Isenberg Quietly Floats On.

Wednesday, August 10 2005 @ 10:40 AM EDT

Contributed by: Ryan01

5 wins, 1 loss. Chad Mottola, Ryan Roberts, Adam Lind, Eugenio Velez, Nick Thomas, Leance Soto and Paul Franko all homered.

Scranton 7, Syracuse 1

This was a 9 inning TKO victory for the Red Barons as they beat upon the Skychiefs with precision. 9 hits off Chris Baker for 4 runs followed by another 9 hits and 3 runs off of Jamie Vermilyea and Kevin Tolar. The Skychiefs showed some signs of life in the second after a Chad Mottola landed an uppercut shot to left field but were blocked at every turn by the Red Barons. Gabe Gross and Guillermo Quiroz reached base two times each.

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Harrisburg 1, New Hampshire 2

An RBI double from Clint Johnston and a solo shot from Ryan Roberts, his 23rd of the year, were all that the Fisher Cats pitchers would need. Vince Perkins gave up 1 run in 7.1 innings with 6 K's. Jesse Carlson and Ryan Houston combined to strike out 4 of the final 5 batters to seal the win. Carlson has now throw a nice round 30.0 innings at AA without surrendering a run and boasts a 0.50 WHIP. Meanwhile, Houston is having a solid year himself as his 44 K's in 31 innings will attest.

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Dunedin 5, Sarasota 0

Lost in a sea of lefthanded pitching stars at Dunedin this year, Kurt Isenberg posted some respectable numbers in his first 22 starts. He improved those numbers even further in his 23rd start last night pitching 6 shutout innings while allowing only 3 singles and a BB with 4 K's. Brian Reed and Brad Mumma combined for 3 almost perfect innings (Eric Arnold committed a throwing error in the eighth). Adam Lind continued his power surge, notching his 11th homerun of the year.

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Lansing 6, South Bend 4

Eugenio Velez was the Lugnuts hero last night, swatting a two run shot to take the lead in the ninth. Chi-Hung Cheng pitched much better than his line might suggest (mind you, his line don't look too bad either). All 3 runs charged against him scored after he left in the seventh with the bases loaded and two out. Cheng might have escaped the inning unscathed had he been able to corral a comebacker that went for an infield single. Instead, Scott Roy allowed all 3 inherited runners to score along with one of his own to blow the 4 run lead. But thanks to Velez and the bullpen, the Lugnuts pulled out the late win.

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Auburn 7, Williamsport 6

Nick Thomas swung a big bat with 3 hits including a the game winning homerun in the 10th inning. Ryan Patterson had a solid night as well with 2 hits, 2 runs scored, 2 RBI's and a stolen base. The starter, Bobby Ray was roughed up for the first time this year lasting only 4.2 and giving up 5 runs. Edward Rodriguez picked up the win while Yesson Berroa struck out the side for the save.

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Pulaski 5, Kingsport 2

Paul Franko and Heliezer Aguilar had 3 hits apiece. Franko homered and Aguilar stole a pair of bases. Lee Soto had solid showing with 2 hits including his 4th homerun. Jesse Litsch pitched 6 innings of 1 run ball for the win.

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The Three Stars!!

Third star: Eugenio Velez
Second star: Nick Thomas
First star: Kurt Isenberg