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Peanuts lose in the bottom of the 9th

July 7, 2007

Albany -- In baseball, the home team gets to hit last for a pretty good reason.

The Bradenton Juice playing as the home team Saturday night at Paul Eames Stadium, and taking full advantage of the situation, topping the Peanuts 7-6 in their last at-bat.

Trailing 6-5 with two outs and two runners on in the last of the 9th, the Juice send pitcher Wayne Hedden to the plate as a pinch hitter.

Hedden will promptly deliver, lacing a double off the outfield wall, scoring the game-winning runs.

South Georgia will have a well deserved rest Sunday after playing eight games in six days this past week, and return to action Monday as they host Aiken.

July 6, 2007

Albany -- The South Georgia Peanuts clinch the first-half season title with an 11-7 extra-inning win over Bradenton in the first game of a seven-inning double-header Friday night.

Tied at three after in the eighth inning, the Peanuts score eight times to go up 11-3, and hold on for the four run win.

South Georgia would lose the second game of the double-header 2-1, ending a ten game winning streak.

As the first-half season champs, the Peanuts have secured a spot in the South Coast League championship series in August.

South Georgia wraps up the five-game series with the Juice Saturday at 7:10 pm.

The game is a "Pay What You Want" Saturday, meaning fans can pay whatever price they would like for tickets to the game.

Yes, that means free baseball.

 

July 5, 2007

Albany -- The games were only supposed last seven innings, but South Georgia and Bradenton would play nine in an extra inning affair in game one of a double-header Thursday night.

Trailing 4-3 in the 7th, Mike Caruso drove in Jasha Balcom with a two out RBI single to tie the game.

In the 9th, Joey Hooft leads off with a stand-up triple, and Caruso comes through again, driving in Hooft for the winning run.

In game two of the double-header, Jared Doyle goes the distance on the mound, allowing just one run on six hits, as the Peanuts win 4-1.

Macon won its game against Anderson 9-8 in 10 innings, but the two wins by the Peanuts means their magic number to clinch the first-half season title is down to one.

South Georgia and Bradenton will play another double-header Friday night, with first pitch scheduled for 6:10 pm.

July 4, 2007

Albany -- The South Georgia Peanuts sweep Anderson out of town Wednesday night, topping the Joes 11-5.

It's the seventh straight win for South Georgia, and 15th in the last 16 games.

The team now needs a combination of just four Peanuts wins or Macon losses to capture the first-half season title, and the postseason berth that goes with it.

Dumas Garcia gets the win on the mound for South Georgia, and he's now second in the league with six victories.

The Peanuts remain in Albany for five "home" games against Bradenton.

The teams will play seven inning double-headers on both Thursday and Friday as make up games for rainouts.

The games are being played at Paul Eames Stadium, as the Juice no longer have a home field.

First pitch is scheduled for 6:10 p.m.

 

July 3, 2007

Albany -- The South Georgia offense fizzled through the first seven innings, before exploding with five runs in the final two inning to beat Anderson 5-4.

Doc Brooks hit a three-run home run in the 8th to cut the lead to 4-3.

Mike Caruso drove in Steve Butler to tie the game in the 9th, and then Brooks hit a game winning RBI single to wrap up the come-from-behind win for the Peanuts.

It's the fifth win-in-a-row for South Georgia, and their magic number to clinch a playoff spot is down to six games.

South Georgia left fielder Steve Garrabrants has been named the South Coast League player of the month for June.

Garrabrants is leading the league in hitting at .368, and is second in home runs, RBI, and stolen bases.

July 2, 2007

Albany -- The South Georgia Peanuts win for the 13th time in their last fourteen games, as they win the series opener with Anderson 6-0, ending the Joes three-game win streak.

Chris Webb gets the win on the mound, and helps his own cause with a two-run home run in the 5th inning.

Peanuts catcher Nick Prosise drove in two runs in the game.

The Peanuts magic number to clinch the first-half season title is now down to seven games.

 

June 30, 2007

Albany -- The South Georgia Peanuts sweep the series from Charlotte County, as they top the Redfish 14-2.

The Peanuts jumped out to a quick lead with a 2-out, 2-run double off the bat of Tug Gillingham.

After a Steve Garrabrants RBI single in the 3rd, Doc Brooks will blast a three-run home run over the left field wall.

The home run is the third of the season for Brooks.

South Georgia continues its seventeen game homestand Monday, as they welcome in the Anderson Joes.

Wally Backman will be back with the team, after serving his three-game suspension

June 29, 2007

Albany -- The South Georgia Peanuts won their 11th game in twelve tries, as they beat Charlotte County 9-3 Friday night.

Shannon Wirth kept his record perfect, picking up his league leading seventh win of the season.

South Georgia took a 3-2 lead with three runs in the third inning, and Steve Garrabrants put the game away with a three-run home run in the 8th.

The long-ball was Garrabrants eighth of the year.

The Peanuts wrap up the series with the Redfish Saturday at 7:10 p.m.

June 28, 2007

Albany -- Off the field controversy did not distract the South Georgia Peanuts in the first of 17 straight games at the Paul Eames Complex.

The Peanuts scored 10 runs in one inning en route to a 16-5 victory over the Charlotte County Redfish Thursday night.

John Zerengue's grand slam capped off the ten-inning frame for the Peanuts who have now won 10 of their last 11 games.

June 27, 2007

Anderson, S.C.- The South Georgia Peanuts wrapped up a six game road trip with a 7-1 win over the Anderson Joes Wednesday night.

The Peanuts scored three runs in the first inning.

Mike Caruso drove in the first run with a single and Nick Procise knocked Caruso and Jon Zeringue with a double.

Caruso also had a run scoring single in the second and on a fielder's choice in the fourth inning.

Starter Austin Weilep earns his fifth win by allowing just one run in six innings with six strikeouts.

The Peanuts are back in South Georgia Thursday night against Charlotte County.

June 26, 2007

Anderson, S.C. -  There were plenty of fireworks for an afternoon matinee in the South Coast League in Anderson South Carolina where the South Georgia Peanuts were going for their ninth straight win.

The Anderson Joes putting a stop to the streak with a 6-5 win Tuesday afternoon.

It is Anderson's first win over the Peanuts in eight games this season.

The Joes scoring the winning run on a throwing error by Peanuts Brandon Woolard in the bottom of the ninth inning.

The Peanuts (23-9) tied the game on a two-run double by Steve Butler.

Butler was in the game for Doc Brooks who along with manager Wally Backman were ejected by the home plate umpire over a dispute strike call against Brooks.

The two teams close out their series Wednesday night in Anderson and the Peanuts are back at home Thursday against Charlotte County.

June 25, 2007

Anderson, S.C. - It seems the only thing that can keep the South Georgia Peanuts from winning a game is mother nature.

And she struck out Monday night when the Peanuts beat Anderson 2-0 in a game called after five innings due to rain.

It is the eighth straight win for the Peanuts who scored their runs in the first on a sacrifice fly by Steve Garrabrants and single by Jon Zeregue that scored Doc Brooks.

Pitcher Dustin Taylor had four strikeouts in five innings.

The Peanuts go for their ninth straight win at 11:05 a.m. Tuesday morning in Anderson.

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