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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)- Indianapolis pitcher Brad Lincoln is making a strong case for a promotion to the Pirates. The former 1st round pick was on the mound last night to take on Scranton Wilkes/Barre.

PIRATES FARM REPORT:

Indianapolis (AAA) lost to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 2-1:
*SP Brad Lincoln: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K
*2B Josh Harrison: 1-4 (.319 average)
*LF Alex Presley: 1-4, HR (#5) (.333 average)
*RF John Bowker: 1-4, (.328 average)
*1B Matt Hague: 3-4 (.295 average)

Altoona (AA) lost to Bowie, 7-3:
*2B Brock Holt: 1-3, RBI (.282)
*CF Starling Marte: 2-5, 2B (.331)
*SS Jordy Mercer: 0-5 (.250
*C Tony Sanchez: 0-4 (.269)
*LF Quincy Latimore: 0-5 (.215)
*SP Jeff Locke: 5 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 3 BB (5.15 ERA)

Bradenton (High A) lost to Lakeland, 5-2:
*SP Nathan Baker: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 K (Pirates 5th round pick in 2009)
*CF Robbie Grossman: 2-4, run, 3B (.261)
*1B Aaron Baker: 2-4 (.271)
*2B Jarek Cunningham: 0-3 (.283)
*LF Adalberto Santos: 1-4, 3B (.286)