Pirates

Jameson Taillon Shines Again

By: Mike Vukovcan
Baseball field

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.

Pittsburgh (KDKA)- 2010 Pirates 1st round pick Jameson Taillon is looking like a player that won’t be pitching for Single A West Virginia for very long.

PIRATES FARM REPORT:

West Virginia (Low A) beat Kannapolis, 9-2:
*Jameson Taillon: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K (1.59 ERA)
*CF Mel Rojas, Jr.: 2-4 run, 3 SB (.288 Avg)
*2B Gift Ngoepe: 2-5, RBI
*DH Justin Howard: 2-4, run (.289)
*Zach Fuesser: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 3 K
*Tyler Waldron (4-1): 2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 K (2010 5th round pick)

Indianapolis (AAA) beat Columbus, 9-2:
*Brad Lincoln: 7 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K (5.03 ERA)
*CF Alex Presley: 2-5, run, (.353 average)
*LF John Bowker: 1-3, run, 2 BB (.333 average)
*1B Matt Hague: 2-5, 2B, 2 RBI (#23), 2008 9th round pick
*RF Andrew Lambo: 2-4, run
*SS Chase d’Arnaud: 3-4, 3B, 3 RBI (#16), (.258 average)

Altoona (AA) beat Erie, 6-2:
*2B Brock Holt: 2-4, run, 2B (.294 average)
*CF Starling Marte: 3-4, 2 runs, SB (#10), (.338 average)
*3B Jeremy Farrell: 2-4, 2 2B’s (#13), 2 RBI (#18), (.321 average) 8th round pick in 2009
*C Tony Sanchez: 2-4, 2 RBI (#12), (.268 average)
*RHP Jared Hughes: 7 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
*RHP Tim Alderson: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 K (0.98 ERA)

Bradenton (High A) lost to Tampa, 5-3:
*P Nathan Baker: 6 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K’s (2009 5th round pick)
*2B Jarek Cunningham: 1-3, 2B, RBI (#24)
*CF Robbie Grossman: 0-4, run (.248)
*3B Elevys Gonzalez: 3-4, 2B, SB (.350 Average)

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