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Peanuts get 1st win in Macon

July 21, 2007

Macon -- The South Georgia Peanuts bounce back from the melee in Macon Friday night, and beat the Music 11-3 for their first win at Luther Williams Field.

Johnny Washington led the way, going 3-4 with a home run and six RBI.

The Peanuts return home to face Bradenton Monday.


July 20, 2007

Macon - The city of Macon has not been kind to the South Georgia Peanuts.

The Peanuts are 0-4 in games at Luther Williams Field and game five Friday night had one of the most bizarre endings in professional baseball history.

The Peanuts lose 12-2 in a game that was stopped in the seventh inning after a bench clearing episode.

Peanuts media relations manager Matt Pauley says the game was stopped because the Peanuts didn't believe they had enough players to continue the game.

Manager Wally Backman was ejected in the second inning on a disputed home run call.

And players Curtis Goodwin, Mike Caruso and Brandon Woolard were also ejected in the game as was pitching coach Buddy York.

York was ejected when both benches emptied in the bottom of seventh.

It started when Mike Colacchio threw an inside pitch to Macon's Carlos Arroyo.

Arroyo didn't like the closeness of the pitch and took a step toward the mound with bat in his hand according to Pauley.

Pauley says the Peanuts won't know how many players were ejected until the umpire files his report.

The night started poorly for Peanuts pitcher Dustin Taylor.

Taylor gave up a three-run homerun to Macon's Ismael Castro in the first.

Scott Robinson hit a three-run shot in the seventh that many in the stands thought was a foul ball.

Among those was South Georgia manager Wally Backman who was ejected by the home plate umpire.

The two teams close out their series Saturday night in Macon.

July 19, 2007

Macon-  Macon Music beat the South Georgia Peanuts 5-2 Thursday night at Macon's Luther Williams.  

The Music got three homeruns off Peanuts pitching and take a 5-4 lead in the season long Peach State series.

South Georgia is still winless after four games in Macon.

July 18, 2007

Aiken, S.C. - The South Georgia Peanuts score four runs in the fourth inning and waited through a 45 minute lightning delay to beat the Aiken Foxhounds 5-3 Wednesday night.

It is the second straight win for the Peanuts.

Johnny Washington's singled tied the game at two and Doc Brooks drove in two more with another hit.

The Peanuts' (6-2 in the second half)  road trip continues Thursday night in Macon against the Macon Music.

July 17, 2007

Aiken, S.C. - Aiken's Roberto Hernandez Stadium has a reputation as being home run friendly.

That was proven in the South Georgia Peanuts 3-2 win over the Aiken Foxhounds Tuesday night.

Steve Butler hit the first homerun of his professional career and Mike Caruso's homer was the game winner.

After the two teams combined for 23 runs on Monday, Tuesday's game was a pitcher's duel between the Peanuts Dumas Garcia and Aiken's Anthony Telford.

Neither pitcher factored in the decision.

Butler hit a two run pinch-hit homerun to give the Peanuts a 2-1 lead in the seventh.

A double by Aiken's Garth McKinney tied the game in the bottom half of the frame.

Mike Caruso put South Georgia back in front with a solo homerun in the top of the eighth.


July 16, 2007

Aiken, S.C. - The South Georgia Peanuts six-game road trip gets off to a rough start.  The Peanuts South Coast League leading earned run average took at big hit with a 17-6 loss at Aiken on Monday night.

Peanuts starter Chris Webb gave up seven runs in four innings and Austin Weilep allowed four in one inning of work.

The Foxhounds blew the game open with six runs in the eighth inning off Jake Upwood.

South Georgia had some offense with Doc Brooks going 3-5 with three runs batted in and two runs scored.

It is the first loss in five games in the second half for the Peanuts.

Dumas Garcia is scheduled to start the second game of the series on Tuesday.


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