A.J. Holland (Holy Spirit) pitched seven strong innings, giving up seven hits and one run - a home run - to earn the win for the Lynchburg Hillcats (Braves) in a 6-3 victory over Winston-Salem in the Class-A Advanced Carolina League on Monday night. He walked four and struck out two. Holland improved to 2-1 with a 3.38 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 262/3 innings through five starts for Lynchburg, which is 12-10.
Scott DeCecco (Middle Township) pitched eight strong innings, allowing eight hits, including a home run, and two runs to earn the win for the Clinton LumberKings in a 6-2 victory over the Fort Wayne TinCaps in the Class-A Midwest League. DeCecco walked none and struck out five. He is 2-3 with a 3.21 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 28 innings through five starts for Clinton, which improved to 11-11.
Matt Szczur (Lower Cape May Regional) went 1-for-3 in both games of a doubleheader for the Tennessee Smokies (Cubs) against Pensacola in the double-A Southern League. The Wahoos won the first game 3-0, and the Smokies won the second game by the same score. Szczur, who batted leadoff and played center field in both games, got picked off second base in the first game and made his first error of the season. He is hitting .295 with two homers, 20 runs scored, 12 RBIs and eight stolen bases in 23 games for the Smokies, who are 14-10.
Darren Ford (Vineland) did not play for the Indianapolis Indians (Pirates) in a 3-2 win over Gwinnett in the triple-A International League. Ford is hitting .246 with eight runs scored, four RBIs and nine stolen bases in 17 games for the Indians, who improved to 19-7.