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All Hands on Deck: A system sweep

Brade Case
The Sandspur, Rollins College

All four minor league teams got good starting pitching as all came away with wins


Rookie Davis (1-3, 5.35) earned his first win, allowing a run in seven innings as Indianapolis (22-17) beat visiting Tidewater (19-21) by a score of 7-1.

Davis allowed eight hits, one walk and four strikeouts in his seven innings. Jake Brentz earned a save with two scoreless innings, with one hit and one K.

RF Jose Osuna (282/373/437) hit his first homer of the season in 19 games, along with two RBI. C Jacob Stallings (343/444/714) had two hits and 2B Kevin Kramer (284/371/441) two RBI.


Altoona (21-20) scored five in the third and three in the eighth en route to an 8-2 win over visiting Harrisburg (29-12)

James Marvel (4-4, 4.13) allowed two runs in six innings, on five hits and one walk while striking out three. Joel Cesar (1.04 in 17.1 IP), recently promoted from Bradenton, struck out four in two scoreless innings of relief.

LF Logan Hill (304/376/464), 3B Hunter Owen (308/365/580) and 1B Jerrick Suiter (257/307/301) had two hits apiece.


Bradenton (23-18) also had a pair of big innings, plating three in the first and another three in the sixth as they held on for a 6-4 win at Palm Beach (26-15)

Palm Beach starter Zach Prendergrast (1-1, 444) allowed four walks and a hit in only a third of an inning.

Domingo Robles (4-5, 2.57) continued his fine pitching as he allowed two runs in seven innings on six hits and no walks while collecting four K’s. It was his fourth straight start of two runs or fewer.

Bradenton’s three hits belonged to only three players, as leadoff CF Travis Swaggerty (265/353/368) was two-for-three with two walks, RF Cal Mitchell (287/324/459) broke out of his slump with a three-for-five, two RBI night, and SS Robbie Glendinning (346/388/636) continued his hot hitting as he went one-for=four with a pair of RBI.


Greensboro (26-14) completed the system sweep with a 4-0 win over visiting Lakewood (14-26)

Starter Brad Case (6-1, 1.63) was the star of the night as he tossed seven shutout innings, surrendering six hits and no walks while fanning eight.

The 22 year old Case, a 6-6, 220 lb right-hander selected in the 17th round of the 2018 draft out of Rollins University in Florida, has only walked 15 batters in 143 pro innings over the last year. Most of 2018 was spent in the Gulf Coast League against hitters predominantly drafted out of high school, with brief appearances at Bristol and Morgantown, accumulating a combined 3.71 ERA in 54 2/3 innings after having thrown 96 in college. This year Case started at full-season Greensboro and has dominated, with a 1.63 ERA, 2 walks and 38 K’s in 49 23 innings.

Greensboro only managed four hits, one of them a two-run homer by leadoff CF Kevin Bryan ‘Lolo’ Sanchez (317/388/521)