Minor Leagues: 'Claws advance in playoffs

Posted: September 12, 2010

LAKEWOOD, N.J. - Jonathan Pettibone allowed just one hit in seven innings and Sebastian Valle ripped a two-run homer in the first to lead the Lakewood BlueClaws to a 6-0 win over the Hickory Crawdads and a victory in the first round of the South Atlantic League playoffs.

The Claws took the series, two games to one, and will meet the Greenville Drive for the league championship. The date of the first game has not been announced.

Pettibone struck out nine in his gem and Luke Wertz allowed only one more hit in two shutout innings in relief.

Alan Schoenenberger doubled and drove in two for Lakewood.

Hickory 000 000 000 - 0 2 5

Lakewood 300 100 20x - 6 6 0

WP: Pettibone (1-0, 0.00). LP: Brigham (0-1, 4.50). HR: L–Valle (2).

Camden 002 100 000 - 3 3 0

Newark 202 000 000 - 4 7 2

WP: Holliday (1-0, 4.44). LP: Madsen (2-3, 4.57). SV: Cunnane (1). HR: LI–Barton (18).

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