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September 4, 2009 at 5:26 AM

Lowell sets single season franchise record for wins

9/4 Cup of Coffee: Rochester broke a 3-3 tie with 2 runs in the 5th inning off starter Billy Traber (7-8), and went on to a 6-4 win over Pawtucket. Chris Carter, Mark Wagner, and Dusty Brown each had 2 hits in the game.

Trenton downed Portland, 5-2. Kris Johnson (0-3) threw 7 innings, giving up 2 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks. The game got out of hand in the 8th inning ,when Derrick Loop gave up 3 runs on 4 hits and a walk. Ryan Kalish hit his 11th home run in the 9th inning, and scored both of the Sea Dog runs. Jorge Jimenez went 2 for 4 with a double.

Winston-Salem defeated Salem, 7-5, in 11 innings. Tim Federowicz hit a 2-run homer in the top of the 9th to send the game into extra innings. Catcher John Curtis, however, hit a walk off 2-run homer in the 11th inning off Chad Povich (0-1) to give Winston-Salem the win. Despite the loss, Salem remains tied for the Wild Card. Federowicz and Ryan Dent each had 2 hits in the game.

Greenville out-lasted Bowling Green, 7-6, in 12 innings. With the score tied at 5 in the 11th inning, the Hot Rods scored to take the lead. The Drive responded to even the score on a Zach Gentile RBI single in the bottom half of the inning. In the bottom of the 12th, Oscar Tejeda, with 2 out, singled to drive in the winning run. Ryan Lavarnway, Kade Keowen and Tejeda each had 2 hits in the contest. Felix Ventura (3-7) pitched the final 3.2 innings to earn the win. He gave up a run on 4 hits.

Lowell scored 4 times in the top of the 10th inning to come out with a win in Oneonta, 9-5. The win set a Spinner franchise record for wins in a season with 43. The Spinners' 4 runs in the 10th came on 2 walks, 2 errors, a double by Drew Hedman and a single. Joantoni Garcia led the offense, going 3 for 5 with a run scored and an RBI. His 3 hits were all doubles. Alex Hassan, Drew Dominguez, and Hedman each had 2 hits. Michael Bugary (3-1) threw 2 scoreless innings to pick up the win. Jordan Flasher got the final three outs in the game to earn a save.

Player of the Night: Joantoni Garcia, who had 3 doubles in the Spinners' win over Oneonta.