Thursday, August 31, 2006 at 6:51 AM
Wilmington defeated Salem 4-1. John Barnes went 5 1/3 innings allowing 1 run on 3 hits and 2 BB. He had 3 Ks. Bryce Cox went 2 scoreless innings. He allowed 3 hits and 2 BB. He had a K. Mike James went 1 1/3 innings and did not allow a hit, walk or a run. Jeff Natale went 2 for 4. Jed Lowrie went 3 for 5 with a run scored. Claudio Arias went 2 for 5. The Greenville - Augusta game was postponed due to rain. Lowell edged Staten Island 2-1. J.T. Zink went 5 2/3 innings allowing 1 run on 5 hits and 4 BB. He had 3 Ks. Jean Guillen went 1/3 of an inning giving up 1 hit. He blew the save but was credited with the win. Brian Steinocher went 2 scoreless innings giving up 3 BB. He had a K. Josh Papelbon pitched a perfect 9th striking out the side in order. Paul Smyth went 2 for 2 with a run scored and an RBI. Zak Farkes went 2 for 3 with an RBI.
Player of The Night: Josh Papelbon who pitched a perfect 9th with 3 Ks to record his 11th save of the short season.