Dodger Farm Clubs Win Four of Five

Catcher Dioner Navarro's single in the 12th gave Las Vegas a wild, 12-11 win. Jacksonville also rallied to score twice, keyed by a bases loaded walk in the ninth to top Montgomery. Shortstop Chin-lung Hu had five hits to lead Vero Beach to their fourth straight win, 11-4 over Jupiter. RHP Blake Johnson tossed a two-hit shutout to give the Catfish a 2-0 win after they lost a 4-3 decision in the first game in Savannah.

LAS VEGAS, Nevada--Las Vegas rallied for a come-from-behind 8-7 victory against the Fresno Grizzlies in 12 innings and improved to 12-11 on the season. Right fielder Cody Ross led off the 12th inning with a single to right field. First baseman Brian Myrow (2-for-6) lined a hit and run single to right field, sending Ross to third base. Catcher Dioner Navarro (2-for-5) thenbanged the game-winning hit. Fresno jumped out to an 4-0 lead in the first inning. Las Vegas right-hander Heath Totten pitched 8 innings, allowed, 12 hits, 6 run (5 earned), walked 1 and struck out 5. Right-hander Alfredo Gonzalez pitched two scoreless innings to improve to 1-0. The Grizzlies recorded 15 hits and the 51s also had 15 hits and scored three runs in the fifth inning to take 7-5 lead. Shortstop Tony Schrager hit a three-run home run for the key hit. Center fielder Henri Stanley was 3-for-5 and second baseman Joe Thurston was 2-for-5, 2 RBI.

== MONTGOMERY, Alabama--The Suns batted around in the ninth inning, overcoming a one-run deficit with two outs to beat Montgomery Biscuits, 4-3. Derek Michaelis hit a bloop single off his former Suns teammate, losing pitcher Jose Diaz (1-1). It scored the tying run in ninth. Diaz hit Brian Sprout and walked the next two batters, giving the Suns (12-13) a two-run cushion entering the bottom of the ninth. Richard Bartlett allowed a two-out, RBI double which brought the Biscuits to within 4-3. Left-hander Glenn Bott relieved Bartlett and got a fly out to earn his first save. Delwyn Young went 3-for-4, including his third home run, a solo shot in the third inning which gave the Suns a 1-0 lead. Suns starter Eric Stults gave up an unearned run in the third and a solo home run in the fourth. He pitched six innings and struck out seven. Alvis Ojeda (1-0) pitched a scoreless eighth to record his first AA victory. SUNS SPOTS: The Suns pulled to within 11/2 games of first place Birmingham and trail second place Montgomery by one game. …The Suns improved to 4-1 when Stults starts. …The win was the Suns' third ninth inning comeback this season.

JUPITER, Florida--Chin-lung Hu had five hits to lead Vero Beach to their fourth straight win, 11-4 over Jupiter. Edwin Bellorin added three hits and Cory Dunlap drove in two runs to help Vero to a series sweep of the Hammerheads. Jonathan Figueroa pitched the first five innings, striking out seven, to earn his second win. The Dodgers took an early lead when in the 3rd Inning, Xavier Paul led off with a single and Mayke Cabrera walked. Hu's first hit loaded the bases. A double play scored the first run and Dunlap knocked in another to make it 2-0. Vero erupted in the 4th. Bellorin led off with a single, then stole second and went to third on a wild pitch. With one out, Cabrera walked and slid awkwardly into first base on a pickoff attempt and had to leave the game. He was replaced by Tony Abreu. Hu singled again to bring home Bellorin and Rohan lined a base hit to center that scored Abreu. Andy LaRoche then reached on a 2-base error to plate Hu and Dunlap singled in another run. LaRoche then scored on a fielder's choice off the bat of Matt Kemp and the Dodgers led 7-0. Jupiter scored four runs before Vero answered in the 8th. Hu led off with a base hit and stole second. Rohan reached on the Jupiter shortstop's third error of the game. Then LaRoche singled off the third baseman to score Hu. He then took off for second base and drew a throw that allowed Rohan to score. LaRoche later came in on a base hit from Anthony Raglani. Kemp also scored in the inning on an Edwin Bellorin double.

SAVANNAH, Georgia--Columbus received their best pitching performance of the season when RHP Blake Johnson tossed a two-hit shutout to give the Catfish a 2-0 win in the nightcap of a doubleheader in Savannah. The win helped the Catfish earn a split after the Catfish fell in the opener 4-3 in 10 innings. Johnson struck out five and allowed just two hits in the win, his first in a Catfish uniform. They lost the opener 4-3 in 10 innings on a walk-off HR in the 10th. With the win in the nightcap, the Catfish are now 8-17.
Columbus fell behind the Savannah Sand Gnats in the first 1-0. Catfish starter Javy Guerra went on to scatter seven hits in five innings against the Sand Gnats. With two runners on base in the fourth, Columbus DH James Peterson hit his second HR of the season, a three-run shot to give the Fish a 3-1 advantage. The Gnats rallied in the sixth to tie the game at three. The game remained 3-3 into the 10th inning, when RHP Phil Sobkow allowed the winning homer.
Game 2 remained scoreless through five innings but singles by Catfish 2B Travis Denker and Peterson put runners at first and third with nobody out. SS Lucas May's sacrifice fly made it 1-0. Catcher Gabriel Gutierrez added an insurance run in the 7th when he hit his first HR into the left field bleachers. Johnson retired the final five batters of the night for his first complete game and shutout.