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Taillon Continues To Shine

By: Mike Vukovcan
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A couple of Class AAAA baseball teams posted important wins last week, while two of the most talented softball pitchers in the WPIAL continued their dominance.

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Pittsburgh (KDKA)- Jameson Taillon, the Pirates top pitching prospect, continues to show why he was a 1st round pick.

The Pirates top pick last year is looking like a player that won’t be spending much time in the minor leagues.

Here’s our daily Pirates Farm Report for Sunday afternoon:

Indianapolis beats Norfolk, 6-2:
*Alex Presley: 3-5, RBI (batting .377)
*Andrew Lambo: 2-4, 2 RBI
*Brad Lincoln: 6 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K’s

Altoona beats Richmond, 7-2:
*CF Starling Marte: 3-5, 2B (batting .315)
*SS Jordy Mercer: 3-5, 2B, RBI
*LF Quincy Latimore: 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI
*RHP Jared Hughes: 7 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Bradenton beats Charlotte, 6-2:
*2B Jarek Cunningham: 2-4, 2 runs, 3 B (batting .291)
*RF Robbie Grossman: 1-4, 2B
*RHP Kyle McPherson: 7 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 8 K’s (2.74 ERA)

West Virginia beats Augusta:
*Jameson Taillon: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K’s (1.64 ERA)
*DH Matt Curry: 2-4, 2B, HR, 5 RBI (.389, 5 HR, 24 RBI)
*SS Andrew Maggi: 2-4
*C Kawaika Emsley-Pai: 3-5, 2 Doubles, 4 RBI (.412)