Pirates

Pirates Farm Report

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.

Pittsburgh (KDKA)- Indianapolis pitcher Rudy Owens is a player that could end up in Pittsburgh by the end of the season. The left-hander was on the mound last night as we check out the Pirates Farm Report.

Indianapolis (AAA) beat Columbus, 7-3:

SS Chase d’Arnaud: 1-4, RBI (.260)
2B Pedro Ciriaco: 1-5, 2 Runs, HR (#2), 3 RBI
LF John Bowker: 2-5, 2B, 2 RBI (.333)
3B Brian Friday: 3-4, 2 runs, 2B
SP Rudy Owens: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K (4.70 ERA)
RP Evan Meek: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K (12 pitches, 9 strikes)

Altoona (AA) lost to Erie, 2-1:
CF Starling Marte: 0-6 (.322)
SS Jordy Mercer: 1-6, 2B (.227)
C Tony Sanchez: 1-5 (.274)
3B Jeremy Farrell: 0-4 (.311)
SP Aaron Pribanic: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K (2.48 ERA)
RP Tim Alderson: 3 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K (0.84 ERA)

Bradenton (High A) lost to Clearwater, 1-0:
*Bradenton was 1-hit by Clearwater
*CF Robbie Grossman: 1-4
*RP Jhonathan Ramos: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
*RP Porfirio Lopez: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
*SP Jeffrey Inman: 2 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

West Virginia (Low A) lost to Kannapolis, 5-1:
*SP Colton Cain: 5 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K (3.62 ERA)
*RP Casey Sadler: 2 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
*DH Matt Curry: 0-3 (.360)

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