Scott DeCecco (Middle Township H.S.) did not appear for the High Desert Mavericks (Mariners) in a 5-4 loss to the Lancaster JetHawks (Astros) in an Advanced Class-A California League game Tuesday.  DeCecco has a 10.13 ERA in three relief appearances, giving up six runs, eight hits and eight walks in 5 1-3 innings. He also has four strikeouts. 

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Matt Szczur (Lower Cape May Regional) went 0-for-4 with an RBI and a strikeout for the Iowa Cubs in an 8-4 loss to the New Orleans Zephyrs (Marlins) Tuesday night in a triple-A Pacific Coast League game. Szczur, an outfielder, is hitting .233 (10-43). He has one home run, seven RBIs and seven runs scored. He had a four-game hitting streak entering Tuesday.

Darren Ford (Vineland) has not played for the Fresno Grizzlies (Giants) since being injured Thursday trying to make a catch in a PCL. Ford, an outfielder, was hitting .350 (7-for-20) in eight games before the injury. The Grizzlies were scheduled to play the Sacramento River Cats (Athletics) in a late game.

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.


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

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