Matt Szczur (Lower Cape May Regional H.S.) went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored and three strikeouts for the Iowa Cubs in an 8-5 loss to the Memphis Redbirds (Cardinals) in the triple-A Pacific Coast League on Friday night.

Szczur, an outfielder, is batting .235 (8-for-34) with five runs, two RBIs, three walks and three stolen bases on five attempts. His on-base percentage is .316.

Scott DeCecco (Middle Township) gave up three hits and three walks but no runs in 1 2/3 innings of relief pitching for the High Desert Mavericks (Mariners) against the Inland Empire 66ers (Angels) in the Advanced Class-A California League.

The lefty struck out one.

High Desert won 6-5 in 13 innings.

DeCecco gave up five runs in two-thirds of an inning in his only other appearance this season, so Friday's scoreless outing lowered his ERA from 67.50 to 19.29.

A.J. Holland (Holy Spirit), a pitcher for the Lynchburg Hillcats (Braves) in the Class-A Advanced Carolina League, started the season on the disabled list with an unspecified injury.

Darren Fischer (Cumberland Regional) is a pitcher with the Princeton (W.Va.) Rays, who start their rookie-level Appalachian League season June 19.

Independent leagues

Alexi Colon (St. Augustine Prep) is an outfielder with the Schaumburg (Ill.) Boomers, who start their Frontier League season May 16.

Charlie Law (Mainland Regional) is a pitcher with the Rockland (N.Y.) Boulders, who start their Can-Am League season May 23.