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August 23, 2009 at 6:04 AM

Greenville takes doubleheader from West Virginia

8/23 Cup of Coffee: On Saturday, Lehigh Valley and Pawtucket were scoreless for 10 innings but the Iron Pigs tallied 3 runs in the top of the 11th to down Pawtucket 3-0. The PawSox had an excellent chance to win the game in the bottom of the 10th when they had the bases loaded with 2 out but Jeff Bailey flied to right to end the threat. The Iron Pigs scored 3 times in the top of the 11th on a walk, double, another walk and another double. The PawSox went 1-2-3 in the bottom of the inning. Adam Mills started threw 7 scoreless innings allowing just 3 hits. Marcus McBeth and Hunter Jones held Lehigh scoreless until TJ Large entered the game in the 10th. He managed to record an out in the 11th but was charged with giving up all 3 runs on a hit and 2 walks. Jose Vaquedano got the final 2 outs but gave up 2 hits. The Pawtucket offense managed just 3 hits in the game.

Portland dropped both games of their doubleheader with Harrisburg. The Sea Dogs fell 5-4 in the first contest. The Senators scored single runs in the 6th and 7th innings to edge out the Sea Dogs. Chad Povich (4-2) pitched the 7th and gave up the winning run on a hit and 3 walks. Daniel Nava went 2 for 4 with a home run and 2 RBI to lead the Dogs. He raised his batting average to .404. Jon Still tied a team record with his 36th double of the season. The Senators took the 2nd game 3-1. Ryne Lawson (3-11) gave up all 3 runs in 5.2 innings of work. He gave up 6 hits and a walk while recording 4 strikeouts. Ritchie Lentz got the final 4 outs of the game without giving up a run. He allowed a walk and had 2 strikeouts. Jason Place went 2 for 2 with a RBI. The 2 losses see Portland sitting in 4th place in their division.

The Salem-Potomac game was postponed.

Greenville swept both games of their doubleheader from West Virginia. In the first, the Drive scored 6 runs in the top of the 2nd inning and coasted to a 6-3 win. Brock Huntzinger (8-8) earned the win allowing 2 runs on 5 hits and a walk over 5 innings. Mitch Herold pitched the final 2 innings giving up a run on 2 hits. He fanned 3. Shannon Wilkerson went 3 for 4 with a run scored and 2 RBI. Ryan Dent and Will Middlebrooks each had 2 hits in the contest. The Drive took the 2nd contest 8-6. Chad Povich started the game and lasted 2.2 innings giving up 3 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks. He struck out 4. Leandro Marin (3-2) earned the win going 2.2 frames. He gave up a run on 2 hits and a walk. He had 6 strikeouts. Lance McClain got the final 5 outs in the game but not before allowing 2 runs to score. Shannon Wilkerson went 2 for 4 with a home run and 2 RBI.

Spinner hurlers Alex Wilson and Tom Ebert took a no-hitter into the 6th inning on way to a 5-2 win over Oneonta on Saturday. Wilson threw 3 scoreless, hitless innings allowing 2 walks. He lowered his ERA to 0.60. Ebert gave up a pair of runs in the 6th on 3 hits. He fanned 4 over his 3 innings of work. Jordan Flasher (1-0) earned the win throwing 2 scoreless innings. Kyle Rutter pitched 1-2-3 9th to earn his first save as a professional. The win gave the Spinners sole possession of first place with a record of 34-26. Wilfred Pichardo went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI. He also stole his 21 and 22 bases of the season. Drew Hedman went 3 for 3 with 2 runs scored and a RBI. Joantoni Garcia had 2 doubles in 3 at bats which produced a run scored and 2 RBI.

Player of the Night: Shannon Wilkerson who in 2 games went 5 for 8 with 2 runs scored and 4 RBI