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Cannonballs coming: Outstanding start for Taylor Hearn and two HRs for Justin Harrer

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Bristol was rained out.

— A day after whiffing 18 times, Indianapolis’ (46-39) hitters struck out another 15, but the Indians still beat Columbus, 5-2. Tyler Eppler gave up ten hits over seven and two-thirds innings, but only two runs. He walked none and struck out five. Jason Martin hit his first AAA home run and Jose Osuna was 2-2 with two walks. Jerrick Suiter struck out all four times up.

Kevin Newman: 2-4
Sean Rodriguez: 1-4, only two Ks
Adam Frazier: 1-4
Kevin Kramer: 0-4, 3 K

— Altoona (43-39) scored all its runs in the seventh in a 3-1 win over Trenton. Taylor Hearn dominated through six innings before giving up a run in the seventh. He gave up three hits and three walks over six and a third innings, with seven strikeouts. Hearn threw 60 of 94 pitches for strikes. Ke’Bryan Hayes went 2-4 with a double and now stands at 293/352/457. Bryan Reynolds was 1-3 with a walk and Christian Kelley 1-3 with a triple. Francisco Cervelli served as DH, going 1-2 with a walk. Cole Tucker went 0-4 with three strikeouts.

— Bradenton (40-40) lost to Fort Myers, 5-4. Luis Escobar fanned nine over six innings and didn’t walk anybody, but he gave up three runs on seven hits. The Marauders had only five hits. Adrian Valerio was 1-5 with a double.

— West Virginia (46-35) lost the completion of yesterday’s suspended game, 7-6, to Lexington. Max Kranick dominated for three innings yesterday, fanning six through three innings. He gave up his only hit and a hit batsman in the fourth before the rains came, though, and former outfielder Elvis Escobar let both runners score. One was unearned. Sergio Cubilete than gave up four runs in three innings, although he also fanned six. The Power finished with 16 strikeouts. On offense, Jesse Medrano went 2-4 with two doubles.

Fabricio Macias: 0-3, 2 BB, 3 K
Rodolfo Castro: 1-4
Lolo Sanchez: 1-4

The Power won the regularly scheduled game, 8-7, on a walkoff single by Oneil Cruz with two outs in the tenth inning. With the game scheduled for seven innings, the bogus runner on second nonsense started in the eighth, with both teams scoring once in the eighth and ninth. West Virginia finally won it by scoring two in the tenth. Cruz finished 3-6 with a double. Raul Hernandez went 3-5, Sanchez went 2-4 with a double and Castro hit his eighth home run. Cal Mitchell was 1-3 with two walks. Starter Hunter Stratton gave up four runs in five innings.

— Morgantown (9-12) lost to Williamsport, 8-4. Starter Alex Manasa struggled, giving up six runs, five earned, in five and two-thirds innings. The Black Bears fanned 16 times, with Travis Swaggerty and Nick Valaika each whiffing all four times up. Michael De La Cruz and Mike Gretler provided most of the offense. De La Cruz went 2-3 with a double and a walk, and Gretler went 2-4 with a triple and three RBIs. Connor Kaiser was 0-3 with a walk.

— The GCL Pirates (5-10) lost a wild one, 13-12, to the Tigers West. The Pirates fell behind 11-0, then came back to pull within a run in the bottom of the ninth, with the bases loaded and one out. Unfortunately, Francisco Acuna hit into a game-ending double play. Starter Randy Jimenez showed good stuff for a lefty: a 90-92 mph fastball with good movement and a slider with tight, late break. His command was weak, though, and he was charged with six runs in three and a third innings. The last two scored after 40th round draft pick Jake Mielock entered. Mielock walked the first four batters he faced and then served up a grand slam, all without topping 88 mph. The Tigers got their 13 runs on just eight hits, thanks to ten walks. Justin Harrer (pictured) led the offense with a pair of two-run home runs, giving him three homers so far. Ji-Hwan Bae was 3-5 with a double and a walk, Nick Patten was 3-4 and Jean Eusebio was 2-5 with a triple and three RBIs.

— The DSL Pirates1 (13-17) lost to the Cubs1, 10-4. Daniel Rivero and Yoyner Fajardo were each 2-4. Juan Pie was 1-5.

— The DSL Pirates2 (13-17) lost to the Giants, 7-5. Pedro Castillo went 2-3 with two doubles and a walk, Darwin Baez was 2-4 and Mariano Dotel was 2-5 with a triple. Angel Basabe was 0-3 with two walks. Starter Angel Suero gave up five runs over four and a third innings.