Bridger Hunt Had Five Hits to Boost Fish

Las Vegas scoreless streak reached 30 innings as they lost 5-0 at Oklahoma. Jacksonville split two with Chattanooga, losing 2-1 and winning 14-1 as Spike Lundberg won his 11th. Vero popped Sarasota 4-2 on a Cory Dunlap homer. Bridger Hunt had five hits as Columbus scores six in the ninth to beat West Virginia 9-6. Columbus won 4-2 behind Mike Megrew and the GC Dodgers smacked the Nationals 10-0.

Suddenly Punchless 51s Lose-- A 10-hit shutout is rare and an 11-hit shutout even rarer. Seldom, if ever, do you see them back-to-back but Oklahoma dropped them on Las Vegas, allowing 21 hits Friday and Saturday but no runs.

Anywhere in downtown Las Vegas you could get big odds on that.

Their scoreless streak reached 30 innings as the RedHawks shut them out for the third straight time, 5-0 in Oklahoma City.

The 51s (52-63) haven't scored since the eighth inning of their 7-6, 11-inning loss to Oklahoma Wednesday.

Once again Las Vegas left 13 runners on base and their losing streak has reached five. All 11 hits were singles.

The 51s left the bases loaded twice. With one out in the second inning, Eric Riggs, Oscar Robles and Nick Alvarez strung together three singles. But Eric Langill popped out to second base, and Wilson Valdez struck out to end the inning.

With one out in the eighth, Riggs sandwiched a single between walks to Andy LaRoche and Robles, but Alvarez struck out and Langill grounded out to halt that threat.

Sergio Garcia collected three hits and Riggs had a pair.

Las Vegas starter Hong-Chih Kuo pitched five scoreless innings, lowering his ERA to 3.93, then gave way to Eric Hull, who allowed four sixth-inning runs.
  Score by innings
Las Vegas 000 000 000-0 
Oklahoma  000 004 10x-5 

  Las Vegas ab r h bi ave
Valdez SS    4 0 1 0 .311
Garcia DH    5 0 3 0 .324
Kemp CF      4 0 1 0 .346
Young RF     5 0 0 0 .272
LaRoche 3B   2 0 1 0 .331
Riggs 1B     4 0 2 0 .325
Robles 2B    3 0 1 0 .300
Alvarez LF   3 0 1 0 .333
Langill C    3 0 1 0 .203
  Totals    35 0 11 0
  Oklahoma  37 5  9 4

  S- Langill. LOB- Las Vegas 13, 
Oklahoma 6. CS- Kemp (1). DP- 2 
(Robles, Valdez and Riggs; Kuo ad Riggs).

  Las Vegas in h r-er bb so era
Kuo         5.0 4 0-0 1 5 3.93
Hull (1-3)  1.0 4 4-4 2 1 4.27
Miller      1.0 1 1-1 1 0 4.68
Alexander   1.0 0 0-0 0 0 5.40
  T- 2:51. Att- 8,119.
Suns Split-- Jacksonville and Chattanooga split a doubleheader with the Lookouts winning 2-1 in game one and the Suns taking 14-1 victory in game two.

In the opener, Jacksonville took a fourth inning lead when A.J. Ellis drove home Tydus Meadows with a sacrifice fly RBI to make it 1-0.

That lead held for Suns starter Ben Kozlowski (1-1) he allowed two in the fifth to give Chattanooga a 2-1 lead. The Suns left three men on base in the final two innings and fell by that 2-1 final.
  Score by innings
Jacksonville  000 100 0-1 
Chattanooga   000 020 x-2 

  Javille     ab r h bi ave
Hu SS          2 0 1 0  .265
Abreu 2B       4 0 0 0  .289
Raglani RF     4 0 0 0  .234
Meadows LF     2 1 1 0  .299
Brazell 1B     3 0 1 0  .255
Bruce 3B       2 0 0 0  .250
Greenberg CF   3 0 1 0  .209
Ellis C        1 0 1 1  .254
 Ruan PR       0 0 0 0  .270
Kozlowski P    2 0 0 0  .000
 LaMura P      0 0 0 0  .000
 Rohan PH      1 0 1 0  .243
   Totals     24 1 5 1
  Chattanooga 24 2 6 2

2B- Ellis (8), RBI- Ellis (17). 
S- Hu. SF- Ellis. LOB- 
Jacksonville 8, Chattangooga 4.

  Jacksonville  in h r-er bb so era
Kozlowski (3-2) 5.0 6 2-2 0 2 2.17
LaMura          1.0 0 0-0 0 2 1.65
  T- 2:05


Game two began with a bang as the Suns scored two first inning runs on a Tydus Meadows sacrifice fly and a Craig Brazell RBI double.

In the third, Craig Brazell belted a tape measure two-run homerun out of the stadium and over the right field picnic pavilion. Later in the inning Jimmy Rohan drove home a run with a double to open the lead to 5-0.

The Suns struck again in the fourth, scoring six runs on five hits and a Chattanooga error. Craig Brazell, Jimmy Rohan and Spike Lundberg all recorded RBI singles with Adam Greenberg scoring on a Chattanooga error and Wilkin Ruan scoring on a passed ball.

One inning later Craig Brazell drove home his fifth run of the game with a double, Tony Abreu had a groundout RBI and Jimmy Rohan recorded his fourth hit of the game plus another RBI to finish the scoring.

Craig Brazell finished the game 4-for-4 with his 18th homerun of the season and five RBI to extend his league-leading total to 78. Jimmy Rohan finished the night 4-for-4 with three RBI.

Spike Lundberg improved to 11-1 in the victory, allowing only two hits over five innings. He lowered his era to 1.99. Justin Simmons and Wesley Wright finished up.

The 14 runs is the highest total of the season for Jacksonville as is the 13-run margin of victory.

The Suns are now 73-39 overall with a 25-17 second half record.

The Suns and Lookouts meet for game three this afternoon with LH Scott Elbert getting the start for the Suns.
  Score by innings 
Jacksonville 203 630 0-14
Chattanooga  001 000 0- 1 

  Javille   ab r h bi ave
Greenberg RF 2 1 1 0 .212
Hu SS        4 2 0 0 .263
Ruan CF      4 3 3 0 .278
 Raglani RF  1 0 1 0 .237
Meadows LF   1 3 0 1 .297
Brazell 1B   4 3 4 5 .264
 Bruce 1B    1 0 0 0 .222
Abreu 2B     4 2 1 1 .289
Rohan 3B     4 0 4 4 .270
Gutierrez C  3 0 0 0 .179
Lundberg P   3 0 1 1 .222
 Simmons P   0 0 0 0 .000
 Wright P    0 0 0 0 .000
   Totals   31 14 15 12
   Chatooga 25  1   4  1

  2B- Brazell 2 (24), Rohan (6). 
HR- Brazell (18). RBI- Meadows 
(27), Brazell 5 (78), Rohan 4(18), 
Lundberg (3), Abreu (50). S- 
Lundberg. SF- Meadows. LOB- 
Jacksonville, 7, Chattanooga 5. 
SB- Hu (10), Greenberg (6).
 
  Jacksonville  in h r-er bb so era
Lundberg (11-1) 5.0 2 1-1 2 2 1.99
Simmons         1.0 1 0-0 0 0 2.01
Wright          1.0 1 0-0 0 1 5.84
  WP- Wright. T- 2-29. Att- 4,313.
Vero Evens Series-- Mike Megrew (2-0) pitched six solid innings and Cory Dunlap punched his 14th home run of the season to lead Vero Beach to a 5-2 win over the Sarasota Reds. Adolfo Gonzalez continued his hot series with two more hits and two runs scored.

Megrew allowed only one hit, a leadoff home run to Marland Williams in the third inning and worked six innings, his longest outing of the season. He walked four but struck out eight, which is a season-high. Brent Leach pitched the final three innings for his first save, allowing the final run in the ninth.

In the sixth, Gonzalez laced a two-out single and Dunlap slugged his 14th home run to center field that put the Dodgers on top for good.

Vero Beach broke the game open in the 8th. Jamie Hoffmann led off a bunt single, went to second on a wild pitch and was sacrificed to third by David Nicholson. Shane Justis singled him home before Gonzalez collected his second hit of the night. Another wild pitch and Drew Locke's single put the game away.
  Score by innings
Sarasota   001 000 001-2 
Vero Beach 000 001 03x-5
 
  Vero Beach ab r h bi ave
Nicholson SS  3 0 0 0 .283
Justis DH     4 1 2 1 .360
Gonzalez 2B   4 2 2 0 .269
Dunlap 1B     3 1 1 2 .254
Locke LF      3 0 1 2 .273
Paul RF       3 0 1 0 .299
Mitchell 3B   3 0 0 0 .000
Apodaca C     3 0 0 0 .179
Hoffmann CF   3 1 1 0 .260
   Totals    29 5 8 5
   Sarasota  29 2 4 2

  Error- Gonzalez 2.  HR- Dunlap 
(14). RBI- Dunlap 2 (39), Justis 
(2), Locke 2 (24). S- Nicholson. 
LOB- Vero Beach 3, Sarasota 5. 
CS- Hoffmann (10). DP- 3 
(Apodaca and Mitchell; Gonzalez 
and Dunlap; Paul and Dunlap).

  Vero Beach  in h r-er bb so era
Megrew (2-0)  6.0 1 1-1 4 8 3.00
Leach (sv 1)  3.0 3 1-1 0 1 4.26
  T- 2:20. Att- 943.
Ninth Inning Rally Boost Fish-- Columbus scored six runs in the top of the ninth to dump West Virginia 9-5. Bridger Hunt banged out five hits, including a pair of doubles to lead the Catfish, who had 15 hits on the evening.

David Horlacher started for the Catfish and gave up 10 hits and five runs -- four earned -- in four innings. Joey Norrito (2-1) collected the win with four shutout innings.

Columbus trailed West Virginia 5-3 going into the top of the ninth, then poured across six runs.

Adam Godwin walked and Juan Rivera singled to open the big inning Bridger Hunt's fifth hit, at single, knocked in the first run and a passed ball tied the game 5-5.

Ivan De Jesus and Travis Denker singled to drive in Hunt and untie the game. With one out, Lucas May singled for two more runs and Jason Mooneyham knocked in the sixth run of the inning and then ninth run of the game with a single.

Ramon Troncoso closed things out with a 1-2-3 ninth.

The Dodgers have promoted 3B Russ Mitchell from Columbus to the Vero Beach. He will be replaced on the Catfish roster by 3B Eduardo Perez.
  Score by innings
Columbus      200 000 106-9
West Virginia 102 200 000-5

  Columbus   ab r h bi ave
Hunt CF       5 2 5 1 .339
De Jesus SS   4 2 1 0 .285
Denker, T 2B  4 1 1 2 .259
Harper C      5 1 1 1 .313
May RF        5 1 3 3 .255
Mooneyham 1B  4 0 1 1 .247
Sutherland DH 4 0 0 0 .289
Godwin LF     3 1 1 0 .259
JRivera 3B    4 1 2 0 .195
   Totals    38 9 15 8
   WVirginia 37 5 13 4

  Error- Harper.  2B- Harper (9), 
Hunt 2 (8). RBI- Harper (28), 
May 3 (60), Denker, T 2 (28), 
Hunt (16), Mooneyham (27). 
LOB- Columbus 7, West 
Virginia 10. SB- De Jesus (16). 
CS- Godwin (9).

  Columbus     in h r-er bb so era
Horlacher     4.0 10 5-4 3 3 5.84
Norrito (2-1) 4.0  3 0-0 1 2 4.02
Troncoso      1.0  0 0-0 0 0 2.73
 HBP- Mooneyham.
WP- Horlacher, Norrito.
T- 3:23. Att- 3,700.
Bell Bashes Two More-- Josh Bell was at it again, blasting two home runs for the second straight night to carry Ogden to a 4-2 victory over visiting Orem. It was the third in a row for the Raptors after opening the second half with four defeats.

Bell, who sent two out of the park on Friday, hit a solo shot in the fourth to get the scoring going, then bombed his eighth of the season, a two-run rip in the sixth.

Rehabbing Javy Guerra (1-0) was in command on the mound, going six in which he scattered seven hits, allowing just one unearned run. He walked two while striking out five. Jesus Rodriguez pitched the final three, giving up another unearned run, to earn his first save.

The Raptors got their other run in the seventh on singles by Ryan Rogowski and Carlos Santana wrapped around a sacrifice. Rogowski also doubled while Tommy Giles collected two hits.

The victory moved Ogden to within two games of the lead in the Pioneer League South.- Bill Shelley
  Score by innings
Orem   001 000 010-2 
Ogden  000 102 10x-4 

  Ogden      ab r h bi ave
Rogowski LF   3 1 2 0 .301
MRivera 2B    3 0 1 0 .258
Berezay DH    4 0 0 0 .287
Santana RF    4 0 1 1 .333
Taloa 1B      4 1 1 0 .275
Bell 3B       4 2 3 3 .300
Giles CF      2 0 2 0 .260
 Van Slyke CF 2 0 0 0 .227
Fuller SS     4 0 1 0 .215
Martin C      4 0 0 0 .267
   Totals    36 4 11 4 
   Orem      36 2 10 0

  Error- Taloa.   2B- Rogowski (10), 
Bell (10). HR- Bell 2 (8). RBI- Bell 
3 (26), Santana (6). S- Rogowski, 
Rivera. LOB- 8, Orem 9. DP- 
(Fuller, MRivera and Taloa).

  Ogden           in h r-er bb so era
Guerra (1-0)      6.0 7 1-0 2 5 0.00
JRodriguez (sv 1) 3.0 3 1-0 0 3 5.16
 WP- Guerra. T- 2:14. Att- 4,018.
Coasties Coast-- Led by Brian Mathews and Jovanny Rosario plus strong pitching by Jhonny Nunez and company, the Gulf Coast Dodgers rolled over the Nationals 10-0.

Mathews included a home run among his three hits while Rosario tripled twice and singled as the Dodgers banged out 13 hits in all.

Nunez ran his record to 5-0 as he went six. being touched for just three hits. Three relievers, Gary Parris, Mario Gracia and Jonathan Dutton each added an inning to the shutout.

The Dodgers got going in the second, scoring four times helped by a bases-loaded walk and a passed ball. They added three more in the fourth, highlighted by the first Rosario triple. Mathews hit his second home run of the season to lead off the seventh, which also featured Rosario's second triple.

Kenley Jansen and Jason Schwab added two hits to the cause as the 26-15 Dodgers maintained their four-game bulge over the second-place Marlins, who also won. -Bill Shelley
  Score by innings
Nationals 000 000 000- 0
Dodgers   040 301 20x-10 

  Dodgers     ab r h bi ave
Schwab CF      3 1 2 1 .264
 Poole PH-CF   1 0 1 1 .176
Herrera 2B     4 1 0 0 .338
Lizarraga SS   3 0 0 0 .268
Zapp 1B        5 0 1 0 .300
Jansen C       3 1 2 1 .264
Mattingly DH   5 1 1 0 .283
Mathews 3B     5 3 3 1 .254
Rosario RF     4 3 3 2 .292
 Vetters PH-RF 1 0 0 0 .143
Robinson LF    2 0 0 2 .267
   Totals     36 10 13 8
   Nationals  30  0  4 0

  Error- Jansen.  3B- Rosario 2 (2). 
HR- Mathews (2). RBI- Rosario 2 
(13), Robinson 2 (13), Schwab (7), 
Jansen (9), Mathews (19), Poole (2). 
SF- Robinson. LOB- Dodgers 10, 
Nationals 6. SB- Jansen (1). DP- 
(Jansen and Herrera).

  Dodgers   in h r-er bb so era
Nunez (5-0) 6.0 3 0-0 2 10 1.88
Paris       1.0 1 0-0 1  1 4.03
Gracia      1.0 0 0-0 0  0 3.48
Dutton      1.0 0 0-0 0  3 3.54
  WP- Nunez. HBP- Jansen.
T- 2:39

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