Aybar Knocks in Winning Run in 10th Inning

Willie Aybar's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 11th knocked in the winning run in an 11-10 game as Las Vegas topped Oklahoma. Sergio Pedroza's homer helped Columbus stop Greenville 8-5 and a two-run double gave Ogden a 11-10 win over Idaho Falls. Three Coastie pitchers shut the Nationals out on five hits in a 3-0 victory. Jacksonville and Vero Beach had the day off.

LAS VEGAS, Nevada-- Willie Aybar's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 11th with one out knocked in the winning run in an 11-10 game against the Oklahoma RedHawks. The 51s recorded 15 hits led by Aybar's three hits and two RBI. Left fielder Henri Stanley was 3-for-5, HR, with three runs scored; right fielder Chin-Feng Chen was 3-for-5, with a double, a home run and two RBI and three runs scored and center fielder Cody Ross was 3-for-4, with an RBI. Catcher Mike Rose (1-for-4) had a two-run double in the seventh inning. Right-hander Heath Totten pitched 3.1 innings, allowed 13 hits and 8 runs. Right-hander Mike Neu pitched 5 innings, allowed 3 hits and 2 runs. Right-hander Pat Mahomes (8-8) earned the victory with 1.2 scoreless innings. The three hour 42 minute game drew 2,250 fans and allowed the Las Vegas franchise to reach the 7.5 million plateau in all-time attendance over 23 seasons. The eight-game home stand concludes tonight.

JACKSONVILLE, Florida-- Jacksonville had an open date.

VERO BEACH, Florida-- VERO had an open date.

GREENVILLE, S-- SS David Nicholson broke an 0-for-14 slump with an RBI single in the sixth inning and RF Sergio Pedroza broke his own 0-16 slump with a three-run HR on the next pitch as the Catfish defeated the Greenville Bombers 8-5. Scott Elbert started but left after three and RHP Blake Johnson tossed three innings of relief to pick up the victory, his team-leading ninth of the season. RHP Albenis Castillo pitched a scoreless ninth for his seventh save in seven opportunities. 1B Dan Batz was 2-for-3 with a double and reached base four times. The Catfish fell behind early 1-0, but in the bottom of the second inning, Batz drove home CF Ryan Russ with a double and took the lead with a LF Ryan Carter RBI single. C Chris Westervelt homered to left to give the Catfish the lead. n the sixth with two outs, Nicholson Pedroza homered to score Nichollson for an 8-3 lead. Pedroza is now six for his last 52 but four of the hits are round-trippers. Castillo slammed the door in the ninth to give the Fish a 2-1lead in the series. RHP Jarod Plummer takes the mound tonight against Greenville.

OGDEN, Utah-- Ogden defeated the Idaho Falls Chukars in 11 innings by a score of 11-10 in the longest game at Lindquist Field this season. Idaho Falls scored three in the top of the 1st to take the lead early. In the second, Andrew Locke hit a two run home run, his sixth. David Sutherland added a two-run double in the third and in the fourth Locke and Rotsen Gil scored on a Jackson double to make the score 6-3. BJ Richmond's solo home run (#4) made the score 7-4 in the fifth but the Chukars tied the game inthe sixth and took the lead in the seventh. Then Locke hit an RBI double to put the Raptors on top 9-8. Again Idaho Falls tied the game in the eighth. In the 11th, the Chukars scored but in the bottom of the inning, Jackson and Soto singled and David Sutherland doubled to score both runners to give the Raptors their fourth win in a row.

MELBOURNE, Florida-- The Gulf Coast Dodgers got sparkling pitching from three pitchers to whitewash the Nationals 3-0. the Nats collected only two hits over the final six innings. Ramon Parades (4-0) started and allowed four hits over five innings to lower his ERA to 2.16. Kalen Gearhart gave up one hit in three innings and Miguel Ramirez worked a peerfect ninth, striking out all three Nationals to record his fourth save. The Dodgers scored in the first when Scott Van Sylke led off with a double and later scored on a ground ball off the bat of Carlos Medero-Stullz. they added a second run in the fourth when Eduardo Perez and Eloy Gutierrez singled and Kenley Jansen lived on an error. The final run came in the eighth on an Eduardo Perez doubled for his second hit and scored on another error.

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