Rohan Doubled Four Times in Jacksonville Win

Las Vegas dropped a 5-3 decision to Omaha despite Eric Riggs' home run. Spike Lundberg won his ninth and Jimmy Rohan had four doubles as Jacksonville won 8-0. Vero slugged four homers and overwhelmed Ft. Myers 8-2. Columbus lost to Hickory 9-3 despite Conor McGeehan's first professional homer. Ogden fell behind early and lost 5-3. The GC Dodgers blew an 8-3 lead in the ninth and lost 10-8 in 11.

Omaha's Revenge-- One night after the 51s blasted Omaha, they came up some 17 runs shy of that total and lost 5-3 to their visitors.

Starter Hong-Chih Kuo (1-3) was charged with two runs on six hits in four innings. He left the game trailing 2-1. Justin Reid surrendered three runs on five hits in 3.1 innings.

The top four batters in Omaha's lineup combined to go 9-for-17 with five RBI and seven runs scored.

The Royals starter limited Las Vegas (49-56) to one run -- a solo homer by Eric Riggs -- on three hits in the first six innings. Wilson Valdez and Ed Bellorin knocked in a run each in the seventh inning.

Bellorin went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored for the 51s. He also threw out three would-be base stealers.
  Score by innings
Omaha     002 020 102-7
Las Vegas 000 010 200-3 

  Vegas    ab r h bi ave
Duncan LF   2 0 1 0  .286
Valdez SS   5 0 2 1  .293
Kemp CF     4 0 0 0  .349
Loney 1B    5 0 0 0  .374
Young RF    4 0 1 0  .282
Guzman DH   3 1 1 0  .294
Riggs 3B    4 1 1 1  .325
Robles 2B   4 0 1 0  .305
Bellorin C  3 1 2 1  .256
  Totals   34 3  9 3
  Omaha    31 7 12 7

  2B- Valdez (17), Bellorin (12). 
3B- Duncan (2). HR- Riggs (7).
RBI- Riggs (30), Bellorin (33), 
Valdez (42). LOB- Las Vegas 
10, Omaha 7. SB- Duncan (19), 
Guzman (9). DP- (Young and 
Robles).

  Las Vegas in h r-er bb so era
Kuo (1-3)   4.0 6 2-2 2 4 5.55
Reid        3.1 5 3-3 3 2 5.64
Hamulack    0.2 0 0-0 0 0 2.00
Hull        1.0 1 2-2 1 2 3.72
  WP- Kuo. HBP- Duncan).
T- 2-58. Att- 2,761.
Lundberg Tough-- The Jacksonville Suns scored six runs in the third inning and starter Spike Lundberg (9-1) worked seven shutout innings while allowing only four scattered hits with a walk and six strikeouts in an 8-0 win over Montgomery.

Justin Simmons, just off of the inactive list, worked two inning in relief and allowed only one hit.

The win snapped a three-game losing streak, and improved the Suns overall record to 67-36 and 19-14 in the second half.

Jacksonville opened the scoring in the top of the first inning. Wilkin Ruan reached on an error and Tydus Meadows later drove him home with a groundout.

The Suns then broke the game wide open in the third inning. Wilkin Ruan led off again by reaching on Montgomery's second error in the game. Chin-Lung Hu singled and with one out the next five Suns recorded hits including three doubles to knock open a 7-0 lead. The Suns sent 10 batters to the plate.

The Suns added their last run in the seventh inning when Anthony Raglani scored on an RBI double from Jimmy Rohan.

Jacksonville's seven doubles were a new season high. Jimmy Rohan's four doubles tied the Southern League record.

The two teams meet for the fourth game of the series tonight and LHP Scott Elbert will face Montgomery 11 game-winning RHP Jim Magrane.
  Score by innings
Jacksonville 106 000 100-8 
Montgomery   000 000 000-0 

   Suns      ab r h bi ave
Ruan CF       5 2 0 0 .284
Hu SS         4 1 1 0 .264
Meadows LF    2 0 0 1 .280
Brazell DH    4 1 1 0 .243
Alvarez 1B    5 1 1 1 .175
Raglani RF    5 2 3 1 .237
Garcia 3B     5 1 1 2 .221
Rohan 2B      5 0 4 2 .253
Gutierrez C   5 0 0 0 .200
  Totals     35 8 11 8
  Montgomery 32 0  5 0

  2B- Raglani 2 (16), Garcia(9), 
Rohan 4 (5). RBI- Meadows (25), 
Brazell (64), Alvarez, N (4), 
Raglani (28), Garcia 2 (15), 
Rohan 2 (13). LOB- 10, 
Montgomery 6. SB- Ruan (10).
 
  Jacksonville in h r-er bb so era
Lundberg (9-1)  7.0 4 0-0 1 6 2.04
Simmons         2.0 1 0-0 0 2 2.33
  T- 2-39. Att- 2,966.
Power Display Wins-- The Vero Beach Dodgers cracked four home runs to defeat Ft. Myers 8-2. Alberto Bastardo turned in 6.1 solid innings for the win and the Dodgers won back-to-back games for the first time since July 14-15.

It was the Dodgers largest margin of victory in the 2nd Half of the season and it began with two outs in the first inning. Cory Dunlap slugged a long shot to right field for his 12th home run. Xavier Paul smashed his 12th homer in the third inning for a 2-0 lead.

Vero Beach pulled away in the fifth. Jamie Hoffmann drew a one-out walk and moved to third on a wild pitch. Paul singled to center to score in and Blake DeWitt followed with his team-high 17th home run.

Juan Apodaca would add his first home run of the season in the bottom of the sixth to give the Dodgers a six-run lead.

Bastardo (4-5) worked out of numerous jams, stranding at least one baserunner in six of the seven innings he worked. Wesley Wright then pitched the final 2.2 without allowing a run.

The Dodgers closed out the scoring in the eighth when Sergio Pedroza led off with a walk and Adolfo Gonzalez doubled him home. David Nicholson's single to center scored Gonzalez for the 8-2 margin.

The series continues tonight between the same two teams.
  Score by innings
Fort Myers 000 000 200-2 
Vero Beach 101 021 02x-8 

  Vero      ab r h bi ave
Paul RF      5 2 2 2 .295
DeWitt 3B    4 1 1 2 .269
Dunlap 1B    2 1 1 1 .236
Locke DH     4 0 1 0 .293
Pedroza LF   3 1 0 0 .125
Gonzalez 2B  3 1 1 1 .275
Nicholson SS 4 0 1 1 .290
Apodaca C    4 1 1 1 .195
Hoffmann CF  3 1 1 0 .264
  Totals    33 8 9 8
  Ft Myers  34 2 6 2

  Errors- DeWitt, Nicholson. 
2B- Gonzalez (9). HR- Dunlap 
(12), Paul (12), Dewitt (17), 
Apodaca (1). RBI- Dunlap (34), 
Paul 2 (40), Dewitt 2 (56), 
Apodaca (3), Gonzalez (11), 
Nicholson (21). LOB- 5, Ft. 
Myers 6. DP- (Dewitt. Gonzalez 
and Dunlap).

  Vero Beach   in h r-er bb so era
Bastardo (4-5) 6.1 6 2-2 3 6 4.02
Wright         2.2 0 0-0 2 3 0.95
 WP- Wright. HBP- Gonzalez.
T- 2-42. Att- 637.
Fish Thumped-- The Columbus Catfish (16-17) lost the third straight game to Hickory Crawdads by a score of 9-3. C Conor McGeehan slugged his first professional home run in the third inning.

Starter Arismendy Castillo (6-3) allowed four runs on seven hits and three walks in three innings and was tagged with the loss.

Trailing 4-0, McGeehan's two-run homer in the third scored CF Bridger Hunt who was on with a single.

The Catfish scored in the eighth when 1B David Sutherland doubled scored on a ground out by 3B Russ Mitchell. Hickory put the game away with four in the ninth inning.

Trying to avoid a series sweep, LHP Marlon Arias (7-4, 4.53) will start against Hickory tonight.
  Score by innings
Hickory  022 000 014-9
Columbus 002 000 010-3

  Columbus   ab r h bi ave
De Jesus SS   2 0 0 0 .289
Justis SS     1 0 1 0 .289
Denker 2B     4 0 1 0 .256
Harper DH     5 0 1 0 .335
May LF        4 0 0 0 .251
Sutherland 1B 3 1 1 0 .298
Mitchell 3B   4 0 0 1 .230
Jensen RF     4 0 0 0 .227
Hunt CF       4 1 2 0 .301
McGeehan C    2 1 1 2 .200
  Totals     33 3  7 3 .268
  Hickory    37 9 13 6 .264

  Error- Denker.  2B- Harper (7), 
Sutherland (13). HR- McGeehan 
(1). RBI- McGeehan 2 (3), Mitchell 
(63). S- Justis. LOB- Columbus 9, 
Hickory 8. DP- 2 (Denker, De 
Jesus and Sutherland; Justis, 
Denker and Sutherland).

  Columbus in h r-er bb so era
Castillo (6-3) 3.0 7 4-4 3 2 4.03
Garrison       1.0 0 0-0 0 2 3.79
Pratt          3.2 2 1-1 2 4 5.76
Troncoso       1.1 4 4-4 0 2 2.92
  WP- Castillo, Pratt 2.
T- 2:55. Att- 484.
Raptors Rally Short-- Idaho Falls got to Jesus Castillo for two runs in the first inning and was never headed as it scored a 5-3 victory over Ogden.

Castillo, who is winless in three decisions despite a 1.80 ERA, went only three innings in which he gave up five hits and three runs (two earned). He walked four while striking out only one. The Chukars then went on to get two more off Jesus Rodriguez, who went four innings, allowing five hits.

The Raptors managed only six hits and were able to score their first two runs in the fifth as the result of errors. The final tally was driven home by a Jesus Soto groundout in the sixth.

Ryan Rogowski had a double and single and Josh Bell, a pair of hits for the Raptors, now 16-20, falling to six back in the Pioneer League South.- Bill Shelley
  Score by innings
Idaho Falls 201 020 000-5
Ogden000    021 000-3 

  Ogden    ab r h bi ave
Rogowski LF 4 1 2 0 .294
Perez 1B    3 0 1 0 .281
Berezay DH  4 0 0 0 .284
Soto 2B     4 0 0 1 .232
Bell 3B     4 1 2 0 .259
Giles CF    4 1 1 0 .243
Brown RF    4 0 0 0 .279
Fuller SS   3 0 0 1 .217
M-Stullz C  3 0 0 0 .218
  Totals   33 3  6 2
  IdFalls  37 5 11 3

  Error- Soto.  2B- Giles (2),
Rogowski (7). RBI- Fuller (10), 
Soto (14). LOB- Ogden 5, Idaho 
Falls 10. DP- (Fuller, Soto 
and Perez).

  Ogden        in h r-er bb so era
Castillo (0-3) 3.0 5 3-2 4 1 1.80
Rodriguez      4.0 5 2-1 1 3 5.55
Ramirez        2.0 1 0-0 0 0 1.62
  HBP- Perez. T- 2:27. Att- 2,809.
Dodgers Blow Lead-- A week ago the Gulf Coast Dodgers rallied from an eight- run deficit to top the Mets 10-8. Wednesday, the Mets got sweet revenge, scoring five times in the ninth, then going on for two in the eleventh for their own 10-8 unlikely comeback victory.

It was the sixth straight win for the red-hot Mets who are climbing back into matters in the East Division as they trail by five and one-half games. The loss cut the Dodgers (19-12) margin to four over the second-place Marlins.

Ryan Ketchner made his second rehab start for the Dodgers a good one by going three innings in which he didn't allow a hit, walking one while striking out one.

Thomas Melgarejo, coming back from a brief stint on the disabled list himself, then gave up three runs before Jonathan Dutton restored matters temporarily with 2.2 hitless innings.

That brought on closer Eduardo Quintana for the ninth in which he completely collapsed, managing only one out while the Mets scored three times. Sidearming lefthander Steve Preziosi came on but a double chased home the tying runs. Preziosi (0-2) stayed on to give up the winning runs in the eleventh.

Jason Schwab with a triple and two singles and Francisco Lizarraga with a double and two singles led the early Dodger attack. Preston Mattingly added a triple and single, Jovanny Rosario, a double and single and Elien Herrera, a pair of hits for the Dodgers, who dropped their second straight decision to the Mets. --Bill Shelley
  Score by innings
Mets    000 003 005 02-10 
Dodgers 105 001 010 00- 8

  Dodgers   ab r h bi ave
Schwab CF    6 2 3 1 .229
Lizarraga 3B 5 1 3 3 .311
Mattingly SS 5 1 2 1 .350
Ortiz 1B     6 0 1 0 .261
Lopez C      4 0 0 0 .297
Herrera 2B   6 1 2 1 .324
Anthony DH   5 0 3 2 .462
Garcia PR-DH 0 0 0 0 .289
Vetters RF   5 0 0 0 .115
Rosario LF   3 3 2 0 .269
  Totals    45 10 16 8
  Mets      43 10 12 9

  Errors- Mattingly, Lizarraga. 
2B- Anthony (1), Rosario (6).
3B- Schwab (1), Mattingly (1). 
RBI- Lizarraga 3 (13), Mattingly 
(17), Herrera (5), Anthony 2 (2), 
Schwab (3). SF- Lizarraga. 
LOB- 10, Mets 8. SB- Lizarraga 
(2), Rosario (3). CS- Ortiz (2). 
DP- (Herrera and Ortiz).

  Dodgers      in h r-er bb so era
Ketchner       3.0 0 0-0 1 1 0.00
Melgarejo      2.1 4 3-3 0 1 4.66
Dutton         2.2 0 0-0 2 2 3.75
Quintana       0.1 2 4-4 2 0 5.19
Preziosi (0-2) 2.2 6 3-3 1 2 3.24
  WP- Quintana. HBP- Santos.
T- 3:17

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