Local minor-leaguers: Szczur scores twice; DeCecco makes season debut
Matt Szczur (Lower Cape May Regional) went 1-for-4 with two runs scored, a walk and an RBI for the Tennessee Smokies (Cubs) in a an 8-2 win over Pensacola in the double-A Southern League on Friday night. Szczur, who led off and played center field, was hitting .500 through the first two games of the season.
Darren Ford (Vineland) did not play for the Indianapolis Indians (Pirates) in a 7-4 loss to Columbus in the triple-A International League.
Scott DeCecco (Middle Township) allowed four hits and three runs (one earned) in five innings for the Clinton LumberKings (Mariners) in a 3-1 loss to Burlington in the Class-A Midwest League. DeCecco (0-1) walked one and struck out six in his first start of the season..
A.J. Holland (Holy Spirit) did not pitch for the Lynchburg Hillcats (Braves) in a 12-1 loss to Potomac in the Class-A Advanced Carolina League.
From Press staff reports