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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)- Here’s a look at how the Pirates four farm teams and top prospects performed Thursday night.

PIRATES FARM REPORT:

Indianapolis (AAA) lost to Buffalo, 5-1:
*2B Chase d’Arnaud: 0-4 (.277)
*CF Alex Presley: 0-4 (.338)
*LF John Bowker: 1-4, HR (#2), (.326)
*RF Andrew Lambo: 0-3 (.225)
P Sean Gallagher: 5 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 Walks (7.61 ERA)
*RP Tony Watson: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 K (2.78 ERA)

Altoona (AA) played a doubleheader Game 1: Lost to Akron, 6-1
*2B Brock Holt: 3-3, 3B, RBI (.289 average)
*CF Starling Marte: 0-3 (.320 average)
*LF Quincy Latimore: 0-3 (.200 average)
*SS Jordy Mercer: 1-3 (.239 average)
*SP Aaron Thompson: .2/3 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K (4.19 ERA)
*RP Tim Alderson: 5.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K (1.01 ERA)

Game 2, Altoona beat Akron, 2-1:
*CF Starling Mare: 1-3, 2B (.320 average)
*LF Quincy Latimore: 2-3, 2B, RBI (.211 average)
*3B Jeremy Farrell: 1-2, 2B (#14) (.305 average)
*SP Jared Hughes: 5.2 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K (3.30 ERA)
*RP Michael Dubee: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K (2nd save) (3.42 ERA)

Bradenton (High A) lost to Dunedin, 5-4:
*CF Robbie Grossman: 1-3, 2 runs, HR (#3), 2 RBI
*1B Aaron Baker: 1-4, HR (#5), RBI #33, (.273 average)
*3B Elevys Gonzalez: 2-4, RBI (.328 Average)
*SP Brett Lorin: 4.2 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K (3.24 ERA)
*RP Ryan Beckman: 2.1 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K (1.50 ERA)

West Virginia (Low A) beat Lexington, 6-2:
*CF Mel Rojas: 3-5, 1 Run, RBI (.277 average)
*DH Matt Curry: 1-3, 2B (.363 average)
*C Elias Diaz: 1-4, HR (#1), 3 RBI (#13)
*SP Brandon Cumpton: 7.2 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K (5.92 ERA)
*RP Jason Townsend: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K