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August 30, 2009 at 5:56 AM

Lavarnway hits 20th homer in 9-0 drubbing of Lexington

8/30 Cup of Coffee: Pawtucket managed after a couple of hours of a rain delay to play 1 of their 2 scheduled games on Saturday. In that contest, they fell 3-0 to Scranton. Billy Traber (7-7) took the loss going 5 innings giving up all 3 runs. Dustin Richardson pitched 2 perfect innings of relief recording 3 strikeouts. The PawSox managed just 5 hits in the game and they were spread out over 5 frames. Chris Carter went 2 for 4 in the game.

New Hampshire edged Portland 7-6. Kris Johnson (0-2) gave up 7 runs on 9 hits and a walk in 4.1 innings. The Sea Dogs fell behind 2-0 after 1 inning but came back to tie the score in the 2nd on homers by Luis Exposito and Jason Place. By the fifth, the Fischer Cats had taken a 7-2 lead. The Sea Dogs rallied with 2 runs in the 7th and 2 more in the 9th on Jorge Jimenez's 2 run homer but the comeback fell just short. Jason Place went 3 for 4 with a homer and 2 runs scored. Luis Exposito and Iggy Suarez each had 2 hits in the game.

Salem fought back from a 3-0 deficit to edge Wilmington 4-3. Zach Borowiak scored the winning run in the bottom of the 9th after he walked and advanced to third on a sacrifice and a wild pitch. After 2 intentional walks, Anthony Rizzo drove him home with a single. Kyle Weiland started and went 7 innings giving up 3 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks. He struck out 4. Josh Papelbon (5-2) got the win pitching a scoreless 9th inning. He gave up a hit. Jon Hee led the offense going 3 for 4 with a run scored.

Greenville hammered Lexington 9-0. Ryan Lavarnway continued to swing a hot bat hitting his 20th homer of the season. Three Drive pitchers combined for the 5 hit shutout of the Legends. Stolmy Pimentel (10-7) started and threw 5 scoreless innings allowing 2 hits and 4 walks. He fanned 4. Lavarnway went 3 for 4 with 2 runs scored and 4 RBI. Osacar Tejeda and Ty Weeden also had 3 hits each in the game.

Both the Lowell Spinners and the Gulf Coast League Red Sox saw their games cancelled due to rain.

Player of the Night: Ryan Lavarnway who went 3 for 4 with a home run, 2 runs scored and 4 RBI