OF Darren Ford (Vineland) had a pinch-hit single in the sixth inning for the Indianapolis Indians (Pirates) in a 9-8 loss to Syracuse in a triple-A International League game Monday night.

Ford is hitting .226 with 22 runs scored, 13 RBIs and 20 stolen bases in 58 games.

OF Matt Szczur (Lower Cape May Regional) went 0-for-4 with an RBI walk for the Tennessee Smokies (Cubs) in an 8-4 win over Birmingham in a double-A Southern League game.

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Szczur is hitting .277 with 56 runs scored, 38 RBIs and 20 steals in 99 games.

LHP Darren Fischer (Cumberland Regional) did not pitch for the Princeton Rays in a 2-1 loss to Johnson City in a rookie-level Appalachian League game.

Fischer is 0-3 with a 5.17 ERA in 10 relief appearances. In 152/3 innings, he has allowed 11 hits and five walks while striking out 15.

RHP A.J. Holland (Holy Spirit) is 4-7 with a 4.69 ERA in 19 starts for the Lynchburg HillCats (Braves) in the Class A Advanced Carolina League.

In 1012/3 innings, Holland has given up 108 hits and 49 walks while striking out 67. His next start has not yet been announced.

LHP Scott DeCecco (Middle Township) is 8-7 with a 4.21 ERA in 20 starts for the Clinton LumberKings (Mariners) in the Class A Midwest League. In 109 innings, he has given up 107 hits, walked 37 and struck out 65. His next start has yet to be announced.

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Started at The Press in 1993 as an Ocean County reporter. Moved to the copy desk in 1994 until taking over as editor of At The Shore in 1995. Became deputy sports editor in 2004 and was promoted to sports editor in 2007.

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