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Cannonballs coming: Braxton Ashcraft pitches well but everybody loses

Altoona and Morgantown were off, and Indianapolis was rained out.

— Bradenton (50-62) lost to Clearwater, 3-1. Mike Wallace gave up three runs over six innings. Adrian Valerio was 2-4 and Jared Oliva 0-4.

— West Virginia (60-55) rallied for three runs in the top of the ninth to take a 4-2 lead over Rome, but Drew Fischer gave up three runs in the bottom half for a 5-4 loss. Cal Mitchell tied the game with a one-out, pinch-hit single and Lolo Sanchez put the Power ahead with a two-out single. Sanchez finished 2-3 with a walk. Starter Ike Schlabach gave up three runs in three innings and Samuel Reyes followed with three scoreless innings. Raul Hernandez went 3-4, Oneil Cruz 0-4 and Rodolfo Castro 1-4.

— Bristol (25-27) lost to Johnson City, 4-2. The Pirates outhit their opponents, 7-3, but starter Roger Santana gave up three walks and three runs in five innings. Will Kobos threw three scoreless innings in relief, giving up just a walk and striking out five. The offense came on two solo home runs, one by Dylan Busby and one by Jonah Davis. Busby is attempting another rehab from a beaning, with the homer his first for Bristol. He struck out his other three times up. Davis went 2-4. Mason Martin went 0-3 with a walk, Sherten Apostel 1-4 and Conner Uselton 1-4 with a double.

— Braxton Ashcraft (pictured) threw four shutout innings ,but the GCL Pirates (19-23) lost to the Tigers West, 5-1. Ashcraft allowed three hits, walked none and struck out two. The Pirates had only five hits. Patrick Dorrian was 2-3 with a double and a walk. Jack Herman was 0-3.

— The DSL Pirates1 (29-32) lost to the Rays2 in 11 innings, 3-2. Daniel Rivero (17) was 3-5 with a triple, Darwin Baez (17) 2-4 and Norkis Marcos (17) 1-3 with a double and a walk. Starter Valentin Linarez (18) gave up a run in four innings on four hits and a walk. He struck out one.

— The DSL Pirates2 (24-37) lost to Colorado, 11-2, in a game that was mercifully called after seven innings due to rain. Daniel Angulo (20) went 3-3 and Fleury Nova (17) 2-3 with a double.