BlueClaws Aren't Intimidated, Win 4-1June 17, 2010 - South Atlantic League (SAL) Lakewood BlueClaws
Hickory also won, so with just three games to go in the first half Lakewood (40-27) holds a one game lead in the South Atlantic League North.
Way (6-4) ran into some trouble in the 2nd, giving up a solo shot to Brady Shoemaker on his first pitch of the inning to put Kannapolis (30-36) up 1-0.
The Intimidators then loaded the bases with one out, but Way induced a 1-2-3 double play ground out to get out of the jam. He cruised from there on out, allowing six hits and the one run through six, striking out six.
The BlueClaws scored twice in the bottom of the 2nd to take back the lead for good. Sebastian Valle hit his team leading ninth homer of the season, a two run shot to make it 2-1 Lakewood.
Anthony Hewitt and Alan Schoenberger added RBI singles in the 4th to conclude the scoring. Luke Wertz pitched two scoreless innings, and Jordan Ellis picked up his fifth save of the season out of the pen.
Andre Rienzo (0-3) allowed all four runs in six innings to take the loss.
Friday night at 7:05 pm RHP Jonathan Pettibone (2-2, 5.77) faces RHP Cameron Bayne (5-6, 3.62) for Kannapolis.
South Atlantic League Stories from June 17, 2010
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- Drive Outhit Crawdads, but Lose 4-0 - Greenville Drive
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- Rome Quiets RiverDogs, 6-1 - Charleston RiverDogs
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- Gnats Katz Accepts Challenge - Savannah Sand Gnats
- Rome Adds Cunningham to Roster - Rome Braves
- Brown Accepts Savannah's MEGA Series Challenge - Augusta GreenJackets
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- All-Star CF Miguel Velazquez to Participate in Home Run Derby - Hickory Crawdads
- Power Game Notes - West Virginia Power
- Ramirez to DL, Milo Added to Roster - Charleston RiverDogs
- Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame Releases 2010 Candidates - Charleston RiverDogs
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