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Pirate 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)- Recently promoted Kyle McPherson made another quality start for the Altoona Curve. Check out how McPherson and other Pirates prospected performed in our Friday morning Pirate Farm Report.

Pirate Farm Report (Thursday Night):

Indianapolis (AAA) game vs. Rochester was postponed.

Altoona (AA) beat New Britain, 3-1:
*SP Kyle McPherson: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
*LF Anthony Norman: 3-4, run (.467 average)
*2B Brock Holt: 1-3, run, walk (.293 average)
*SS Jordy Mercer: 0-4, RBI (#42) (.261 average)
*CF Quincy Latimore: 1-4, RBI (#26)
*1B Matt Curry: 1-3, 3B, (.298 average)
*C Tony Sanchez: 1-3, (.264 average)

Bradenton (High A) lost to Charlotte, 10-1:
*SP Jason Erickson: 2 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 0 K’s (5.34 ERA)
*RP Jhonathan Ramos: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K (2.78 ERA)
*RF Robbie Grossman: 0-3, walk (.274 average)
*2B Jarek Cunningham: 0-3, RBI (#35) (.266 average)
*1B Aaron Baker: 1-4, 3 K’s (.282 average)
*DH Calvin Anderson: 1-4, 2 K’s (.250 average)
*CF Evan Chambers: 0-3, walk, strikeout (.190 average)
*3B Elvys Gonzalez: 0-4, 2 K’s (.309 average)

West Virginia (Low A) beat Lakewood, 4-3:
*SP Colton Cain: 6 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 6 K’s (3.31 ERA)
*SS Andrew Maggi: 2-3, run, 2B
*LF Dan Grovatt: 1-2, run, 3B, walk (.291 average)
*CF Mel Rojas, Jr: 0-2, run, SB (#13), walk, strikeout (.248 average)
*C Kawika Emsley-Pai: 1-2, BB (.301 average