OF Matt Szczur (Lower Cape May Regional) went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs as the Tennessee Smokies (Cubs) beat Birmingham 5-0 in the double-A Southern League on Sunday night. Szczur is hitting .287 with two home runs, 157 RBIs, 24 runs scored and 12 stolen bases in 33 games.
LHP Scott DeCecco (Middle Township) is 3-3 with a 2.77 ERA for the Clinton LumberKings (Mariners) in the Class-A Midwest League. DeCecco has 30 strikeouts and 12 walks in 39 innings. His next start has not been announced.
RHP A.J. Holland (Holy Spirit) is 3-1 with a 3.00 ERA in seven starts for the Lynchburg HillCats (Braves) in the Class-A Advanced Carolina League. Holland has struck out 26 and walked 14 in 29 innings. His next start has not been announced.
OF Darren Ford (Vineland) is on the disabled list of the Indianapolis Indians (Pirates) with a right oblique injury. Ford, who last played May 4, is hitting .271 with two triples, one home run, 10 runs scored, seven RBIs and 10 stolen bases in 21 games in the triple-A International League.
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