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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.

PIRATES FARM REPORT:

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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