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June 25, 2010 at 6:22 AM

Hazelbaker, Gibson produce in win


6/24 Cup of Coffee: Despite the season's first full seven-game slate, there wasn't much good news, though Greenville emerged from the all-star break with a win and the DSL squad finally got a game in.

Only Lars Anderson, Gil Velazquez and Bubba Bell collected hits Thursday in Pawtucket's 5-1 loss to Scranton/Wilkes Barre (NYY). With a pair of hits, Anderson improved to 5 of his last 8, while Velazquez was 3 for 3 and Bell had 2 hits. Adam Mills was knocked around to the tune of 5 earned on 9 hits, striking out 2 and walking a pair in 6.1 innings to get the loss. Chad Paronto and Kason Gabbard combined for 1.2 innings of shutout relief, and Alex Hassan drove in the PawSox only run on a sacrifice fly in the third.

Stephen Fife struck out 5 in as many innings, but the bullpen couldn't hang on for him as Altoona (PIT) dropped Portland 7-4. Fife allowed just 2 runs and left with a 4-2 lead, but Mitch Herold gave up 5 runs in the seventh to take the loss. Ray Chang was 2 for 4 with a home run and 2 RBI, while Anthony Rizzo also added 2 hits, including a double. Yamaicco Navarro and Luis Exposito each chipped in with a hit and an RBI, and Ryne Miller fanned a pair in 1.2 innings of relief.

Salem managed just 5 hits in a 2-0 shutout loss to Wilmington (KC). Caleb Clay took the hard-luck loss, yielding 2 runs on 7 hits with 4 strikeouts in 6.2 innings pitched. Tim Federowicz was thrown out at home in the second after Ryan Dent doubled, marking the Sox' only extra-base hit and best chance to score in the game.

It wasn't necessarily pretty, but Derrik Gibson singled to score Jeremy Hazelbaker in the top of the ninth to give Greenville a 7-6 win over Charleston (NYY). Hazelbaker was 3 for 4 with 2 RBI and 3 runs scored, while Gibson, Michael Almanzar, and Zach Gentile added 2 hits apiece. Ryan Pressly gave up 5 runs in 3.1 frames before Anatanaer Batista and Jordan Flasher combined for 5.2 innings of two-hit, one-run relief. Almanzar drove in a run and Gibson knocked in 2 in the win.

In his second professional start, Madison Younginer came down to earth in a big way, yielding 6 runs in 3.1 innings as Connecticut (DET) thumped Lowell 13-1. Charle Rosario and Wilson Matos gave up 3 runs each in relief of Younginer, who walked 3 and allowed 6 hits. Kolbrin Vitek had 2 hits and an RBI, while Brandon Jacobs and Jose Garcia added doubles in the loss.

In GCL action, Swen Huijer picked up his first loss of the season as the Red Sox fell 6-2 to the Orioles. Huijer was charged with 4 runs on 4 hits in 3.0 innings in relief of starter Francisco Taveras, who yielded 2 runs in 5.0 frames. Boss Moanaroa collected 2 hits and an RBI, while Jason Thompson and Keury De La Cruz had the only other hits of the afternoon. Outfielder Roberto Ramos tossed a scoreless ninth.

After a slew of rainouts, the DSL squad finally got a game in, topping the DSL Mets 6-0 in 8 innings. Mario Alcantara and Ellis Jimenez combined for a five-hit shutout, with Alcantara going 6.0 innings and Jimenez finishing up. Dreily Guererro's 2 RBI's give him 19 on the year, while Xander Bogaerts knocked in 2 to bring his season total to 15. Jesus Loya and Lewis Urena had an RBI each in the win.

Player of the Night: Jeremy Hazelbaker, who went 3 for 4 with 3 runs scored and 2 RBI in Greenville's win over Charleson. He also scored the game winning run.

 
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