Irwin Makes Great AA Debut

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)- 2009 draft pick Phillip Irwin continues to show the Pittsburgh Pirates that he just be a big part of the team’s future.

Irwin was promoted yesterday from Bradenton (A) to Altoona (AA) and then had an impressive debut for the Curve.


Altoona (AA) beat Harrisburg, 4-1:
*SP Phillip Irwin: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K (Irwin was 5-0 with a 2.03 ERA with Bradenton)
*RP Bryan Morris: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
*LF Quincy Latimore: 2-2, 3 runs, Double, Home run (#7), walk (.220 average)
*1B Matt Curry: 0-4, 2 K’s
*C Tony Sanchez: 1-4, strikeout (.257 average)
*CF Starling Marte: 1-4, SB (#14) (.336 average)
*RF Anthony Norman: 2-3, RBI (.423 average)

Indianapolis (AAA) beat Rochester, 8-3:
*SP Brad Lincoln: 7.1 IP, 9 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K’s (3.82 ERA)
*RP Jose Ascanio: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
*SS Chade d’Arnaud: 2-5, RBI (#33) (.282 average)
*2B Brian Friday: 4-5, 2 doubles, RBI (.232 average)
*LF Alex Presley: 1-4, walk (.333 average)
*DH John Bowker: 2-5, HR (#3), 3 RBI (#32) (.318 average)
*1B Matt Hague: 2-5, double, RBI (#34) (.300 average)


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