Vero Beach Moved into Second with 6-2 Win

Las Vegas dropped their second game in a row in the final inning, this time 5-4 to Tucson. Jacksonville lost 2-0 to Carolina in a rain-shortened contest. Vero used home runs by Cory Dunlap and Xavier Paul to stop Jupiter 6-2. Ogden led 5-0 into the seventh and lost 6-5 in 10. Columbus was rained out and the GC Dodgers were not scheduled.

  Standings

Pacific Coast League
  South     w-l     pct  gb
Tucson      48-29  .643   --
Las Vegas   39-38  .506   9.0
Sacramento  38-39  .494  10.0 
Fresno      31-45  .408  16.5 

Southern League
  South      w-l   pct   gb
Mobile       4-2  .667   --  
Jacksonville 4-3  .571   0.5 
Birmingham   4-3  .571   0.5 
Montgomery   2-4  .333   2.0 
Mississippi  2-5  .286   2.5 

Florida State League
  East      w-l    pct   gb
St. Lucie   3-1   .750   --  
Vero Beach  2-2   .500   1.0 
Brevard     2-2   .500   1.0 
Daytona     2-2   .500   1.0 
Palm Beach  2-2   .500   1.0 
Jupiter     1-3   .250   2.0 

South Atlantic League
  Southern  w-l    pct   gb
Greenville  3-1   .750   --
Asheville   2-2   .500   1.0
Augusta     2-2   .500   1.0
Charleston  2-2   .500   1.0
Rome        2-2   .500   1.0
Columbus    1-2   .333   1.5
Kannapolis  0-3   .000   2.5

Pioneer League
  South     w-l    pct   gb
Idaho Falls 4-2   .667   -- 
Orem        4-2   .667   -- 
Ogden       3-3   .500   1.0
Casper      1-5   .167   3.0

Gulf Coast League
  East      w-l    pct   gb
Dodgers     4-1   .800   -- 
Nationals   4-1   .800   -- 
Marlins     1-4   .200   3.0 
Mets        1-4   .200   3.0 
Vegas Loses in 11-- Another day, another tough loss for Las Vegas. An RBI single in the bottom of the 11th inning gave Tucson to a 5-4 victory over the 51s on Sunday. The 51s were coming off a 6-5 loss Saturday, allowing three runs in the bottom of the ninth.

The Tucson starter needed just 32 pitches to get through four perfect innings before Joel Guzman led off the fifth with a single. He scored when Eric Riggs grounded out to first.

Tucson scored once in the second and once in the third to go up 2-0, but Las Vegas put up three in the sixth to take the lead when catcher Edwin Bellorin scored on a fielding error on a Wilson Valdez bunt, and James Loney added a two-run double.

The 51s nearly took the lead in the ninth. Guzman delivered a game-tying RBI double, but was thrown out trying to score on Delwyn Young's two-out single.

Eric Stultz started and allowed a pair of runs in five innings but left trailing 2-0. Eric Hull allowed a pair of hits in two innings before Tim Hamulak took over and worked through the 10th, allowing no runs and three hits.

Giovanni Carrara (2-1) gave up a one-out walk in the bottom of the 11th and then a pair of singles to take the loss.

The back-to-back one-run wins allowed Tucson to take three of five from Las Vegas (39-38).
  Score by innings
Las Vegas 000 003 001 00-4 
Tucson    011 001 100 01-5 

  Las Vegas   ab r h bi ave
Valdez SS      4 1 0 0 .280
Aybar 3B       5 0 1 00 .341
Loney 1B       4 0 1 2 .373
  Hamulack P   0 0 0 0 .000
  Carrara P    1 0 0 0 .167
Guzman LF-1B   5 1 2 0 .293
Young RF       5 0 0 0 .276
Riggs 2B       4 0 0 1 .384
Weber CF-LF    4 0 1 0 .264
Bellorin C     4 1 1 0 .273
Stults P       1 0 0 0 .143
  Hanrahan PH  1 1 1 0 .333
  Hull P       0 0 0 0 .250
  Duncan PH-CF 2 0 1 0 .284
    Totals    40 4  8 3
    Tucson    42 5 13 4

  2B- Loney (16), Guzman (11). 
RBI- Loney 2 (36), Riggs (19). S- 
Valdez. LOB- Las Vegas 4, Tucson 
9. SB- Weber (8). DP- 2 (Aybar, 
Riggs and Loney' Riggs, Valdez 
and Loney).

  Las Vegas      in h r-er bb so era
Stults          5.0 6  2-2 1 2 4.72
Hull            2.0 2  2-2 2 3 3.73
Hamulack        2.0 3  0-0 0 1 0.77
Carrara (L,2-1) 1.2 2  1-1 1 1 4.03
  T- 3:06. Att- 1,294.
Rain, Mudcats Stop Suns-- A leadoff homerun and a double in the bottom of the fifth inning gave the Carolina Mudcats to a 2-0, rain-shortened, six-inning victory over the Jacksonville Suns on Sunday.

The game started after an hour and fifteen minute delay and quickly developed into a pitchers duel between Carolina's Paul Mildren and Jacksonville's Danny Muegge through the first four innings.

After Jacksonville didn't score in the top of the sixth inning, the umpires stopped play when heavy showers drenched Five County Stadium. After another delay of around an hour, the game was called.

Jacksonville fell to 52-25 overall and 4-3 in the second half. Mildren improved to 6-6 in the victory for Carolina while Muegge fell to 6-5 in the loss.

The Suns managed only three hits in the abbreviated game, with Chin-lung Hu collecting a single and a double.

Jacksonville and Carolina meet for game three tonight.
  Score by innings
Jacksonville 000 000-0
Carolina     000 02x-2

  Suns     ab r h bi ave
Ruan CF     3 0 1 0 0 .303
Hu SS       3 0 2 0 .268
Brazell 1B  2 0 0 0 .248
Meadows LF  2 0 0 0 .288
Abreu 2B    2 0 0 0 .279
Ruggiano RF 2 0 0 0 .266
Rohan 3B    2 0 0 0 .255
Ellis C     2 0 0 0 .254
  Totals   18 0 3 0
  Carolina 19 2 5 2

  Errors- none. 2B- Hu (14). LOB- 
Jacksonville 2, Carolina 3.

  Jacksonville  in h r-er bb so era
Muegge (L,6-5) 5.0 5  2-2 1 3 4.00
  T-1:26 (2:20 delay). Att-2,287.
VB Evens Record -- Cory Dunlap and Xavier Paul homered and Vero Beach stopped Jupiter Hammerheads 6-2 Sunday afternoon. The win pulled the Dodgers 2nd Half record to 2-2, marking the first time in either half the team has been at .500.

Starter Chris Malone (2-4) held the Hammerheads scoreless until the sixth when he surrendered a pair of solo home runs. The win was his first victory since beating Jupiter on April 17.

The bullpen was also impressive. Mike Megrew worked two innings and struck out five of the six he has faced. Megrew was a Rule 5 Draft Pick of Jupiter's parent ballclub, the Marlins, but was returned to the Dodgers after Spring Training. Julio Pimentel then pitched a perfect ninth to seal the victory.

Vero struck early when Drew Locke drilled a double to center with two outs in the first inning and Anthony Raglani singled him home. Adolfo Gonzalez doubled and scored on a David Nicholson base hit in the second to put the Dodgers ahead 2-0.

Cory Dunlap led off the third with a home run, his seventh in 35 games, matching his total from 121 games last year. Later in the inning, Cole Bruce reached on a fielder's choice and scored on Nicholson's second RBI single.

Vero put the game out of reach with two late runs. Locke singled in the seventh and later scored on Dunlap's sacrifice fly. led off the ninth with his team-high 8th home run and extended his hit streak to nine, including seven multi-hit games.
  Score by innings
Vero Beach 112 000 101-6 
Jupiter    000 002 000-2 

 Vero Beach ab r h bi ave
Paul RF      5 1 2 0 .302
DeWitt 2B    4 0 1 0 .276
Locke CF     5 2 2 0 .278
Dunlap 1B    2 1 1 2 .235
Raglani LF   4 0 2 1 .270
Bruce DH 5   1 0 0 0 .272
Gonzalez 3B  4 1 2 0 .328
Nicholson SS 4 0 2 2 .308
Mathias C    3 0 0 0 .143
  Totals    35 6 12 5
  Jupiter   34 2  7 2

  2B- Locke (1), Gonzalez (6), 
DeWitt (14). HR- Dunlap (7), 
Paul (8). RBI- Raglani (6), 
Nicholson 2 (18), Dunlap 2 (21), 
Paul, X (26). SF- Dunlap. LOB- 
Vero Beach 9, Jupiter 7. CS- 
Nicholson (7).
  
  Vero Beach    in h r-er bb so era
Malone (W,2-4) 6.0 7  2-2 2 4 5.67
Megrew         2.0 0  0-0 0 5 1.17
Pimentel       1.0 0  0-0 0 0 4.43
  T- 2-15. Att- 815.
Columbus-- rained out.

Raptors Lose 5-0 Lead-- Ogden (3-3) received another excellent start from Jesus Castillo but, unfortunately, the relief pitching couldn't follow his example as Idaho Falls edged the Raptors 6-5 in 10 innings.

Castillo threw five shutout innings, allowing only two hits and the Raptors carried a 4-0 lead into the seventh when things began to unravel.

Idaho Falls scored two unearned runs off debuting Paul Coleman in the seventh, added another off Nate Hochgesang in the eighth, tied it with two off Garret White in the ninth, then won it in the 10th off Miguel Ramirez (0-1).

Josh Bell (two doubles) and Michael Rivera each had two hits and drove in a run apiece to lead the Raptor attack. --Bill Shelley.
  Score by innings
Ogden       400 000 001 0-5 
Idaho Falls 000 000 212 1-6 

  Ogden     ab r h bi ave
Rogowski LF  4 1 0 0 .238
Fuller SS    5 0 0 0 .312
Bell 3B      3 1 2 1 .455
  Jackson PR 0 0 0 0 .231
  Soto 3B    1 0 0 0 .250
Perez 1B     4 1 1 0 .348
Jensen RF    4 1 1 1 .375
Berezay DH   3 1 1 0 .143
Rivera 2B    3 0 2 1 .273
Stullz C     3 0 0 1 .100
Brown CF     4 0 1 0 .154
 Totals      34 5  8 4
 Idaho Falls 35 6 10 5

  Errors- Fuller, Perez. 2B- Bell 2 
(3). RBI- Bell (1), Jensen (7), Rivera 
(1), Medero-Stullz (1). S- Rivera. 
SF- Medero-Stullz. LOB- Ogden 6, 
Idaho Falls 12. CS- Rivera (2).

  Ogden          in h r-er bb so era
Castillo        5.0 2  0-0 2 4  0.00
Coleman         2.0 3  2-0 1 2  0.00
Hochgesang      1.0 1  1-1 2 1 13.50
White           0.1 1  2-2 1 0 13.50
Ramirez (L,0-1) 1.0 3  1-1 0 1  3.00
  WP- Coleman. T- 2:50. Att- 1,253.
Gulf Coast Dodgers-- Open date.

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