OF Darren Ford (Vineland) started in centerfield and led off for the Indianapolis Indians (Pirates) in Wednesday's 3-1 win over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in the triple-A International League. He was 1-for-4 with a strikeout. Ford is hitting .226 with 23 runs scored, 13 RBIs and 21 stolen bases in 61 games.

OF Matt Szczur (Lower Cape May Regional) was 1-for-4 for the Tennessee Smokies (Cubs) in a 3-2 win over Birmingham in a double-A Southern League game. Szczur was hitting .277 with 57 runs scored, 39 RBIs and 20 steals in 101 games.

LHP Darren Fischer (Cumberland Regional) is 0-3 with a 5.17 ERA in 10 relief appearances for the Princeton Rays in the rookie-level Appalachian League. In 152/3 innings, he has allowed 11 hits, walked five and struck out 15.

RHP A.J. Holland (Holy Spirit) is 4-7 with a 4.69 ERA in 19 starts for the Lynchburg HillCats (Braves) in the Class A Advanced Carolina League. In 1012/3 innings, Holland has given up 108 hits and 49 walks while striking out 67. His next start has not yet been announced.

LHP Scott DeCecco (Middle Township) is 8-7 with a 4.25 ERA in 21 starts. In 1141/3 innings, he has given up 114 hits, walked 38 and struck out 72. His next start has not been announced.

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.