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July 18, 2009 at 6:40 AM

Salem downs Lynchburg in 15 inning marathon


7/18 Cup of Coffee: On Friday, Indianapolis defeated Pawtucket 7-3. Charlie Zink went 4.2 innings giving up 4 runs on 4 hits and 7 walks. Jose Vaquedano lasted 0.2 of an inning giving up 2 runs on 2 hits and 2 walks. Billy Traber retired the 2 hitters he faced. Rocky Cherry threw 1.1 frames allowing 1 run on 3 hits and 3 walks. He had 2 strikeouts. Javier Lopez tossed 1.1 clean frames. Travis Denker went 2 for 3 with a home run and 2 runs scored. Bubba Bell went 2 for 4 and scored a run.

Portland downed Trenton 5-2. Junichi Tazawa pitched 5 innings giving up 1 run on 5 hits. He struck out 4. Chris Province threw 2 innings allowing 1 run on 2 hits and a walk. He fanned 1. Bryce Cox tossed 2 scoreless innings giving up 2 hits and a walk. He had a strikeout. John Otness went 2 for 4 and scored a run. Lars Anderson and Jason Place also each went 2 for 4 with a run scored. Jon Still went 2 for 5 with a home run and 3 RBI.

Salem defeated Lynchburg 8-4 in a 15 inning marathon scoring 4 times in the top of the 15th. Eammon Portice threw 5 innings giving up 2 runs on 4 hits and a walk. He fanned 7. Armando Zerpa went 2 innings allowing 2 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks. He had a strikeout. Josh Papelbon threw 3 scoreless, 1 hit innings. He struck out 5. Derrick Loop tossed 2 scoreless innings giving up 2 hits and 2 walks. He fanned 5. Kyle Fernandes pitched the final 2 innings and did not allow a run or a hit. He walked 1 and had a strikeout. Che-Hsuan Lin went 2 for 8 with 2 runs scored and a RBI. Daniel Nava went 3 for 7 with a home run, 2 runs scored and 2 RBI. Mike Jones went 3 for 8 with 2 RBI. David Mailman went 4 for 7 and scored a run. Kris Negron went 2 for 6 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI.

Lake County downed Greenville 8-1. Brock Huntzinger threw 5.2 frames giving up 4 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks. He struck out 7. Chad Povich pitched 2.1 frames allowing 4 runs on 8 hits. He had 3 strikeouts. Oscar Tejeda went 2 for 4.

Lowell defeated Williamsport 7-1. Kason Gabbard threw 3 scoreless, hitless innings allowing 3 walks. He had 2 strikeouts. Jose Alvarez pitched 5 innings allowing 1 run on 3 hits and a walk. He struck out 5. Kyle Rutter pitched a scoreless, hitless inning allowing 2 walks. Shannon Wilkerson went 3 for 4 and scored 2 runs. Mike Almanzar went 2 for 4 and had 3 RBI. Joantoni Garcia went 2 for 3 and scored a run.

In rookie ball, the Orioles edged the Red Sox 4-3. Pete Ruiz threw 4 innings allowing 3 runs on 5 hits and a walk. He had a strikeout. Kyle Stroup tossed 2 scoreless innings giving up a hit and a walk. He fanned 5. Cesare Angeloni went 2 innings allowing a run on a hit. Dustin Mercadante pitched a clean inning striking out 2 of the 3 hitters he faced. Carson Blair went 2 for 4 and scored a run. Ken Roque went 2 for 3 with 2 RBI.

Player of the Night: Daniel Nava who had 3 hits with a home run, 2 runs scored and 2 RBI in Salem's 15 inning win