West Virginia Power Player Reports 8/27/11

Reports on Zack Von Rosenberg, Drew Maggi, Brooks Pounders, Elias Diaz, and Andy Vasquez.

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Ascanio, Brown, and Hernandez Boost Tribe Over Clippers

Indianapolis Indians  2,  Columbus Clippers  1 [ box ] The Indians took a slim lead, then held on tight, to squeak out a win over the Clippers at Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio tonight.  Starter Jose Ascanio made his second straight start, and this time pitched 5 scoreless innings (he threw 6 scoreless on August 21st), to earn his second win of the season.  C Dusty Brown drove in both Indians’ run.  Then CF Gorkys Hernandez...

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West Virginia Power Player Reports 8/26/11

West Virginia beat Lexington 7-5 tonight, thanks to a big four run fifth inning.  Zack Dodson made the start, and was followed up by Orlando Castro and Casey Sadler.  Here are my notes from the game. Zack Dodson Dodson threw four innings tonight, giving up three runs on four hits, with a walk and two strikeouts.  He was mostly sitting in the 88-90 MPH range, although he fell to the 86-88 range in the fourth inning.  Dodson started off...

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Fryer’s Clutch Hitting Gives Indians A Walk-Off Win

Indianapolis Indians 3,  Columbus Clippers  2 [ box ]     With two outs and two runners in scoring position in the bottom of the 9th, and the Indians trailing the Clippers 2-1, C Eric Fryer came through with a line drive into the right-center field alley, to give the Indians the walk-off win at Victory Field tonight.  Fryer was facing Columbus pitcher Nick Hagadone, who he had also faced during their time at the AA level, so...

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State College Spikes Player Reports 8/25

Tonight I got a chance to see several State College Spikes players for the first time this year.  The Spikes had a bad game, losing 11-4, with five errors on defense.  Ryan Hafner, who has had a strong year this year, had one of his worst outings, giving up two homers and six runs, with only three earned.  After the game, Spikes manager Kimera Bartee held a very brief meeting with the team, threw on some shorts, and left the stadium....

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GCL Pirates Recap 8/25/11 – Luis Heredia Start

Luis Heredia most likely pitched his last game of his first professional season today with the Gulf Coast League Pirates. I liked what I saw from him even though his pitching line didn’t look too great. In 3 innings, he threw 46 pitches with 31 strikes, a very healthy ratio that was in contrast to the last start I saw. He also flashed a nice change and curve which, when implemented in a “real” game plan, looks like...

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