RHP Scott DeCecco (Middle Township) threw eight innings giving up six hits and one run while picking up the win Sunday for the Clinton LumberKings (Mariners) who defeated the Kane County Cougars 11-1 in the Class A Midwest League. In 1221/3 innings, he has given up 120 hits, walked 38 and struck out 72.

OF Darren Ford (Vineland) entered the game in the seventh inning and was 0-for-1 with a groundout in a 7-0 loss to Louisville (Reds) in the triple-A International League on Sunday. Ford is hitting .227 with 23 runs scored, 15 RBIs and 21 stolen bases on 29 attempts in 64 games.

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OF Matt Szczur (Lower Cape May Regional) did not play in a 10-4 loss to the Jacksonville Suns (Marlins) Sunday. Szczur is hitting .276 with 58 runs scored, 39 RBIs and 20 steals on 31 attempts in 104 games for the Tennessee Smokies (Cubs).

LHP Darren Fischer (Cumberland Regional) did not play in a 13-3 loss to the Bluefield Blue Jays (Blue Jays) Sunday. The left-hander is 0-3 with a 5.60 ERA in 11 relief appearances for the Princeton Rays in the rookie-level Appalachian League. In 172/3 innings, he has allowed 12 hits, 11 runs, walked seven and struck out 16. He has held opponents to a .190 batting average.

RHP A.J. Holland (Holy Spirit) had an off day Sunday with the Lynchburg HillCats (Braves) in the Class A Advanced Carolina League. He is 4-7 with a 4.56 ERA in 20 starts. In 1042/3 innings, Holland has given up 109 hits and 49 walks while striking out 71.

A graduate of Penn State University, I worked at the Carroll County Times in Westminster, Maryland, before joining The Press in 2013.

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