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September 4, 2007 at 6:29 AM

Portland to face N.H. in sudden death game to decide playoff spot


9/4 Cup of Coffee: Last night, Pawtucket ,with their callup depleted lineup, were defeated 8-5 by Scranton/WB. The PawSox ended the seson with a 67-75 record which left them in 4th place 16.5 games behind Northern Division winners Trenton. David Pauley went 5 innings allowing 4 runs on 10 hits and 2 BB. He had 3 Ks. Devern Hansack threw 1 perfect inning. Craig Hansen went 2/3 of an inning giving up 1 run on 1 BB. Craig Breslow (2-3) threw 1 1/3 innings allowing 1 run on 2 hits. He had 2 Ks. Edgar Martinez went 1 inning allowing 2 runs on 2 hits. He had 1 K. Jeff Bailey went 2 for 4 and scored a run. Chad Spann went 2 for 4. Junior Spivey went 3 for 4 with a home run and 4 RBI.

Portland lost 11-7 to New Britain. New Hampshire also lost leaving the two teams tied for the final playoff spot. The teams will square off tonight at Hadlock Field in a sudden death match to decide who will advance to the playoffs. Chris Smith (6-9) started the game and went 5 1/3 innings. He gave up 10 runs on 13 hits and 3 BB. He had 2 Ks. Blake Maxwell went 2 2/3 innings giving up 1 run on 3 hits. He had 3 Ks. John Otness went 2 for 5 with a run scored and a RBI. Aaron Bates went 1 for 3 with a home run, 2 runs scored and 2 RBI.

Lancaster defeated High Desert 12-4. Travis Beazley (7-2) went 5 shutout innings allowing 1 hit. He did not give up a BB and had 4 Ks. Cody McAllister went 1 inning giving up 2 runs on 4 hits. Kyle Fernandes threw a scoreless inning allowing 1 hit. He had 1 K. Chad Rhoades went 2/3 of an inning allowing 2 runs on 4 hits. He had 1 K. TJ Large went 1 1/3 innings. He did not give up a run or a hit. He allowed 1 BB and had 2 Ks. Zach Daeges went 1 for 4 with a home run and 2 RBI. Lars Anderson went 1 for 3 with 3 runs scored. The Jethawks finished the second half with a record of 44-26.

Greenville closed out their season with a 6-4 victory over Asheville. Joseph Guerra went 4 inning allowing 2 runs on 6 hits and 2 BB. Chad Povich threw 1/3 of an inning. He did not allow a run but gave up 2 hits and a BB. Chris Province went 1 2/3 scoreless innings giving up 1 hit. He had 4 Ks. Brian Steinocher (4-12) went 2 innings allowing 2 runs on 2 hits and a BB. He had 1 K. Josh Papelbon threw a clean 9th inning with 1 K. Argenis Diaz went 3 for 5 with a home run and 3 RBI. The Drive finished the second half in 7th place in the Southern Division of the South Atlantic League with a record of 29-41.

Lowell lost 9-5 to Vermont. Oneonta also lost leaving the Spinners still 2 games back with 4 to go. Tony Bajoczky (0-2) went 3 1/3 innings giving up 7 runs on 9 hits. He had 1 K. Ryne Miller threw 2 2/3 frames giving up 2 runs on 4 hits. He had 4 Ks. Adam Mills threw 2 scoreless frames. He gave up 2 hits and 2 BB. He had 2 Ks. Oscar Tejeda went 2 for 5 with 2 RBI. Carlos Fernandez-Oliva went 3 for 4 with a run scored. Rafael Cabreja went 2 for 5 and scored a run. Will Vasquez went 2 for 3 with a run scored and a RBI.

Player of the Night: Travis Beazley who threw 5 scoreless innings allowing just 1 hit. He did not walk a batter and had 4 Ks.

 
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