Scott DeCecco (Middle Township High School) gave up four runs on nine hits with two walks and six strikeouts while being dealt the loss in the High Desert Mavericks' 5-3 defeat to the Lancaster JetHawks (Astros) in the Advanced Class-A California League. DeCecco pitched six innings in the start, his third of the season.

He is 1-2 with a 7.52 ERA in six total appearances.

Matt Szczur (Lower Cape May Regional) and the Iowa Cubs were rained out against the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals) in the triple-A Pacific Coast League Tuesday night.

Szczur, an outfielder, is hitting .261 (18-for-69).

Darren Ford (Vineland) is on the disabled list for the Fresno Grizzlies (Giants) in the Pacific Coast League.

Ford, an outfielder, is hitting .350 (7-for-20).

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