Fowl play in Auburn

Monday, August 08 2005 @ 09:21 AM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

Two wins and four losses, but two teams have moved into first place in their divisions. Zach Jackson had his best AAA start, as did Ricky Romero in high A, but Eric Fowler was better. Rob Cosby had a home run among his three hits.

Syracuse 1 Scranton 2

Zach Jackson had his best AAA start but knuckleballer Jared Fernandez beat him on this day. Jackson went seven innings giving up single runs in the second and sixth innings. Jackson's line was 7 8 2 2 1 4. For Scranton ex-Jay Aquilino Lopez pitched two shutout innings. The Chiefs lone run came on a home run by Julius Matos. Gabe Gross had two of the Chiefs seven hits, bumping his average to .292. Can he make .300 before the season ends?

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New Hampshire 1 Reading 7

New Hampshire outhit Reading 10-7 but Reading hit a couple of home runs and scored four runs in another inning to get the win. Ismael Ramirez took the loss although he pitched pretty well, five innings, just three hits but two of them were home runs. Ramirez also had 6 K's against one walk. Jordan DeJong gave up four runs, two earned, in two innings. Infielder Brad Hassey pitched a shutout eighth. Rob Cosby appears to be getting his timing back as he went went 3-4 with a home run to move his average up to .312. Anthony Sanders and Clint Johnston also had two hits each.

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Dunedin 5 Fort Myers 2

Ricky Romero produced his best start yesterday, four innings, one run, on two hits and a walk. Romero had one K. Dunedin trailed 2-1 heading to the seventh but a lead off double from Scott Dragicevich, a bunt single from Jayce Tingler and a sac fly by Manny Mayorson tied the score. Dunedin tacked on three more runs in the eighth on four singles. Most of the offense came from the 7, 8 and 9 hitters. David Smith was 2-4 with a run; Rodney Medina was 3-4 with 2 runs and an RBI; and Dragicevich was 2-4 scoring a run and driving in 2. Tingler went 3-4 but did not feature in the scoring, and Robinzon Diaz was 2-5.

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Lansing 3 South Bend 10

Po-Hsuan Keng gave up five runs in 1.2 innings and the next three pitchers also surrendered runs as Lansing could not mount a comeback. Jason Armstrong had three hits and Josh Lex had two.

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Auburn 5 Williamsport 1

Eric Fowler came back with a good start after being rocked last time out. Fowler allowed an unearned run in six innings. Williamsport had only three hits off Fowler, no walks and 7 K's. Auburn's first run came in the second when Jermy Acey doubled and Josh Bell singled him home. Auburn scored four in the fifth with a Cory Patton three run home run being the big blow. Bell and Acey had two hits each.

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Elizabethton 6 Pulaski 2

This game was tied 1-1 through 6 innings. Hector Delgadillo started and pitched well through five innings, four hits, one run and 2 K's. Raymon Sanchez followed and gave up three runs, two of them unearned, in the seventh inning. Scott Byrnes allowed two more runs in the ninth. Pulaski scored a run in the first when Paul Franko doubled home Zach Kalter who had led off with a single. In the seventh Kalter again ledd off with a single and this time Jacob Butler doubled him home. Kalter had three hits and Butler two.

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Your Three Star Selection

Third star - Scott Dragicevich 2-4, run, 2 RBI's

Second Star - Rob Cosby, 3 hits, home run

First Star - Eric Fowler, six innings, no earned runs

Standings Update

Syracuse record is 59-57. The Chiefs are in third place, four games back of struggling Buffalo.

The Fisher Cats are 55-58, and are in third place, four and a half games back of Portland.

Dunedin are 24-19, and are tied for first place with Lakeland.

The Lugnuts are 19-25, and are fourth, seven games back of two teams.

Auburn are 23-22, in first place, one and a half games ahead of Mahoning Valley.

Pulaski are 21-24, in third place, ten and a half games behind Danville.