Bell Rings for Ogden, Knocks in Seven Runs

Las Vegas let one slip away when Portland scored four in the eighth and two in the 11 to win 9-7. Jacksonville won their third in a row, topping Tennessee 5-3 as Scott Elbert won his sixth game. James McDonald allowed one hit over eight innings but Columbus lost 1-0 to Charleston. Josh Bell knocked in seven runs as Ogden dismantled Billings 14-5. Vero Beach had an open date.

Vegas Blows Lead-- Portland scored four times in the bottom of the ninth, then got a two-run homer in the 11th to beat Las Vegas 9-7. Eric Hull (2-4) gave up the home run to take the loss.
<>br> Reliever Franquelis Osoria allowed all four runs in the ninth, but only one was earned due to his own fielding error that contributed to the Portland rally.
<>br> Matt Kemp and Andy LaRoche both went 3-for-5 with two RBI for the 51s (63-73). Oscar Robles added two hits and two RBI for Las Vegas.
<>br> The 51s had scored four runs in the eighth to take a 7-3 lead.
<>br> Andy LaRoche and Matt Kemp both went 3-for-5 with two RBI for the 51s (63-73). Oscar Robles also drove in two runs.
<>br> Starter Hong-Chih Kuo allowed one run on one hit over three innings. He fanned five and walked one.
  Score by innings 
Las Vegas 010 011 040 00-7
Portland  100 101 004 02-9 

  Las Vegas  ab r h bi ave
Valdez SS     6 2 2 0 .301
Garcia LF     6 1 1 0 .321
 Hull P       0 0 0 0 .250
Kemp CF       5 1 3 2 .345
LaRoche 3B    5 2 3 2 .320
Young RF      4 0 0 0 .271
Alvarez 1B-LF 5 1 1 0 .307
Robles 2B     5 0 2 2 .293
Bellorin C    4 0 1 0 .234
Kuo P         1 0 0 0 .091
 Simmons P    1 0 0 0 .000
 Langill PH   1 0 0 0 .183
 Carter P     0 0 0 0 .000
 Riggs PH     1 0 0 0 .305
 Osoria P     0 0 0 0 .000
 Loney PH-1B  0 0 0 0 .376
   Totals    44 7 13 6
   Portland  42 9 13 9

  Error- Osoria.  2B- Robles (10), 
Bellorin (13), Kemp (13), LaRoche 
(11). HR- LaRoche (9). RBI- LaRoche 
2 (30), Robles 2 (26), Kemp 2 (36). 
S- Bellorin. LOB- 7, Portland 9. 
DP- 2 (Valdez, Robles and Alvarez 2).

  Vegas    in h r-er bb so era
Kuo        3.0 1 1-1 1 5 3.06
Simmons    3.0 5 2-2 1 1 6.00
Carter     2.0 2 0-0 0 1 3.93
Osoria     2.0 4 4-1 2 0 4.10
Hull (2-4) 0.1 1 2-2 1 0 4.04
  T- 3:09. Att- 11,157.
Suns Smoke Smokies-- Jacksonville received steady pitching from starter Scott Elbert and Brian Akin, plus home runs from A.J. Zapp and Tydus Meadows to beat Tennessee 5-3.
<>br> The Suns have now won three straight since snapping a seven game losing streak.
<>br> Elbert allowed five hits over seven innings and allowed three runs to improved to 6-4 . Akin worked two scoreless innings to earn his 6th save with Jacksonville.
<>br> Meadows was 3-for-4 with his 11th home run. Zapp smacked a two run homer.
<>br> Jacksonville jumped on Tennessee in the first when Brad Cresse walked with the bases loaded to make it 1-0. Zapp's two-run shot in the third made it 3-0.
<>br> Tennessee got their first hit and two runs in the third when Jerry Gil hit a two-run homerun. It was Gil's league-leading 22nd of the season.
<>br> Elbert gave himself some breathing room in the fourth with a sacrifice fly and Tydus Meadows home run in the seventh ended the scoring.
<>br> Tennessee and Jacksonville continue the series in the fourth game tonight with RHP Danny Muegge facing Tennessee's RHP Ross Ohlendorf..
  Score by innings
Tennessee    000 200 100-3 
Jacksonville 102 100 10x-5

  Jacksonvilleab r h bi ave
Greenberg CF 2 0 1 0 .223
Hu SS        3 0 0 0 .251
Meadows LF   4 3 3 1 .297
Zapp 1B      3 1 1 2 .227
Akin P       0 0 0 0 .000
DeWitt 3B    4 0 1 0 .198
Cresse C     3 0 1 1 .245
Raglani RF   3 1 0 0 .239
Rohan 2B     4 0 1 0 .262
Elbert P     2 0 0 1 .267
 Brazell 1B  1 0 0 0 .249
    Totals  30 5 8 5
    Tenn    36 3 6 3

  Error- DeWitt.  2B- Rohan (8). 
HR- Zapp (8), Meadows (11). RBI- 
Cresse (27), Zapp 2 (31), Elbert (2), 
Meadows (39). S- Hu, C. SF- Elbert.
Team LOB- Jacksonville 7, Tennessee 
7. CS- DeWitt (1).

  Suns        in h r-er bb so era
Elbert (6-4)  7.0 5 3-3 1 3 3.70
Akin (sv 6)   2.0 1 0-0 0 3 2.60
  T- 2:21. Att- 6,815.
Vero Beach-- Open date

Fish Lose a Tough One-- Charleston scored the only run of the game in the top of the ninth to break up a sparkling pitching duel. The two teams combined for only five hits, with RHP James McDonald allowing one hit over the first eight, then Joey Norrito (2-2) surrendered a walk, a single and a ground ball that allowed the winning run to score.

The Catfish, who had only three hits, collected two of them in the bottom of the second inning when 3B Eduardo Perez lined a one-out double and 1B David Sutherland walked. LF Adam Godwin then singled to load the bases, but RF Chris Jensen grounded into an inning-ending double play.

McDonald was masterful for eight innings, giving up one hit and one walk while striking out eight.

Tonight the Catfish begin a four-game series with the Rome Braves .
  Score by innings
Charleston 000 000 001-1
Columbus   000 000 000-0 

  Columbus   ab r h bi ave 
Hunt CF       4 0 0 0 .315
De Jesus SS   3 0 0 0 .277
Denker 2B     3 0 0 0 .270
May DH        4 0 1 0 .267
Harper C      3 0 0 0 .286
 JRivera PR   0 0 0 0 .232
Perez 3B      4 0 1 0 .256
Sutherland 1B 3 0 0 0 .275
Godwin LF     3 0 1 0 .268
Jensen RF     2 0 0 0 .138
  Totals     29 0 3 0 
  Charleston 27 1 2 1

  2B- Perez (11). LOB- Columbus 
7, Charleston 2. SB- Jensen (2). 
DP- (De Jesus and Sutherland).

  Columbus    in h r-er bb so era
McDonald      8.0 1 0-0 1 8 4.25
Norrito (2-2) 1.0 1 1-1 1 0 4.43
  T- 2:10 (:18 delay). Att- 823.
Raptors Close on Billings-- In the Pioneer League you usually have to do a lot of hitting to defeat Billings.

That's exactly what Josh Bell and company did for Ogden as they rolled over the Mustangs 14-5. Bell started his day with an RBI single in the first but he was just getting warmed up. He hit a grand slam in the fifth, then added a two-run shot in the seventh for good measure.

That gave Bell 12 on the season as the Raptors pounded 19 hits in all to rout the North Division leaders and stay within one game of the South Division top spot themselves. Alongt the way, they also ended Chris Walaika's league-record hitting streak at 32 games.

Rick Taloa had four hits while Jeremy Brown ripped a two-run shot out of the yard in the seventh, an inning in which the Raptors scored five times to assure the victory. Jesus Soto, Matt Berezay, Carlos Santana and Carlos Medero all added two hits to the cause.

Bryan Morris pitched his most efficient game for his fourth victory, going six innings in which he allowed four hits and three runs. He walked four and struck out six. The win was the fourth straight for the Raptors. -Bill Shelley
  Score by innings
Billings 000 021 200- 5 
Ogden    101 041 52-14 

  Ogden     ab r h bi ave
Rogowski LF  5 2 2 0 .302
MRivera SS   5 0 1 0 .263
Berezay DH   4 2 2 1 .294
Santana RF   3 3 2 0 .278
Bell 3B      4 2 3 7 .297
Soto 2B      4 1 2 0 .315
Brooks PH-2B 1 1 0 0 .264
Taloa 1B     5 2 4 2 .286
Brown CF     4 1 1 3 .248
M-Stullz C   5 0 2 1 .208
  Totals    40 14 19 14
  Billings  32  5  7  5

  Error- Brown.  2B- Berezay (13), 
Taloa 3 (13), M-Stullz (4), Santana (3). 
HR- Bell 2 (12), Brown (3). RBI- Bell 
7 (48), Berezay (28), Medero-Stullz (14), 
Taloa 2 (42), Brown 3 (18). SF- Brown. 
LOB- Ogden 7, Billings 7. SB- Rogowski
 2 (25), Berezay (4). CS- Soto (2).

  Ogden      in h r-er bb so era
Morris (4-5) 6.0 4 3-3 4 6 4.76
Acheatel     0.2 2 2-2 0 1 3.24
Sanfler      1.1 0 0-0 1 1 1.88
Gearhart     1.0 1 0-0 0 2 9.33
  WP- Sanfler. T- 3-17. Att- 2,381.

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