Braves farm report: April 15

Max Povse, a 6-foot-8 right-hander, made his second strong start for high Single-A Carolina on Friday.

Povse, a third-round draft pick in 2014 from North Carolina-Greensboro, pitched seven innings and struck out seven. He allowed no runs on two hits and a walk as he picked up the win, as the Mudcats defeated Myrtle Beach 2-0.

In two starts this season, Povse has pitched 13 scoreless innings and allowed three hits. He has struck out 14 to go with two walks.

Also at Carolina, shortstop Dansby Swanson was 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and a run scored. This came one night after his five-game hit streak ended.

Elsewhere around the Braves’ farm system:

• Third baseman Rio Ruiz extended his hitting streak to seven games and raised his batting average to .355 by going 2-for-5 (both singles). He scored a run. He has four consecutive multi-hit games.

• Right-hander Tyrell Jenkins started for Triple-A Gwinnett and lasted six innings. He allowed no runs on five hits and struck out five. He walked one as the G-Braves defeated Norfolk 10-0.

• Outfielder Dustin Peterson, who was acquired in the trade that sent Justin Upton to San Diego in December 2014, was 3-for-4 for Double-A Mississippi. He had a solo home run, three RBIs and three runs scored in a 9-2 victory against Montgomery.

• One night after his six-game hit streak ended, shortstop Ozzie Albies was 1-for-4 with a walk and a run scored.

• Catching prospect Jonathan Morales was the DH on Friday for Single-A Rome, and he raised his batting average to .424 with a 3-for-6 night. HE has a double, an RBI and a run scored as the R-Braves defeated Asheville 4-3 in 12 innings.

• Rome outfielder Ronald Acuna was 2-for-4 with an RBI, a walk and a run scored. He raised his batting average to .324.

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