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Waves shut down by Georgia native

August 8, 2002

Albany, Ga - The South Georgia Waves ran into a solid pitching performance as Ludowici native Dustin McGowan tossed six shutout innings in a 6-0 Charleston, WV victory in a South Atlantic League game at Paul Eames Park Thursday night.

McGowan (10-10) struckout five and scattered just four hits before a trio of relievers aided the Alley Cats effort, keeping the Waves off the board and salvaging a split in the four-game series.

Robert Cosby singled-home Miguel Negron with two outs in the first inning to open a four-run opening frame for the 'Cats (23-24/48-69) who got a two-run double off the bat of Jose Yepez later in the first inning.

 Edwin Jackson (4-2) took his second loss in his last three starts in one of his less inspired efforts of his otherwise-remarkable 2002 season.

 Jackson surrendered a season-high six earned runs off eight hits in six innings while striking out three without a walk.

 It was the first time in 15 starts that the 18-year-old Columbus product had allowed more than five hits and three earned runs.

 The Waves (22-23/62-52) have been shutout nine times this season and six times since July 5.

 The Waves open a four-game series in the back-end of their eight-game homestand with the Lexington Legends at 7:05 p.m.

Friday night at Paul Eames Sports Complex. The first 1,000 fans will receive a commentary commemorative Law Enforcement Shield Pin. Right-hander Leigh Neuage (0-2) will get the start for the Waves while the Class A affiliate of the Houston Astros will counter with lefty Brian Rodaway (4-2).