Friday, Aug. 13, 2010
Posted: 9:45 p.m.
By Kevin Czerwinski
WHITE SOXBristol Rookie
Chase Blackwoods two-run homer highlighted a three-run 12th inning as Bristol downed Burlington, 3-0, marking the third consecutive game in which the Sox have blanked the Royals. Burlington has not scored in 36 consecutive innings against Bristol while managing only one run in the last 39 innings between the two teams.
Jarrett Casey started and went the first 10 innings for the Sox, striking out seven and scattering five hits. Richard Marshall went the final two innings, allowing a hit and fanning two.
Bradley Salgado also drove in a 12th-inning run.
A quartet of players picked up multiple hits Friday night and CarlosTorres pitched just well enough to win as Charlotte downed hostNorfolk, 7-3.
Torres 9-7 allowed three runs on three hits and survived five walksin five innings to pick up his second victory in as many outings. Thefive walks equaled a season high. Randy Williams allowed one hit inthree innings before Ryan Braun pitched a scoreless ninth.
Brent Morel, Jeremy Reed, Tyler Flowers and Josh Kroeger each had apair of hits. Flowers had an RBI triple and Kroeger a run-scoringsingle to spark Charlottes four-run second inning.
Justin Greenes RBI single in the ninth provided the winning margin as Birmingham held on for a 2-1 victory at Mobile Friday night. Greenes hit proved critical because it gave the Barons a 2-0 advantage, one they would need after the BayBears rallied for a run in the bottom of the inning.
Chris Marreros seventh-inning homer had given Birmingham the lead and made a winner of Matt Long 6-8 who had lost his previous two starts. Long went six innings and allowed only two hits.
In other action, Frederick scored three eighth-inning runs and defeated Winston-Salem, 4-3. Josh Phegley had two homers and three RBIs for the Dash. Kannapolis won its fourth straight, topping Savannah, 7-5. Ian Gac had four RBIs while Cameron Bayne earned his fourth consecutive victory and now leads the South Atlantic League with 10 wins.
Chris Rusin was consistent both as a starter and reliever for much of his time at Daytona, where he has spent the majority of this season. He arrived at Tennessee earlier this month and has exhibited the same characteristics, pitching well but not in an overwhelming or overpowering fashion.
Hes made three starts for the Smokies, the third of which was Friday in an 8-4 victory at Chattanooga. Rusin went six innings, allowing three runs two of which were earned in picking up his second consecutive victory. He scattered seven hits and struck out six, adding what would appear to be another strong arm to an already interesting staff.
Kyle Smit, who joined the Cubs at the trading deadline in a deal with the Dodgers, added a scoreless inning and has allowed only one run in 6 13 innings over four appearances since the deal.
Matt Spencers three-run homer in the fourth inning was the big blow that broke the game open.
In other action, Peoria and Beloit were rained out and because the two teams dont play again this season, the game will not be made up. The Chiefs did send catcher Mario Mercedes to Tennessee and brought up catcher Jose Guevara from Boise. Daytonas game against Dunedin was also washed away and will be made up as part of a Saturday doubleheader beginning at 5:05 ET.
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