A.J. Holland (Holy Spirit) pitched six one-hit, shutout innings for the Lynchburg HillCats (Braves) but got a no-decision in their 11-inning, 2-1 loss to the Wilmington (Del.) Blue Rocks (Royals) in the Class-A Advanced Carolina League on Saturday night.

Holland, who had a no-hitter for 4 2/3 innings, gave up four walks and struck out four, leaving with the game scoreless. He got 11 groundouts and two flyouts.

The Hillcats scored the game's first run in the top of the 11th but allowed two runs in the bottom of the inning. Their record fell to 41-46, including 5-13 in the second half of the league's split season.

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In 17 starts, Holland is 4-5 with a 4.62 ERA. In 93 2/3 innings, he has given up 97 hits and 43 walks while striking out 60.

Scott DeCecco (Middle Township) gave up four runs on 10 hits and no walks in seven innings to earn the win for the Clinton Lumber Kings in a 5-4 victory over the South Bend Silver Hawks (Diamondbacks) in the Class-A Midwest League.

He struck out one and picked a runner off first base. He got 11 groundouts and four flyouts.

DeCecco improved to 7-6 with a 4.45 ERA in 18 starts. In 97 innings, he has given up 97 hits and 33 walks with 61 strikeouts.

Clinton improved to 44-47, including 11-11 in the second half of the league's split season.

Matt Szczur (Lower Cape May Regional) was 3-for-5 with a run scored for the Tennessee Smokies (Cubs) in a 5-0 win over the Jackson Generals (Mariners) in the double-A Southern League.

Szczur, who led off and played right field, also was caught trying to steal second base and picked off first base. Jackson left-hander James Gillheeney picked of two other Tennessee players at first base. All three Tennessee stolen-base attempts with Gillheeney on the mound were unsuccessful, too.

Szczur is hitting .292 with 50 runs scored, 37 RBIs and 20 steals on 30 attempts in 87 games. His on-base percentage is .360.

On Friday night, Szczur went a combined 1-for-7 in a doubleheader against Jackson.

Tennessee is 50-43, including 16-8 in the second half of the league's split season.

Darren Ford (Vineland) was 0-for-3 with a walk for the Indianapolis Indians (Pirates) in a 9-6, 16-inning win against the Columbus Clippers (Indians) in the completion of a suspended triple-A International League game.

Ford entered the game, which was suspended Wednesday, as a pinch runner and stayed in as the designated hitter.

Ford also went 0-for-2 as Indianapolis then lost the regularly scheduled game 5-2 in 11 innings. He entered the game as pinch hitter and stayed in as the designated hitter.

Ford is hitting .203 with 19 runs scored, 11 RBIs and 18 stolen bases in 51 games.

Indianapolis is 61-37.

Darren Fischer (Cumberland Regional) did not pitch for the Princeton Rays in either end of a doubleheader against the Danville Braves in the rookie-level Appalachian League.

The Rays lost 5-4 in eight innings (scheduled for seven) and then 1-0 in seven innings in the makeup of a game that was postponed June 22 due to wet grounds.

Princeton fell to 5-17.

Through seven relief appearances, Fischer is 0-2 with a 2.38 ERA. In 111/3 innings, he has allowed six hits and four walks while striking out 10.


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