Pirates

Pirates Farm Report

By: Mike Vukovcan
Baseball field

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.

Pittsburgh (KDKA)- A Pirate pitching prospect came within one out of a no-hitter but lost it in the 9th inning. Here’s the Monday night Pirate Farm Report.

PIRATES FARM REPORT

Indianapolis (AAA) lost to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 10-3:
*SP Rudy Owens: 5 IP, 10 H, 7 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
*2B Shelby Ford: 2-3, 2 runs, 2B, HR, 2 RBI
*SS Brian Friday: 1-4
*CF Alex Presley: 3-4, 2B (.340 average)
*LF John Bowker: 0-4
*1B Matt Hague: 1-3, 2B (.293 average)
*DH Andrew Lambo: 0-2, BB (.207 average)

Altoona (AA) beat Trenton, 2-1:
*2B Brock Holt: 4-5, 2B (.296) Holt was 9th round pick in 2009 Draft
*CF Starling Marte: 1-2 (.328 average)
*SS Jordy Mercer: 1-4 (.249 average)
*1B Matt Curry: 1-4, 2B, RBI
*C Tony Sanchez: 1-3, RBI (#17) (.272 average)
*SP Aaron Pribanic: 7 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K (2.29 ERA)
Pirates acquired Pribanic from Seattle in the Jack Wilson trade
3 of last 4 starts, Pribanic hasn’t allowed a run
May 15: 6 IP, 0 ER
May 21: 7 IP, 0 ER
Last Night: 7 IP, 0 ER

Bradenton (High A) beat Brevard County, 4-1:
*SP Kyle McPherson: 9 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K (For the season: 4-1, 2.93 ERA)
*McPherson lost a no-hitter after allowing a 1-out HR in the 9th inning
*CF Robbie Grossman: 1-3, RBI (#16)
*2B Jarek Cunningham: 1-2, 2B (.291 average)
*3B Elevys Gonzalez: 2-3, 2B, 3 RBI (#31)
*CF Evan Chambers: 2-3,

West Virginia (Low A) beat Hickory, 3-2:
*SP Colton Cain: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
*RP Vincent Payne: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 K
*SS Andrew Maggi: 2-4 (.210 average)
*CF Mel Rojas, Jr.: 1-3, 2 runs, 1 BB (.247 average)
*RF Dan Grovatt: 3-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI (#21), SB (#9) (.299 average)