KOPECH FANS NINE… according to Jack Stallard @Injsports of Longview News, Michael Kopech, the Texas-born pitcher whose fastball was clocked at 105 mph last week, fanned a career-high nine batters. That was in five innings of Salem’s 7-2 loss to Potomac in Class A minor league baseball on Monday. Kopech allowed three hits, three walks, and an earned run. Kopech, from Mount Pleasant, has allowed only 12 hits and an earned run in 18 1/3 innings this season while fanning 27. His fastball topped out at 99.7 mph on Monday.