OF Matt Szczur (Lower Cape May Regional) went 0-for-4 with a walk Wednesday for the Tennessee Smokies (Cubs) against Jacksonville in a 6-1 win in the double-A Southern League. Szczur is hitting .281 with 53 runs scored, 37 RBIs and 20 steals in 94 games.

OF Darren Ford (Vineland) did not play Wednesday as the Indianapolis Indians' (Pirates) game at Charlotte was postponed due to rain in the triple-A International League. Ford is hitting .214 with 21 runs scored, 12 RBIs and 19 stolen bases in 56 games.

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RHP A.J. Holland (Holy Spirit) started Tuesday and gave up five runs, two earned, in three innings for the Lynchburg HillCats (Braves) in a 10-2 loss to Myrtle Beach in the Class A Advanced Carolina League. Holland fell to 4-7 with a 9 ERA in 19 starts. In 101 2/3 innings, he has struck out 67 and walked 49.

LHP Darren Fischer (Cumberland Regional) took a blown save and the loss Tuesday after giving up four runs in one inning of work as the Princeton Rays lost 6-1 to Pulaski in a rookie-level Appalachian League game. Fischer is 0-3 with a 5.52 ERA in nine relief appearances. In 142/3 innings, he has struck out 11 and walked four.

LHP Scott DeCecco (Middle Township) is 7-7 with a 4.46 ERA in 19 starts for the Clinton LumberKings (Mariners) in the Class A Midwest League. In 101 innings, he has given up 102 hits, walked 35 and struck out 61. He is scheduled to start today at Wisconsin.

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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