Edwin Jackson Earns Pitcher of the Week Honors

Edwin Jackson posted 19 scoreless innings to earn the Southern League's Pitcher of the Week honors. Las Vegas took three of four from Tucson 6-4, scoring all six runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh inning. Eric Stults worked six scoreless innings to win. John Meloan pitching five inning of no-hit ball as Ogden beat Great Falls 3-2. The GC Dodgers came from behind twice in an 8-6 decision over the Nationals as Scott VanSlyke collected three hits. Jacksonville and Vero Beach were not scheduled.

LAS VEGAS, Nevada-- Las Vegas defeated the Tucson Sidewinders 6-4 to win three of the four games in the series. The 51s recorded 11 hits and scored all six runs from the fifth through the seventh innings. Three players recorded multiple-hit games. Shortstop Jose Flores was 2-for-5, with an RBI; second baseman Delwyn Young was 2-for-4 and first baseman Mike Edwards was 2-for-3, with double. Catcher Mike Rose (1-for-4) added a RBI triple and Henri Stanley hit a pinch-hit home run in the sixth. Left-hander Eric Stults improved to 3-4 with 6 shutout innings. He allowed 3 hits and struck out 7. Mike Venafro allowed 2 unearned runs, Pat Mahomes pitched 1.1 innings and allowed 2 runs and right-hander Franquelis Osoria pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his ninth save. Former Dodger Matt Herges allowed 3 runs in the fifth inning and took the loss. Las Vegas travels to Tacoma on Tuesday to begin a brief four-game road trip.

JACKSONVILLE, Florida-- The Suns had an open date. Jacksonville right-hander Edwin Jackson pitched brilliantly this past week, allowing no earned runs in 15 innings of work on his way to earning the Pitcher of the Week honors in the Southern League. Jackson earned his first win of the week on August 8 against Chattanooga, pitching eight shutout innings in the Suns' 1-0 victory. In his second start of the week on August 13 against West Tenn, Jackson picked up another win to run his record to 6-4 in the Southern League as the Suns cruised to a 6-1 victory against the Diamond Jaxx. Jackson began the season in the Pacific Coast League with Las Vegas but was sent down to Jacksonville on June 16 after a 3-7, 8.62 ERA in 12 appearances. Baseball America rates Jackson the third best prospect in the Dodgers' organization. The Dodgers selected Jackson in the sixth round of the 2001 draft out of Shaw High School in Columbus, GA.

VERO BEACH, Florida-- The Dodgers had an open date and begin a series in Daytona tonight.

CHARLESTON, SC-- Columbus had a chance for their first road series sweep of the season but fell 7-6 on a sacrifice fly in the 10 inning. RF Sergio Pedroza and LF Ryan Carter each homered for the second straight day, with Pedroza tying the game in the fifth and Carter's blast giving the Fish a brief lead in the sixth frame. LHP Liam O'Flaherty took the loss in the 10th inning to fall to 3-1. Columbus scored a run in the first two innings, on a RBI double by C Chris Westervelt in the first and in the second on Carter's RBI double. Charleston took their first lead of the series on four runs off starter RHP Dimas Reina. Trailing 4-2 in the fifth, Pedroza hit a 1-2 fastball over the wall in right to tie the game at four. Pedroza finished the series 7-16 (.438) with five doubles, two HR, and six RBI. In the sixth, Carter's towering round-tripper gave the Catfish a 6-4 lead. Carter finished the series 6-16 (.375) with two HR and six RBI and has an eight game hitting streak. RHP Steve Nelson (3-1, 3.14 ERA) makes his first start of the season against Rome tonight in Columbus.

GREAT FALLS, Montana-- In only his third professional start, John Meloan pitching five inning of no-hit ball for the Raptors who topped the Great Falls White Sox 3-2. Meloan faced only 17 batters, two more than the minimum of 15, walking two. Not a single ball was hit out of the infield against Meloan who also struck out a season high seven batters. The Raptors got on the board in the 4th inning. Juan Apodaca doubled and scored on a Jason Mooneyham chopper. Great Falls tied the game in the 6th inning off Jose Obispo, who was replaced after two walks by David Pfeiffer. Pfeiffer (6-3) gave up one hit and no runs in three innings of relief to earn the win, retiring the final seven batters he faced. In the sixth, David Sutherland singled and Russ Mitchell tripled for a 2-1 advantage. Mooneyham walked with he bases loaded to score the clincher. Closer Ramon Troncoso picked up his 9th save of the season. The series concludes tonight.

VERO BEACH, FLORIDA-- The GC Dodgers came from behind twice to win an 8-6 decision over the Nationals. Trailing 4-0 in the bottom of the fourth, Kenley Jansen and Mitchell Ayres walked and Tray Robinson singled one home. Yosanddy Garcia walked to load the bases again and Matthew Paul made it 4-3 with a single. Josh Bell tied the game with a one-base it. The Nats took a 6-4 lead in the top of the fifth but the Dodgers put another '4' on the board in the bottom of the inning on a Jansen double, Scott VanSlyke's single, a two run single by Robinson, Garcia's sac fly and a fielding error. Kyle Garrison started and gave up three runs over the first two innings. Arismendy Castillo (2-3) followed by not allowing an earned run over the next five innings and Jon Haldis earned his first save. VanSlyke finished with three hits, and Robinson and Garcia had two each.

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