Hanrahan Shuts Out New Orleans 1-0

Vegas got great pitching from Joel Hanrahan and Eric Stults but split with New Orleans. Spike Lundberg moved to 12-1 as Jacksonville topped West Tenn 4-3. Ft. Myers scored topped Vero 4-1. Ivan De Jesus knocked in the winning run in the last of the ninth as Columbus beat Greenville 4-3. Ogden had only two hits and lost 4-0 to Orem. Six unearned runs allowed the Marlins to beat the GC Dodgers 6-5.

51s Split-- Las Vegas had pitching enough to win a doubleheader in New Orleans but had only enough runs to win the first game. Joel Hanrahan allowed two hits in six innings in a 1-0 victory, then Eric Stultz worked a strong game but lost 2-0 in the nightcap.

Hanrahan pitched six innings and allowed only two runs to win his fourth game for Las Vegas. He struck out four and walked three.

Tim Hamulack relieved in the seventh but after allowing a walk and a hit, turned the ball over Lance Carter and he nailed the final New Orleans batter for his 10th save of he season.

The 51s scored their only run in the two games when Eric Riggs knocked in Matt Kemp on a two-out hit in the fourth inning.

Wilson Valdez had two hits for Las Vegas (54-65) and Hanrahan had a double -- the only Las Vegas extra-base hit -- in three trips to keep his average at .400.
  Score by innings
Las Vegas 000 100 0-1
New Orleans000 000 0-0 

  Las Vegasab r  bi ave
Garcia 2B-SS   2 0 0 0 .315
Valdez SS-C    4 0 2 0 .309
Young RF       2 0 0 0 .272
 Robles 2B     1 0 0 0 .291
Kemp CF-RF     2 1 1 0 .341
LaRoche 3B     3 0 0 0 .313
Riggs 1B       2 0 1 1 .329
Alvarez LF     3 0 0 0 .300
Bellorin C     3 0 0 0 .232
Hanrahan P     3 0 1 0 .400
 Hamulack P    0 0 0 0 .000
 Carter P      0 0 0 0 .000
    Totals    25 1 5 1
    N'Orleans 24 0 2 0

 2B- Hanrahan (1). RBI- Riggs 
(35). S- Kemp. LOB- 8, New 
Orleans 6. SB- Garcia (5), Kemp 2 (9).

  Las Vegas      in h r-er bb so era
Hanrahan (W, 4-2) 6.0 2 0-0 3 4 4.33
Hamulack          0.2 1 0-0 1 1 1.67
Carter (sv 10)    0.1 0 0-0 0 0 4.40
  T- 2-11
In the second game, Kip Bouknight allowed the 51s only one hit in 5.1 and a pair of relievers gave up just one more..

Eric Stults (7-10) came close to duplicating Hanrahan's work in the first game but allowed a pair of runs, too many on this night. He struck out five and walked three in five innings.

Riggs doubled and Delwyn Young singled for the only hits for Las Vegas (54-65).
  Score by innings
Las Vegas   000 000 0-0 
New Orleans 010 010 x-2 

  Las Vegas   ab r h bi ave
Garcia 2B      3 0 0 0 .309
Valdez SS      3 0 0 0 .307
Riggs 1B       3 0 1 0 .329
Kemp CF        2 0 0 0 .333
LaRoche 3B     2 0 0 0 .308
Young RF       3 0 1 0 .273
Alvarez LF     3 0 0 0 .288
Langill C      2 0 0 0 .197
Stults P       1 0 0 0 .143
 Robles PH     0 0 0 0 .291
 Eckert P      0 0 0 0 .111
 Gonzalez P    0 0 0 0 .500
  Totals      22 0 2 0
  N'Orleans   22 2 5 1

  2B- Riggs (11). LOB- Las Vegas 4, 
New Orleans 7. CS- LaRoche (1).

  Las Vegas  in h r-er bb so era
Stults (7-10) 5.0 5 2-2 3 5 4.39
Eckert        0.2 0 0-0 1 1 7.58
Gonzalez      0.1 0 0-0 0 0 4.70
  WP- Stults 2. HBP- LaRoche.
T- 2:05. Att- 4,721.
Suns Win 75th Game – Jacksonville used solid pitching and timely hitting to win their 75th game of the season, a 4-3 decision over the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx.

Spike Lundberg improved to 12-1, allowing three earned runs before leaving with two out in the eighth. B.J. LaMura saved his fourth game of the season and dropped his ERA to 1.57.

Jacksonville scored in the first inning as A.J. Zapp. just returned to the active roster, doubled to right field and Tony Abreu scored when the right fielder Miguel Negron bobbled the ball.

West Tenn tagged for a pair of runs in the third but the Suns took a 3-2 lead in the fifth when Adam Greenberg and Chin-Lung Hu whacked back-to-back RBI doubles. Lundberg got an RBI of his own with a ground ball in the seventh.

The win improved Jacksonville to 75-42 overall and 27-20 in the second half. Suns manager John Shoemaker is now three wins away from 1,000 wins over his managerial career.

The two clubs meet in game three of the series tonight with a pair of lefties, Scott Elbert and West Tenn's Issac Pavlik on the mound.
  Score by innings
West Tenn    002 000 010-3 
Jacksonville 100 020 10x-4 

  Javille   ab r h bi ave
Greenberg CF 4 1 1 1  .225
Hu SS        4 0 1 1  .259
Abreu 2B     4 1 1 0  .287
Zapp 1B      3 0 1 1  .219
Bruce RF     4 0 0 0  .074
Ruan RF      0 0 0 0  .275
DeWitt 3B    4 0 0 0  .100
Raglani LF   3 1 2 0 . 243
Gutierrez C  2 0 1 0 .212
  Totals    28 4  7 3
  WTenn     33 3 11 3

  Error- Lundberg. 2B- Zapp (14), 
Lundberg (3), Greenberg (9), Hu 
(19), Raglani (18). RBI- Greenberg 
(16), Hu, C (27), Lundberg (4). S- 
Lundberg. LOB- 5, West Tenn 6. 
DP- 3 (Lundberg and Zapp; Hu 
and Zapp; Lundberg, Hu and Zapp).

  Jacksonvillein h r-er bb so era
Lundberg (12-1) 7.2 10 3-3 0 6 2.08
LaMura (sv 4)   1.1  1 0-0 2 0 1.57
  T- 2-21. Att- 8,731.
Vero Topped by Reds-- All the scoring in the game came in the first three innings, with three big runs in the first inning boosting Ft. Myers to a 4-2 win.

Mike Megrew gave up a three-run homer in the first and allowed another run in the third and was tagged with his first loss against two wins.

The two clubs left 21 men on base with Vero stranding 11. The Dodgers also collected six stolen bases during the evening.

Vero scored in the third inning with two out when Eloy Gutierrez walked and David Nicholson singled. They pulled a double steal and both of them scored on an error by the Reds third baseman.
  Score by innings
Vero Beach 002 000 000-2 
Fort Myers 301 000 00x-4 

  Vero Beach ab r h bi ave
EGutierrez RF 2 1 1 0 .278
Nicholson SS  4 1 1 0 .280
Paul PH       1 0 1 0 .293
Gonzalez 2B   5 0 0 0 .256
Dunlap 1B     5 0 1 0 .252
Locke LF      3 0 1 0 .288
Mitchell 3B   3 0 0 0 .200
Justis DH     4 0 1 0 .289
Apodaca C     3 0 0 0 .194
Jackson CF    4 0 1 0 .250
  Totals     34 2 7 0
  Ft. Myers 32 4 9 4

  LOB- Vero Beach 11, Ft. Myers 
10. SB- EGutierrez 2 (3), Nicholson 
(19), Gonzalez (2), Locke (4).

  Vero      in h r-er bb so era
Megrew (2-1) 4.0 7 4-4 4 5 3.56
Ketchner     3.0 2 0-0 2 5 2.38
Wilson       1.0 0 0-0 0 0 3.36
  T- 3:16. Att- 1,379.
Late Rally Boost Fish-- Columbus (20-27) scored single runs in the eighth and ninth Greenville 4-3. Two infield singles sandwiched around an error in the ninth gave them their a game-winning run.

A solo home run in the first gave Greenville a 1-0 lead. DH Bridger Hunt led off the Catfish half of the inning with a double, moved to third base on a sacrifice bunt by CF Adam Godwin and scored on a double by 2B Travis Denker. Columbus took a 2-1 lead in the fourth when Denker scored on a sacrifice fly by LF Lucas May.

Greenville took a 3-2 lead with two two-out runs in the fifth but in the bottom of the inning Columbus tied the game on a 1B David Sutherland single to center field that scored Denker.

With the game tied 3-3 and one out in the ninth, LF Juan Rivera beat out a ground ball to second base and moved to second on a throwing error. Hunt moved him to third on a ground ball and with two out, SS Ivan DeJesus hit a chopper past the pitcher for another infield single as Rivera crossed the plate with the game winner.

RHP Dave Horlacher gave up three runs on just the only three hits Greenville managed while striking out six over the first seven innings. RHP Ramon Troncoso (4-0) pitched a scoreless top of the ninth inning to earn the win.

Travis Denker was 3-for-3 with a pair of runs scored, a double and an RBI. Sutherland had two singles and a run batted in.

Game two of the four-game series will see RHP Arismendy Castillo (6-4, 4.73) will Greenville's LHP Ryan Phillips (2-5, 2.60).
  Score by innings
Greenville 100 020 000-3
Columbus   100 100 011-4 

  Columbus   ab r h bi ave
Hunt DH       5 1 1 0 .333
Godwin CF     2 0 0 0 .258
De Jesus SS   1 0 1 1 .282
Denker 2B     3 2 3 1 .261
Harper C      4 0 1 0 .303
May LF-CF     2 0 0 1 .257
Sutherland 1B 4 0 2 1 .288
Perez 3B      2 0 1 0 .260
Jensen RF     4 0 0 0 .143
JRivera SS-LF 4 1 1 0 .193
 Totals      31 4 10 4
 Greeneville 30 3  3 3

BATTING
2B- Hunt (9), Denker 2 (9), 
Sutherland (14). RBI- Denker 
(29), May (64), Sutherland (33), 
De Jesus (37). S- Godwin. SF- 
May. LOB- 8, Greenville 2. SB- 
Jensen (1). CS- Godwin (10).

  Columbus    in h r-er bb so era
Horlacher      7.0 3 3-3 2 6 5.59
de Segura      1.0 0 0-0 0 1 5.74
Troncoso (4-0) 1.0 0 0-0 0 0 2.64
  T- 2-43. Att- 472.
Raptors Held to Pair of Hits-- Ogden could manage only two hits off Orem's Ken Herndon and two relievers and lost not only the game but had their starting pitcher and manager Lance Parrish tossed out.

Herndon held the Raptors hitless until the sixth when, with one out, Carlos Medero singled. Ryan Rogowski reached on an error and Jesus Soto followed with another single to load the bases but Herndon got Matt Berezay to hit into an inning-ending double play.

In the fourth, Guerra hit one batter and came close to another, whereupon he was ejected. Parrish protested too much and followed him to the showers. Guerra (1-1) gave up four hits and three runs in the 3.2 innings he worked.

The loss dropped the Raptors to 5-7 in the second half , three games off the lead in the Pioneer League South. -Bill Shelley
  Score by innings
Ogden  000 000 000-0 
Orem   011 101 00x-4 

  Ogden      ab r h bi ave
Rogowski LF   2 0 0 0 .302
Soto 2B       3 0 1 0 .258
Berezay DH    4 0 0 0 .278
Santana RF    3 0 0 0 .255
Bell 3B       3 0 0 0 .288
Taloa 1B      3 0 0 0 .287
Giles CF      3 0 0 0 .279
Fuller SS     2 0 0 0 .222
MRivera PH-SS 1 0 0 0 .252
M-Stullz C    3 0 1 0 .208
  Totals     27 0 2 0
  Orem       32 4 9 3

  LOB- Ogden 3, Orem 7. 
SB- Soto 2.

  Ogden     in h r-er bb so era
Guerra (1-1) 3.2 4 3-3 3 3 1.98
JRodriguez   3.1 4 1-1 0 0 4.91
White        1.0 1 0-0 0 0 2.92
  WP- Guerra. T- 2-21. Att- 2,414.
Errors Kill Coasties-- The Gulf Coast Dodgers seemed to have matters well in hand with one out and a three-run lead in the ninth. Instead, two errors opened the doors for the Marlins and they stormed through to score five times and pull out a 6-4 victory. Their fourth win in a row cut the Dodger lead in the East Division to a precarious game and one-half.

Wayne Renfrow had pitched his second strong game since joining the Dodgers, giving up only one unearned run on two hits over the first six innings. Jon Haldis took over and tip-toed through two innings without any scoring and struck out the first man he faced in the ninth. Then, disaster struck.

Yossandy Garcia threw wildly to first to allow one runner. The next man hit what looked like a doubleplay grounder to second but Elian Herrera threw behind the shortstop Francisco Lizarraga covering second. A double followed, scoring a run and chasing Haldis, bringing in Eduardo Quintana (2-2). He collapsed completely, allowing four more to cross the plate.

After the Marlins had scored the first unearned run in the top of the first, the Dodgers came back with an unearned tally of their own when Jovanny Rosario reached on an error and came in on Trayvon Robinson's single.

They then took the lead in the second on consecutive doubles by Preston Mattingly and Jamie Ortiz. Francisco Lizarraga singled to drive in Ortiz, stole second and scored on consecutive errors.

That was to be all the scoring until the fateful ninth. The two teams resume the series today at the Marlins' base in Jupiter. -Bill Shelley
  Score by innings
Marlins 100 000 005-6
Dodgers 130 000 000-4 

  Dodgers   ab r h bi ave
Rosario RF   4 1 0 0 .288
Herrera 2B   5 0 3 0 .329
Robinson LF  5 0 1 1 .282
Jansen C     3 0 0 0 .255
Mathews 3B   1 0 0 0 .262
Garcia 3B    2 0 0 0 .241
Mattingly DH 4 1 2 0 .276
Schwab CF    3 0 0 0 .233
Ortiz 1B     4 1 1 1 .259
Lizarraga SS 4 1 1 1 .263
  Totals    35 4 8 3
  Marlins   36 6 7 5

  Error- Renfrow, Mathews, Garcia 
3, Herrera. 2B- Mattingly 2 (9), 
Ortiz (5). RBI- Robinson (18), Ortiz 
(17), Lizarraga (17). S- Schwab. 
LOB- 8, Orem 9. SB- Lizarraga (5), 
Rosario (5),  Herrera (2). DP- (Jansen
and Herrera).

  Dodgers     in h r-er bb so era
Renfrow        6.0 2 1-0 1 7 0.00
Haldis         2.1 2 3-0 2 3 3.32
Quintana (2-2) 0.2 3 2-2 1 1 5.48
  WP- Renfrow. HBP- Rosario.
T- 2:46

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