Huntsville, West Virginia Stay Hot

Nashville closer Luis Pena has been named to the Pacific Coast League's All-Star team.


The Sounds rallied from a 4-1 deficit with a three-run sixth and scored the game-winner in the bottom of the ninth, taking a 5-4 decision from New Orleans.

Carlos Corporan lofted his first homer with Nashville with one out to give the hosts the victory.

Nashville set up Corporan's heroics in the sixth with two outs. Right fielder Laynce Nix walked to start the rally, advancing to third on first baseman Brad Nelson's double to right. Left fielder Brendan Katin doubled to left for two runs and third baseman Adam Heether followed with a single to bring Katin home.

Corporan finished 3 for 4, while Heether and shortstop Chris Woodward each went 2 for 4.

Sam Narron allowed eight hits and four runs in 5.2 innings, but Joe Bateman (1-0) got the victory, registering seven of his 10 outs via the strikeout and allowing only one hit.

Meanwhile, Sounds closer Luis Pena has been added to the Pacific Coast League's roster for Wednesday's All-Star game. Pena has recorded 14 saves and a 3.53 ERA in 37 appearances. It is Pena's third such honor after being named in the Midwest and Florida State leagues.


The Stars overcame a 3-1 deficit with a four-run fifth and then put the contest away with two-run rallies in the seventh and eighth to claim a 10-3 win over Chattanooga.

Second baseman Mike Bell's two-run double was the key blow in the fourth as starting pitcher Nic Ungs added a lead-off double and Lorenzo Cain contributed a triple.

Huntsville improved to 14-10 with its fifth straight win and finished off a four-game sweep of the Lookouts.

Shortstop Alcides Escobar and third baseman Mat Gamel led the 17-hit attack with three apiece, while Bell, right fielder Freddy Parejo, center fielder Lorenzo Cain, first baseman Michael Garciaparra and Ungs chipped in two each.

Bell knocked in three runs, while Gamel and Garciaparra added two apiece.

Ungs (2-0) went the first six innings, allowing three runs on six hits. He didn't walk anybody and struck out six. Steve Bray pitched three scoreless innings with six strikeouts to register his first save.

Brevard County

The Manatees won the hits battle, 8-7, but they couldn't turn that into runs, falling 3-1 at Sarasota to slip to 7-14.

Brevard County received two hits apiece from shortstop Brent Brewer and catcher Jonathan Lucroy but had no extra-base hits as they suffered their fourth straight setback and sixth in their last seven. The Manatees have scored one or fewer runs in three of their last four outings.

Jeremy Jeffress (3-5) suffered the defeat, giving up six hits and two earned runs while striking out five in five innings. Rafael Lluberes and E.J. Shanks combined to finish with three scoreless innings.

West Virginia

The front-running Power (17-5) exploded for six runs in the fourth and made it stand up in posting a dominating 12-2 victory over Charleston.

Second baseman Eric Farris and third baseman Zelous Wheeler connected for two-runs singles in the big inning as West Virginia posted its seventh win in a row and 13th in its last 14.

Right-hander Amaury Rivas (7-3) allowed one earned run in seven innings, lowering his ERA to 3.49.

Farris, Wheeler, left fielder Lee Haydel, catcher Eric Fryer and right fielder Steffan Wilson led the 14-hit attack with two apiece. West Virginia totaled five doubles, while Farris and Wheeler each finished with three RBIs and Wilson had two.


The Brewers blasted four homers, all in the first three innings, but their pitching didn't make them hold up in the wildest game of the year, a 14-13 loss in 10 innings against Idaho Falls.

Shortstop David Fonseca drilled a two-run shot and first baseman Brock Kjeldgaard added a solo homer in the first, second baseman Jose Duran smoked a round-tripper to lead off the second and right fielder Michael Vass clubbed another solo homer in the third.

Third baseman John Delaney led Helena's 18-hit attack with a 4 for 5 effort that included a double, triple and three RBIs. Fonseca, Kjeldgaard, Duran, Vass and left fielder Erik Komatsu and designated hitter Corey Kemp added two apiece.

Helena finished with nine extra-base hits.

Brandon Ritchie was tagged for six hits and seven runs in 3.1 innings and Rolando Pascual got rocked for four runs on three hits and two walks in 1.2 innings. Adam Arnold (0-1), who had given up one earned run in nine innings entering the contest, allowed two in 2.2 innings and four of the hosts' 10 walks.


Mother Nature washed out the Brewers and everybody else.

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