Pittsburgh Pirates Minor League Report – June 29th

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Class-A West Virginia Power

The West Virginia Power went 4-0 over the last week. They completed a four-game sweep of the Greensboro Grasshoppers by a combined score of 26-10.

As they begin the second half of the season, the standings are reset. The Hickory Crawdads were the first half division winner. The second half division winner will face the Crawdads in the playoffs. If the Crawdads win the second half, then the team with the second best overall record will advance to face the Crawdads. More information on the playoff procedures can be found here. We will provide you the second half standings along with the overall standings in parenthesis.

South Atlantic League North Division standings: 

West Virginia Power – 4-0 (41-32)

Lakewood BlueClaws – 3-1 (36-36)

Delmarva Shorebirds – 2-1 (35-36)

Hagerstown Suns – 1-2 (36-35)

Hickory Crawdads – 1-3 (45-27)

Kannapolis Intimidators – 1-3 (36-37)

Greensboro Grasshoppers – 0-4 (29-44)

Players that stood out:

OF Michael Suchy raised his average to .267 while collecting six hits, three RBIs, four walks, and a stolen base.

INF Jerrick Suiter raised his average to .316 while collecting five hits, two RBIs, and a walk. He also struck out five times.

OF Elvis Escobar kept his average steady at .293. He had four hits and two RBIs.

SS Cole Tucker has a twelve-game hitting streak. He also raised his average to .285 while collecting four hits, two RBIs and one walk.

INF Connor Joe saw his average climb slightly to .241 after collecting three hits, two RBIs and two walks.

INF Chase Simpson had two hits, two walks and three RBIs. He also struck out four times and is now batting .251.

INF Jordan Luplow saw his average drop to .226 after collecting just one hit, one RBI, and one walk while striking out three times.

RHP Austin Coley leads the team with nine wins and 65 strikeouts.

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

A look at next week:

The Power will finish up their five-game series with the Greensboro Grasshoppers on Monday. Then, they will head to Kannapolis for a four-game series with the Intimidators. Finally, the Power return home on Saturday to start a four-game series with the Delmarva Shorebirds.

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