Josh Wall Pitches Ogden to 4-2 Win

Las Vegas was held to two hits, both by Oscar Robles, and lost 2-0 to Oklahoma. Vero was thumped 9-2 by Sarasota despite Brad DeWitt's 18th homer. Columbus gave up 10 in the fourth and lost 16-6. Ogden stopped Idaho Falls 4-2 as Josh Wall won his third game. Elian Herrera singled in the winning run in the 12th as the GC Dodgers dropped the Marlins 2-1. Jacksonville had an open date.

Knuckleballer Stops 51s-- Former major leaguer R.A. Dickey used his knuckleball to limit Las Vegas to a pair of singles and struck out six Thursday night to lead the Oklahoma to a 2-0 over the 51s.

Designated hitter Oscar Robles, collected a leadoff single in the third and another in the fifth as Las Vegas (52-61) lost for the third time in the past four games.

Starter Eric Stults (7-9) took the loss, despite tossing seven solid innings. He allowed two runs on five hits and a walk while fanning five.
  Score by innings
Las Vegas 000 000 000-0 
Oklahoma  000 020 00x-2 

  Vegas    ab r h bi ave
Duncan LF   3 0 0 0 .297
Valdez SS   4 0 0 0 .307
Kemp CF     4 0 0 0 .365
Young RF    3 0 0 0 .277
LaRoche 3B  3 0 0 0 .328
Riggs 2B    3 0 0 0 .316
Robles DH   3 0 2 0 .301
Alvarez 1B  3 0 0 0 .340
Bellorin C  3 0 0 0 .241
  Totals   29 0 2 0
  Oklahoma 28 2 7 2

  LOB- Las Vegas 3, Oklahoma 5.

  Las Vegasin h r-er bb so era
Stults (7-9) 7.0 5 2 2 1 5 0 4.43
Carter       1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 4.61
  T- 1:52. Att- 6,150.
Jacksonville-- open date.

Vero Beach-- The Sarasota Reds steamrollered Vero Beach 9-2 at Holman Stadium. Blake DeWitt went 3-for-5 with a home run as the Dodgers lost their fifth straight game.

Sarasota thumped Cory Wade (0-2) in the first two innings, scoring three in the first and two in the second. Wade then retired 16 of the next 17 Reds and finished the night by pitching seven innings, allowing seven hits and six runs, four earned.

DeWitt's home run came in the bottom of the first and the only other run Vero scored came in the fourth when David Nicholson scored on a wild pitch. The Dodgers would leave at least one man on base in every inning.

Xavier Paul and Nicholson each had a pair of hits.
  Score by innings 
Sarasota320 000 121-9 
Vero Beach100 100 000-2 

  Vero      ab r h bi ave
Paul RF      5 0 2 0 .299
DeWitt 2B    5 1 3 1 .267
Justis 3B    4 0 1 0 .333
Dunlap 1B    2 0 0 0 .250
Locke DH     4 0 0 0 .264
Gutierrez LF 4 0 1 0 .188
Nicholson SS 4 1 2 0 .290
Mathias C    3 0 1 0 .127
Hoffmann CF  4 0 0 0 .259
  Totals    35 2 10 1
  Sarasota  37 9 10 8

  Error- Gutierrez.  3B- Nicholson 
(4). HR- DeWitt (18). RBI- DeWitt 
(60). LOB- Vero Beach 10, Sarasota 
9. SB- Hoffmann (12), Nicholson (17), 
Paul (17). CS- Justis (1).

  Vero     in h r-er bb so era
Wade (0-2) 7.0 7 6-4 2 6 5.85
Leach      0.1 2 2-2 3 1 4.37
Wilson     1.2 1 1-1 0 3 3.38
  WP- Leach. HBP- Mathias.
T- 3:20. Att- 970.
Big Innings Doom Fish-- West Virginia scores six in the first and 10 in the fourth, then coasted in with a 16-6 victory over Columbus.

Mario Alvarez (5-7) was lit up for 11 hits and nine runs in three innings and Dave Pfeiffer gave up seven runs in the single inning he worked.

Russell Mitchell singled twice and slugged his 14th homer, good for a pair of runs bated in. Travis Denker added a single and his sixth home run to lead the Catfish.
  Score by innings
Columbus      020   0 00 013- 6
West Virginia 600 [10]00 00x-16

  Columbus   ab r h bi ave
De Jesus SS   3 0 0 0 .288
 JRivera SS   2 1 1 0 .186
Mooneyham DH  3 0 0 1 .247
Denker 2B     3 1 2 2 .261
Harper C      2 0 0 0 .316
McGeehan PH-C 2 0 0 0 .160
Mitchell 3B   5 1 3 2 .239
Sutherland 1B 4 1 1 0 .293
May LF        4 0 1 0 .250
Jensen RF     3 1 0 0 .161
Hunt CF       3 1 0 1 .304
  Totals     34 6 8 6
  WVirginia 38 16 15 16

  2B- May (20). HR- Mitchell 
(14), Denker, T (6). RBI- Mitchell 
2 (74), Hunt (15), Denker 2 (26), 
Mooneyham (26). LOB- 9, West 
Virginia 4.

  Columbus    in h r-er bb so era
Alvarez (5-7) 3.0 11 9-9 2 2 6.66
Pfeiffer      1.0  4 7-7 4 2 5.40
Jones         2.0  0 0-0 0 0 0.90
Preziosi      1.0  0 0-0 0 0 0.00
Norrito       1.0  0 0-0 0 0 5.40
  HBP- Jensen. T- 2:56. Att- 4,430.
Ogden Stops Idaho Falls-- Jesus Soto singled home two runs in a three-run sixth inning that gave visiting Ogden their first win of he second half, a 4-2 victory over Idaho Falls.

Soto lined a single to center to drive in Carlos Santana and Rick Taloa and give the Raptors a 3-2 lead. Taloa, who had gotten Ogden (19-24) on the board with a run-scoring double earlier in the inning, added a sacrifice fly in the eighth.

Ogden starter Josh Wall (3-2) gave up two runs -- one earned -- on five hits in six innings. He struck out one and walked two. Miguel Sanfler, Garrett White and Miguel Ramirez each pitched a scoreless inning, with Ramirez picking up his fourth save.

The Chukars (23-20) took the lead with two runs in the fifth on an RBI triple and an error.

Ogden collected six hits, all singles, by six different players.
  Score by innings
Ogden       000 003 010-4
Idaho Falls 000 020 000-2 
 
  Ogden     ab r h bi ave
MRivera SS   4 1 1 0 .256
 Fuller SS   0 0 0 0 .213
Brown RF     4 1 1 0 .275
Santana 3B   3 1 1 0 .409
Taloa DH     3 1 1 2 .279
Perez 1B     3 0 0 0 .255
Soto 2B      4 0 1 2 .255
Van Slyke LF 4 0 0 0 .232
Martin C     4 0 1 0 .282
Jackson CF   3 0 0 0 .143
  Totals    32 4 6 4
  IFalls    35 2 8 1

  Errors- Wall, Soto. 2B- Taloa (7). 
RBI- Taloa 2 (28), Soto 2 (18). SF- 
Taloa. LOB- Ogden 7, Idaho Falls 
12. SB- MRivera (4), Jackson (2).

  Ogden        in h r-er bb so era
Wall (3-2)     6.0 5 2-1 2 1 3.89
Sanfler        1.0 1 0-0 2 0 1.47
White          1.0 2 0-0 0 2 3.79
Ramirez (sv 4) 1.0 0 0-0 1 0 3.26
  WP- Wall, Sanfler. HBP- Perez, Jackson.
T- 2:27. Att- 2,194.
Dodgers Win in 12th-- Elian Herrera single with two out in the top of the 12th inning to knock in Brian Mathews and top the Marlins 2-1 in a tough pitchers duel.

The Dodgers top ick in the 2006 draft, Clayton Kershaw, started his sixth game and dominated the Marlins, allowing four hits and an unearned run over six innings while striking out 11. It ran his strikeout total to 42 in 27 innings (14 per nine innings) and lowered his earned run average to an even 1.00.

Jason Schwab beat out a bunt to lead off the fourth inning and moved to second on a passed ball. Elian Herrera bunted him to third and Francisco Lizarraga's sacrifice fly scored him for a 1-0 lead.

The Marlins tied the game in the fifth on a single and a pair of errors. Osvaldo Martinez singled and stole second and when Kenley Jansen's throw went into center field, he scored on a second error by Jason Schwab in center field. Kershaw then struck out the next three Marlins.

Wilfredo Diaz took over for Kershaw in the seventh and was nearly as effective, allowing only a pair of hits the final six innings and earning his third win against one loss.

In the top of the 12th, Brian Mathews singled and was bunted to second by Jovanny Rosario, and he was safe at first on an error by the pitcher. With two out, Herrera singles to center field and Mathews scored.

Diaz allowed a two-out single in the bottom of the inning but retired the side to nail down the win.

A scheduled second game was postponed.
  Score by innings
Dodgers 000 100 000 001-2 
Marlins 000 010 000 000-1 

  Dodgers    ab r h bi ave
Schwab CF     6 1 3 0 .274
Herrera 2B    4 0 1 1 .386
Lizarraga SS  5 0 0 1 .274
Mattingly DH  4 0 0 0 .292
Jansen C      4 0 0 0 .247
Ortiz 1B      2 0 0 0 .256
 Poole PR     0 0 0 0 .143
 Garcia 1B    2 0 0 0 .260
Mathews 3B    4 1 2 0 .231
Rosario RF    4 0 2 0 .276
Robinson LF   5 0 2 0 .284
  Totals     40 2 10 2
  Marlins    41 1  6 0

  Errors- Schwab, Jansen. RBI- 
Lizarraga (16), Herrera (14). 
S- Herrera 2; Rosario. SF- 
Lizarraga. LOB- Dodgers 10, 
Marlins 5. CS- Robinson (1).

  Dodgers  in h r-er bb so era
Kershaw    6.0 4 1-0 0 11 1.00
Diaz (3-1) 6.0 2 0-0 1  4 1.21
  T- 2:58

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