Since entering the Pirates system in 2016, pitcher Evan Piechota has been the model of consistency. Bit by bit, he has shown an ability to get better and progress.

So far in 2018, Piechota is on that same path, which earned hima recent promotion from the West Virginia Power.

Through his start on May 27 against Kannapolis, the Michigan native and Madonna University product was among the team and South Atlantic League leaders with a 1.96 earned run average. In 41 1/3 innings pitched, Piechota had a team high 45 strikeouts with just six walks and two home runs allowed.

Against Kannapolis, Piechota went 6 2/3 innings with nine strikeouts, allowing six hits and one earned run as the Power dropped the second half of a doubleheader against the Intimidators. In his start before that, howe...

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