OF Matt Szczur (Lower Cape May Regional) went 2-for-4 with a run scored, an RBI and a strikeout for the Tennessee Smokies (Cubs) in a 3-2 loss to Mobile in the double-A Southern League. Szczur is hitting .288 with 37 runs scored, 27 RBIs and 15 stolen bases in 60 games.

OF Darren Ford (Vineland) did not play for the Indianapolis Indians (Pirates) in a 10-5 victory over Norfolk in the triple-A International League. Ford is hitting .202 with 22 hits, 11 runs scored, nine RBIs and 13 stolen bases in 33 games.

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RHP A.J. Holland (Holy Spirit) is 3-4 with a 4.43 ERA in 13 starts this season for the Lynchburg HillCats (Braves) in the Class-A Advanced Carolina League. He has struck out 45 and walked 34 in 69 innings. His next start has not yet been announced.

LHP Scott DeCecco (Middle Township) is 5-5 with a 4.00 ERA in 12 starts for the Clinton LumberKings (Mariners) in the Class-A Midwest League. DeCecco has struck out 47 and walked 22 in 63 innings. His next start is 8 p.m. Thursday at Peoria.

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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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