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04-30-2003, 09:40 AM
All the Sox minors WON last night. Here's the lowdown:

Kannapolis--- The Intimidators swept their first series of the season with Monday night’s 8-6 win over the Green Jackets ((8-15) in Augusta. Kannapolis (13-10) jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the second inning highlighted by Gustavo Molina’s 2-run home run.

Augusta scored two runs in the second and fifth innings and tied it in the six. Sean Tracey had his best outing for Kannapolis giving up four runs, two earned, on seven hits in four and two-third innings. Armando Perez (1-0) earned the win with tossing an inning and two-third. The Intimidators took the lead for good when Andrew Salvo scored on a double play ball with no outs in the top of the seventh.

The Intimidators have now won four in a row. They are three games above .500 for the first time this year.

Winston-Salem --- 4/29/2003 : Woodbridge, VA

Warthogs win second straight
The Winston-Salem Warthogs (13-8) scored two runs in the tenth inning in their 5-3 win over Potomac Tuesday night. The win was the second in a row for the Warthogs. Josh Fields improved to 3-1 in relief for Winston-Salem. Fields pitched the eighth and ninth innings, giving up no runs on two hits. Brandon O’Neil pitched the tenth inning for his first save.

The Warthogs took a 2-0 lead in the first. Ruddy Yan singled and advanced to second on a sac bunt by Normand Martel. After a steal of third base, Yan scored on Jeremy Reed’s RBI ground out. The Cannons tied the game off Warthog’s reliever Scott Patten in the fourth.

The Cannons took the lead in the fifth with William Bergolla singled and scored on a Gutierrez sac fly. The Warthogs tied the game with a two out RBI single by Mike Morse in the seventh. The Cannons had the winning run at third with two outs in the ninth when Fields struck out Denorfia to send the game to the tenth. The Warthogs scored two runs with two outs in the tenth. Daylan Holt led off with a single and stole second. After a pop out and strikeout, Chris Stewart tripled to right scoring Holt. Stewart then scored on a Ruddy Yan RBI single.

Birmingham -- Barons 3 Sun 0

Enemencio Pacheco (2-0) continued his scoreless inning streak, now at 22 innings. He walked none and struck out 5 over 6 innings. His earned run average dropped to .036 (or 0.36 as the web site put it). Jake Meyer pictched two scoreless innings, then Royce Ring came in to pitch the 9th, retiring the side to record his 5th save.


Charlotte --- FORT MILL, SC -- It didn't take long for Willie Harris to make an impact in Tuesday night's game at Knights Stadium. The 24 year old from Cairo, GA homered as a pinch hitter on the first pitch he saw in the bottom of the tenth, leading the Knights over the Durham Bulls 4-3 and extending Charlotte's home winning streak to nine games. Harris, in to pinch-hit for shortstop Jorge Nunez, laced a fastball from Durham reliever Tally Haines (1-1) high over the wall in right center field to give Charlotte a two game sweep of the Bulls.

Early on, the game was a pitchers duel, as Bulls starter Jim Parque and Knights starter Mike Porzio set down the opposition with relative ease. Both starters put up zeros through the first six innings of play, until Charlotte finally got on the board in the bottom of the seventh on an RBI fielders choice by right fielder Anthony Sanders. Sanders hit a slow ground ball to Durham third baseman Jared Sandberg, whose throw beat Charlotte's Cliff Brumbaugh to the plate. Brumbaugh slid around the tag of Durham's Hector Ortiz, enabling the Knights to go up 1-0.

Durham retaliated with two runs in the top of the eighth, as second baseman Jay Canizaro hit a two-out two-run homerun off of Charlotte newcomer Tetsu Yofu. The pitch for Yofu, who was called up from Double-A Birmingham last week, was his fourth pitch ever at the triple-A level.

Charlotte rallied with a run of its own in the bottom of the eighth, as second baseman Aaron Miles drilled a one-out homer to right off of Durham closer Lee Gardner. Felix Diaz (2-1) held the Bulls scoreless in the ninth and tenth, setting the stage for Harris' heroics.

With the win, Charlotte pulls a game in front of Norfolk for first place in the IL's South Division, and improves to 13-2 at home in 2003.

(From the Charlotte Knights website)