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Pirates farm report

| Monday, June 30, 2003

A look at how the Pirates' minor-league teams fared Saturday:

  • NASHVILLE (45-36) scored two runs in the top of the ninth inning and won, 3-2, at Memphis (Cardinals). Pat Mahomes (6-2) won in relief of starter Dave Williams, who allowed no runs and two hits in six innings. He struck out two and walked two. Mark Corey earned his 23rd save. CF Tike Redman was 3 for 5 with a triple and two RBI. LF John Barnes was 2 for 4. RF J.J. Davis had two hits and scored a run. SS Aaron Holbert was 2 for 4.

  • ALTOONA (45-34) won, 10-6, at Portland (Red Sox). John VanBenschoten (2-0) started and won, allowing six runs and seven hits in 51/3 innings. He struck out three and walked one. LF Josh Bonifay was 3 for 5 with a solo homer (No. 8) and scored two runs. SS Shaun Skrehot was 3 for 5 with a double and three runs scored. RF Shawn Garrett was 2 for 5 with three RBI. 2B Jose Castillo had two hits and three RBI. DH Chan Perry was 2 for 5 with a double and a RBI.

  • LYNCHBURG (41-31/4-3) had its game at home against Winston-Salem (White Sox) suspended due to light failure.

  • HICKORY (49-27/7-2) won, 3-2, at Augusta (Red Sox). Jonathan Berry (1-0) won in relief of starter Nick Gravelle, who allowed two runs and four hits in six innings. He struck out three and walked one. Shane Youman earned his 10th save. CF Rajai Davis was 2 for 4 with two doubles, an RBI and run scored. RF Chaz Lytle was 2 for 5 with an RBI and run scored. LF Jorge Cortes and C Jose Hernandez had two hits apiece.

  • WILLAMSPORT (8-3) won 7-0 at Hudson Valley (Devil Rays). Leo Nunez (2-0) started and won, allowing three hits in five innings. He struck out five and walked one. CF Nyjer Morgan was 2 for 5. 2B Mike Cockrell was 2 for 5 with a double and run scored. LF Mike Arbinger was 2 for 4 with an RBI.

  • BRADENTON (6-2) swept a doubleheader from the Gulf Coast League Tigers. Bradenton won the first game, 18-2. Brian Holliday (1-0) started and pitched a complete game, allowing two runs and seven hits. He struck out eight and walked two. 1B Brad Rea was 3 for 5 with two RBI. DH John Smith was 3 for 5 with a double and two RBI. 3B Avelino Asprilla was 2 for 2 with a home run (No. 1) and three RBI. Bradenton won the second game, 8-2. Luis Munoz (1-0) pitched a complete game, allowing two runs and four hits in seven innings. He struck out five and walked none. 3B Rafael Ramirez was 3 for 3 with a double, home run (No. 2) and two RBI. RF Wanell Severino was 2 for 3 with two runs scored.

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