Suns Russell Martin Hitter of the Week

It was a slow day for Dodger clubs Wednesday. Vero Beach won a close one 3-2 in Palm Beach as Justin Simmons on in relief on a double by Andy LaRoche. Las Vegas and Jacksonville had the day off and Columbus tumbled to it's 22nd road loss under the load of four Greensboro home runs.

LAS VEGAS, Nevada--The Las 51s announced that the game on Thursday, June 30, is sold out. Caesars Entertainment has purchased the remaining seats at Cashman Field for an employee party. Las Vegas was not scheduled June 8 and will begin an eight-game road trip on Thursday at Tacoma.

JACKSONVILLE, Florida--Jacksonville Suns' catcher Russell Martin becomes the second Suns' player in as many weeks named the Hitter of the Week. Martin's offense helped lead Jacksonville to a five game winning streak and a half game lead in the South Division. The catcher had three multi-hit games during the week to go along with three separate nights with three RBI, recording a .409 batting average. The Suns, currently at the top of the Southern League's South Division, will be back at the Baseball Grounds after a open date June 8 for a four-game homestand against the Carolina Mudcats, June 9 through Sunday, June 12.

PALM BEACH, Florida-The league-leading Vero Beach Dodgers road sparkling pitching and a game-winning double by Andy LaRoche in the eighth inning to stop Palm Beach 3-2. Brian Pilkington started and allowed five hits and a single run over the first five innings, leading the game in a 1-1 tie. Justin Simmons (3-2) worked two perfect innings in relief to get the victory and after Alvis Ojeda allowed a run in the last of the eighth, Matt Alexander collected his eighth save and lowered his ERA to 1.17. Vero opened with a run in the first on singles by Chin-lung Hu and LaRoche plus a ground ball by Matt Kemp. West Palm tied the game in the third and it continued that way into the top of the eighth when Hu walked and scored on LaRoche's 14th double. LaRoche scored on an error to make it 3-1. Vero played in West Palm tonight in the second game of a three-game series.

GREENSBORO, NC--Four Grasshopper home runs sunk the Catfish 9-4 and their record falls to 7-22 in road games. The Fish trailed from the first inning and never recovered from the early deficit. RHP Brandon Weeden took the loss, ending a streak of four-straight quality starts, allowing five runs on nine hits in 4.2 innings. Columbus cut the deficit to 3-2 game when 1B Dan Batz drove home a run with a single in the fourth. Travis Denker had an RBI single in the fifth and will send LHP Scott Elbert (2-2, 2.65 ERA) to the hill in the final game of the series tonight.