Portland 5, Fresno 2
GAME NOTES: Portland jumped out to a 5 run lead quickly, and Fresno only managed five hits in a 5-2 loss. Julio Pavon gave up most of the damage in the 2nd, highlighted by a 3 run homer by Jake Gautreau. Fresno's big offensive blast came from Todd Linden, who hit a solo home run in the 9th. Jamie Athas also had an RBI single in the 7th.
TEAM NOTES: Fred Lewis was promoted to Fresno from San Jose after the callup of Jason Ellison to the bigs as part of the September callups.
Norwich 2, New Hampshire 1
GAME NOTES: Chris Begg won his 8th win in 9 decisions, limiting New Hampshire to 1 run in 7 innings and helping Norwich to a 2-1 victory. Begg got 7 strikeouts in those 7 innings, and Matt Palmer struck out the side in both innings he worked to get his 7th save of the year. Carlos Valderrama powered the offense, leading off the game with a home run, and adding a tiebreaking and game winning single in the 8th.
San Jose 3, Lake Elsinore 0
GAME NOTES: Jason Waddell led a combined shutout effort by Giants pitchers, and the Giants hit 2 home runs in a shutout victory over Lake Elsinore. Waddell gave up 1 hit and 1 walk while striking out 8, while Jeffrey Peterson added 2.1 innings and Jeremy Accardo got the last inning for his 25th save of the year. Travis Ishikawa had a 2 run homer in the 3rd inning, and Anthony LaBarbera added a solo shot in the 6th.
TEAM NOTES: Clay Timpner was promoted from Salem-Keizer to San Jose, replacing Fred Lewis.
Lake County 6, Hagerstown 2
Ryan Callahan gave up 5 runs in 4 innings of work, and Hagerstown fell to Lake County 6-2. The loss was Callahan's 3rd, and he raised his ERA to 5.49. The Suns were able to hit against Lake County, though, with only catcher Kyle Bone going hitless. Jason Columbus and Jonathan Armitage each had 2 hits, and Armitage picked up an RBI on each of his hits, one in the 4th and one in the 8th.
S-K 13, Everett 3
GAME NOTES: John Bowker hit his 3rd home run of the year and Brian Horwitz added 3 RBI of his own in a big win for the Volcanoes over the Aqua Sox. Bowker's home run, a 2 run shot, came in the first to kick off the Volcano scoring. The Volcanoes also got 5 runs in the 5th for their biggest spurt of scoring. The pitching held up Jonathan Sanchez's solid 5 ininngs, giving up 3 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks while striking out 11.
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