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June 17, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Cup of Coffee: Lovullo, Greenville break out

6/18 Cup of Coffee: Greenville broke out the lumber in a big way, slugging three homers in a 14-run attack. Jake Romanski had three hits for Portland in a loss. The PawSox and the DSL Red Sox were both rained out. 

The PawSox were rained out and will have a pair of doubleheaders this weekend. The first will start at 4:35 tomorrow and the second at 12:35 on Sunday.  


The Sea Dogs jumped out to a 2-0 lead but could not hang on as Jacob Dahlstrand gave up three earned runs in 4 2/3 innings on four walks, four hits, and four strikeouts. Taylor Grover also struggled in relief. Jake Romanski had three hits and Rafael Devers roped his 17th double of the year and drove in a run. Mike Olt reached three times with two hits, a walk, a run, and an RBI. 


It was a rough night for the Sox, who were held to just two hits. Jeremy Rivera had a knock and Bryan Hudson had a single and his 14th stolen base. Mike Shawaryn didn't have it last night, surviving just 2 1/3 innings while allowing five runs on eight hits and two walks. He did not strike anybody out. Adam Lau was a bright spot in the bullpen with a pair of hitless innings and two strikeouts. Salem's third loss in a row shrinks their first-half lead in the Northern division to just one game over the Lynchburg Hillcats.


Greenville had an offensive outburst that included three home runs, two of which were three-run blasts. Ryan Scott had a big "three true outcomes" night with a three-run homer, three walks, and two strikeouts. Chris Madera and Carlos Tovar added home runs, with Madera scoring four times. Nick Lovullo (pictured) had a perfect night, going 2 for 2 with a pair of walks and three runs scored. Tyler Spoon collected three hits including a double. Daniel Gonzalez improved to 6-0 with seven innings of four-run ball. He struck out four and walked two. Algenis Martinez finished it off by allowing a run in two innings. The win keeps Greenville a half game back of the Columbia Fireflies for the first-half lead in the Southern division.


The DSL Sox were postponed on Friday.


Player of the Night: Nick Lovullo did not make an out and raised his batting average to .300 with Greenville after hitting .243 in his stint with Salem earlier in the year. 

Photo Credit: Nick Lovullo by Kelly O'Connor