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September 16, 2009 at 6:33 AM

Salem and Greenville both on verge of elimination

9/16 Cup of Coffee: Salem is now faced with the prospect of having to win three straight games to capture the Mills Cup after its 5-4 loss to Lynchburg. Salem took a 4-3 lead into the bottom of the 8th, when reliever Jason Blackey gave up three walks and a bunt single to give up the lead. Kyle Fernandes was able to preserve the tie, as he entered and got out of the jam with a strikeout and a double play. He was not so fortunate in the 9th, when with 2 outs, he gave up the game-winning home run. Starter Stephen Fife went 5 innings allowing 3 runs on 3 hits and a walk. Chih-Hsien Chiang went 1 for 3 with a home run and 3 RBI. Ryan Dent also had a home run.

Greenville fell 3-0 to Lakewood, and now faces the same challenge as Salem. Caleb Clay took a no-hitter into the 5th inning before giving up three straight hits and the first run of the game. He gave up two more in the 6th before being replaced by Lance McClain. Clay went 5 innings allowing 3 runs, 2 of which were earned, on 3 hits. He struck out 5. Zach Gentile, Ryan Lavarnway and Casey Kelly each had 2 hits in the game.

Both teams have an off day today before resuming play on Thursday.

Player of the Night: Chih-Hsien Chiang, who had 3 RBI for Salem.