Pirates Farm Report

By: Mike Vukovcan
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Upsets took place in Class AA softball and Class AAA baseball last week, while a Fort Cherry pitcher delivered a historic performance in the Rangers’ first section victory of the season.

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Here’s a look at how the Pirates farm teams and top prospects performed Friday night.


Indianapolis (AAA):
*Brian Friday: 2-3
*Pedro Ciriaco: 1-3, run, RBI, SB
*Matt Hague: 1-3
*Alex Presley: 0-3 (.352 for the season)
*Sean Gallagher: 5 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, 4 BB, 6 K’s, 2 HR’s

Altoona (AA):
*OF Starling Marte: 2-4, HR (#2)…Batting .314
*3B Jeremy Farrell: 2-4, run, 2B….Batting .352
*C Tony Sanchez: RBI, 2B……Batting .282
*P Jeff Locke: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 4 BB (3.41 ERA)

Bradenton (High A):
*Quinton Miller: 5 IP, 10 H, 9 R, 1 BB, 1 K (9.99 ERA)
*Duke Welker: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 3 K (2nd Rd pick in 2007)

State College (Low A):
*OF Dan Grovait: 3-4….Batting .304
*OF Mel Rojas, Jr: 1-3….Batting .290
*1B Matt Curry: 1-3, (2010 16th round pick)
*RHP Zack Von Rosenberg: 6 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 6 K


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