Minor Details: Games of 9/2

Syracuse 10, Rochester 9 in Rochester.  The Red Wings scored seven in the seventh to take an 8-5 lead, but the Chiefs scored three in the seventh to tie and won with two in the ninth.  Brandon Roberts and Dustin Martin each had two singles and a triple, with Martin driving in three.  Aaron Bates singled and doubled, making his average .314.  Starter Dusty Hughes allowed four runs on six hits and three walks while striking out five in four innings.  Jake Stevens pitched the ninth and took the loss.

Trenton 4, New Britain 1 in New Britain.  The Thunder scored three in the first.  The Rock Cats had only one hit, a home run by Evan Bigley.  Pat Dean pitched well other than in the first, giving up three runs on nine hits and a walk in six innings.  Reading defeated Binghamton 4-2 to move a half game ahead of the Rock Cats in the race for the last playoff spot.  The Rock Cats play a doubleheader with Trenton today beginning at 4:05 Central.

Ft. Myers 10, Jupiter 4 (Game 1--Scheduled 7 innings).  The Miracle scored seven in the third to take an 8-3 lead.  James Beresford had three hits and drove in three.  Reggie Williams and Danny Rams each singled and doubled.  Steve Liddle had two hits.  Starter Matthew Tone allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits in three innings.  Cole Nelson got the win in relief, giving up a run on six hits and a walk in four innings.

Jupiter at Ft. Myers (Game 2).  Postponed.

Peoria 4, Beloit 2 in Beloit.  The Snappers scored in each of the first two innings, but that was it.  The Chiefs scored three in the fifth to take the lead.  The Snappers had only four hits and made three errrors.  Ryan O'Rourke struck out eight in seven innings, giving up all four runs (two earned) on seven hits and no walks.

Bluefield 11, Elizabethton 7 in Bluefield.  The Twins led 3-2 after one, but the Blue Jays scored three in the third and three in the fifth to take an 8-3 lead.  The Twins came back with four in the sixth to make it 8-7, but that was as close as they would come.  A three run eighth put it away for Bluefield.  Eddie Rosario singled and tripled.  Miguel Sano and Matthew Koch each singled and doubled, with Koch driving in four.  Matt Parker hit a home run.  Derek Christensen surrendered five runs on eight hits in 2.1 innings.  Steven Gruver worked two shutout innings of relief, giving up one hit.  The loss ends the season for Elizabethton.  Bluefield will go on to play Johnson City in a best-of-three series for the league championship.

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    The game actually went ten innings. Chuck James blew a three-run lead in the eighth, and put two runners on in the ninth before getting through unscathed. Tied 8-8 after nine, Stevens gave up two runs in the top of the inning before Martin plated Tolbert in the bottom. The Red Wings left the winning run on second in the eighth, on third in the ninth, and the tying run on second in the tenth.

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