Matt Szczur (Lower Cape May Regional H.S.) went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored for the Iowa Cubs in a 12-2 loss to the Round Rock Express (Rangers) in the triple-A Pacific Coast League on Saturday night.

Szczur, an outfielder, is hitting .193 (11-for-57) with one home run, seven RBIs and 10 runs.

Darren Ford (Vineland) is on the disabled list for the Fresno Grizzlies (Giants) in the Pacific Coast League.

Ford, an outfielder, is hitting .350 (7-for-20).

Scott DeCecco (Middle Township) is 1-0 with a 5.23 ERA for the High Desert Mavericks (Mariners) of the Advanced Class-A California League.

DeCecco, who had pitched in relief three times, won his first start of the season Friday night, beating the Lancaster JetHawks (Astros) 9-0. He pitched five innings, giving up two hits and three walks while striking out five.

A.J. Holland (Holy Spirit), a pitcher for the Lynchburg Hillcats (Braves) in the Class-A Advanced Carolina League, started the season on the disabled list with an unspecified injury.

Darren Fischer (Cumberland Regional) is a pitcher with the Princeton (W.Va.) Rays, who start their rookie-level Appalachian League season June 19.

Independent leagues

Alexi Colon (St. Augustine Prep) is an outfielder with the Schaumburg (Ill.) Boomers, who start their Frontier League season May 16.

Charlie Law (Mainland Regional) is a pitcher with the Rockland (N.Y.) Boulders, who start their Can-Am League season May 23.

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