Dodger Farm Clubs Record Sweep

Las Vegas maintained a microscopic .001 lead in the PCL South with a 6-5 win over Colorado Springs as Brian Myrow and Jason Repko banged homers. Jacksonvills' Chad Billingsley struck out a career-high 12 batters and James Loney, Russell Martin and Jon Weber chipped in home runs in a 9-1 win over Mobile. Columbus won their first road series by sweeping Charleston 7-2 and 6-1 behind remarkable pitching from Brandon Weeden and Scott Elbert. Vero Beach was rained out and will play two today.

LAS VEGAS, Nevada--The 51s defeated the Colorado Springs 6-5, in and snapped their three-game losing streak, staying .001 percentage points in front of Sacramento in the Pacific Coast League South Division. The 51s, 28-25, recorded 8 hits and right fielder Jason Grabowski was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored and first baseman Brian Myrow was 2-for-3 with a triple, home run and 2 RBI. Center fielder Jason Repko (1-for-3) hit a two-run inside-the-park home run in the fifth inning, to give Las Vegas a 4-3 lead. He is hitting .387 since being sent down by the Dodgers. Dioner Navarro and Tony Schrager walked and with one out, Henri Stanley followed with an RBI single, with Schrager coming home on a throwing error by to make it 6-3. Right-hander T.J. Nall (2-3) won his second straight start, working 6.1 innings and allowing 9 hits, 5 runs and striking out 2. Right-hander Franquelis Osoria pitched 1.2 scoreless innings and right-hander Aquilino Lopez worked a perfect ninth inning to earn his fifth save.

JACKSONVILLE, Florida-– Chad Billingsley struck out a career-high 12 batters and the Suns smashed three home runs as they defeated the Mobile, 9-1, in front of 3,914 fans. Billingsley (5-3) earned the win, allowing one run on three hits in seven innings. He struck out six consecutive batters in the second and third innings and recorded nine consecutive strikeouts. Luis Gonzalez tossed two perfect innings in relief, combining with Billingsley to retire the final 16 batters. James Loney and Russell Martin hit back-to-back home runs, giving the Suns (27-27) a 2-0 advantage in the second inning. Jon Weber homered in the third. Tydus Meadows hit a two-out bases-clearing double off the right-center field wall, which extended the Suns' lead to 6-0. Jimmy Rohan's RBI single capped the five-run third inning. The Suns scored twice in the eighth when Delwyn Young plated Brian Sprout on an RBI single and Todd Donovan scored on a double play. Left-hander Eric Stults (3-2, 3.31 ERA) is scheduled to face BayBears tonight. Sun Spots:The Suns are at .500 for the first time since April 25 and along with Mississippi and Burmingham, trail league-leader Montgomery by a half game. …The Suns collected double-digit hits for the eighth consecutive game and are hitting .350 over the last eight games. ...C Russell Martin is hitting .396 in his last 13 games. ...Suns pitchers didn't allow a walk for the first time this season. The Suns lead the Southern League in walks allowed. ...There was a one hour, 36 minute rain delay to start the game. --Brian DeLettre

VERO BEACH--The Dodgers game in St. Lucie was called due to rain. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader today. Vero Beach will be celebrate their 25th Anniversary Saturday Saturday. The Silver Anniversary will be commemorated with the opening of the Vero Beach Dodgers Hall of Fame Park as well as cake and Fireworks. The Dodgers will welcome back former players, staff, and other dignitaries for the weekend. The gates will open to Holman Stadium on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. The Vero Beach Dodgers Hall of Fame will induct its first members at 5:30 p.m on the field. The new Hall of Fame Park will be open to the public. The Dodgers play host to the St. Lucie Mets beginning at 6:30 p.m. Cake will be served in honor of the 25th Anniversary during the game. A Fireworks Extravaganza will follow the game.

GREENVILLE, S.C. --The Catfish swept a doubleheader from the bombers, winning the first game 7-2 and the second 6-1. They have won eight of their last ten and the road series win is the first of 2005.
RHP Brandon Weeden tossed six strong in the opener. 3B Blake DeWitt homered in the second inning for a 1-0 lead. Two batters later, RF Ryan Russ homered to left. CF Jamie Hoffmann knocked in C Gabriel Gutierrez to give Columbus a 3-0 lead. Weeden retired the first eight batters of the game before allowing a solo HR in the third. Columbus took a 4-1 lead in the fifth inning on a single by 2B Travis Denker. Weeden completed six innings for his fourth straight quality start, striking out nine while allowing just three hits. The Fish added three runs in the seventh with an RBI single from 1B David Nicholson and a two-run double by Denker.
In the second game, the Fish jumped out to a 3-0 lead by scoring a run in each of the first three innings. DH Travis Denker drove home his fourth run of the doubleheader with a single in the first. RF Ryan Russ singled home a run in the second, and SS Lucas May's sacrifice fly made it 3-0. LHP Scott Elbert retired the first eleven batters before an error in the 4th inning allowed the first Greenville hitter to reach. A three-run fifth made it 6-0 Catfish. Elbert took a no-hitter into the sixth inning before allowing a solo HR on the first pitch of the inning. Elbert picked up his second straight win with six innings of two-hit baseball, striking out eight to improve to 2-2.