Navarro's Single Breaks 51s Losing Streak

Las Vegas stopped the bleeding with a 9-8 win at Tucson on a Dioner Navarro RBI single. Jacksonville lost it's second in a row, 4-2, to Montgomery. Vero Beach got off to a bad start in the first game of the second half, losing 4-1 to Daytona. Ogden watched as Oren paraded 15 to the plate in a 12-run seventh and collected a 16-2 win. The GC Dodgers dropped a close 3-2 decision to the Marlins.

Streak Ends-- Dioner Navarro's two-out, line-drive single scored Eric Riggs in the top of the ninth inning Thursday, giving the Las Vegas 51s a 9-8 victory over the Tucson Sidewinders in Tucson, Ariz., and ending an eight-game losing streak.

The 51s, who had frittered away an 8-2 lead, used an Eric Riggs single to start the inning, and Riggs went to second on a throwing error. Joel Guzman was then called out on strikes and got thrown out of the game by umpire Jason Kiser for protesting the call. Navarro then singled to right to snap the 8-8 tie.

The 51s (38-36) had the game under control after taking a 7-0 lead in the fourth inning. Guzman and Jon Weber opened with consecutive RBI doubles in the second. Weber later scored on a forceout by Wilson Valdez.

Starter D.J. Houlton was tagged for six runs on nine hits in 5.2 innings and the Sidewinders tied the score off reliever Franquelis Osoria in the seventh. Despite allowing the inherited runners to score, Osoria picked up the win on the ninth-inning rally. Lance Carter retired the side in order in the ninth for his fifth save.

Jon Weber went 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored to lead Las Vegas' 14-hit attack. James Loney and Eric Riggs had three hits, an RBI and two runs each.
  Score by innings
Las Vegas 032 210 001-9
Tucson    000 213 200-8 

 Las Vegas ab r h bi ave
Duncan CF   3 0 0 0 .282
Valdez SS   5 1 1 1 .289
Loney 1B    5 2 3 1 .369
Young RF    4 1 1 1 .281
Riggs 2B    5 2 3 1 .407
Guzman 3B   4 1 1 1 .288
Bellorin 3B 0 0 0 0 .273
Weber LF    5 2 3 2 .260
Navarro C   4 0 2 1 .129
Houlton P   3 0 0 0 .091
Carrara P   1 0 0 0 .000
Miller P    0 0 0 0 .000
Osoria P    1 0 0 0 .000
Carter P    0 0 0 0 .000
    Totals 40 9 14 8
    Tucson 43 8 11 8

  Errors- none. 2B- Loney (15), 
Guzman (9), Weber (15), Riggs (4). 
3B- Young (1). RBI- Guzman (35), 
Weber, J 2 (25), Valdez (30), 
Riggs (15), Loney (33), Young (46), 
Navarro (2). LOB- 9, Tucson 8. 
SB- Navarro (1), Duncan (16), 
Weber 2 (6). CS- Valdez (9).

  Las Vegas     in h r-er bb so era
Houlton        5.2 9  6-6 1 7 5.66
Carrara        0.1 0  0-0 0 1 4.05
Miller         0.1 0  2-2 2 0 1.29
Osoria (W,1-1) 1.2 2  0-0 0 1 3.66
Carter (S,5)   1.0 0  0-0 0 0 0.84
  T- 3-16. Att- 5,056.
Errors Dump Suns-- Montgomery scored three runs in the fifth inning, helped by two Jacksonville Suns errors, two wild pitches, a passed ball and a bunt single to overtake to take 4-2 decision.

Adam Thomas (2-3) allowed only three hits before leaving in the fifth inning having allowed four runs, although only three of them were earned. One of the costly errors in the fifth inning came when he threw a bunt into right field.

Two Jacksonville relievers made their Double-A debuts as RHP Brian Akin allowed three hits in three innings plus while LHP Wesley Wright struck out all four batters that he faced. The newcomers kept the game within reach at 4-1.

The Suns opened the scoring in the first inning when Craig Brazell belted a two-out double into the right field corner to plate Sergio Garcia.

Montgomery tied the game in the fourth, then scored four in the fifth. An error, a bunt single, another error, a passed ball and a wild pitch did the damage.

Brazell opened the ninth inning with a first-pitch, opposite field homerun to cut the Montgomery lead to 4-2.

The crowd of 10,365 was the sixth largest in Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville history, and the third-largest of the season.

Jacksonville and Montgomery will meet tonight with RHP Alvis Ojeda drawing the start for the Suns.
  Score by innings
Montgomery   000 130 000-4
Jacksonville 100 000 001-2 

  Suns      ab r h bi ave
Ruan RF      4 0 1 0 .302
Hu SS        4 0 0 0 .261
Garcia 3B    4 1 1 0 .211
Brazell DH   4 1 2 2 .247
Meadows LF   3 0 0 0 .304
Abreu 2B     4 0 0 0 .277
Zapp 1B      3 0 0 0 .228
  Rohan 1B   1 0 0 0 .283
Greenberg CF 3 0 1 0 .200
Ellis C      3 0 2 0 .264
   Totals   33 2 7 2
   Biscuits 32 4 6 1

  Errors- Garcia, Thomas.  2B- 
Brazell (14), Ruan (11). HR- 
Brazell (10). RBI- Brazell 2 (45). 
LOB- Montgomery 6, Jacksonville 
5. DP- (Garcia. Abreu and Zapp).

 Jacksonville   in h r-er bb so era
Thomas (L,2-3) 4.1 3  4-1 3 5 6.64
Akin           3.1 3  0-0 1 2 0.00
Wright         1.1 0  0-0 0 4 0.00
  WP- Akin. T- 2:41. Att- 10,365.
Drop Second Half Opener-- Vero Beach didn't get off to a good start in the second half of the Florida State League season with a 4-1 loss at Daytona.

The Cubs took advantage of starter Jonathan Figueroa's (0-3) wildness. a Two-out walk and a double to make it 1-0 in the third. Two more walks and an infield hit set up another pair of runs in the fourth.

Mike Megrew relieved Figueroa and turned in his longest appearance of the year. He faced only six hitters in his first two innings before allowing a leadoff double, his first hit of the season, in the 7th.

Albenis Castillo pitched a perfect eighth to stretch his consecutive scoreless innings to 13.1, the longest by a Vero Beach pitcher this year.

The Dodgers only had three hits and their lone run came in the ninth when Xavier Paul reached on a leadoff error and Blake DeWitt walked. Drew Locke hit into a force out and Cory Dunlap singled in Paul.
  Score by innings
Vero Beach 000 000 001-1 
Daytona    001 200 10x-4 

 Vero Beach ab r h bi ave
Paul RF      4 1 1 0 .294
DeWitt 2B    3 0 0 0 .271
Locke DH     4 0 0 0 .000
Dunlap 1B    3 0 1 1 .226
 Gonzalez PR 0 0 0 0 .305
Raglani LF   3 0 0 0 .233
Santana 3B   4 0 0 0 .259
Nicholson SS 2 0 0 0 .304
Hoffmann CF  3 0 0 0 .270
Gutierrez C  3 0 1 0 .202
  Totals    29 1 3 1
  Daytona   26 4 4 3

  Errors- none. RBI- Dunlap (18). 
LOB- Vero Beach 5, Daytona 6. 
CS- Dunlap (1). DP- (Santana 
and Dunlap).

  Vero Beach      in h r-er bb so era
Figueroa (L,0-3) 4.0 3  3-3 5 2 9.60
Megrew           3.0 1  1-1 2 1 1.59
Castillo         1.0 0  0-0 0 2 4.64
  WP- Figueroa. T- 2:31. Att- 3,448.
Columbus-The Columbus Catfish and Savannah Sand Gnats game was cancelled Thursday due to inclement weather and a power outage. The game was rescheduled as part of a doubleheader Friday.

Big Inning Kills Raptors--The Orem Owlz certainly got revenge for Wednesday's loss to Ogden (1-2) in which they gave up 14 runs in a humbling 16-2 rout Thursday. The loss went to starter Steve Johnson (0-1) but the real damage was handed to three relievers when the Owlz paraded 15 batters to the plate in the seventh inning, scoring a dozen in the process.

Johnson went 4.1 innings, yielding six hits and four runs before the Owlz leaped on Kalen Gearhart who didn't record an out while the Owlz scored five times. They then blasted Joe Jones (son of Dodger scout Hank, making his pro debut) for five more in 1/3 inning, then finished with a pair of unearned tallies off Nate Hochgesang.

Meanwhile, Owlz starter Sean O'Sullivan was in control, giving up only two hits in six innings. The Raptors, who managed only four hits, finally got on the board in the seventh when D. J. Jackson singled a pair home. Jesus Soto had the only Raptor extra-base knock, a double. --Bill Shelley.
  Score by innings
Ogden 000 000   2 00- 2 
Orem  100 030 [12]0x-16 

  Ogden     ab r h bi ave
Jackson CF   4 0 1 2 .250
Rogowski LF  4 0 0 0 .308
Soto 2B      4 0 1 0 .333
Perez 1B     3 0 0 0 .364
Berezay DH   4 0 0 0 .000
Van Slyke RF 3 0 0 0 .143
Bell C       4 1 1 0 .375
Stullz 3B    4 1 0 0 .143
Rivera SS    3 0 1 0 .286
  Totals     33  2  4  2
  Orem       46 16 19 14

  Errors- Van Slyke, Medero-Sultz 3. 
2B- Soto (1, O'Sullivan). RBI- 
Jackson 2 (2). LOB- Ogden 6, Orem 10.

  Ogden          in h r-er bb so era
Johnson (L,0-1) 4.1 6  4-4 1 9  8.31
Norrito         1.2 3 0-0 0 0  0.00
Gearhart        0.0 2 5-4 1 0   --
Jones           0.1 5 5-5 0 1 27.00
Hochgesang      1.2 3 2-0 0 2  7.71
  Balk- Gearhart. T- 2-47 (-19 delay). 
Att- 4,122.
Coastie Lose Tough One-- The Marlins handed the Gulf Coast Dodgers their first defeat in three games as they rallied for two in the sixth off starter Jon Haldis (0-1) for a 3-2 victory.

Haldis gave up a run in the first, then settled down until the sixth. In all, Haldis was touched for seven hits in the six he worked. Wilfredo Diaz then came on to hold the Marlins to one hit in two innings.

The Dodgers counted in the third when Jaime Ortiz singled home Eloy Gutierrez, who just reported from Vero Beach. They made it close in the seventh when Francisco Lizarraga drove in Gutierrez with a single.

Yossandy Garcia was the only Dodgers with two hits including a double. --Bill Shelley.
  Score by innings
Dodgers 001 000 100-2
Marlins 100 002 00x3 

  Dodgers    ab r  h bi ave
Rosario CF    4 0 1 0 .308
Lizarraga DH  5 0 1 1 .400
Ortiz 1B      4 0 1 1 .308
Jansen C      4 0 0 0 .000
Garcia 2B     4 0 2 0 .385
Mattingly SS  4 0 1 0 .250
Mathews 3B    3 0 1 0 .400
Mora RF       4 0 0 0 .125
EGutierrez LF 3 2 1 0 .333
  Totals     35 2 8 2
  Marlins    32 3 8 2

  Error- EGutierrez.  2B- Rosario (2), 
Garcia (2), EGutierrez, (1). RBI- 
Ortiz (2), Lizarraga (3). S- Rosario. 
LOB- Dodgers 10, Marlins 5. SB- 
Mattingly (1).

  Dodgers       in h r-er bb so era
Haldis (L,0-1) 6.0 7  3-3 0 1 4.50
Diaz           2.0 1  0-0 0 2 2.25
  WP- Haldis. HBP- Ortiz. T- 2:01

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