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Cannonballs coming: Only Altoona in playoffs as regular season ends

MLB: Spring Training-Pittsburgh Pirates at Atlanta Braves Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

— Indianapolis (73-67) finished with a 4-0 shutout of Louisville. Tyler Eppler made his last argument for a roster spot, throwing seven innings with just three hits and a walk allowed. He fanned six. Casey Sadler and Montana DuRapau each pitched an inning to close it out. The offense all came on home runs, a solo shot by Wyatt Mathisen and a three-run homer by Erich Weiss. The homers were Mathisen’s ninth and Weiss’ fifth. Mathisen went 3-4, Jason Martin 1-5 and Max Moroff 0-4 with three strikeouts.

— Altoona (78-60), having clinched its division, would probably prefer to forget its 17-6 loss to Bowie. Dario Agrazal threw batting practice for three innings, giving up ten runs on 13 hits, including four doubles and five homers. Sean Keselica and Tate Scioneaux also got bombed, each giving up another gopher ball, for seven on the game. Altoona had plenty of their own scoring chances, logging 19 at-bats with runners in scoring position, but they stranded eight runners in the first three innings and 14 on the game. Cole Tucker and Ke’Bryan Hayes each went 2-3 before being removed. Tucker drew a walk, while Hayes had a triple, two walks and three RBIs. Hayes ended the season on a 12-for-17 tear and finished with a line of 293/375/444. Bryan Reynolds was 1-3 with a walk, Will Craig 1-4 with a walk and his 102nd RBI, and Stephen Alemais 2-5.

— West Virginia (71-62) came into today needing a win or a Kannapolis loss to make the post-season, but neither happened. The Power lost to Charleston, 7-4, when Beau Sulser served up a three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth. Raul Hernandez and Rafelin Lorenzo each went 2-4 with a double. Connor Kaiser temporarily gave the Power a 4-3 lead with a three-run bomb, his first home run for West Virginia. Kaiser went 1-3, Travis Swaggerty 1-3 with a walk, and Cal Mitchell 1-4 with a double.

— Morgantown (32-44) lost to Mahoning Valley, 4-1, in ten innings. The Black Bears did themselves in by going 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position and whiffing 14 times. Alex Manasa had a good start, allowing a run on four hits and a walk in five innings. He struck out one. Zack Kone and Daniel Amaral each went 2-5. Kone went 17-for-40 (.425) over his last nine games.