Parker Brooks Single in Ninth Nips Missoula

Las Vegas fought back from a 4-0 deficit but lost 4-3 to Tucson. Anthony Raglani had a homer and two doubles to lead Jacksonville to a 5-2 victory in Tennessee. Brevard scored eight in the second and mauled Vero 12-6. An error in the 10th gave Columbus a 4-3 win over Augusta. Parker Brooks knocked in three to boost Ogden to a 5-1 win over Missoula. The GC League was off.

Snakes Beat the Suns-- The game temperature at the start of the game was 107 degrees and 112 when it ended but the Tucson Sidewinders didn't seem to mind as they stopped Las Vegas 4-3.

Adam Bass (6-0) allowed two runs and seven hits and retired 15 of 19 Las Vegas batters.

"When you play in Las Vegas or Tucson, you can't blame the heat for anything," said Las Vegas acting manager Steve Yeager. Yeager is temporarily in charge while manager Jerry Royster attends the funeral of his father who died Saturday.

The Sidewinders are 12-4 against the 51s this year, and they scored twice in the first and third innings.

James Loney's two-run double, following singles by Wilson Valdez and a Willy Aybar double, cut Tucson's lead to 4-2 in the sixth.

The 51s (45-50) closed the gap to 4-3 in the eighth when Aybar scored from third on Delwyn Young's RBI groundout. Loney's second double and third hit of the game sent Aybar to third and upped his average to .453 (29-for-64) against the Sidewinders, who own the best record in the Pacific Coast League.

Starting for the first time, Hong-Chih Kuo (1-1) took the loss, allowing four runs -- three earned -- on four hits before being knocked out in the third inning. Justin Reid allowed four hits and no runs while striking out four while working 5.1 innings.

Loney went 3-for-3 with a two-run double in the sixth for the 51s (45-50). Loney leads the PCL with a .391 average, while Valdez and Oscar Robles each added two hits for the 51s.

The 51s will play a four-game series in Tacoma before starting a season-long 12-game homestand Friday. Harold Eckert will start the first game of the series for the 51s who lost their seventh in a row.

Notes -- Yeager, the 51s' hitting instructor, served as manager for Sunday's game and will fill in for Royster for an indefinite period of time. ... Outfielder Jon Weber, who was hitting .258, was released from the 51s and pitcher Mark Alexander was called up from Double-A Jacksonville. ... Outfielder Matt Kemp, who was optioned by the Los Angeles Dodgers to Las Vegas on Saturday, will join the 51s in Tacoma today.
  Score by innings
Tucson    202 000 000-4
Las Vegas 000 002 010-3 

  Las Vegas ab r h bi ave
Repko CF     5 0 0 0 .077
Valdez SS    4 1 2 1 .294
Aybar 3B     3 2 1 0 .307
Loney 1B     3 0 3 2 .391
Young RF     4 0 0 1 .277
Guzman LF    4 0 0 0 .278
Carter P     0 0 0 0 .000
Robles 2B    3 0 2 0 .294
Langill C    3 0 0 0 .211
Kuo P        1 0 0 0 .000
Reid P       1 0 1 0 .143
Ruan LF      1 0 0 0 .325
  Totals    32 3 9 3
Tucson      38 4 8 4

  Errors- Kuo.  2B- Valdez (14), 
Aybar (12), Loney 2 (24). RBI- 
Loney 2 (50), Young, D (62). S- 
Reid; Langill. LOB- Las Vegas  
7, Tucson 7. DP- (Aybar and Loney).

  Las Vegas  in h r-er bb so era
Kuo (1-1)   2.2 4  4-3  3 1 5.09
Reid        5.1 4  0-0  0 4 5.23
Carter      1.0 0  0-0  0 2 3.62
  T- 2:32. Att- 1,812.
Suns Stop Smokies-- Anthony Raglani went 3-for-4 with a homerun and two doubles to lead Jacksonville to a 5-2 victory in Tennessee.

After Tennessee scored in the first inning, Sergio Garcia singled home Raglani in the second to tie the game at 1-1. The Suns jumped into the lead in the third inning when Adam Greenberg tripled home A.J. Ellis and Tony Abreu hit a sacrifice fly.

Leading 3-2, Anthony Raglani hit his first home run since returning to Jacksonville from Vero Beach, a leadoff solo shot in the fourth that extended the Suns lead to 4-2. Raglani also doubled home Craig Brazell in the sixth.

Danny Muegge (7-6) won his first start since coming off of the disabled list, allowing a pair of runs in five innings.

Tennessee loaded in both the seventh and eighth innings against Suns relievers Ben Kozlowski and Casey Hoorelbeke but the Jacksonville relievers didn't allow a run. Brian Akin saved his second game of the season in as many games with a perfect ninth inning.

The Suns have an open date before hosting the Chattanooga Lookouts Tuesday.
  Score by innings
Jacksonville 012 101 000-4 
Tennessee    101 000 000-3

 Jacksonville ab r h bi ave
Greenberg CF   4 1 2 0 .209
Abreu 2B       3 0 0 1 .288
Brazell 1B     3 1 2 0 .243
Ruggiano RF    4 0 0 0 .264
Raglani LF     4 2 3 2 .230
Garcia 3B      4 0 1 0 .223
Rohan SS       3 0 0 0 .211
 Kozlowski P   0 0 0 0 .000
 Hoorelbeke P  0 0 0 0 .000
 Meadows PH    1 0 0 0 .274
 Akin P        0 0 0 0 .000
Ellis C        2 1 0 0 .263
Muegge P       1 0 0 0 .227
 Hu SS         2 0 0 0 .264
    Totals    31 4  8 4
    Tenn      38 3 10 2

  2B- Raglani 2 (13), Brazell (18). 
3B- Greenberg (3). HR- Raglani 
(5). RBI- Garcia (12), Greenberg 
(13), Abreu (43), Raglani 2 (23). 
S- Muegge. SF- Abreu.LOB- 
Jacksonville 4, Tennessee 9. 
DP- 2 (Rohan, Abreu and Brazell; 
Abreu, Hu and Brazell).

  Jacksonville in h r-er bb so era
Muegge (7-6)  5.0 6  2-2  1 2 4.15
Kozlowski     2.1 3  0-0  3 0 2.03
Hoorelbeke    0.2 1  0-0  0 0 1.73
Akin (sv 2)   1.0 0  0-0  0 1 2.84
  WP- Muegge. T- 2:26. Att- 3,323.
Win Streak Stopped-- Brevard County pounded out 19 hits in a 12-6 win to end the Dodgers three-game winning streak. The Manatees jumped out a 9-0 lead on the strength of an eight-run second inning.

Adolfo Gonzalez (3), Drew Locke (3) and Sergio Pedroza (1)homered for the Dodgers in the loss.

Julio Pimentel made his first start since mid-May and after working out of a bases-loaded jam in the first inning, but could only get one out in the second before leaving..

Zach Hammes was also battered in the 8-run inning. A lead off home run in the third made it 9-0.

Jamie Hoffmann walked in the third and Adolfo Gonzalez lined a home run to left. Brevard County coach Fred Dabney argued the ball hit the fence and therefore a live ball, but the base umpire ruled it a homer and Dabney was eventually ejected.

Drew Locke homered later in the inning and Sergio Pedroza, in his second at bat after a callup from Columbus, lined a solo home run to left-center to lead off the fourth.

Xavier Paul doubled and scored in the sixth and in the seventh Cory Dunlap coaxed his 47th walk in 53 games, was singled to third by Carlos Santana and scored on a Juan Apodaca single. It was Apodaca's first RBI for Vero Beach in six games since his callup from Columbus.
  Score by innings
Brevard County 081 001 002-12 
Vero Beach     003 111 000- 6 

 Vero Beach ab r h bi ave
Paul RF      4 1 2 0 .291
Gonzalez SS  5 1 2 2 .293
DeWitt 2B    5 0 0 0 .270
Locke DH     3 1 2 1 .268
Dunlap 1B    4 1 1 0 .237
Pedroza LF   5 1 1 1 .200
Santana 3B   2 0 1 0 .273
Apodaca C    4 0 1 1 .182
Hoffmann CF  3 1 0 0 .270
  Totals    35  6 10  5
  Brevard   44 12 19 12

   Errors- Hammes, Santana.  
2B- Paul (18). HR- Gonzalez (3), 
Locke (3), Pedroza (1). RBI- 
Gonzalez 2 (10), Locke (12), 
Pedroza (1), Apodaca (1). LOB- 
9, Brevard County 11. DP- 2 
(DeWitt, Gonzalez and Dunlap 2).

  Vero Beach    in h r-er bb so era
Pimentel (3-8) 1.1 6  6-6  3 1 5.30
Hammes         4.2 7  4-3  1 4 4.93
Castillo       2.0 3  0-0  1 0 5.36
Leach          1.0 3  2-2  1 2 4.26
  WP- Pimentel. T- 3:18. Att- 560.
Columbus Wins on Error-- Columbus (13-11) took advantage of three Augusta errors to win 4-3 in ten innings. The final misplay occurred in the bottom of the tenth when a throwing error allowed 3B Russ Mitchell to score from third base with the winning run.

Augusta took a 2-0 before CF Bridger Hunt singled to left field in the fourth to score RF Lucas May. They took a 3-2 lead with two runs in the fifth inning when 2B Travis Denker drove in 1B Jason Mooneyham with a single. DH David Sutherland later hit a sacrifice fly that plated C Tony Harper.

The GreenJackets tied the game in the eighth and in the bottom of the 10th Mitchell smacked a lead-off double, followed by a walk to Harper. Denker then grounded into a fielder's choice that moved both runners into scoring position. With the infield outfield in, Sutherland hit a ground ball to the Augusta first baseman and his throw to the plate in an attempt to get Michell sailed wide and the winning run scored.

LHP Marlon Arias allowed only two runs on five hits and in the first seven innings. RHP Ramon Troncoso (2-0) did not allow a run in the last 2.1 innings for his longest outing of the season to earn his second win in as many appearances.

1B Jason Mooneyham went 2-for-5 and has reached base in 35 straight games and each of 28 home games this season.

The third game of the series will see RHP Cory Wade (6-4, 4.35) will oppose Augusta,
  Score by innings
Augusta  011 000 010 0-3
Columbus 000 120 000 1-4

  Columbus   ab r h bi ave
Godwin LF     5 0 2 0 .246
Mooneyham 1B  5 1 2 0 .264
Mitchell 3B   5 1 1 0 .240
Harper C      3 1 1 0 .340
Denker 2B     4 0 1 1 .261
Sutherland DH 4 0 1 1 .293
May RF        4 1 0 0 .247
Justis SS     3 0 1 0 .272
Hunt CF       4 0 1 1 .222
  Totals     37 4 10 3
  Augusta    39 3 10 3

  2B- Godwin (6), Mitchell (31). 
RBI- Hunt (9), Denker (16), 
Sutherland (29). SF- Sutherland. 
LOB- Augusta 8, Columbus 10.

  Columbus      in h r-er bb so era
Arias          7.0 5  2-2  1 2 4.09
Norrito        0.2 2  1-1  0 0 3.38
Troncoso (2-0) 2.1 3  0-0  0 1 1.40
WP- Arias. T- 2:49. Att- 518.
Brooks Single Beats Missoula-- For the most part, Parker Brooks is a seldom-used utility player but he got a rare start at second base for Ogden Sunday and made the most of it. It was Brooks who got the key hit in an eighth inning rally that carried Ogden to a 5-1 victory over Missoula.

The Raptors entered the bottom of the eighth in a 1-1 tie when Matt Berezay singled in the go-ahead run and Brooks followed with a big two-run single. Brooks had driven the first run of the day for the Raptors as well so wound up with two hits and three RBI, raising his batting average 64 points to .276.

Berezay and Jeremy Brown both doubled and singled and Scott Van Slyke added a pair of singles to join Brooks in leading the Raptor attack. Jesus Castillo pitched very well, going seven innings in which he gave up only five hits and the lone run. Miguel Ramirez (1-1) then took over to hold the Osprey down for the final two to notch the victory.

Ogden is now 12-14, still four games back in the Pioneer League South. --Bill Shelley.
  Score by innings
Missoula 000 000 100-1 
Ogden    000 001 04x-5 

  Ogden       ab r h bi ave
Jackson CF     3 0 0 0 .122
Rogowski PH-LF 1 0 0 0 .329
MRivera SS     3 0 0 0 .209
Soto 3B        4 1 1 0 .280
Taloa 1B       4 0 1 0 .242
Berezay DH     4 1 2 1 .277
Van Slyke RF   4 1 2 0 .230
Brown LF-CF    4 2 2 1 .261
Martin C       2 0 1 0 .308
 Fuller PR     0 0 0 0 .246
 M-Stullz C    1 0 0 0 .250
Brooks 2B      4 0 2 3 .278
  Totals      34 5 9 5
  Missoula    33 1 6 1

  Error- Martin. 2B- Brown (4), 
Berezay (2). RBI- Brooks 3 (5),
Berezay (11), Brown (9). S- 
Martin. LOB- Missoula 7, Ogden 
8. SB- Brown (3), Van Slyke (2).
DP- (Brooks-Rivera, M-Taloa).

  Ogden        in h r-er bb so era
JCastillo     7.0 5  1-1  0 5 1.04
Ramirez (1-1) 2.0 1  0-0  1 5 2.19
  WP- JCastillo. T- 2:20. Att- 2,186.
Gulf Coast Dodgers-- As usual, the Gulf Coast League took Sunday off. -Bill Shelley.

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