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.

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Pittsburgh (KDKA)- Two of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ top pitching prospects, Zack Von Rosenberg and Phillip Irwin, were on the mound last night. One did well, while the other struggled.


Indianapolis (AAA) lost to Columbus, 5-2:
*SP Brian Burres: 6 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 5 K
*RP Tony Watson: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, (2.91 ERA)
*SS Chase d’Arnaud: 2-4 (.267)
*CF Alex Presley: 1-3, 2B, RBI (.340)
*1B Matt Hague: 0-3 (.290)
*3B Brian Friday: 1-4, 2B (.263)

Bradenton (High A) beat Clearwater, 3-1:
*2B Jarek Cunningham: 1-4 (.289)
*3B Elvys Gonzalez: 1-4 (.336)
*CF Evan Chambers: 2-2, HR, 2 RBI
*LF David Rubenstein: 2-3, (.337)
*SP Phillip Irwin: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K (0.82 ERA) Irwin was a 21st round pick in 2009…..Looks like a promotion to Altoona is in order

West Virginia (Low A) beat Kannapolis, 9-8:
*1B Matt Curry: 1-5, HR, RBI (.353)
*RF Justin Howard: 2-4, 2B (.288)
*DH Jairo Marquez: 2-4, run, RBI (.391)
*SP Zack Von Rosenberg: 2.1 IP, 6 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, K
*RP Zach Foster: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 4 K


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