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Peanuts rally for win

July 14, 2007

Albany --  The South Georgia Peanuts score a dozen times over the final four innings and rally to beat Macon 15-11 Saturday night.

The win ends a seventeen game homestand by the Peanuts, as they will hit the road to play at Aiken Monday.

It will be the first road game for the Peanuts in two-and-a-half weeks.

South Georgia has now won 21 of its last 23 games


July 13, 2007

Albany -  After having one game rained out this week, the South Georgia Peanuts were determined not to have a second.

 The Peanuts game with Macon did start Friday night one hour later than the scheduled 7:10 start.

However, it did not last long.

Peanuts pitcher Justin Taylor faced only two batters, both of whom he walked while trying to throw a wet baseball, before the game was stopped due to rain.

It was later suspended with Macon.

But instead of starting over, the two teams will pick up the game in the top of the first with Macon having runners at first and third and no one out.

The decision to start the game angered Wally Backman especially when he learned that the game was suspended and not postponed.

Backman says the Peanuts will likely start the game trailing when it does resume due to the decision to try to start Friday's game.

If the game has not started, the decision is up to the home team whether to play during weather.

The game will completed when Macon returns to the Paul Eames Complex on August 23-25.

The Peanuts and Music close out their series at 4:10 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

July 12, 2007

Albany - South Georgia Peanuts starter Jerome Gamble threw five hitless innings and the bullpen came in with two hits over the next four in the Peanuts 3-0 win over the Macon Music Thursday night.

Manager Wally Backman said that Gamble wanted to keep pitching but that Gamble was on a pitch count in his second start.

Gamble certainly had to impress a number of major league scouts who were in the stands not only with his arm but also his bat.

Gamble's double to lead off the third started a three run inning for the Peanuts off Macon starter Ross Stout.

After Gamble doubled, Jasha Balcom singled him to third and Joey Hooft drove home the Peanuts pitcher with his second hit of the ball game.

Curtis Goodwin's two-out double scored Nick Procise and Doc Brooks with the final two runs of the inning.

Macon's Scott Robinson broke up the Peanuts no-hit bid with a single off Jake Upwood to open the seventh.

Casey Garrison followed with a single but Austin Weilep came in a rare relief appearance to strike out Ismael Castro and Mike Deveaux to end the Music's only scoring threat.

The Peanuts are 3-0 to start the second half and Macon is 2-2.

Game two of the series is Friday at 7:10 p.m. and the final game is Saturday at 4:10 p.m.

The Saturday start time is so the Peanuts will not conflict with the South Georgia Wildcats home game that same night.



July 11, 2007

Albany -  The South Georgia Peanuts had turn their brooms in for mops. 

The Peanuts game with Aiken for Wednesday was postponed shortly after two o'clock.

Peanuts media relations manager Matt Pauley says a heavy thunderstorm in the afternoon made the playing field at the Eames Complex Stadium very muddy.

The field conditions were not expected to get any better with the weather forecast calling for more rain later in the day.

So, the decision was made to postpone Wednesday's game.

The two teams will make up the game in a doubleheader which will be scheduled during Aiken's next visit to the Paul Eames Complex August 11th-13th.

South Georgia won the first two games of their series with the Foxhounds.

The Peanuts will return to action Thursday night for the start of a three game series against Peach State rival Macon at 7:10 p.m..


July 10, 2007

Albany - The South Georgia Peanuts score five runs in the bottom of the eighth and then last through a brief weather delay to beat the Aiken Foxhounds 8-6 Tuesday night.

Foxhounds took the lead on a 2-run homerun from Kelly Hunt.

Peanuts tied it on what was ruled a hit for Chris Demons on a bunt that Aiken pitcher Reid Price overthrew first base which allowed Doc Brooks and Nick Procise to score.


July 9, 2007

Albany - A new half but still the same result for the South Georgia Peanuts who rallied to beat the Aiken Foxhounds 6-4 in the first game of the second half of the South Coast League season.

Johnny Washington, who is batting over .400 this season against the Foxhounds, gave the Peanuts a 3-2 lead with a hit driving in two runs off Aiken starter Tim Drew.

Mike Caruso drove in another run with one of this three hits and Steve Butler's hit drove in Brandon Woolard with the Peanuts final run of the game.

Game two of the series is Tuesday night at the Paul Eames Complex.