Dodger Farm Clubs Score 52 Runs Sunday

Tucson's pitcher and catcher had seven hits and seven RBI between them, trumping four home runs (Nori Nakamura 2, Brian Myrow, Chin-Feng Chen) as Las Vegas lost 9-8. Jacksonville rolled to an 8-0 lead with Andy LaRoche banging four hits including a two-run homer and won 12-5. Daytona dropped Brian Pilkington and Vero 2-1 and Columbus thumped Rome 7-1, Jamie Hoffmann knocking in three runs. Ogden had 15 singles, six in a row in an eight-run six to cruise 14-4. Jason Mooneyham had three hits.

TUCSON, Arizona-- Tucson's battery did the 51s in Sunday. Former Dodger catcher Koyie Hill ha a double and a home run accounting for four RBI and pitcher Jon Cannon worked five scoreless innings and was 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles and a solo home run, driving in three runs in a 9-8 win. He left the game batting .556 (5-for-9) on the season. Not to be outdone, the 51s rallied with their far East connection leading the way. Trailing 8-0, Las Vegas scored three in the sixth and three in the seventh with Nori Nakamura banging a pair of home runs (#12, 13) and knocking in four while Brian Myrow had a two-run home run (#11) off old friend Matt Herges. Chin-Feng Chen hit a two-run blast to center in the ninth, cutting Tucson's lead down to one but that was as close as they could get. Ryan Rupe (2-6) was tagged for 11 hits and seven runs in four innings and T.J.. Nall allowed two more. Nakamura finished the game with three hits and Chen added a pair.

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama-– The Suns vaulted to a quick lead and coasted home with a 12-5 victory over Huntsville. The Suns scored four runs in the first, second and fourth innings and snapped the Stars' four-game winning streak. Andy LaRoche hit a two-run home run in the second inning, giving the Suns an 8-0 lead. It was his 26th home run overall, which leads all of professional baseball. He went 4-for-5 and scored three runs. Joel Guzman had three hits for the second consecutive game and drove in three. Delwyn Young hit a two-run double in the second inning. Nick Alvarez had two RBI singles. The offense helped Eric Hull (5-4) to the win, though he gave up four runs over five innings, including a three-run home run. Left-handed reliever Hong-Chih Kuo made his Suns debut and touched 99 MPH and hit 98 eight times. He struck out four batters in the seventh inning and six overall in two scoreless innings. Joel Hanrahan (4-3, 4.95 ERA) is scheduled to oppose Huntsville tonight in the third game of a four-game series. Sun Spots: C Eric Langill extended his hitting streak to six games, tying a career mark. …With the bases loaded in the ninth, pitcher Richard Bartlett pinch-hit with Russell Martin and Jon Weber available on the bench. …RHP Jonathan Broxton also touched 99 MPH in the ninth inning. …The Suns have double-digit hits in their last five games. …Including his time with Vero Beach, Kuo has not allowed a run in 18 innings, striking out 35 in that span. …The Suns hit into a season-high four double plays. …The Suns committed their first error in five games. --Joe Block

DAYTONA, Florida--The Cubs outpitched the Dodgers, winning a tight, 2-1 game with a home run in the seventh inning. Brian Pilkington surrendered an RBI double in the fifth, breaking an 0-0 games. Vero nearly broke things open in the sixth when Ed Bellorin singled and with one out, Tony Abreu singled. After a wild pitch, Daytona nailed Bellorin at the plate but a pair of walks, the last to Justin Ruggiano, forced in a run to tie the game. The seventh inning home run was the game-winner. Pilkington worked into the seventh, allowing two runs and fanning five. Bellorin had a pair singles.

ROME, Georgia--The Columbus Catfish scored two runs in the top of the first inning and two more in the top of the second inning then went on to defeat the Rome Braves 7-1, winning the three-game series two games to one. The Catfish outscored the Braves 17-5 in the three games. The Catfish scored in the first inning before an out was recorded. Jamie Hoffmann singled to lead off the game and scored on an RF Ryan Russ double. Leading 2-0 in the second, Hoffmann hit his seventh triple of the season to drive home 1B Dan Batz and Dominique Laurin and give the Fish a 4-0 advantage. In the sixth, Batz's RBI double, Laurin's RBI single, and Hoffmann's sac fly combined to give the Fish a 7-0 lead. Scott Elbert gave up just one run in the sixth inning, striking out five Braves batters in the win, his third of the season. Hoffmann drove home three runs and had three hits, giving him 91 hits in 74 games going into the All-Star Break. Laurin also had three hits. RHP Blake Johnson and 2B Travis Denker head to Augusta for the 2005 South Atlantic League All-Star Game. Denker will be the starter at 2B for the Southern Division and Johnson will be a member of the Southern Division bullpen. The Catfish return to action on Thursday, June 30th at Golden Park at 7:00 PM against the Greensboro Grasshoppers (Florida Marlins).

OGDEN, Utah-- The Raptors banged out 15 singles --- six in a row in the sixth inning -- en route to a 14-4 victory over the Orem Owlz. The eight-hit, eight-run inning put the game on ice and made life easier for Brent Leach. who struck out six and kept the Owlz off the scoreboard in his three innings. Alvin Hayes (1-0) got the win, allowing one run in his two innings before Matt Gomez De Segura picked up his first save of his career by pitching the final four innings. The trio fanned 13, the fourth time they've struck out nine or more in a game this season. And it wasn't just the sixth inning. Ogden torched Orem pitching all game long, getting 18 hits. The monstrous inning started out with two line-outs to second. That was followed by a walk and eight hits: six singles, Rosten Gil's two-bagger and D.J. Jackson's triple to right field. Jason Mooneyham went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored. The inning broke a 5-3 game wide open, as the Raptors swept Orem in the two-game series. Raptors Notes: After going 4-2 versus Orem, the Raptors host the Rockies for three games before traveling to Idaho Falls. Left-hander Cody White (0-1) is the scheduled starter for Ogden.

VERO BEACH, Florida-- The Coasties were not scheduled.

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