Dodger Farm Report July 11

Koyie Hill played for the winners, Joel Guzman contributed a base hit for the other side but the biggest thing for both is that they were there -- playing with baseball's best young prospects in the annual Futures game.

The USA defeated the World 4-3 in the contest played at Houston's Minute Maid Field to kick off the All-Star extravaganza. Hill of Las Vegas was the starting catcher for the American squad and went 0-2 at the plate, rapping into a double play in one at-bat. Guzman of Vero Beach was the starter at short for the World team, managed by Fernando Valenzuela. He also got up twice, singling on one occasion, striking out on the other.

While they were in action, only two Dodger farm teams saw regular play -- and both lost.

Salt Lake 10, Las Vegas 7--Nick Theodorou, who'll be an All-Star himself, playing for the Pacific Coast League against the International League in the AAA contest Wednesday, had three hits including a double. Rick Bell doubled and singled and both Luis Garcia (22) and Antonio Perez (13) homered. However, the Stingers roughed up Mark Johnson (3-8) for 11 hits and seven runs. The 51's are 15 out in the PCL South.

Rome 8, Columbus 1--The Braves reached Jonathan Figueroa (1-2) for four home runs in the same number of innings to drop the Catfish into a tie for fourth in the SAL South, two games behind. Chin-Lung Hu was the only Fish with two hits.

Jacksonville's game with West Tennessee was called off when the umpires ruled the field was unplayable. Vero Beach, Ogden and the Gulf Coast Dodgers were not scheduled.