Matt Szczur (Lower Cape May Regional H.S.) was 0-for-4 with an RBI for the Iowa Cubs in a 9-1 loss to the New Orleans Zephyrs (Marlins) in a triple-A Pacific Coast League game Thursday night.

Szczur, an outfielder, is hitting .235 (20-for-85) in 25 games.

In a 3-0 win at New Orleans on Wednesday, Szczur made a diving catch on a popup in center field to make the final out of Chris Rusin's no-hitter.

Darren Ford (Vineland) did not play for the Fresno Grizzlies (Giants) in a 7-4 win over the El Paso Chihuahuas (Padres) in the Pacific Coast League on Thursday.

Ford, an outfielder, is hitting .296 (8-for-27) in 12 games.

Scott DeCecco (Middle Township) is scheduled to start today for the High Desert Mavericks (Mariners) of the Advanced Class-A California League against the Lancaster JetHawks (Astros).

He is 1-2 with a 6.12 ERA in seven games, including four starts.

A.J. Holland (Holy Spirit), a pitcher for the Lynchburg Hillcats (Braves) in the Class-A Advanced Carolina League, made his season debut Sunday, getting a no-decision in his team's 7-3 win over the Savannah Sand Gnats (Mets).

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.

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