Stults Complete Game Four-Hitter Tops Tacoma

Eric Stults pitched a four-hitter to stop Tacoma 6-1. Jacksonville used Heath Totten's pitching and Craig Brazell's grand slam to dump Chattanooga 7-1. Vero was thumped by Sarasota 10-3. Columbus won 6-3 on Travis Decker's three-run double in the 11th. Ogden was pasted 10-3 by Helena and the GC Dodgers spotted the Mets an 8-0 lead, then won 10-8 as Esteban Lopez singled in the winning run.

Vegas Stumps Rainiers-- It took eight innings before the 51s got untracked but after being shutout on three hits through seven, they rallied to trip Tacoma 6-1.

Starting pitcher Eric Stults threw a four-hit complete game, allowing one unearned run and two walks while striking out five as Las Vegas scored six in the eighth to record its second straight win.

He allowed only an unearned run en route to his first complete game of the year and his first win since June 9.

In the big inning, Eric Langill and Jason Repko hit consecutive one-out singles before Jeff Duncan's RBI double.

An intentionally walk to James Loney loaded the bases and Matt Kemp followed with a two-run double. Joel Guzman added another two-run double, and Andy LaRoche's RBI single put the win in the book.

Stults had pitched six scoreless innings before a sacrifice fly put Tacoma (52-43) ahead 1-0 in the seventh.

Stults (6-8) had four innings in which he faced just three batters. He got out of trouble in the fifth when, with one out and a runner at third, catcher Eric Langill caught a popped up bunt and doubled the runner off third to end the inning.

The 51s and Rainiers will wrap up their four-game series at tonight. Las Vegas will open a 12-game homestand Friday, meeting Portland.

Jason Repko and Oscar Robles each had two hits for Las Vegas, which has won two straight following an eight-game losing streak.
  Score by innings
Las Vegas 000 000 060-6
Tacoma    000 000 100-1

  LVegas  ab r h bi ave
Repko CF   5 1 2 0 .318
Duncan LF  4 1 1 1 .265
Loney DH   4 1 1 0 .387
Kemp RF    4 1 1 2 .333
Guzman 1B  4 1 1 2 .280
Riggs 2B   3 0 0 0 .344
LaRoche 3B 4 0 1 1 .279
Robles SS  4 0 2 0 .309
Langill C  4 1 1 0 .214
  Totals  36 6 10 6
  Tacoma  29 1  4 1

  Errors- Stults 2. 2B-Loney 
(25), Duncan (6), Kemp (1), 
Guzman (14, Huber). RBI- 
Duncan (20), Kemp 2 (3), 
Guzman 2 (48), LaRoche (7). 
LOB- Las Vegas 6, Tacoma 5. 
CS- Duncan (4). DP- (Langill 
and LaRoche).

  Las Vegas  in h r-er bb so era
Stults (6-8) 9.0 4 1-0 2 5 4.59
  T- 2-20. Att- 3,992.
Suns Win Sixth in a Row-- Jacksonville is off on another winning streak, nailing down their sixth in succession and 11 of their last 13 games, by scoring seven times in the second inning on their way to a 9-1 win over Chattanooga. Craig Brazell's second grand slam home run in as many games, sparked the win.

Tony Abreu singled home a run to open the second inning scoring. Pitcher Heath Totten later singled home two runs to increase the lead to 3-0. When Craig Brazell belted his second grand slam in as many games, it boosted the Suns lead to 7-0. The shot was Brazell's 14th home run of the season, and the RBI increased his league leading RBI total to 63.

The Suns added the final two runs in the seventh on RBI doubles from Anthony Raglani and Wilkin Ruan.

Totten won his first game since June 21 (a span of four outings) to improve to 8-4.

The Suns and Lookouts meet in game three of the series tonight.
  Score by innings
Chattanooga  000 000 001-1 
Jacksonville 070 000 20x-7 

  Suns       ab r h bi ave
Ruan CF       4 1 1 1 .290
Hu SS         4 1 1 0 .268
Brazell 1B    5 1 1 4 .242
Meadows LF    4 1 2 0 .282
Ruggiano RF   3 1 0 0 .260
 Ojeda P      0 0 0 0 .083
 Greenberg PH 1 0 0 0 .211
 Wright P     0 0 0 0 .000
Abreu 2B      4 1 2 1 .295
Garcia 3B     3 1 1 0 .225
Gutierrez C   4 0 2 0 .267
Totten P      1 1 1 2 .154
  Raglani RF  1 1 1 1 .236
    Totals   34 9 12 9
    Chtnooga 35 1  7 1

  Errors- Ruggiano. 2B- Garcia 
(8), Raglani (), Ruan (12).
HR- Brazell (14 ). RBI- Abreu 
(44), Totten 2 (3), Brazell 
4 (63), Raglani (26), Ruan 
(15). S- Totten 2.DP-(Garcia, 
Abreu and Brazell).

  Jville     in h r-er bb so era
Totten (8-4) 6.0 4 0-0 1 2 3.31
Ojeda        2.0 2 1-1 1 0 2.66
Wright       1.0 1 0-0 1 2 6.75
  HBP- Ruggiano, Ruan, Abreu.
T- 2-35. Att- 3,435.
Two Big Innings Tops Vero-- The Vero Beach Dodgers were held to only one hit over the first six innings and went on to lose 6-2 to the Reds. The Dodgers scored two runs in the ninth to avoid a shutout

Sarasota took an early lead off Dodgers starter Adam Thomas (2-3) in the second inning, scoring three unearned runs.

Thomas then settled down, retiring 11 of the next 13 hitters and left after six innings. Then Sarasota jumped on struggling reliever Julio Pimentel for three more runs and a 6-0 lead.

Jamie Hoffmann, who had a leadoff single in the third, collected the only Dodger hit over the first six innings.

Vero Beach score in the ninth when David Nicholson singled with one out and pinch-hitter Sergio Pedroza doubled him home. Xavier Paul then doubled in Pedroza.
  Score by innings
Vero Beach 000 000 002-2
Sarasota   030 000 30x-6 

 Vero Beach ab r h bi ave
Paul RF      5 0 2 1 .292
DeWitt 2B    5 0 0 0 .266
Locke LF     3 0 1 0 .261
Bruce DH     2 0 0 0 .298
Dunlap 1B    4 0 0 0 .231
Santana 3B   4 0 0 0 .265
Nicholson SS 2 1 1 0 .299
Apodaca C    3 0 0 0 .160
  Pedroza PH 1 1 1 1 .231
Hoffmann CF  4 0 1 0 .268
  Totals    33 2 6 2
  Sarasota  33 6 9 6

  Error- Santana. 2B-Pedroza 
(1), Paul (19). RBI- Pedroza 
(2), Paul (36). LOB- Vero 
Beach 9, Sarasota 8.

 Vero Beach  in h r-er bb so era
Thomas (2-3) 6.0 5 3-0 4 3 2.90
Pimentel     1.0 4 3-3 0 0 5.60
Diaz         1.0 0 0-0 1 0 2.13
  T- 2:35. Att- 409.
Big Hit Boosts Columbus-- The Catfish got a three-run double by Travis Denker in the 11th inning and topped Asheville 6-3.

Starter Dave Horlacher gave up a two-out home run in the first inning but the Catfish tied the game in the third on Russell Mitchell's sacrifice fly. Asheville countered quickly with a run in the bottom of the inning.

Anthony Harper's fifth homer gave the Fish the lead in the fifth inning and Horlacher left after five leading 3-2 and Arismendy Castillo took over.

Castillo allowed only one hit in his three-innings of work, passing the ball to Ramon Troncoso in the last of the ninth. Three straight singles tied the game.

Columbus broke up the game in the 11the when Adam Godwin singled and moved to second on a wild pitch. Ivan De Jesus bunted him to third and Jason Mooneyham was hit by pitch for the second time in the game.

Pinch-runner Bridger Hunt stole second base and Anthony Harper was intentionally walked to load the bases. That was a mistake because Denker lined a double into he right field corner to score all three runners.

Troncoso (3-0), given a second chance, nailed the game down by retiring the side in the last of the 11th, working around a two-out walk.

Godwin collected three hits and his 22nd stolen base. Denker had a single to go with his big, game-winning double.
  Score by innings
Columbus  001 020 000 03-6
Asheville 101 000 001 00-3

  Columbus   ab r h bi ave
De Jesus SS   3 0 0 0 .289
Mooneyham DH  3 1 0 0 .256
Hunt PR-DH    0 1 0 0 .232
Mitchell 3B   5 0 0 1 .235
Harper C      5 2 2 2 .333
Denker 2B     4 0 1 3 .250
Sutherland 1B 5 0 1 0 .292
May LF        4 0 1 0 .246
Jensen RF     5 0 1 0 .273
Godwin CF     4 2 3 0 .251
  Totals     38 6 9 6 .265
  Asheville  42 3 9 3 .262

  Error- Mitchell. 
2B- Denker (5). HR- Harper (5). 
RBI- Mitchell (61), Harper 2 (22), 
Denker 3 (19). S- De Jesus 2. 
SF- Mitchell. LOB- 12, Helena 7. 
SB- Denker (2), Godwin (22), 
Hunt (5). DP- (Denker and 
Sutherland).

  Columbus     in h r-er bb so era
Horlacher      5.0 5 2-2 0 4 5.03
Castillo       3.0 1 0-0 0 2 3.58
Troncoso (3-0) 3.0 3 1-1 1 2 1.61
  HBP- Mooneyham 2, Sutherland.
T- 3-29. Att- 2,930.
Helena Stomps Raptors-- Helena mauled both Chales Dasni (2-3) and Kalen Gearhart en route to a 10-3 victory over visiting Ogden.

Dasni was kicked around for seven hits and five runs (three earned) in four innings , then Gearhart allowed five hits and five runs in the two innings he got in. \par

Both Matt Berezay and Rick Taloa slammed solo home runs for the Raptors. It was the third for Berezay and the fifth for Taloa who also singled. Mike Rivera added a pair of singles to the Raptor cause.

The loss dropped Ogden to 13-16 as they fell five games behind in the Pioneer League South. -Bill Shelley
  Score by innings
Ogden  000 001 020- 3 
Helena 001 432 00x-10

  Ogden     ab r h bi ave
MRivera SS   5 0 2 0 .216
JRivera 2B   5 0 1 0 .257
Soto 3B      5 0 0 0 .262
Berezay DH   3 1 1 1 .278
Taloa 1B     4 1 2 1 .280
Van Slyke RF 2 0 0 0 .250
Brown LF     3 1 1 0 .269
M-Stultz C   0 0 0 0 .255
Brooks PH-C  2 0 1 1 .300
Jackson CF   4 0 1 0 .133
  Totals    33  3  9 3
  Helena    35 10 12 8

  Errors- Soto, Brown. HR- Taloa 
(5), Berezay (3). RBI- Taloa (12), 
Berezay (12), Brooks (6). LOB- 
Ogden 9, Helena 8. SB- JRivera,  
(2). CS- Van Slyke (1). DP- (M 
Rivera, JRivera and Taloa).
  
  Ogden     in h r-er bb so era
Dasni (2-3) 4.0 7 5-3 2 6  6.11
Gearhart    2.0 5 5-5 1 0 13.06
Sanfler     1.0 0 0-0 2 0  2.45
Brooks      1.0 0 0-0 0 1  1.93
  WP- Sanfler. HBP- Medero-Stultz 2.
T- 2:49. Att- 1,078.
Dodgers Spot Mets Eight Runs-- The Gulf Coast got to play a rare night game in Holman Stadium but as baseball goes it was as bizarre as Ozzy Osborne singing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" with the Dodgers spotting the Mets eight runs only to come back to win 10-8 in a contest strewn with walks and wild pitches.

Gary Parris couldn't get out of the first inning for the Dodgers as he walked four men and gave up a bases-loaded double while managing only two outs as L.A.'s club fell behind 4-0. Kengshil Pujols then worked 4.1 innings while the margin steadily increased.

Meanwhile, the Mets' Steve Holguin was in command, not giving up a hit until Lyndon Poole beat out an infield single in the fifth. However, in the sixth, Holguin surrendered to the walk epidemic and his relievers were even wilder. In all, there were five walks and two wild pitches in that frame plus key singles by Jamie Ortiz and Trayvon Robinson as the Dodgers scored six times.

They then added three more in the seventh as Yossandy Garcia doubled home the tying runs . The winning tally came home on still another wild pitch. In the eighth, the Dodgers picked up another when Preston Mattingly walked and came home on an Esteban Lopez hit.

Schuyler Tripp gained his first pro victory by going two innings without allowing a hit although he did walk two. Eduardo Quintana then came in for two hitless and his second save. In all, there were 18 walks, 10 by Mets pitchers, eight by Dodger hurlers.

Both Ortiz and Lopez had two hits for the Dodgers.

The victory gave the Dodgers a 17-9 record and pulled them three games ahead of the Nationals, who lost to the Marlins. -Bill Shelley
  Score by innings
Mets    410 210 000- 8 
Dodgers 000 006 31x-10 
 
  Dodgers   ab r h bi ave
Rosario RF   4 1 0 0 .250
Lizarraga 3B 4 2 1 0 .329
Mattingly SS 4 1 0 0 .366
Ortiz 1B     4 2 2 1 .264
Lopez C      4 2 2 1 .379
Poole CF     4 0 1 0 .250
Garcia DH    3 1 1 3 .313
Herrera 2B   2 1 0 1 .190
Robinson LF  4 0 1 2 .246
  Totals    33 10 8 8
  Mets      30  8 5 6

  Error- Herrera. 2B- Garcia (7). 
RBI- Ortiz (11), Garcia 3 (17), 
Herrera (3), Robinson 2 (9), 
Lopez (5). LOB- 9, Mets 7. 
SB- Poole (1).

  Dodgers      in h r-er bb so era
Paris           0.2 2 4-4 3 1  3.66
Pujols          4.1 3 4-2 2 4  3.71
Tripp (1-0)     2.0 0 0-0 2 2 12.27
Quintana (sv 2) 2.0 0 0-0 1 4  3.18
  T- 3:15

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