Down on the Farm Report

It was a rock concert for Dodger farm teams Wednesday night as the hitters showed up early and stayed for the show as a generally rowdy good time was had by all. Well, nearly all. The guys with the bats who had been noticeably absent in some cases were on hand en force as all four LA. minor league entries beat a solid rhythm although only three went away with a victory .Las Vegas, Jacksonville and Vero Beach profited, Columbus did not.

Although Vegas (6-8) was to collect 12 hits against Tacoma (Mariners), only one counted - that one, a third-inning home run by Antonio Perez, his first. The other 11 hits didn't figure in the scoring but Tanyon Sturtze, Rod Myers and Troy Brohawn didn't allow a runner past second in a 1-0 victory. Sturtze won for the second time yielding five hits in six innings, Myers didn't give up any in 2.2 and Brohawn picked up the final out for his first save.

Nick Theodoreau with three hits led the way while Shane Victorino, Luis Garcia, Rick Bell and Perez each had two. Both of Victorino's went for two bases.

Jacksonville ran its season's record to 10-3 and stretched its division lead to two games by edging the Greenville Braves , 4-3. Nick Alvarez had three hits while Jason Repko, Willie Aybar and Edwin Bellorin each had two as the Suns pounded out 11 in all. The recently acquired Glenn Bott made a strong start giving up just two runs in 5.1innings while Nathan Ruhl (1-0) was the winner. two bases.

Although Yhency Brazoban was touched for a run, he still earned his first save.

It was the eighth meeting between Vero Beach and the Palm Beach Cardinals already in this young season and the Dodgers had to go overtime before winning 6-5. Six Dodgers had two hits apiece as the team banged away for 13 in all , the last one a single by Joel Guzman that sent home the winner in the 10th. two bases.

A pair of Russell M's led the assault. Russell Martin mashed his third home run plus a single while Russell Mitchell doubled and singled for three RBI. Brian Goelz tossed in a double and single and Guzman, Chris Testa and Delwyn Young all had a couple of singles. two bases.

An unearned run off Brian Steffek forced the extra inning but he pitched a scoreless 10th to win for the third time. Brad Baisley (6-7-2) had his strongest start to date for Vero, now 5-9. two bases.

But Zach Hammes (0-1) was roughed up for eight hits and four runs in three innings and Columbus (6-6) never could catch up in falling before Delmarva (Orioles) 6-4 despite 10 hits. Luis Jimenez clouted homer No. 2 and also singled. Tony Abreau doubled and singled with Xavier Paul and Alejandro De Aza both bagging a pair of singles.

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