Pittsburgh Pirates Minor League Report – June 22nd

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Oct 15, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; The lights are out during a power outage during game three of the American League Championship Series baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the Boston Red Sox at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Class-A West Virginia Power

The West Virginia Power went 2-4 over the last week. They lost the final game of their series with the Augusta GreenJackets. The Power then dropped two of three to the RiverDogs in Charleston. They wrapped up the week by splitting two games and had a game rained out during aseries with the Hickory Crawdads.

South Atlantic League North Division standings:

Hickory Crawdads – 44-24

West Virginia Power – 37-32

Hagerstown Suns – 35-33

Kannapolis Intimidators – 35-34

Delmarva Shorebirds – 33-35

Lakewood BlueClaws – 33-35

Greensboro Grasshoppers – 29-40

Players that stood out:

OF Michael Suchy returned to the lineup Friday. In two games, he collected two hits, two RBIs, and a home run. His average sits at .253.

INF Jerrick Suiter went seven for 16 with five walks, one stolen base, and three RBIs. His average now sits at .312.

OF Elvis Escobar went seven for 17 with two walks, three RBIs, and three stolen bases, and is now hitting .291.

SS Cole Tucker has a nine-game hitting streak. He went nine for 22 with three walks, three RBIs, and four stolen bases and is hitting .282.

INF Connor Joe saw his average slide to .237 after going two for 11 with three walks.

INF Chase Simpson went one for 11 with a walk and one RBIs. He also struck out five times and is now batting .252.

INF Jordan Luplow went five for 20 with three RBIs, three walks, two stolen bases, and eight strikeouts. He is now batting .235.

RHP Austin Coley leads the team with eight wins and 61 strikeouts.

RHP Nick Neumann leads the team with ten saves on the season.

All-Star News:

As reported by the West Virginia Power and milb.com, the Power have four players, Elvis EscobarChase SimpsonYeudy Garciaand Junior Lopez that were voted onto the 2015 South Atlantic League North Division All-Star Team. The game will take place on June 23rd in Asheville, North Carolina.

A look at next week:

The Power are enjoying the South Atlantic League All-Star Break to start the week. They start back up at home on Thursday with a five-game series against the Greensboro Grasshoppers.

Next, we look at the newest member of the farm system with the Short Season A West Virginia Black Bears.

Next: West Virginia Black Bears Open Season