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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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Four of the Pirates top pitching prospects were in action last night. Here’s our Monday morning Pirate Farm Report.

PIRATES FARM REPORT:

Indianapolis (AAA) beat Gwinnett, 4-3:
*SS Chase d’Arnaud: 0-3, (.286 average)
*CF Alex Presley: 1-4, SB (#14) (.342 average)
*LF John Bowker: 1-3, RBI (.336 average)
*1B Matt Hague: 2-4 (.297 average)
*3B Andy Marte: 3-3, 2 RBI (.224 average)
*SP Justin Wilson: 6 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K (3.45 ERA)
*RP Cesar Valdez: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 2 K (4th save)

Altoona (AA) lost to Reading, 2-1:
*CF Starling Marte: 2-3, Run, (.339 average)
*SS Jordy Mercer: 1-3, 2B (#14) (.257 average)
*1B Matt Curry: 0-3, 2 K’s (.277 average)
*C Tony Sanchez: 1-3 (.265 average)
*SP Jeff Locke: 5 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K (4.46 ERA)

Bradenton (High A) beat Fort Myers, 7-3:
*2B Jarek Cunningham: 4-5, 2B (#17), HR (#12), 2 RBI (.286 average)
*RF Robbie Grossman: 1-4, 2 runs, 2B (#12), 2 Walks (.279 average)
*C Ramon Cabrera: 2-4, 2 RBI (.336 average)
*DH Calvin Anderson: 2-3, 2B, Walk (.227 average)
*CF Evan Chambers: 1-3, 2B, 2 Walks (.191 average)
*SP Phillip Irwin (5-0): 5.2 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K’s (Lowers ERA down to 2.02)
*RP Jason Erickson: 3.1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K’s

West Virginia (Low A) beat Greensboro, 10-1:
*SS Andrew Maggi: 3-5, 2 Runs, SB (#12) (.235 average)
*LF Dan Grovatt: 3-4, 2B, 4 RBI, SB (#10) (#25)
*1B Justin Howard: 3-4, 2 Runs, HR (#4) (.268 average)
*CF Mel Rojas, Jr.: 0-5, 2 strikeouts (.246 average)
*SP Zack Von Rosenberg: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K’s (6.59 ERA)
*RP Trent Stevenson: 4 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K’s (6.32 ERA)