Giles Gets Second Game-Winning Hit in a Week

Jacksonville gave up a pair of home runs late in the game and lost 7-3 to West Tenn. Vero lost their 31st one-run game, this time to Ft. Myers 6-5. An unearned run cost Columbus a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Lexington. Ogden beat Orem 7-3, with Tommy Giles knocking the tying and winning runs in the ninth. The GCDodgers smashed the Mets 12-2 behind Clayton Kershaw. Las Vegas was rained out.

Las Vegas--The game between Las Vegas and New Orleans was postponed due to rain and will be made up as part of a doubleheader tonight.

Home Runs Dumps Suns-- A game-tying, two-run homerun with two out in the ninth inning tied the game and a three-run, inside-the-park homerun in the eleventh gave West Tenn a 7-3 win over Jacksonville who tied their season-long losing streak with three straight losses.

Jacksonville opened the scoring in the fourth inning when Blake DeWitt recorded his first RBI for Jacksonville with a single but a home run in the sixth off Ben Kozlowski tied the game.

Tony Abreu's looping double to left in the seventh knocked in two runs to put Jacksonville ahead 3-1.

Brian Akin recorded the first two outs in the ninth inning but gave up a walk and a two-run home run that tied the game at 3-3.

The game remained tied into the eleventh when Justin Simmons (1-2) gave up a two-out, two-on line shot to center field that got past Adam Greenberg for a three-run inside the park homerun.

The Suns fell to 74-45 overall and 26-20 in the second half. The two clubs meet again tonight for the second game of the series.
  Score by innings 
West Tenn    000 001 002 04-7 
Jacksonville 000 100 200 00-3 

  Javille   ab r h bi ave
Greenberg CF 3 1 0 0 .224
Hu SS        5 0 1 0 .259
Abreu 2B     4 1 1 2 .288
Meadows LF   4 0 0 0 .286
DeWitt 3B    3 0 1 1 .125
Bruce 1B     5 0 0 0 .087
Raglani RF   4 1 1 0 .238
 Akin P      0 0 0 0 .000
 Rohan PH    1 0 0 0 .272
 Simmons P   0 0 0 0 .000
Ellis C      2 0 0 0 .255
Kozlowski P  2 0 1 0 .111
 Meloan P    0 0 0 0 .000
 Brazell PH  1 0 0 0 .265
 Alvarez P   0 0 0 0 .000
 Ruan RF     2 0 0 0 .275
    Totals  36 3 5 3
    WTenn   38 7 7 7

  Error- Ellis.  2B- Abreu (22). RBI- 
DeWitt (1), Abreu 2 (54). S- Ellis. 
LOB- Jacksonville 11, West Ten 5. 
SB- Hu (11). CS- Bruce (1), Hu (5).

  Javille    in h r-er bb so era
Kozlowski     5.0 2 1-1 3 6 2.14
Meloan        2.0 0 0-0 1 4 0.00
Alvarez       1.0 0 0-0 0 1 2.98
Akin          2.0 1 2-2 2 3 3.68
Simmons (1-2) 1.0 4 4-4 0 3 3.47
  T- 3:32. Att- 2,376.
Vero Loses 31st One-Run Game-- Vero Beach left the tying run at third base in the ninth inning and dropped a 6-5 decision at Ft. Myers. The Dodgers dropped to 17-31 in one run games.

The Dodgers lost leads of 2-0 and 3-1 before tying the game in the seventh, only to see the Miracle score two in the eighth and hold on for the win.

Eloy Gonzalez and Drew Locke each had a pair of hits and Russell Mitchell slugged his first home run since arriving in Vero Beach.

Jonathan Figueroa worked into the fifth inning and gave up three runs on nine hits. Wesley Wright (3-3) was tagged with the loss in relief.

Trailing 6-4 in the top of the ninth, Adolfo Gonzales doubled with two out and Cory Dunlap worked a base on balls. Locke singled to right field to drive in Gonzalez but the final Dodger fanned to end the game
  Score by innings
Vero Beach 002 100 101-5
Fort Myers 001 201 20x-6 

  Vero Beach ab r h bi ave
EGutierrez RF 4 1 1 0 .265
Nicholson SS  4 1 0 0 .281
Gonzalez 2B   4 2 2 1 .264
Dunlap 1B     1 0 0 1 .253
 Jackson PR   0 0 0 0 .000
Locke LF      3 0 2 2 .287
Paul DH       4 0 0 0 .291
Mitchell 3B   3 1 1 1 .235
Apodaca C     4 0 1 0 .203
Hoffmann CF   4 0 0 0 .255
  Totals     31 5  7 5 
  Ft. Myers  37 6 13 6

  2B- Gonzalez (10). HR- Mitchell (1). 
RBI- Dunlap (41), Mitchell (1), Locke 2 
(30). SF- Locke. LOB- Vero Beach 10, 
Ft. Myers 12. SB- Paul (18). CS- Paul (14).

  Vero Beach in h r-er bb so era
Figueroa     4.1 9 3-3 2 5 7.63
Leach        1.2 2 1-1 0 5 4.43
Wright (3-3) 1.0 2 2-2 1 2 1.52
Castillo     1.0 0 0-0 2 1 6.39
  WP- Wright. HBP- Dunlap.
T- 3:25. Att- 587.
Fish Edged in Eighth-- Columbus fought back to tie the game 2-2 in the eighth, only to see Lexington score in the bottom of the inning for a 3-2 win.

James McDonald worked seven innings and allowed five hits and a single earned run but left the game trailing 2-0.

The Catfish tied the game in the eighth on an RBI single by Tony Harper and a double by Luke May but Lexington tagged Dave Pfeffer (4-3) for a run in the eighth to win.

May finished the game with three hits, including his 22nd double. Bridger Hunt singled twice for Columbus.
  Score by innings
Columbus  000 000 020-2  
Lexington 110 000 01x-3

  Columbus   ab r h bi ave
Hunt CF       5 0 2 0 .338
De Jesus SS   5 1 1 0 .280
Denker 2B     4 0 0 0 .249
Harper C      4 1 1 1 .304
May RF        4 0 3 1 .258
Mooneyham DH  2 0 1 0 .247
Sutherland 1B 4 0 1 0 .286
Godwin LF     4 0 0 0 .260
JRivera 3B    4 0 1 0 .190
  Totals     36 2 10 2
  Ft. Myers  28 3 7 3

  Error- JRivera.  2B- May (22). 
RBI- Harper (29), May (63). LOB- 
Columbus 10, Ft. Myers 6. DP- 
(Sutherland, De Jesus and Sutherland).

  Columbus    in h r-er bb so era
McDonald       7.0 5 2-1 2 4 4.58
Pfeiffer (2-4) 1.0 2 1-1 1 0 5.45
  WP-McDonald. T-2:21. Att-3,998.
Giles Knocks in Winner-- You don't usually find pinchhitting specialists in the lower minors but maybe that's what Tommy Giles is becoming for Ogden. For a second time in a week he came off the bench to deliver the blow that was the difference as Ogden did all its scoring late to top Orem 7-3.

Last week it was a walk-off, three-run homer; this time Giles came through with a clutch eighth-inning single driving in two runs that sent the Raptors ahead to stay. Moments before, Rick Taloa had been hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to painfully send home the tying run and set the stage for Giles' hit.

Orem had a 3-0 lead until the seventh when Josh Bell tripled to drive in the first Raptor tally. Bell then counted on a Taloa single. They added two more in the ninth as Matt Berezay singled home a pair.

Steve Johnson went five innings in which he gave up two runs on three hits. Chales Dasni (4-3) picked up the win with three innings of relief, being reached for a run on three hits. Miguel Ramirez worked an uneventful ninth.

Taloa was the only Raptor with two hits. The victory cut Orem's lead in the Pioneer League South to two games with Ogden one of three teams tied for the second spot at 5-6. -Bill Shelley
  Score by innings
Ogden  000 000 232-7
Orem   011 001 000-3 

  Ogdenab r h bi ave
Rogowski LF 2 1 1 0 .306
MRivera 2B  5 1 1 0 .255
Berezay DH  4 1 1 2 .288
Santana RF  3 1 0 0 .273
Bell 3B     3 2 1 1 .294
Taloa 1B    4 0 2 2 .293
Brown CF    3 0 0 0 .264
Giles PH-CF 1 0 1 2 .293
Martin C    3 0 0 0 .247
Brooks SS   2 1 1 0 .326
  Totals   30 7 8 7
  Orem     35 3 6 3

  Error- Martin. 2B- Taloa (8). 
3B- Bell (2). RBI- Bell (29), 
Taloa 2 (31), Giles 2 (13), Berezay 
2 (22). S- Rogowski; Brooks; Berezay. 
LOB- Ogden 15, Orem 9. SB- 
Rogowski (12). CS- Brown (3), 
MRivera (5).
  
  Ogden    in h r-er bb so era
Johnson     5.0 3 2-2 4 7 2.88
Dasni (4-3) 3.0 3 1-1 2 5 5.44
Ramirez     1.0 0 0-0 0 1 2.66
  WP- Dasni. HBP- Taloa.
T- 3:12. Att- 2,341.
Coasties Batter Mets-- What! Clayton Kershaw actually had an inning in which he gave up two runs?

Yes, it's true.

The Dodgers first draft pick finally suffered such an occurrence in the second inning Wednesday. Hardly mattered, though. By then the Gulf Coast Dodgers had scored seven times and went on to crush the Mets 12-2.

As it was, Kershaw quickly righted matters as he allowed only four hits in six innings, again walking no one while striking out six as he picked up his second victory.

Kershaw has now pitched 33 innings in which he's walked only four men while striking out 48.

Meanwhile back at the bat, doubles by Brian Mathews and Jamie Ortiz accounted for four Dodger runs in the first and Trayvon Robinson plated three more with his second home run of the season in the second.

Robinson wound up with three hits good for three RBI while Mathews also drove in three, sending two home with single in the eighth when the Dodgers scored four more.

Esteban Lopez also collected three hits and Ortiz added two as the Dodgers retained their 2 1/2 game lead over the Marlins, who kept pace by winning.

Wilfredo Diaz followed Kershaw on the mound and, while he allowed six hits, didn't give up a run in four innings.

The Dodgers and Marlins now meet in an important two-game series, playing one tonight at Holman Stadium in Vero Beach, the other tomorrow at the Marlins training base in Jupiter. -Bill Shelley
  Score by innings
Dodgers 430 001 040-12
Mets    020 000 000- 2 
 
   Dodgers    ab r h bi ave
Rosario RF     4 1 1 1 .296
 Vetters PH-RF 1 0 0 0 .139
Herrera 2B     3 2 1 1 .311
Robinson LF    5 3 3 3 .286
Jansen C       4 1 0 0 .263
Mathews 3B     4 1 2 3 .264
Mattingly DH   5 1 1 0 .270
Schwab CF      4 0 0 0 .241
Ortiz 1B       4 2 2 2 .259
Lopez SS       4 1 3 0 .349
  Totals      38 12 13 10
  Mets        37  2 10  2

  2B- Mathews (9), Ortiz (4). HR- 
Robinson (2). RBI- Mathews 3 (22), 
Ortiz 2 (16), Robinson 3 (17), 
Rosario (14), Herrera (15). S- 
Lopez. SF- Herrera. LOB- 
Dodgers 7, Mets 8.

  Dodgers    in h r-er bb so era
Kershaw (2-0) 5.0 4 2-2 0 6 1.41
Diaz (sv 2)   4.0 6 0-0 0 4 1.03
  T- 2:43.

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