LHP Scott DeCecco (Middle Township) gave up three runs, one earned, in five innings for the Clinton LumberKings (Mariners) in a 7-4 loss to Kane County in the Class-A Midwest League on Saturday night. DeCecco left the game with a 4-3 lead after allowing three hits, striking out three and walking three. His record stayed at 3-3, and he lowered his ERA to 2.77. He has 30 strikeouts and 12 walks in 39 innings over seven starts.
OF Matt Szczur (Lower Cape May Regional) went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, two runs scored and two RBIs as the Tennessee Smokies (Cubs) beat Birmingham 5-4 in the double-A Southern League. Szczur is hitting .274 with two home runs, 15 RBIs, 24 runs scored and 12 stolen bases in 32 games.
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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