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April 9, 2008 at 5:44 AM

Lancaster wins suspended contest in 18 innings


4/9 Cup of Coffee: Pawtucket defeated Lehigh Valley 4-1 behind the strong start of Chris Smith who went 4 scoreless innings. He allowed 2 hits and a BB while striking out 7. Edgar Martinez went 1 2/3 innings giving up a run on 2 hits and 2 BB. Abe Alvarez picked up the win throwing 2 1/3 scoreless frames with 2 Ks. Dan Kolb went 1/3 of an inning allowing 1 hit. Lee Gronkiewicz earned the save pitching a scoreless frame while giving up 1 hit while fanning 1. Chris Carter went 2 for 2 with a run scored and a RBI. Jed Lowrie went 1 for 3 with 2 runs scored.

Portland lost to Connecticut 2-1 in 11 innings. Justin Masterson threw 5 scoreless innings allowing just 2 hits. He did not walk a batter while recording 7 strikeouts. Chad Rhoades went 1 2/3 frames and allowed a run on a hit and a BB. He had 4 Ks. Jose Vaquedano went 2 1/3 innings. He did not allow a run on 2 hits. He had 1 K. Hunter Jones threw a scoreless inning allowing 1 hit while fanning the side. Mike James took the loss giving up a run in 1/3 of an inning on 1 hit. Jay Johnson went 1 for 2 with a RBI.

Lancaster scored 3 runs in the top of the 18th inning to win the 18 inning marathon over Inland Empire 6-3. This game which took 2 days to complete saw Tony Bajoczky start the contest and go 5 scoreless innings allowing 4 hits and a BB. He had 3 Ks. James Russ went 3 scoreless frames giving up 2 hits and a BB while fanning 1. Richie Lentz blew the save. He did not retire a batter but allowed 3 runs on a hit and 3 BB. Blake Maxwell threw 5 scoreless innings allowing 4 hits and a BB. He had 3 Ks. Jason Blackey went 2 innings and did not allow a run or a hit. He gave up a BB and fanned 1. TJ Large went 3 innings and earned the win. He did not allow a run on 1 hit. He had 2 Ks. In the regularly scheduled game Inland Empire defeated Lancaster 3-1. Travis Beazley took the loss allowing 3 runs on 5 hits and 2 BB in 5 2/3 innings. He had 6 Ks. Josh Papelbon pitched the final 2 1/3 frames. He did not allow a run or a hit. He gave up 2 BB while fanning 3. Lars Anderson went 1 for 4 with a home run.

Lexington blasted Greenville 13-2. Jose Alvarez started and took the loss giving up 5 runs on 8 hits in 3 1/3 innings. He had 3 Ks. Ryne Lawson went 2/3 of an inning and gave up 4 runs on 3 hits and 3 BB. Chad Povich threw 2 innings and allowed 3 runs on 4 hits and a BB. He had 2 Ks. Joseph Guerra threw an inning giving up a run on 3 hits. He had 2 Ks. William Vasquez threw a clean final frame. Yamaico Navarro went 2 for 2 with a run scored and a RBI. David Mailman went 2 for 4.

Player of the Night: Justin Masterson who threw 5 scoreless innings allowing 2 hits while fanning 7