Coasties Maul the Mets 11-2

Las Vegas saw a 6-2 lead disappear in the last of the ninth and dropped a 7-6 game to Oklahoma. Jacksonville used home runs by Tony Raglani and Craig Brazell to beat Mobile 7-4. Palm won the battle of beaches with Vero, dropping them 4-3. Columbus lost 8-4 to West Virginia. Ogden continued to slide, losing 6-5 to Idaho Falls. The GC Dodgers banged out 17 hits and smothered the Mets 11-2.

Late Rally Kills 51s-- Las Vegas took a 6-2 lead into the bottom of the ninth only to see Oklahoma tie the game, then win it in the 11th.

The rally cost D.J. Houlton the victory. He had his third strong game in succession, allowing only four hits and a pair of runs over seven innings while striking out eight.

Reliever Franquelis Osoria worked a scoreless eighth but in the bottom of the ninth a double, single and walk loaded the bases, then a two-run double unloaded them. A ground ball and another single by Miguel Ojeda tied the game but he was thrown out by Matt Kemp trying to stretch the hit into a double.

Las Vegas had its chances in the 10th and 11th, leaving runners at second and third in the 10th and the bases loaded in the 11th.

With one out in the bottom of the 11th, Eric Hull (1-2)surrendered a walk. A single moved him to second and the winning run scored when the 51s couldn't turn the double play on Joaquin Arias' grounder.

Wilson Valdez was 4-for-4 with a pair of walks and scored twice and Matt Kemp added two walks, two hits, two RBI and two runs scored for Las Vegas (52-61), which had 12 hits and drew eight walks but stranded 15 runners.
  Score by innings
Las Vegas 200 020 020 00-6 
Oklahoma  000 020 004 01-7 

 Las Vegas ab r h bi ave
Duncan LF   6 0 0 0 .300
Valdez SS   4 2 4 0 .310
Kemp CF     4 2 2 2 .386
Young, D RF 5 0 1 2 .279
LaRoche 3B  4 0 1 2 .336
Riggs DH    6 0 1 0 .321
Robles 2B   6 0 0 0 .295
Alvarez 1B  4 1 2 0 .360
Bellorin C  5 1 1 0 .244
  Totals   44 6 12 6 
  Oklahoma 38 7  9 7

  2B- Young (32), Riggs (8), 
LaRoche (6), Alvarez (3). RBI- 
Young 2 (74), LaRoche 2 (17), 
Kemp 2 (18). S- Bellorin. LOB- 
Las Vegas 15, Oklahoma 2. 
SB- Kemp 2 (7), Valdez 2 (23), 
Alvarez (3). DP- (Bellorin and Valdez).

  Las Vegas in h r-er bb so era
Houlton     7.0 4 2-2 1 8 5.90
Osoria      2.0 4 4-4 1 1 5.25
Hull (1-2)  1.2 1 1-1 1 0 3.72
  HBP- Alvarez. T- 3:53. Att- 5,662.
-- The Suns whacked out eleven hits including eight extra-base and defeated the Mobile BayBears 7-4.

The 3-4-5 hitters in the Jacksonville lineup carried the big part of the offensive load. Tony Raglani smacked his eighth home run, Tydus Meadows had three hits, including a pair of doubles, and Craig Brazell doubled and homered (#17).

Suns starter Danny Muegge improved to 9-7 in the victory, allowing four runs (three earned) on eight hits over six innings. After two scoreless innings by Casey Hoorelbeke, Brian Akin saved his fourth game.

Mobile scored off Muegge in the first inning but Meadows, Brazell and Cole Bruce whacked doubles to open a lead in the second. Later in the inning Gabriel Gutierrez drove home Bruce on a sacrifice fly.

The BayBears added a home run in the fourth inning and in the sixth, another solo home run put the BayBears back on top 4-3.

In the bottom of the sixth Brazell belted a two-run homer that put the Suns up 5-4. Raglani's two-run homerun in the seventh finished the scoring.

Jacksonville improved to 72-38 overall and 24-16 in the second half. After a travel day today, the Suns will begin a five-game series in Chattanooga, Tennessee with LHP Ben Kozlowski starting for Jacksonville.
  Score by innings
Mobile       100 102 000-4 
Jacksonville 030 002 20x-7 

 Jacksonville ab r h bi ave
Hu SS         5 0 2 0 .264
Abreu 2B      4 1 1 0 .292
Raglani RF    4 1 1 2 .238
Meadows LF    3 2 3 0 .296
Brazell 1B    4 2 2 3 .255
Bruce 3B      3 1 1 1 .333
 Hoorelbeke P 0 0 0 0 .000
 Rohan PH     1 0 0 0 .236
 Akin P       0 0 0 0 .000
Greenberg CF  4 0 1 0 .208
Gutierrez C   1 0 0 1 .200
Muegge P      2 0 0 0 .200
 Garcia 3B    2 0 0 0 .217
   Totals    33 7 11 7
   Mobile    33 4  8 4

  Error- Bruce. 2B- Meadows 2 
(7), Brazell (22), Bruce (1), Hu 
(18), Greenberg (7). HR- Brazell 
(17), Raglani (8). RBI- Brazell 3 
(73), Bruce (1), Gutierrez, G (6), 
Raglani 2 (33). SF- Gutierrez. 
LOB- Jacksonville 6, Mobile 6. 
SB- Greenberg (5). CS- Abreu 
(3). DP- (Abreu, Hu and Brazell).

 Jacksonville in h r-er bb so era
Muegge (9-7)  6.0 8 4-3 1 4 4.10
Hoorelbeke    2.0 0 0-0 0 2 1.48
Akin (sv 4)   1.0 0 0-0 1 1 2.84
  T- 2:31. Att- 2,595.
Cardinals Sweep-- Vero Beach lost their third straight one-run victory by a 4-3 margin. Cory Dunlap's 3-for-4 led the offense.

Vero Beach scored in the third when Ryder Mathias led off with a single. He went to third on Xavier Paul's double and scored on David Nicholson's ground out.

Vero Beach starter Jonathan Meloan held that lead through his five innings. The 22 year-old allowed just four hits and one walk, while striking out six. He lowered his ERA to 2.50.

The bullpen lost the slim lead in the sixth when Albenis Castillo allowed a run. Castillo was knocked out in a three-run seventh.

The Palm Beach starter retired 11 straight Dodgers at one point and allowed only one run until the ninth.

Xavier Paul walked and Dave Nicholson singled. With one out Dunlap's single scored Paul. Drew Locke then hit into a fielder's choice that moved Nicholson to third and he eventually came home on a wild pitch to make it 4-3. A strikeout ended the game.

The Dodgers return home tonight.
  Score by innings 
Vero Beach 001 000 002-3 
Palm Beach 000 001 30x-4 

  Vero Beach  ab r h bi ave
Paul RF        3 1 1 0 .297
Nicholson SS   4 1 1 1 .287
DeWitt 2B      4 0 0 0 .263
Dunlap 1B      4 0 3 1 .252
 Gutierrez, PR 0 0 0 0 .167
Locke LF       4 0 1 0 .271
Justis 3B      4 0 0 0 .357
Gonzalez DH    3 0 1 0 .250
Mathias C      3 1 1 0 .117
Hoffmann CF    3 0 0 0 .262
  Totals      32 3  8 2
  PBeach      33 4 11 4

  2B- Paul (23). RBI- Nicholson 
(22), Dunlap (37). LOB- Vero 
Beach 3, Palm Beach 9.

  Vero Beach   in h r-er bb so era
Meloan         5.0 4 0-0 1 6 2.50
Castillo (3-4) 1.1 4 4-4 1 1 6.62
Hammes         1.2 3 0-0 0 1 4.46
  WP- Castillo. T- 2:29. Att- 812.
Columbus Hit Early-- The Catfish fell behind 4-1, fought back to tie the game but then was tagged with four runs in the fifth and they could never recover.

Marlon Arias was tagged for six hits and eight runs before leaving with one out in the fifth. Only four of the runs were earned.

Luke May and Bridger Hunt each had a pair of hits for Columbus and Tony Harper added a double.
Columbus      100 210 000-4
West Virginia 121 040 00x-8

  Columbus   ab r h bi ave
De Jesus SS   5 0 1 1 .291
Mooneyham 1B  1 1 1 0 .250
Denker 2B     4 0 0 0 .253
Harper C      4 1 1 1 .319
 McGeehan C   0 0 0 0 .174
Mitchell 3B   5 0 1 0 .235
Sutherland DH 5 0 1 0 .294
May RF        5 1 2 1 .250
Godwin LF     4 1 1 0 .255
Hunt CF       3 0 2 1 .312
 Arias P      0 0 0 0 .000
 Preziosi P   0 0 0 0 .000
 Pratt P      0 0 0 0 .000
   Totals    36 4 10 4
   WVirginia 33 8  7 6

  Errors- Arias 2, Godwin. 2B- 
Harper (8), Hunt (6). RBI- Harper 
(27), Hunt (14), De Jesus (35), 
May (56). LOB- Columbus 12, 
West Virginia 8. SB- May (10).

  Columbus in h r-er bb so era
Arias      4.1 6 8-5 4 5 5.27
Preziosi   0.2 1 0-0 1 0 0.00
Pratt      3.0 0 0-0 1 1 5.49
  HBP- Mooneyham 2, Harper.
T- 2:55. Att- 2,165.
Losing Streak Hits Four-- Ogden moved on to Idaho Falls but had no better luck getting its initial second-half victory as the Chukars took advantage of starter Jesus Castillo's wildness to edge the Raptors 6-5. It was the fourth straight defeat for Ogden.

Castillo allowed only two hits in the four-plus innings he worked but walked five and threw a wild pitch. He was chased in the fifth when he walked a pair wrapped around a single and wild pitched a runner home. Doug Brooks came on but couldn't hold the Chukars either as they counted five times in the inning.

The Raptors, who had scored twice in the fifth came back for three in the sixth which featured doubles by Rick Taloa and Jesus Soto, then were held the rest of the way.

Carlos Santana continued his hot hitting since joining the Raptors with three singles, Soto added a single to his double and Mike Rivera had two singles to lead the Ogden attack. --Bill Shelley
  Score by innings 
Ogden       002 003 000-5 
Idaho Falls 010 050 00x-6 

  Ogden    ab r h bi ave
Rogowski LF 5 1 1 0 .288
MRivera SS  4 0 2 0 .256
Santana RF  4 0 3 1 .421
Bell 3B     3 1 1 0 .267
 Berezay DH 0 1 0 1 .279
Taloa 1B    5 1 1 2 .277
Giles CF    4 0 0 0 .229
Soto 2B     4 0 2 1 .255
M-Stullz C  4 1 1 0 .200
  Totals   33 5 11 5
  IdFalls  28 6  6 5

  Error- Giles.  2B- Medero-Stullz 
(3), Taloa (6), Soto (6). RBI- Santana 
(5), Berezay (18), Taloa 2 (26), Soto 
(16). S- Bell. SF- Berezay. LOB- 
Ogden 10, Idaho Falls 7. SB- Soto 
(1), Santana (1). CS- Rivera (4). 
DP- (Rivera and Taloa).

  Ogden        in h r-er bb so era
Castillo (0-4) 4.0 2 5-4 5 2 2.54
Brooks         2.0 3 1-1 0 2 1.64
White          2.0 1 0-0 1 2 3.27
  WP- Castillo. IBB- Berezay.
T- 2:45. Att- 2,059.
Dodgers Batter Mets-- The Gulf Coast Dodgers went on a hitting spree, pounding out 17 of 'em before they were through in an 11-2 romp past the Mets.

A. J. Anthony missed only a triple of getting the cycle as he homered, doubled and singled, Brian Mathews homered and doubled while Elian Herrera and Trayvon Robinson both chipped in with a double and two singles as the Dodgers enjoyed their biggest outburst of the season.

The home runs by Anthony and Mathews, the first for each, got things going in the second. Before they were done , Robinson doubled home another run after which Jason Schwab singled, stole second and came home on a Herrera hit.

They kept on pounding in the fifth when both Anthony and Mathews doubled, Robinson singled and Francisco Lizarraga drew a bases-loaded walk.

Meanwhile, Michael Gardner and Mario Gracia were taking care of the Mets' hitters with Gardner (2-0) going six innings in which he allowed only two hits and one run, striking out nine while he didn't walk a man.

Gracia then went the final three, being reached for only two hits and a run as he picked up his second save.

The Dodgers are now 23-14 and hold a three-game lead over the Marlins, who also won, in the East Division. Those two now meet in a doubleheader at Jupiter today and a single game in Dodgertown tomorrow. --Bill Shelley
  Score by innings
Dodgers 053 000 102-11 
Mets    000 001 010- 2 

  Dodgers   ab r h bi ave
Schwab CF    4 1 2 1 .250
 Poole CF    0 1 0 0 .143
Herrera 2B   5 1 3 3 .396
Lizarraga SS 4 0 0 1 .287
Mattingly DH 6 0 1 1 .302
Anthony C    6 2 3 1 .409
Ortiz 1B     6 0 2 0 .260
Mathews 3B   4 2 2 2 .221
Vetters RF   5 1 1 0 .125
Robinson LF  5 3 3 2 .276
  Totals    45 11 17 11
  Mets      31  2  4  2

  Errors- Herrera, Ortiz. 2B- 
Robinson (4), Anthony (2), 
Mathews (7), Herrera (3). 
HR- Anthony (1), Mathews 
(1). RBI- Anthony (3), Mathews 
2 (17), Robinson 2 (11), Schwab 
(6), Herrera 3 (13), Lizarraga (15), 
Mattingly (19). LOB- Dodgers 13. 
Mets 5. SB- Schwab (4).

  Dodgers     in h r-er bb so era
Gardner (2-0) 6.0 2 1-1 0 9 3.68
Gracia (sv 2) 3.0 2 1-1 0 3 3.58
  WP- Gracia 2. HBP- Herrera.
T- 2:42

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