Minor League Update-September 5, 2004

Sunday, September 05 2004 @ 09:37 AM EDT

Contributed by: Mike Green

Fine pitching in Syracuse and Auburn and a topsy-turvy win for Charleston were the order of the day as the farm affiliates went 3-1.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre 1 Syracuse 4

Jorge Sequea went 3-3 and scored twice to lead the Sky Chiefs to a 4-1 win. Julius Matos drove in 3 with a single and a sacrifice fly. Glenn Williams continued his hot hitting with a double and triple in 4 trips. Josue Matos started and went 5 innings to get the win. He allowed only 1 run on a solo homer, despite giving up 6 hits and 3 walks. Jesus Sanchez, Jason Kershner and Mike Nakamura pitched a combined 4 innings of 1 hit relief, with no walks and 2 strikeouts.


Syracuse Post-Standard story on Anton French

New Hampshire 2 Portland 4

The Sea Dogs scored 2 runs in the seventh inning off Ryan Houston to break a 2-2 tie. Chris Baker started and went 6 solid innings, allowing 2 runs, 1 unearned on 4 hits and 1 walk with 5 strikeouts. John Ogiltree and James Vermilyea finished up nicely. The Fisher Cats could manage only 3 hits on the night, but bunched two of them with an error and a groundout to score 2 early runs. Aaron Hill went 0-3 with a walk.


Union-Leader game story

Union-Leader season review story

Dunedin-remainder of season cancelled due to Hurricane Frances; playoffs against Tampa begin Tuesday September 7

Lake County 7 Charleston 8

The Alley Cats carried a 6-1 lead to the ninth but the Captains rallied for six in the top of the frame to take a 7-6 lead. Undeterred, the Alley Cats scored a run in the bottom of the ninth and another in the bottom of the tenth for the victory. Juan Peralta had 4 hits including 2 doubles to lead the attack. Joey Reiman had 3 hits. Danny Core started and went 5 fine innings, allowing 1 run on 2 hits and 3 walks with 5 strikeouts. Jeremy Harper went 3 scoreless innings before Mark Sopko and Matt Dalton struggled in the ninth.


Jamestown 1 Auburn 2

The Doubledays clinched the best overall record in the New York-Penn League on the last day of the season thanks to a fine team pitching effort. Adam Lind's 2 run homer was the deciding blow. Casey McKenzie went 5 shutout innings allowing 5 hits and 2 walks with 5 strikeouts. Chi Hung Cheng gave up a solo homer while walking nobody and striking out 3 in 2 good innings of relief work. Dewon Day and Danny Hill were even better each pitching a scoreless inning with 2 strikeouts. The Doubledays will now face Mahoning Valley in the playoffs, with a rotation of David Purcey, Zach Jackson, and Casey McKenzie.


Auburn Citizen game story

Bonus Auburn Citizen article with nice picture of an Adam Lind swing

Three Star Selection
3rd star- Jorge Sequea, 3-3 for Syracuse
2nd star- Danny Core and Casey McKenzie, 5 fine innings each
1st star- Juan Peralta, 4-6 and Adam Lind, the big hit for Auburn