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Starting Pitcher: Miguel Yajure 6 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO
Travis Swaggerty 0-for-3, BB
Cole Tucker 0-for-4
Kevin Kramer 0-for-4
Will Craig 0-for-3
Anthony Alford 0-for-3
Game Recap: Indianapolis was no-hit on Sunday by a combo of four Iowa pitchers who had 15 strikeouts and three walks. The only Indianapolis hitters to reach base were Travis Swaggerty, Dustin Fowler and Chris Sharpe, who each walked once. Miguel Yajure got the start, his first of the season. He went six innings, allowing just one run on four hits and two walks, while striking out six batters. Yajure threw 60 of 92 pitches for strikes and he had a 6:2 GO/AO ratio. Steven Wright followed with two innings, allowing an unearned run on one hit, two walks and four strikeouts. His own error caused the unearned run.
Game Recap: Altoona was rained out
Starting Pitcher: Carmen Mlodzinski 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 SO
Liover Peguero 1-for-1, 2B, SB
Nick Gonzales 0-for-3, HBP
Jack Herman 0-for-4
Matt Gorski 0-for-4
Jared Triolo 1-for-4, RBI
Game Recap: Carmen Mlodzinski made his pro debut on Sunday and threw three no-hit/scoreless innings, giving up one walk, while striking out four batters. Despite allowing just one runner, he needed 58 pitches to complete his short day. Grant Ford followed and retired all six batters he faced. Cristofer Melendez allowed the first hit with two outs in the seventh, but otherwise he retired the other six batters he faced. Hickory came through with a run in the eighth to break the shutout, but Bear Bellomy picked up the save with two innings pitched.
The big story here could be Liover Peguero leaving the game early. He had a double and steal in the first inning, then left for a defensive replacement in the third inning. Aaron Shackelford had the big hit of the game, belting a three-run homer in the first inning. This game was 3-1 going into the bottom of the eighth when Greensboro broke things open. They scored a run on an error to make it 4-1, then Fabricio Macias hit a two-run single, followed by an RBI single by Jared Triolo to cap the scoring. Both Macias and Shackelford had two hits and a walk in the game.
Starting Pitcher: Adrian Florencio 2.2 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO
Sammy Siani 3-for-4, 2 2B, HR, 5 RBI, 2 BB
Jasiah Dixon 2-for-5, BB
Dariel Lopez 2-for-4, 4 RBI, HBP
Endy Rodriguez 2-for-5, 2 2B
Alexander Mojica 2-for-5, HR, 3 RBI, HBP
Maikol Escotto 3-for-4, 2B, 4 RBI, 2 BB
Sergio Campana 0-for-5
Eli Wilson 0-for-2, 2 BB, HBP
Game Recap: Bradenton had almost the entire lineup clicking on Sunday, as they put up 18 runs to close out their first week of action with a 3-3 record. Sammy Siani was the biggest of the big bats, with two doubles, a homer, two walks and five RBIs. Coming into today, he had one hit (a double) and no RBIs. Maikol Escotto wasn’t far behind Siani with a double, two singles, two walks and four RBIs. Dariel Lopez also drove in four runs and Alexander Mojica had a homer and three RBIs. Endy Rodriguez collected two doubles, while Norkis Marcos scored four runs. He had two singles, a walk and a HBP. The Marauders had 16 hits, ten walks and four hit batters.
The big offense hid a bad overall game for the pitchers, though most of the damage came against one of the six arms used. Starter Adrian Florencio debuted with one run over 2.2 innings, then Oliver Mateo tossed 1.1 scoreless frames. Austin Davis came out next on rehab and gave up one run over two innings, while striking out four batters. Estalin Ortiz followed and allowed six runs without recording an out. He gave up two homers, two singles, two walks and he hit a batter. Steven Jennings was out next and he allowed one run over two frames. Logan Hofmann came out for the ninth and retired the side on ten pitches for the 18-9 win. There were a total of 49 base runners in the game.