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September 5, 2005 at 6:31 AM

9/5 Cup of Coffee

Hope your Labor Day holiday is a good one. It is a beautiful morning here in Nova Scotia and my first cup of coffee is going to taste very good. Pawtucket staged a dramatic comeback to defeat Scranton/WB 9-7. Trailing 7-4 going into the bottom of the eighth, Dave Berg hit a pinch hit grand slam home run to secure the win for the PawSox. Adam Hyzdu was 3 for 4 with a home run and 2 RBI. Anastacio Martinez started and went 5 innings giving up 7 runs on 6 hits. Charlie Zink got the win pitching 3 hitless innings of relief. Portland went down to defeat again at the hands of Akron by a score of 8-3. David Pauley gave up 6 runs on 7 hits in 5 innings of work. Chad Spann had his first multi-hit game in AA going 3 for 3 with a RBI. Scott Youngbauer went 3 for 5 with 2 runs scored while Jeremy West was 2 for 4. Wilmington lost both games of a doubleheader to Frederick by scores of 2-1 and 5-2. Justin Sturge started the first game and went 5 innings allowing 1 run on 4 hits while striking out 4. Kyle Tabeek took the loss going just 1 inning while giving up the winning run on 1 hit and 3 walks. Ian Bladergroen , Ian Cronkhite and Iggy Saurez were all 1 for 3. In the second game, Tommy Hottovy took the loss going 4 1/3 innings giving up 4 runs on 5 hits while striking out 4. Bryan Pritz was 2 for 3 with a run scored while Dusty Brown went 1 for 3 with 2 RBI. Greenville defeated Rome by the score of 7-2. Kevin Guyette started and went 4 scoreless innings giving up 3 hits. Kyle Fernandes in relief went 3 1/3 innings allowing 2 hits, both solo homers. John Otness went 2 for 4 with a home run and 2 RBI. Matt Ciaramella went 2 for 4 with a run scored and a RBI. Chris Turner also went 2 for 4 and scored a run. Oneonta edged Lowell 3-2. J.T. Zink started and went 4 innings giving up 1 run on 3 hits. Tim Cox took the loss going 4 innings while allowing 2 runs on 7 hits. He had 6 Ks. Jacoby Ellsbury went 2 for 4 with a run scored while Jed Lowrie went 3 for 4.

Player of The Night: Dave Berg of Pawtucket chosen not for the quantity of his performance but for the quality of it. His dramatic pinch hit grand slam home run in the bottom of the eighth led the PawSox to a dramatic come from behind victory before the over 10,000 fans that established a new franchise record for season's attendence.