Darren Ford (Vineland) went 2-for-5 with a run scored and two strikeouts for the Fresno Grizzlies (Giants) in a 6-5 12-inning loss to the Salt Lake Bees (Angels) in a Pacific Coast League game. Ford, an outfielder, is hitting .286 with three runs scored and two RBIs, and his OBP is .455.

Matt Szczur (Lower Cape May Regional H.S.) went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts for the Iowa Cubs in a 4-1 loss to the Nashville Sounds (Mariners) in a triple-A Pacific Coast League game Tuesday. Szczur is batting .238 with three runs and one RBI, and his on-base percentage is .360.

Scott DeCecco (Middle Township) gave up five runs, none earned, on two hits and three walks in 2-3 of an inning for the High Desert Mavericks (Mariners) of the Advanced Class-A California League in an 11-9 loss to the Lake Elsinore Storm (Padres). DeCecco also had one strikeout in what was his season debut.

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