Ryan Hafner Struggling With His Control This Year

Coming out of his first full professional season in 2011 since being drafted, Ryan Hafner was one of the State College Spikes best starters. The right-hander, who was a overslot 17th round pick out of Lee’s Summit West High School in 2010, posted a 3.10 ERA over 14 starts (65.2) innings. Hafner was expected to start the season out of spring training at Low-A West Virginia, but a hamstring injury set him back to where he...

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West Virginia Bats Get Shutdown; Von Rosenberg Not As Good As Stat Line

The West Virginia Power lost game two of their three game series with the Lakewood Blueclaws by a 2-0 score, one day after throwing their own shutout. Zack Von Rosenberg pitched the first six innings, giving up one run and taking the tough loss. He was followed by Ryan Hafner and Porfirio Lopez for one inning apiece. As usual with the West Virginia game reports, I’ll concentrate on the big four in the lineup and then add some...

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Minor League Schedule: 7/22/12

State College will play a doubleheader today. The second game is a makeup of Friday’s rain out.  Both DSL teams as well as the GCL Pirates are off today. All three teams resume their schedule Monday. Altoona will play a doubleheader today. West Virginia finished the second game of Friday night’s doubleheader prior to the regularly scheduled game last night. The game was suspended in the third inning with the Power winning 7-1....

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Minor League Schedule: 7/15/12

Indianapolis is in first place in their division, and they have the best record in the entire International League. They have an 11 game lead in the standing over second place Columbus, their opponent this afternoon. The Dominican Summer League plays their All-Star game this morning. Pitchers Jesus Paredes and Omar Basulto as well as infielder Ulysses Montilla were all named to the AS team, with more names to possibly be named. A full...

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Still No Wins for West Virginia’s Hafner

West Virginia pitcher Ryan Hafner is still searching for his first win of the season after registering a no decision in the Power’s eight-inning 7-5 loss to Lakewood on Sunday. Storms hit the Charleston area hard, sending the Power and the BlueClaws scurrying to the clubhouse before the ninth inning could be played. Hafner (0-6, 7.11 ERA) was lucky to not get saddled with his seventh loss of the season after giving up a mammoth...

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