Bellorin Bats Them In And Las Vegas Coasts

Ed Bellorin drove in five runs as Las Vegas banged out a 20-8 victory in Omaha. Tydus Meadows and Anthony Raglani homered but Jacksonville lose 4-2. Four Vero pitchers held Tampa to four hits in a 3-1 victory. Despite homers by Travis Denker and Tony Harper, Columbus lost 6-5 to Hickory. Rick Taloa's seventh homer wasn't enough and Ogden lost 6-5 to Idaho Falls. The Mets beat the GC Dodgers 4-0.

51s Explode-- Las Vegas, led by a home run and five runs batted in from Edwin Bellorin, pounded out 24 hits -- including seven doubles, a triple and two home runs -- in a 20-8 rout of Omaha. Bellorin had a sacrifice fly in a six-run first inning, belted a two-run homer in the fifth and lined a two-run double in a five-run sixth.

Every 51s starter had a hit and six of the nine shared the 19 runs batted in.

Matt Kemp lined run-scoring doubles in the first, fourth and eighth and added an RBI groundout in the sixth. Delwyn Young had a run-scoring single in the fourth and a home run in the sixth.

Kemp and Young each had four hits and scored three times as the 51s (49-55) fell just short of a franchise record in scoring. On June 28, 1988, Las Vegas set the record with 21 runs against Edmonton.

Starter Joel Hanrahan (3-1) enjoyed plenty of run support and allowed five runs -- four earned -- on 11 hits and two walks. Luis Gonzalez yielded three runs on three hits and four walks over the final three frames, but collected his first save and his first run batted in.
  Score by innings
Omaha     130 010 300- 8 
Las Vegas 620 325 02x-20 

  Las Vegas ab r h bi ave
Duncan DH-LF 6 1 3 2 .285
Valdez SS    3 2 2 0 .291
 Riggs PH-2B 2 1 1 0 .327
Kemp CF      5 3 4 4 .385
Loney LF     5 2 3 2 .380
 Gonzalez P  1 0 0 1 .333
Young RF     6 3 4 2 .282
Guzman 1B    5 2 3 3 .294
LaRoche 3B   4 2 1 0 .321
Robles 2B-SS 3 2 1 0 .306
Bellorin C   4 2 2 5 .250
Hanrahan P   0 0 0 0 .429
  Totals    44 20 24 19
  Omaha     40  8 14  7

  E- Young,  LaRoche, Loney. 
2B- Kemp 3 (6), Young (30), 
Robles (6), Valdez (16), Bellorin 
(11). 3B- Guzman (2). HR- 
Bellorin (6), Young (14). RBI- 
Kemp 4 (9), Loney 2 (55), 
Guzman 3 (54), Bellorin 5 (32), 
Duncan 2 (22), Young 2 (68), 
Gonzalez, L (1). SF- Bellorin. 
LOB- Las Vegas 6, Omaha 11. 
SB- Kemp 2 (3), Guzman (7). 
DP- 2 (Kemp and Robles; 
Riggs and Guzman).

  Las Vegas     in h r-er bb so era
Hanrahan (3-1)  6.0 11 5-4 2 2 5.32
Gonzalez (sv 1) 3.0  3 3-3 2 0 5.58
  WP-Hanrahan. T-2:58. Att-2,945.
Suns Edged-- Andrew Sonnanstine (11-6) allowed two runs on six hits while striking out five in six innings en route to a 4-2 Southern League-tying 11th victory.

Tydus Meadows and Anthony Raglani each belted solo homers for the Suns (18-13), who have lost four of five.

Jacksonville starter Heath Totten (8-5) surrendered two unearned runs on two hits with one strikeout in the first inning and after a 42 minute rain delay, was replaced by Alvis Ojeda, who worked the next four and gave up two runs.

Brazell So. League POW-- Jacksonville first baseman Craig Brazell was honored by the Southern League as the Powder Hitter of the Week. Brazell hit a grand slam in two consecutive games, compiling 8 RBI and a .667 slugging percentage last week to earn the ward.

Facing Chattanooga on July 18, the Southern League Home Run Derby champion hit his first slam in the seventh inning to extend the Suns' lead to 11-1. The next day, he struck the Lookouts again, hitting his second grand slam in as many days, a second inning blow that extended the Suns' lead to 7-0.

The mid-season All-Star stayed hot against Chattanooga, going 2-for-4 with a double on July 22. Brazell is currently leading the Southern League with 63 RBI and is tied for second with 14 home runs.
  Score by innings
Jacksonville 000 101 000-2 
Montgomery   110 110 00x-4

  Suns       ab r h bi ave
Greenberg RF  3 0 1 0 .207
Hu SS         4 0 1 0 .265
Brazell 1B    3 0 0 0 .243
Meadows LF    4 1 1 1 .284
Raglani DH    4 1 2 1 .229
Abreu 2B      4 0 0 0 .288
Garcia 3B     4 0 0 0 .222
Ellis C       4 0 0 0 .250
Ruan CF       4 0 2 0 .290
  Totals     35 2  7 2
  Montgomery 32 4 10 3

  Error- Abreu.  HR- Raglani (6), 
Meadows (8). RBI- Raglani (27), 
Meadows (24). LOB- Jacksonville 
7, Montgomery 8. DP- 2 (Garcia, 
Abreu and Brazell; Hu, Abreu 
and Brazell).

  Suns       in h r-er bb so era
Totten (8-5) 1.0 2 2-0 0 1 3.29
Ojeda        4.0 7 2-2 3 3 2.66
LaMura       2.0 0 0-0 0 6 1.63
Hoorelbeke   1.0 1 0-0 0 1 1.61
  WP- Totten. T- 2:28 (:42 delay).
Att- 2,798.
07/25/06 - Vero Beach Dodgers nailed the Yankees 3-1 to snap a four-game losing streak and avoided a sweep. Drew Locke drove in two runs and hit his 5th home run of the year to lead the offense.

Vero wasted little time taking their first lead of the series when Xavier Paul led off the bottom of the first with a single and stole second. Locke drove him home with a base hit to left.

With the score still 1-0 in the sixth, Blake DeWitt singled with one out. Cole Bruce followed with a base hit and Locke walked to load the bases. Cory Dunlap then drew a walk to force in DeWitt.

Starter Mike Megrew threw four scoreless innings in his third start of the year for the Dodgers. He walked five but struck out five. Zach Hammes replaced him and tossed a scoreless fifth and sixth. In the seventh he walked the first two batters and left in favor of Brent Leach.

Leach walked bases loaded, got a force at the plate, then picked the runner off at first to end the threat. He also picked a Yankee off first in the eighth on a disputed play that saw the Tampa hitting coach ejected.

Locke put the finishing touches on the night with a line drive homer to left in the bottom of the eighth to give Vero the 3-1 lead. Leach retired his first batter of the ninth and then gave way to closer Kyle Wilson who struck out the final batter to notch his 8th save in 10 chances.

The Dodgers begin a 4-game series with Ft. Myers Wednesday night with a 7:00 PM game at Holman Stadium.
  Score by innings
Tampa      000 000 100-1 
Vero Beach 100 001 01x-3 

  Vero Beach ab r h bi
Paul RF       4 1 1 0 .294
DeWitt 2B     3 1 1 0 .269
Bruce 3B      4 0 1 0 .290
Locke DH      3 1 2 2 .295
Dunlap 1B     2 0 1 1 .234
Pedroza LF    4 0 0 0 .138
Nicholson SS  2 0 0 0 .290
Apodaca C     2 0 0 0 .189
Hoffmann CF   3 0 0 0 .263
  Totals     27 3 6 3
  Tampa      32 1 4 1

  HR- Locke (5). RBI- Locke 2 
(18), Dunlap (33). LOB- Vero 
Beach 6, Tampa 12. SB- Paul 
(16), DeWitt (7).

  Vero Beach  in h r-er bb so era
Megrew        4.0 2 0-0 5 5 2.73
Hammes (5-2)  2.0 1 1-1 2 4 4.77
Leach         2.1 1 0-0 1 1 4.02
Wilson (sv 8) 0.2 0 0-0 1 1 3.08
  T- 3:03. Att- 592.
Unlucky 13 for Catfish-- Columbus (16-16)banged out 13 hits to only 8 by Hickory but lost 6-5. Columbus 1B Jason Mooneyham doubled in the fifth inning to reach base for the 43rd consecutive game. Harper went 3-for-5 while SS Ivan DeJesus, Sutherland and Hunt each collected two safeties.


RHP Dave Horlacher (1-3) gave up six runs on eight hits and one walk over six innings. RHP Nate Hochgesang, who did not allow a hit or a walk, threw three scoreless innings of relief .

Hickory scored once in the second inning and again in the fourth for a 2-0 lead before Columbus tied the game in the bottom of the fourth. 2B Travis Denker led off with a solo home run to left field, his fourth, and C Tony Harper made it back-to-back shots when he added his sixth homer to right field.

The Crawdads regained the lead with three runs in the top of the fifth inning. Another run in the sixth made the lead 6-2.

The Catfish rallied in the bottom of the sixth inning. RF Chris Jensen drove in Harper with single and 3B Shane Justis' ground ball scored DH David Sutherland. With two outs Justis scored on a double by CF Bridger Hunt.

Neither team could score in the last three innings.

Game three of the series tonight will see RHP Mario Alvarez (5-6, 5.79) oppose Hickory.
  Score by innings
Hickory  010 121 000-6
Columbus 000 303 000-5 

  Columbus   ab r h bi ave
De Jesus SS   4 0 2 0 .290
Mooneyham 1B  4 0 1 0 .256
Denker 2B     5 1 1 1 .256
Harper C      5 2 3 1 .339
 Godwin PR    0 0 0 0 .254
May LF        5 0 1 0 .254
Sutherland DH 4 1 2 0 .298
Jensen RF     4 0 1 1 .278
Justis 3B     4 1 0 1 .283
Hunt CF       3 0 2 1 .292
  Totals     38 5 13 5
  Hickory    34 6  8 6

  Error- May. 2B- Mooneyham 
(10), Harper (6), Sutherland 
(12), Hunt (2). 3B- May (7). 
HR- Denker (4), Harper (6). 
RBI- Denker (22), Harper (26), 
Jensen (2), Justis (21), Hunt 
(11). LOB- Columbus 9, Hickory 
6. CS- Hunt (2). DP- (Justis and  
Harper; De Jesus and Denker).

  Columbus in h r-er bb so era
Horlacher (1-3) 6.0 8 6-6 1 3 5.56
Hochgesang      3.0 0 0-0 0 2 5.91
WP-Horlacher 2. T-2:32. Att-401.
Unearned Runs Hurt-- Idaho Falls got to Bryan Morris (1-2) for five runs (two earned) in the fourth inning and held on to drop Ogden 6-5.

Morris, the Dodgers' second first-round draft pick in June, wound up going 3.2 innings in which he was reached for four hits, walking two while striking out six.

Rick Taloa brought the Dodgers back with a three-run homer in the eighth inning, his seventh of the season, and also sent another home with a sacrifice fly in the ninth but the final two batters struck out, leaving the Raptors a run short.

Mike Rivera and Matt Berezay both had two hits for Ogden, now 16-19 in the Pioneer League South. -Bill Shelley
  Score by innings
Idaho Falls 000 501 000-6
Ogden       100 000 031-5 

  Ogden     ab r h bi ave
Rogowski LF  4 2 1 0 .287
MRivera SS   5 1 2 1 .235
Berezay DH   5 1 2 0 .300
Taloa 1B     4 1 1 4 .271
 Jackson PR  0 0 0 0 .128
Perez 3B     4 0 1 0 .280
Brown CF     5 0 1 0 .297
Van Slyke RF 4 0 0 0 .238
M-Stullz C   1 0 0 0 .231
 Martin C    1 0 0 0 .310
Brooks 2B    3 0 0 0 .333
  Totals    36 5  8 5
  IFalls    37 6 10 5

  Errors- MRivera, Perez. 2B- 
Perez (4). 3B- Rogowski (3). HR- 
Taloa (7). RBI- Rivera, M (2), 
Taloa 4 (21). SF- Taloa. LOB- 
Ogden 10, Idaho Falls 8.

  Ogdenin h r-er bb so era
Morris (1-2) 3.2 4 5-2 2 6 3.71
Coleman      4.0 5 1-1 1 4 1.98
Sanfler      1.1 1 0-0 0 2 1.76
  WP- Coleman. Balk- Morris.
T- 3:13. Att- 2,230.
Mets Dump Dodgers-- Jovanny Rosario banged a leadoff double but that was about it for the Gulf Coast Dodger offense which sputtered against Dave Williams and two relievers as the Mets handed Dodgers their first shutout of the season 4-0.

It was the fifth in a row for the streaking Mets, who still occupy last place in the East Division.

After Rosario's two-bagger, Williams didn't give up a hit in the five innings he worked and the Dodgers were able to collect only three singles off his two successors. The Mets got all their runs in the fourth off rehabbing Javy Guerra (0-1).

Jhonny Nunez came on to yield a single in that rally, then held the Mets without a hit in the remaining five innings .

The loss left the Dodgers with a 19-11 record and sliced their lead over the Marlins to four games. -Bill Shelley
  Score by innings
Dodgers 000 000 000-0
Mets    004 000 00x-4 

  Dodgers   ab r h bi ave
Rosario LF   4 0 1 0 .257
Lizarraga 2B 3 0 0 0 .294
Mattingly SS 4 0 1 0 .347
Ortiz 1B     4 0 0 0 .267
Jansen C     3 0 0 0 .254
Garcia DH    3 0 0 0 .289
Mathews 3B   3 0 0 0 .222
Mora RF      3 0 1 0 .282
Schwab CF    3 0 1 0 .172
  Totals    30 0 4 0
  Mets      31 4 6 3

  2B- Rosario (5). S- Lizarraga. 
LOB- Dodgers 4, Mets 8. SB- 
Mattingly (9).

  Dodgers    in h r-er bb so era
Guerra (0-1) 2.2 5 4-4 3 5 0 4.15
Nunez        5.1 1 0-0 1 2 0 2.03
  WP- Guerra. T- 2-08

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