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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 farm clubs and top prospects performed Saturday night.

PIRATES FARM REPORT:

Indianapolis (AAA) beat Buffalo, 5-3:
*SS Chase d’Arnaud: 1-5 (.274 average)
*CF Alex Presley: 1-4 (.327 average)
*LF John Bowker: 2-4 (.358 average)
*1B Matt Hague: 2-3, walk, 2 RBI (.287)
*DH Andrew Lambo: 0-3 (.218 average)
*SP Brian Burres: 5.1, 6 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 3 K (4.65 ERA)
*RP Evan Meek: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 2 K
*RP Tim Wood: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, (8th save)

Altoona (AA) and Akron played a doubleheader:

Game 1, Altoona beat Akron, 2-0:
*CF Starling Marte: 2-3, HR (#3), RBI, (.331 average)
*SS Jordy Mercer: 2-3 (.250 average)
*C Tony Sanchez: 0-2 (.277 average)
*SP Aaron Pribanic: 7 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K (4th win and lowers ERA to 2.11)
(Pirates acquired Pribanic in the Jack Wilson trade)

Game 2, Akron beat Altoona, 8-1:
*CF Starling Marte: 0-3 (.325 average)
*LF Quincy Latimore: 2-3 (.220 average)
*SS Jordy Mercer: 0-3 (.252 average)
*SP Bryan Morris: 3 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

Bradenton (High A) lost to Dunedin, 6-4:
*2B Jarek Cunningham: 2-4, RBI #27) (.296 average)
*CF Robbie Grossman: 1-4, 2B, Walk, SB (#10), (.253 average)
*3B Elevys Gonzalez: 2-4, RBI (#22) (.328 average)
*LF David Rubinstein: 2-4, RBI (.333 average)
1B Aaron Baker: 1-2, 2 walks, RBI (#35)
*SP Phillip Irwin: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K (0.96 ERA) 21st round pick in 2009

West Virginia (Low A) lost to Lakewood, 11-6:
*SP Zack Von Rosenberg: 4 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 1 BB, 3 K (8.27 ERA)
*SS Andrew Maggi: 3-4, 2B, RBI (.209 average)
*1B Matt Curry: 1-3, 2 runs, (.369 average)
*RF Justin Howard: 3-5, 2B, 3 RBI (.280 average)
*C Kawika Emsley-Pai: 2-5 (.426 average)

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