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Monday, June 20 2005 @ 09:02 AM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

The Syracuse Skychiefs won two more games to make it eight wins in a row despite Shaun Marcum's shortest appearance of the year. The bullpen lost a game for the Fisher Cats while Lansing won the last game of the first half, a nothing game as far as the playoffs are concerned.

Syracuse 8 Charlotte 5

Syracuse 9 Charlotte 6

Saturday's game was postponed due to rain with the sides tied at 5 in the fourteenth inning. That game finished on Sunday before the regular game, Josue Matos pitched two shutout innings for the win. The Chiefs scored three in the fifteenth highlighted by an Anton French triple.

Syracuse ran their undefeated streak to eight games in the regularly scheduled game Sunday, as the runs came early and often. The Chiefs scored one in the top of the first but Jorge Toca hit a three run home run off Shaun Marcum in the bottom of the first. The Chiefs scored five in the top of the second on five hits, one walk and a hit batter, the big hit was another triple by Anton French that drove in two. Charlotte got one back in the second on two hits but the Chiefs got that run back in the third when Justin Singleton doubled and scored on a single by French. Shaun Marcum pitched a scoreless third but that was it, 3 innings, four earned runs, on five hits with, of course, no walks.

Toca hit another home run, a two run shot, off Matt Duff in the bottom of the fifth to pull Charlotte within one but the Chiefs scored single runs in the sixth and eighth. Adrian Burnside and Justin Miller pitched two scoreless innings each. Anton French went 3-4 with a run and four RBI's. Justin Singleton also went 3-4 and scored three runs, Kevin Barker went 3-5.

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Trenton 6 New Hampshire 3

Cameron Reimers pitched well and left after seven with a 3-2 lead, but Jordan DeJong allowed three runs in the eighth and Bubbie Buzachero another in the ninth. Reimers allowed two runs on six hits, one walk and five K's. The Fisher Cats scored single runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth, Ron Acuna doubled in a run in the fourth and doubled in another in the sixth. Jason Waugh and Brad Hassey also had two hits each.

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Dunedin - All Star Break

Fort Wayne 3 Lansing 4

In the "close out the first half" game, Lansing scored a run in the seventh to clinch the win. Russell Savickas started and pitched pretty well giving up three runs on seven hits and two walks in six innings. Perez, Sopko and Harper pitched a scoreless inning each. Offensively Luke Hetherington led the Lugnuts with a 3-4 day, scoring a run, and driving in another. Eugenio Velez also had two hits. Many of the regulars were rested.

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Your Three Star Selection

Third star - Luke Hetherington,

Second Star - Justin Singleton,

First Star - Anton French, big hits in two games

Standings Update

Syracuse record is 35-35 after a 6-0 week. The Chiefs are tied for third, seven games back of Buffalo.

The Fisher Cats are 36-32, and are in second place, two and a half games back of Portland.

Dunedin finished the first half at 40-28 good for second place, six and a half games behind Lakeland.

The Lugnuts finished their first half 37-32, in third place, three and a half games behind South Bend