Pirates

Pirates Release Olsen/Pirates Farm Report

By: Mike Vukovcan
Baseball field

One WPIAL Class A baseball star enjoyed a career day at the plate last week, while two veteran WPIAL softball managers picked up milestone victories.

Pittsburgh (KDKA)- The Pirates have decided to cut ties with lefty Scott Olsen plus another good night in the Pirates farm system.

The Pirates today released left-handed pitcher Scott Olsen. The announcement was made after Olsen’s appearance with AAA Indianapolis. The lefty pitched two scoreless innings.

Olsen, 27, signed a one-year contract in the off-season worth $550,000 with a club option for 2012.

PIRATES FARM REPORT (Saturday Night):

Indianapolis (AAA) beat Columbus, 4-2:
*SS Chase d’Arnaud: 1-3, 2B (#8), run, (.260 average)
*2B Pedro Ciriaco: 3-4 (.185)
*CF Alex Presley: 0-4 (.343)
*1B Matt Hague: 1-4 (.295)
*RF Andrew Lambo: 2-3, HR (#3), 2 RBI
*P Scott Olson: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER
*P Sean Gallagher: 4 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

Altoona (AA) beat Erie, 6-5:
*RF Starling Marte: 1-4, (.336)
*CF Quincy Latimore: 0-3, run, walk (.212)
*SS Jordy Mercer: 1-4, HR (#7), 2 RBI
*C Tony Sanchez: 2-4, run, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI (.277)
*P Michael Colla: 5 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K (3.21 ERA)

Bradenton (High A) beat Clearwater, 6-2:
*2B Jarek Cunningham: 2-3, 2 runs, HR, 2 RBI (.295)
*1B Aaron Baker: 1-4, RBI (.290)
*3B Elevys Gonzalez: 1-3, HR, RBI (.350)
*SS Benji Gonzalez: 2-2, 2 runs, 2B (.260)
*P Kyle McPherson: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K (2.77 ERA)

West Virginia (Low A) beat Kannapolis, 6-3:
*SS Andrew Maggi: 2-4, 2B (.208)
*DH Matt Curry: 2-3, 2 runs, 2B, HR (#6), (.370)
*LF Andy Vasquez: 1-2, run, HR (#2), 2 RBI (.299)
*P Brandon Cumpton: 6 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K

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