Second Half Action Starts for Dodger Farm Clubs

Tony Schrager was 2-for-4 with home run but Las Vegas dropped a 5-3 decision to Sacramento. Jacksonville lost 7-4 as the Jackson pitcher sparked a late rally. Delwyn Young homered for the Suns. Columbus was shut out 5-0 in their second-half opener as Jamie Hoffmann finished 2-for-4 with two singles, giving him 83 hits in 69 games. Vero Beach was rained out in the final game of the FSL first half.

LAS VEGAS, Nevada--Sacramento dumped Las Vegas 5-3 in the series opener at Cashman Field. The 51s dropped to 2-3 on the eight-game home stand. Las Vegas collected 8 hits and center fielder Cody Ross and shortstop Tony Schrager were each 2-for-4. Schrager hit a solo home run in the fifth inning. The 51s had the tying runs on base in the ninth inning but couldn't get him across the plate. Right-hander Ryan Rupe (2-5) recorded a strong outing despite the loss. He pitched 7 innings, allowed 6 hits, 4 runs (3 earned), walked 2 and struck out 4. He retired 13 of 14 batters from the third through the seventh innings. Right-hander Beau Dannemiller pitched 2 innings, allowed 2 hits, 1 run, walked 1 and struck out 4. Game two of the four-game series is tonight at Cashman Field.

JACKSON, Tennessee-- Eric Hull allowed a two-out, two-strike single to the opposing pitcher, the first of five consecutive hits which started a four-run inning in the Suns' 7-4 loss to the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx. Hull (4-4) earned the loss, giving up 10 hits and striking out seven. Jackson laid down two successful squeeze bunts in succession in the second inning, taking their first lead, 2-1. Delwyn Young hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning. Young also drove in the Suns' first run on a groundout in the first inning. The Suns (38-33, 0-1) have lost four consecutive games. Right-hander Joel Hanrahan (4-3, 4.66 ERA) is scheduled to oppose West Tenn in the second game of a four-game series at Pringles Park. Sun Spots: Suns' outfielder Jon Weber was chosen the Southern League Player of the Week after his bat helped Jacksonville clinch the first-half South Division title this past week. In the opening game of the week June 13 at Carolina, Weber went 4-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI in the Suns' 7-1 win. He continued his torrid hitting throughout the week, batting .520 with four home runs. For the season, Weber ranks fifth in the Southern League in batting average at .335. Weber attended college at Texas Tech and was signed as a nondrafted free agent by the Reds on August 2, 1999. The Lakewood, CA native was signed by the Dodgers' organization on November 1, 2004. Weber's award is the fifth hitter of the week award for the Suns this season after a 2004 campaign that saw no offensive awards for the entire year. …Todd Donovan doubled to lead off the game, extending his hitting streak to nine games. … Jonathan Broxton delivered two shutout innings in relief. …The Suns allowed three triples.

BREVARD, Florida--The Dodgers First Half of the season ended a little earlier than planned Tuesday night when the game was called due to rain in the bottom of the second inning with Brevard County winning 1-0. As it was the final game of the First Half, it will not be made up. The Dodgers begin the Second Half and conclude the series in Brevard with a 7:00 PM game tonight.

COLUMBUS, GEORGIA-- Greenville defeated the Catfish 5-0 in the first game of the 2005 South Atlantic League's Second Half. The Fish were held scoreless for the fifth time in 2005 and had just four runners in scoring position all night long. CF Jamie Hoffmann provided the only offensive highlight as he finished 2-for-4 with two singles, increasing his team-leading hit total to 83 in 69 games. The Bombers scored four times against Catfish starter LHP Scott Elbert in the fourth inning and added another in the sixth. The loss drops Elbert to 2-4 this season and is his second straight defeat. The Fish stranded seven runners on base in the final four innings. South Atlantic League All-Star RHP Blake Johnson (4-3, 3.18 ERA) will take the hill tonight.

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