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August 29, 2007

Albany - The South Coast League regular season refuses to end for the South Georgia Peanuts.

The League informed the Peanuts that by-laws required them to complete Tuesday's suspended game as part of a doubleheader on the final day of the regular season.

Bradenton rallied with five runs in their final three innings to win game one 5-4.

South Georgia responded with four runs in the bottom of the seventh in game two to send it into extra innings.

Doc Brooks hit a pinch-hit three run homerun in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Peanuts finish the regular season on a winning note thanks to Tug Gillingham.

The catcher's two-run homerun in the bottom of the 10th inning wins game two for the Peanuts 8-6.

The Peanuts play at Macon Friday night in Game 1 of the South Coast League Championship Series.

Game 2 is Saturday night in Albany and a third game if needed will be played Sunday in Albany.

August 28, 2007

Albany - With South Georgia and Macon already in the South Coast League championship series that begins on Friday, the Peanuts thought they didn't have to make up a game rained out with Bradenton two weeks ago.

They thought wrong.

The South Coast League notified the Peanuts and Juice on Tuesday evening they were to make up their doubleheader.

The Peanuts won game one 4-1 with Jasha Balcom driving in two runs with singles.

The second game was suspended in the bottom of the first inning with no score.

There is no word if that game will be finished on Wednesday which is the final day of the regular season.

The Peanuts and Music open the first ever South Coast League championship series Friday at 7:05 p.m.

Game two is Saturday at 7:10 p.m in Albany and game three if needed is on Sunday in Albany at a time to be determined.

 

August 27, 2007

Albany - The South Georgia Peanuts tuned up for this weekend's South Coast League championship series in a 2-0 win over the Bradenton Juice on Monday.

Peanuts pitchers Dumas Garcia and Jerome Gamble combined with three relief pitchers for the shutout.

The game was a tune-up for Garcia and Gamble who are expected to be the starting pitchers against Macon in the first two games of the SCL championship series.

Bradenton starter Rocky Collis was just as tough.

Collis walked in a run in the sixth and the Peanuts added another in the seventh.

The final series of the regular season continues with a single game Tuesday and the final regular season game Wednesday at the Paul Eames Complex.

 

August 25, 2007

Albany -- The South Georgia Peanuts lose two games against Macon Saturday, dropping Game One 6-1 and Game Two 6-5.

Ashley Hooks pitched a complete game for the Music in the opener.

The Peanuts trailed 6-3 headed into their last at-bat in the second game, but could only score two runs, leaving the tying run stranded at second base.

South Georgia returns to action Monday as they host Aiken at 7:10pm.

August 24, 2007

Albany -- The South Georgia Peanuts were scheduled to play two games against Macon Friday night, making up for a rain-out Thursday.

South Georgia wins the first game 7-6, and game #2 would be rained out.

The teams will make up the rain-out Thursday, August 30th if necessary.

That's the day before the league championship series is set to begin.

The Peanuts fell behind 5-2 in the top of the 5th of game one, before rallying with a run in the bottom of the inning and four more in the 6th.

South Georgia is now a game behind the first-place Music in the standings.

The Peanuts and Macon play another double-header Saturday, with the first pitch at 5:10pm.

 

August 23, 2007

Albany - The early morning thunderstorms were enough to postpone the South Georgia Peanuts game with Macon Thursday night at the Paul Eames Complex.

The field was covered with water after the overnight and early morning storms.

The game will be re-scheduled for a doubleheader on Friday starting at 6:10 p.m. at the Paul Eames Complex.

The Peanuts will have to play plenty of doubleheaders in their final homestand.

They will have to complete a suspended game from July 13th on Saturday.

That game will be nine innings followed by a seven inning game.

The Peanuts will also play a doubleheader against Bradenton in the final series of the regular season.

The games have to be played because Macon and Bradenton are still battling for the second half title in the South Coast League.

The Music are in first with 2 1/2 game lead over second place South Georgia.

Anderson is 4 1/2 back in third and Bradenton is five games back with seven games left in the regular season.

If South Georgia wins the second half, Macon would play the Peanuts in the South Coast League championship series because the Music have the best overall record of the other five teams in the league.

August 22, 2007

Aiken, S.C. - With eight games to play in their final homestand of the regular season, the South Georgia Peanuts got an unexpected and welcomed day off on Wednesday.

The Peanuts final game at Aiken was rained out.

The game will not be made up since it has no bearing on the South Coast League playoff picture.

South Georgia has won the first half and Macon will likely be their opponent in the championship series.

The Music will either win the second half title or they have already clinched the best overall record for the entire season over Bradenton.

Macon and South Georgia open a four game series starting on Thursday at the Paul Eames Complex.

The series will decide the Peach State Series that Macon leads 8-6.

During the series the teams will finish a game that was suspended back in July in the first inning.

August 21, 2007

Aiken, S.C.-  South Georgia Peanuts manager Wally Backman had a few meetings with his players before Tuesday's game at Aiken.

Backman's aim was to get his Peanuts playing the same kind of baseball that brought the South Coast League to its knees.

The meetings paid off with the Peanuts scoring eight runs in the first inning and South Georgia rolled to a 15-6 win over the Foxhounds.

Doc Brooks was 4-4 with a homerun.

The best news was that after a couple of shaky outings, Peanuts pitcher Jerome Gamble allowed just one run.

The bad news is Macon beat Charlotte County so the Peanuts remain 2 1/2 games behind the Music in the second half standings.

August 20, 2007

Aiken, S.C. - South Georgia Peanuts could not overcome Aiken after spotting the Foxhounds an early 4-0 lead.

The Peanuts closed the game to 6-5 with four runs in the fourth.

Aiken broke it open with three runs in the eighth.

Peanuts scored three runs in the ninth but a double play ended the rally and the game.

 

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