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June 13, 2009 at 6:30 AM

Portice throws 7 shutout innings in Salem win


6/13 Cup of Coffee: On Friday, Syracuse took both games of a doubleheader against Pawtucket. They took the first game 4-1. John Smoltz pitched a complete game going all 6 innings. He allowed 4 runs on 6 hits and a walk. He struck out 6. The Pawtucket offense managed just 2 hits in the game. Syracuse took the second contest by an identical 4-1 score. Charlie Zink threw 5 innings giving up 4 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks. He had a strikeout. Randor Bierd pitched a clean final inning fanning 1 of the 3 hitters he faced. Paul McAnulty went 2 for 3 with a RBI.

Portland edged Akron 1-0. Felix Doubront threw 5 scoreless innings allowing 4 hits. He did not allow a walk while striking out 2. Chris Province pitched 2 scoreless, hitless innings. He gave up a walk. Andrew Dobies went 1.1 frames and did not allow a run. He gave up 1 hit and 2 walks. He fanned 2. TJ Large retired the 2 hitters he faced to earn the save. Mark Wagner continued to swing a hot bat going 2 for 4 with a RBI. He raised his batting average to .339.

Salem blanked Myrtle Beach 6-0. Eammon Portice went 7 innings and did not allow a run. He gave up 4 hits and did not walk a batter. He struck out 4. Kyle Fernandes pitched 2 scoreless, hitless innings allowing a walk. He had 3 strikeouts. Zach Borowiak went 2 for 5 with a run scored and a RBI. Che-Hsuan Lin went 2 for 5 and scored 2 runs. Daniel Nava went 3 for 3 with a run scored and a RBI. Luis Exposito went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI.

Greenville trounced Asheville 11-3. Stolmy Pimentel threw 5 innings allowing 1 run on 4 hits and a walk. He struck out 7. Armando Zerpa tossed 2 scoreless innings allowing 2 hits and a walk. He fanned 4. Lance McClain threw the final 2 frames giving up 2 runs on a hit and a walk. He struck out 2. Tim Federowicz went 2 for 5 raising his batting average to .325. He hit his 9th home run and scored 2 times. Anthony Rizzo went 2 for 4 and scored a run. Kade Keowen went 2 for 5 with a run scored and a RBI. Will Middlebrooks went 2 for 3 and scored a run. Mitch Dening went 3 for 4 with 3 runs scored and 2 RBI. Zach Gentile went 3 for 5 with 2 runs scored and a RBI.

Player of the Night: Eammon Portice who threw 7 shutout innings in Salem's win. He allowed 4 hits and did not walk a batter.