, 5-4, in eight innings in what was supposed to be the first game of a doubleheader. The second game was postponed. Mike Wallace gave up three runs in six innings. The Marauders got two runs in the top of the eighth thanks to the free runner, three walks, a balk, a wild pitch and a passed ball. Jared Oliva was 1-4 with a double.

— West Virginia (51-48) got 15 hits and beat Asheville, 7-2. Three players had at least three hits, with Jesse Medrano going 4-4 with a double. Rodolfo Castro and Robbie Glendinning each went 3-4. Lolo Sanchez was 2-5. Sergio Cubilete allowed two runs over five innings. Beau Sulser, coming off a rough game in his last outing, threw two perfect innings in relief, striking out four.

Oneil Cruz: 0-5
Cal Mitchell: 0-3, BB

— Morgantown (15-25) got clubbed by Brooklyn, 7-1. The Black Bears went with almost all scrubs in their lineup, which for some reason they’ve been doing about once a week. The predictable result was three hits. Osvaldo Bido continued his struggles, allowing three runs on nine hits in five innings. The only Morgantown run scored on a walk, a wild pitch and two passed balls.

— Bristol (16-19) lost to Elizabethton, 8-5. Steven Jennings continued to struggle, as he got pounded for five runs in the first inning. He bounced back to throw four shutout innings, then gave up an unearned run before departing with one out in the sixth. In all, Jennings allowed six hits and three walks, and struck out three. Sherten Apostel (pictured) had a big day, going 3-5 with his fourth and fifth home runs, although he also committed his 13th error in just 26 games. Mason Martin was 2-5 with a double and Dean Lockery was 2-3 with a walk. Jonah Davis went 1-4 with a walk.

— The GCL Pirates (12-17) got vaporized by the Braves, 14-0. Starter Luis Arrieta gave up four dingers as well as assorted other bad things. Jack Herman was 2-4, Jean Eusebio 1-4 with a double, and Ji-Hwan Bae 0-4.

— The DSL Pirates1 (23-24) got flattened by the Rays2, 12-3. Randy Romero (18) went 2-3 with a double.

— The DSL Pirates2 (19-27) lost to the Royals2, 7-4. The offense all came on a grand slam by Angel Basabe (17). He finished 2-3 with a walk and the home run was his third. Basabe is hitting 299/397/514.