August 12, 2002
Albany, Ga - The South Georgia Waves suffered a 5-1 defeat Monday night in the final game of their eight-game homestand to the Lexington Legends in South Atlantic League play at Paul Eames Park.
The two teams battled to a scoreless tie through six complete innings before the Legends (29-22/72-49) plated a pair of runs in the seventh off South Georgia (23-26/63-55) starter Michael Keirstead (1-5) who took the loss despite perhaps tossing his best outing of the year.
Charlton Jimmerson reached on a fielder's choice and stole second with one out and moved to third on a double into left field by Dan Fatheree before Jon Helquist snapped the tie with a sac fly.
Tommy Whiteman provided a two-out RBI base hit later in the inning, driving home Fatheree to make it 2-0.
South Georgia stranded five of its nine runners in scoring position and could not come up with the clutch hit off any of the three Lexington pitchers.
Eny Cabreja (11-4) tossed six shutout innings, scattering five hits on his way to his second win on the road trip, in which the Legends took six of eight against two Southern Division opponents.
Jose Garcia had the lone South Georgia RBI, a groundout in the eighth inning that plated Christian Herrera.
Eric Langill had a pair of hits in his first start since joining the team over the weekend and Jose Escalera went 1-for-4, extending his hitting streak to six games.
The Waves embark on an eight-game road trip Wednesday at Kannapolis, NC against the Intimidators.
Edwin Jackson (4-2) will start for the Waves opposite Paulino Reynoso (4-6) in the 7:05 p.m. first pitch.