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September 18, 2009 at 6:31 AM

Greenville's win extends series while Salem's season ends


9/18 Cup of Coffee: Greenville scored three times in the bottom of the 6th inning to overcome a 1-0 deficit and held on to score a 3-2 win over Lakewood, cutting the BlueClaws' South Atlantic League Championship lead to two games to one. Casey Kelly drove in what proved to be the winning run with a single in the sixth inning. Earlier in that same inning, Mitch Dening's double had driven in the Drive's first run. Dening later scored on a sacrifice fly. Lakewood threatened in the ninth and had a pair of runners on base with two out before Kyle Rutter came on in relief to get the final out of the game. Stolmy Pimentel started and went 5 innings. He allowed 1 run on 6 hits. Jeremy Kehrt got the win, throwing 3.2 innings of relief and giving up 1 run. Pete Hissey had 3 hits in the game.

Lynchburg ended Salem's season with an 8-7 win, sweeping the Carolina League Mills Cup Championship Series in three games. Lynchburg scored six times in the second inning and held an 8-4 lead going into the sixth. The Red Sox rallied with two runs in the sixth on a Ryan Dent home run, and pushed another across in the ninth to pull within one. With the tying run on third and the winning run on second, Zach Borowiak grounded out to second to end the game. Starter Kyle Weiland took the loss, giving up 7 runs in 1.1 innings. Che-Hsuan Lin, Anthony Rizzo and Mike Jones had 2 hits apiece.

Player of the Night: Stolmy Pimentel, who threw 5 innings, giving up 1 run on 6 hits.

 
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