Edwin Jackson Puts it Together in 11-2 win

Edwin Jackson worked seven innings and allowed two runs in Jacksonville's 11-2 win Over Jackson; Matt Kemp drove in seven runs with a pair of homers as Vero Beach stopped Jupiter 16-0; Zach Hammes earned his first win as a as a starter as Columbus bumped Rome 9-2; Russell Mitchell homered for the third time in four games as Ogden dumped Orum 6-4 and Las Vegas continued a 2-17 skid after a 13-6 loss to Sacramento despite Chin-Feng Chen's home run. The Coasties were rained out.

LAS VEGAS, Nevada--The 51s troubles continued as Sacramento slugged out their 11th consecutive win over Las Vegas 13-6, sending them to their 17th loss in the last 19 games. Eric Stults (0-1) started and became only the second lefty to start a game for Las Vegas the past two years. Stults' start lasted two innings, limited to 45 pitches by Manager Jerry Royster. Stults allowed two runs on five hits and trailed 2-1 when he left the game. Harold Eckert was battered for five runs in the third inning as the River Cats racked up 41 runs on 54 hits to sweep the four-game series. The 51s recorded 13 hits and five players had multiple-hit games. Center fielder Nick Theodorou was 3-for-5; left fielder Henri Stanley was 2-for-5; second baseman Joe Thurston was 2-for-4; right fielder Chin-Feng Chen was 2-for-5, home run (his franchise leading 80th) plus 3 RBI and shortstop Tony Schrager was 2-for-4 with a solo HR. The 51s completed the eight-game home stand with a 2-6 record. The Dodgers, plagued by injuries, called up outfielder Cody Ross. Ross went 1-for-2 with an RBI Thursday night, continuing a hitting tear that has him 12-for-24 during the past eight games. He's batting .274 and leads the team with 13 home runs. Ross played mostly center field in Las Vegas but some feel he would be more suited for a corner outfield spot in the major leagues.

JACKSON, Tennessee-- The Suns scored 10 unanswered runs to back Edwin Jackson in his longest outing of the season, in an 11-2 victory over West Tenn. Jackson (1-1) earned the victory, delivering seven innings, allowing two runs and walking one. He retired 11 consecutive batters from the first to the fifth innings, commanding all three pitches and keeping the Diamond Jaxx batters off-balance. Trailing 2-1 in the sixth, the Suns' offense kicked in, courtesy of 10 walks issued by Diamond Jaxx pitchers. The Suns scored three times in the sixth inning on three walks, a single and two sacrifice flies. Andy LaRoche put the game in relative check with a two-run home run, his 25th overall, giving the Suns a 6-2 lead in the seventh inning. With a pinch-hit RBI single, Nick Alvarez sparked a five-run eighth inning in which the Suns batted around. Right-hander William Juarez (4-0, 3.09 ERA) is scheduled to oppose Huntsville in the first game of a four-game series tonight. Sun Spots: Todd Donovan hit a solo home run in the third inning, his eighth, which ties a career-high. …James Loney nearly hit two home runs to right field, one was originally ruled a home run, but reversed. The second was inches foul. …The Suns bullpen has pitched 14.2 consecutive shutout innings. --Joe Block

VERO BEACH, Florida--Matt Kemp drove in 7 runs on two homers (#13) and a double to give the Vero Beach Dodgers a 16-0 win at Holman Stadium Friday night. Chin-lung Hu added a three-run blast and Xavier Paul swatted a two-run homer to help the Dodgers to their highest run total of the season. Jonathan Figueroa pitched four innings and allowed four hits, Matt Merricks (1-0) added a scoreless inning and was credited with the win, Alvis Ojeda and Orlando Rodriguez each pitched two innings and allowed two hits. The win marked Vero's 10th in a row against Jupiter and puts the Dodgers at 3-0 in the Second Half. Vero jumped ahead from the start. Two-out singles from Cory Dunlap, Justin Ruggiano and Anthony Raglani scored the first run. Then Kemp doubled down the left field line, scoring two more and putting the Dodgers ahead 3-0. After singles from Mayke Cabrera and Tony Abreu in the second, Hu knocked his sixth home run over the left field fence for a 6-0 lead. Dunlap was then hit by a pitch and Ruggiano tripled him home. One out later, Kemp delivered his first home run -- a blast that sailed over the top of the scoreboard in left-center. The Dodgers continued their barrage in the third Abreu and Hu singled with one out. Dunlap reached on a fielder's choice and Ruggiano singled in Abreu. Raglani brought home Dunlap with a base hit to knock Lerch out of the game. But Kemp banged his second home run, a deep shot to left that put the Dodgers ahead 14-0. Xavier Paul drilled a two-run homer in the 5th to cap the scoring.

ROME, Georgia--Seven consecutive Columbus hitters reached base with two outs in a five-run fourth inning tonight as the Catfish defeated the Rome Braves 9-2 in the opener of a three-game series. Columbus struck for three additional runs one inning later in the fifth inning, again all with two outs. SS Dominique Laurin had an RBI single in the fourth and an RBI double in the fifth inning. RHP Zach Hammes earned his second win of the season and first as a starter with 6.1 innings on the hill, allowing two runs on five hits tonight. The Catfish led 1-0 going into the fourth inning. With two out, 3B Blake DeWitt singled and C Chris Westervelt drew a walk. RF Ryan Russ' two-run double into the left field corner extended the Catfish lead to 3-0. SS Dominique Laurin broke out of a 1-for-11 slump with an RBI single to make it 4-0, and 2B Brandon Carter's two-run single capped the fourth inning scoring. In the fifth inning with two outs, a walk and an error put two runners on base. 1B Dan Batz doubled off the center field wall to drive in two runs, and came home one pitch later when Laurin doubled off the left field wall. Batz's double gives him a ten-game hitting streak. Tonight RHP Brandon Weeden (2-5, 4.94 ERA) starts against Rome.

ORUM, Utah--The Raptors earned a split in their four game series in Orum with a 6-4 win over the Owlz. Marlon Arias (1-0) picked up the win, working five strong innings while giving up only one run on three hits. He struck out 9 of the 15 outs recorded. Cory Wade threw 2 plus innings, and Ramon Troncoso came in the 8th and finished the game for his first save, fighting off a late rally by the Owlz. A three-run fifth inning, helped by Orum errors, erased a 1-0 deficit. Russell Mitchell slugged his third homer of the young season and added a single, while Shane Justis, Dave Sutherland and James McDonald, who also doubled, had two hits each. The Raptors open at home tonight against the same pesky Orum Owlz. Left hander David Pfeiffer will get the staring nod on the bump.

VERO BEACH, Florida--The Coasties and Mets were rained out.