Chalk Up No. 14 for Jacksonville

Las Vegas scored two early and then went cold, losing a 4-2 game despite three hits by James Loney. Jacksonville just keeps rolling along, winning their 14th in a row when Tydus Meadows scored on a wild pitch and Danny Muegge, Casey Hoorelbeke and Mark Alexander stopped Mississippi 1-0. Xavier Paul knocked in three to spark a 6-2 Vero Beach win. Columbus lost 3-2 in 10.

Las Vegas Stopped-- The 51s could only collect two runs, both in the first inning, and wasted a strong pitching performance by Eric Stults (5-6) who surrendered four runs on six hits with two walks and six strikeouts in 6.2. Tim Hamulack threw two scoreless innings and has yet to allow a run in three appearances with the 51s.

The SkySox starter retired 14 of the last 15 batters he faced, allowing a two-out single to Cesar Izturis in the seventh. He permitted two runs in the first and worked out of jams in the second and third.

James Loney went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base for the 51s (37-29). Jon Weber was 2-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored. He doubled and scored on a single by Loney in the first to give Las Vegas a 2-0 lead.
  Score by innings
Colo Springs  000 210 100-4 
Las Vegas     200 000 000-2

  Las Vegas  ab r h bi ave
Izturis SS    3 1 1 0 .244
Weber RF      5 1 2 0 .276
Young LF      5 0 0 1 .280
Loney 1B      4 0 3 1 .367
LaRoche 3B    3 0 0 0 .400
Navarro C     3 0 0 0 .059
Robles 2B     4 0 0 0 .277
Duncan CF     4 0 0 0 .283
Stults P      2 0 0 0 .154
Carter P      0 0 0 0 .000
Valdez PH     1 0 0 0 .304
Hamulack P    0 0 0 0 .000
Riggs b- PH   1 0 1 0 .362
    Totals   35 2 7 2
    CSprings 31 4 9 4

  Errors- none. 2B: Weber 2 
(14).RBI: Young (39), Loney 
(27). LOB: Colorado Springs 
4, Las Vegas 10. SB: Loney 
(5). DP: 3 (Izturis, Robles 
and Loney 2, Robles, Izturis 
and Loney).

  Las Vegas     in h r-er bb so era
Stults (L,5-6) 6.2 6  4-4  2 6 4.79
Carter         0.1 1  0-0  0 0 0.56
Hamulack       2.0 2  0-0  1 1 0.00
  T: 2:53. Att: 3,613.
Fourteen and Counting-- Tydus Meadows scored on a fifth inning wild pitch and the Suns pitching combination of Danny Muegge, Casey Hoorelbeke and Mark Alexander stopped Mississippi 1-0.

The win is the 14th in a row for the Suns, extending a franchise record. The Southern League record for consecutive victories is 16 by Montgomery in July of 1968. The Suns have also won 22 of the last 23 games.

Jacksonville's Danny Muegge (6-4) allowed only five hits over the first seven innings and Casey Hoorelbeke pitched a one-hit eighth inning before closer Mark Alexander slammed the door in the ninth to end the game and record his 16th save.

he Suns offense was limited to a run in the fifth inning when Tydus Meadows scored on a wild pitch.

The Suns defense sparkled. Tydus Meadows made a sliding catch at the warning track in the third inning and in the sixth inning made a catch at the front of the bullpen in left field. Shortstop Chin-Lung Hu made a brilliant ranging, over-the-shoulder catch in centerfield during the fifth inning to end a Mississippi scoring threat.

RHP Heath Totten will face Mississippi tonight.
  Score by innings
Jacksonville 000 010 000-1 
Mississippi  000 000 000-0   

   Suns      ab r h bi ave
Greenberg CF  4 0 1 0 .200
Hu SS         5 0 0 0 .280
Brazell 3B    3 0 0 0 .260
Meadows LF    4 1 2 0 .311
Zapp 1B       4 0 0 0 .235
Ruggiano RF   3 0 0 0 .265
Hoorelbeke P  0 0 0 0 .000
Alexander P   0 0 0 0 .000
Abreu 2B      4 0 2 1 .286
Ellis C       3 0 1 0 .250
Muegge P      3 0 0 0 .294
Ruan RF       1 0 0 0 .318
    Totals   34 1 6 0
    Braves   33 0 6 0

  Errors- none.  2B: Abreu (12). 
LOB: Jacksonville 10. Mississippi 8.

  Jacksonville    in h r-er bb so era
Muegge (W,6-4)   7.0 5  0-0  1 3 4.17
Hoorelbeke       1.0 1  0-0  0 1 0.23
Alexander (S,16) 1.0 0  0-0  0 2 0.87
  T: 2:35. Att: 3,245.
Rest Helps Vero-- Three rain days off helped Vero Beach and Xavier Paul drove in three runs to key a 6-2 victory over the St. Lucie Mets. Alberto Bastardo earned the win to improve to 2-3 on the year.

The Dodgers took a first inning lead when Blake DeWitt walked and Cory Dunlap doubled with two outs. Cole Bruce lived on an error with both runners scoring.

In the second inning, Paul drove in Adolfo Gonzalez and Jamie Hoffmann with a double to put the Dodgers up 4-0.

Starter Jonathan Figueroa had a solid game and used three double plays in his four innings of work. Figueroa retired his last three batters, including two by strikeout.

Bastardo threw two scoreless innings to earn the win. Blake Johnson worked two more perfect frames and Wesley Wright retired the side in order in the 9th, striking out the final two batters. Dodger pitching set down the last 10 Mets of the game.

Blake DeWitt's fourth home run of the season. Four Dodgers tallied multiple hits, with Hoffmann's three hits leading the way.

The win snapped a 5-game losing streak for the Dodgers. It increased the first place Mets' slide to four games.

Scott Elbert was added to the East Division roster for the Florida State League All Star game. He takes the spot of Daytona's Sean Gallagher who was promoted to AA. Elbert is 4-4 with a 2.81 ERA and will start Thursday in the series finale against St. Lucie.
  Score by innings
St. Lucie  001 100 000-2
Vero Beach 220 200 00x-6 

  Vero Beach ab r h bi ave
Paul RF       3 0 2 3 .286
DeWitt 2B     3 2 1 1 .269
Santana 3B    4 0 0 0 .263
Dunlap 1B     4 1 2 0 .226
Bruce DH      4 0 0 0 .282
Raglani LF    3 0 0 0 .000
Gonzalez SS   4 1 2 0 .302
Hoffmann CF   4 2 3 0 .268
Gutierrez C   3 0 1 0 .177
    Totals   32 6 11 4
    St.Lucie 28 2  5 2

  Errors- none.  2B: Dunlap (3),
Paul (13), Hoffmann (10). HR: 
Dewitt (4). RBI: Paul 3 (24), 
Dewitt (27). S: Gutierrez. SF: 
Paul. CS: Paul (7). LOB- St. 
Lucie 6, Vero Beach 6. DP: 4 
(Dewitt, Gonzalez and Dunlap; 
Gonzalez, Dewitt and Dunlap 
2; Santana and Dunlap).

  Vero Beach      in h r-er bb so era
Figueroa         4.0 4  2-2  3 4 10.64
Bastardo (W,2-3) 2.0 1  0-0  1 3  3.99
Johnson          2.0 0  0-0  0 1  4.09
Wright           1.0 0  0-0  0 2  1.08
  T: 2:13. Att: 686.
Fish Come Up One Run Short-- Columbus battled back to tie the game at 2-2 only to lose 3-2 to Savannah in 10 innings.

Jason Mooneyham knocked in Sergio Pedroza, who was on base after behind hit by a pitch, and Tony Harper banged an RBI single to score Dave Sutherland.

James McDonald worked the first seven innings ad allowed only a pair of runs. Jon Meloan was tagged with a run in the last of the 10th and took the loss, evening his record at 1-1.
Columbus 000 001 100 0-2
Savannah 000 110 000 1-3 

Columbus     ab r h bi ave
De Jesus SS   5 0 1 0 .280
Pedroza RF    4 1 0 0 .277
Locke LF      5 0 1 0 .330
Mooneyham DH  2 0 0 1 .290
Mitchell 3B   3 0 1 0 .247
Sutherland 1B 4 1 1 0 .314
Denker, 2B    3 0 0 0 .000
Harper C      4 0 1 1 .340
Godwin CF     3 0 1 0 .237
  Totals     33 2 6 2 .266
  Savannah   32 3 8 3 .232

  Errors- none. 2B: Locke (16). 
RBI: Mooneyham (15), Harper 
(13). S: Godwin. SF: Mooneyham. 
LOB: Columbus 7, Savannah 5. 
SB: Godwin (15). DP: (Sutherland 
and De Jesus).
  
  Columbus      in h r-er bb so era
McDonald       7.0 7  2-2  2 4 3.69
Meloan (L,1-1) 2.0 1  1-1  1 3 0.90
  HBP: Pedroza. T: 2:26. Att: 575.

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