Despite Young's Three Doubles Vegas Loses

Colorado Springs offset five RBI from EY Young with 19 hits and dumped Las Vegas 10-7. Tennessee overcame a 3-for-3 game by Tydus Meadows to dump Jacksonville 10-8. Dingers by Shane Justis and Russ Mitchell and a strong effort by starter Adam Thomas to rip Daytona 8-1. A two-run single by Dave Sutherland iced a 6-4 Columbus win over Rome. Billings thumped Ogden 12-4.

SkySox Hot-- Blame it on the highest professional baseball park in the nation, but Colorado Springs sprayed hits all over the park, finishing with 19 and a 10-7 victory over Las Vegas (63-74).

Starter D.J. Houlton (8-11) surrendered eight runs on 14 hits in five innings. He struck out two and walked one. Ryan Ketchner and Gregg Miller followed him on the mound.

The Sox were relentless, building a 5-1 lead and although the 51s closed to 5-4, continued to score seemingly at will.

Las Vegas joined in the Hit Parade as Delwyn Young was 3-for-4 with three doubles and five RBI for Las Vegas. He now leads the Pacific Coast League with 40 doubles. James Loney was 2-for-4, drove in two runs and scored three times to boost his PCL-best .377 batting average.

Loney Named to All PCL Squad-- James Loney of the 51s was named the Pacific Coast League's top first baseman.

Currently Loney his hitting .377 (135-for-358) with 33 doubles, two triples, eight home runs, 62 runs batted in and has a .423 on-base average and a .545 slugging average.

The complete team: Designated Hitter- Jon Knott (Portland Beavers); First Baseman- James Loney (Las Vegas 51s); Second Baseman- Alberto Callaspo (Tucson Sidewinders); Shortstop- Stephen Drew (Tucson Sidewinders); Third Baseman- Scott McClain (Sacramento River Cats); Catcher- Jeff Mathis (Salt Lake Bees); Outfielder- Reggie Willits (Salt Lake Bees; Outfielder- Scott Hairston (Tucson Sidewinders); Outfielder- Jeff Baker (Colorado Springs Sky Sox); Right-Hand Pitcher- Jason Hirsh (Round Rock Express); Left-Hand Pitcher- Rich Hill (Iowa Cubs); Relief Pitcher- Nate Field (Colorado Springs Sky Sox)
  Score by innings
Las Vegas        100 020 201- 7
Colorado Springs 032 031 10x-10 

  Vegas    ab r h bi ave
Garcia SS   4 0 1 0 .320
Alvarez LF  4 2 1 0 .305
Kemp CF     4 1 1 0 .349
Loney 1B    4 3 2 2 .377
Young RF    4 0 3 5 .275
LaRoche 3B  1 0 0 0 .319
Robles 2B   4 0 1 0 .292
Riggs 2B-3B 5 0 0 0 .300
Langill C   3 0 0 0 .176
Houlton P   3 1 1 0 .077
Ketchner P  0 0 0 0 .000
Valdez PH   1 0 0 0 .301
Miller P    0 0 0 0 .000
   Totals  37  7 10  7
   SkySox  46 10 19 10

BATTING
2B- Alvarez (7), Young 3 (40), 
Loney (33). RBI- Loney 2 (64), 
Young 5 (91). S- Garcia. SF- 
Loney. LOB- Las Vegas 9, Colorado 
Springs 11. CS- Kemp (3). DP- 
(Garcia, Robles and Loney).

  Las Vegas    in h r-er bb so era
Houlton (8-11) 5.0 14 8 8 1 2 0 5.93
Ketchner       2.0 4 2 2 1 2 0 9.00
Miller         1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.09
  T- 3:04. Att- 1,989.
Suns Thumped by Tennessee-- Jacksonville and Tennessee each collected 12 hits but the Smokies scored the five runs in the final two innings to take a 1`0-5 decision.

With the loss Jacksonville falls to 82-52 overall and must now go 4-2 in the final six regular season games to equal the franchise record for best regular season finish set in 1998 when Jacksonville went 86-54.

Tennessee jumped on starter Danny Muegge (9-9) for runs in the first and fourth innings, then added two in the fifth to lead 4-0.

Blake DeWitt drove in two runs with a single to cut the Smokies lead to 4-2 and Anthony Raglani singled home DeWitt to make it a one-run game.

The two sides traded sixth inning runs with Tydus Meadows' RBI single in the bottom half kept it close at 5-4.

Reliever Alvis Ojeda allowed three runs in the eighth and although Meadows added an RBI double in the bottom half of the eighth a two-run home run off Casey Hoorelbeke in the ninth put the game away.

The Suns and Smokies finish the series tonight.

Meadows SL Player of Week-- Suns outfielder and veteran minor leaguer Tydus Meadows was named the Southern League Hitter of the Week for August 21-27, 2006. Over the course of the week, Meadows raised his average by 20 points.

This season, he is hitting .297 with 11 home runs and 39 RBI. The 28-year-old Milledgeville, GA native was signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2004.

Meadows and the Suns finish up the regular season with two more games against the Tennessee Smokies on Monday and Tuesday night.
  Score by innings
Tennessee    010 121 032-10 
Jacksonville 000 021 010- 8 

  Suns       ab r h bi ave
Greenberg CF  3 1 0 0 .220
Hu, C SS      5 2 3 0 .255
Meadows LF    3 1 3 2 .306
Brazell 1B    5 0 0 0 .246
 Hoorelbeke P 0 0 0 0 .500
DeWitt 3B     5 1 2 2 .209
Raglani RF    4 0 1 1 .239
Bruce 2B      4 0 2 0 .154
Ellis C       4 0 0 0 .248
Muegge P      2 0 1 0 .200
 Ruan PH      1 0 0 0 .267
 Ojeda P      0 0 0 0 .143
 Zapp PH-1B   1 0 0 0 .226
   Totals    39  5 12 5
   Tenn      46 10 12 9

  Errors-Bruce, DeWitt.  2B- Hu 
(20), Meadows (10). RBI- DeWitt 
2 (4), Raglani (38), Meadows 2 (41). 
LOB- Jacksonville 12, Tennessee 12.

  Suns       in h r-er bb so era
Muegge (9-9) 6.0 6 5-4 0 2 3.91
Ojeda        2.0 4 3-2 1 2 3.02
Hoorelbeke   1.0 2 2-2 1 1 2.65
  HBP- Greenberg. T- 3:03. Att- 1,921.
Vero Traps Cubs-- Vero Beach jumped all over the Daytona Cubs, banging out 11 hits, including home runs by Shane Justis and Russell Mitchell, en route to an 8-1 win. They were the first back-to-back wins for the Dodgers since August 7-8.

Adam Thomas (3-4) allowed just four singles and no runner reached past second base against him over his five innings of work. He finished with five strikeouts and no walks and now two of his three wins have come against the Cubs.

Brent Leach and Arismendy Castillo didn't allow an earned run over the final four innings.

Vero Beach gave him a three-run cushion in the second inning when Justis lined a two-run homer (#2) to left and Xavier Paul later scored on an error.

In the fourth, Juan Apodaca drove in two runs with a bases loaded single and Eloy Gutierrez followed with a triple for a 7-0 lead. Mitchell led off the sixth with a solo homer (#4) to close out the scoring.

The series is scheduled to continue tonight but Tropical Storm Ernesto could have other ideas.
  Score by innings
Daytona    000 001 000-1
Vero Beach 030 401 00x-8 

  Vero Beach ab r h bi ave
Paul RF       5 1 1 0 .283
Nicholson SS  4 1 2 0 .288
Mitchell 3B   4 1 1 1 .261
Dunlap 1B     3 1 1 0 .261
Locke LF      4 1 0 0 .276
Apodaca C     3 2 3 2 .253
EGutierrez DH 4 0 1 2 .242
Justis 2B     4 1 1 2 .275
Hoffmann CF   4 0 1 0 .252
  Totals     35 8 11 7
  Daytona    35 1  9 1

  Error- Justis  3B- EGutierrez (1). 
HR- Justis (2), Mitchell (4). RBI- Justis 
2 (8), Apodaca 2 (14), Gutierrez, E 2 (5), 
Mitchell (12). S- Mitchell. LOB- Vero 
Beach 8, Daytona 10. SB- Paul (21), 
Hoffmann (15). DP- (Nicholson and Dunlap).

  Vero       in h r-er bb so era
Thomas (3-4) 5.0 4 0-0 0 5 2.30
Leach        2.0 2 1-0 2 1 4.40
Castillo     2.0 3 0-0 0 1 6.29
  WP-Leach 2. T- 2:53. Att- 528.
Columbus breaks .500-- The surging Columbus Catfish (32-31) defeated Rome Braves (25-37) 6-3. A four-run fifth helped RHP Dave Horlacher (2-3) as he held the Braves to just two runs on five hits and two walks in the first six innings to earn the win. Matt Gomez de Segura saved his fifth game.

Rome got a leadoff home run from LF Quentin Davis and added a run in the fourth.

However, 3B Juan Rivera led off the bottom of the fifth inning with a double. CF Bridger Hunt singled and after a double play 2B Travis Denker walked and RF Lucas May tripled to tie the game. C Tony Harper's RBI single scored May, then Harper scored on a double by 3B Eduardo Perez.

Columbus added insurance in the bottom of the seventh when 1B David Sutherland drove in two runs on a two-out bases loaded double.

The four-game series will continue tonight.
  Score by innings
Rome      100 100 100-3
Columbus  000 040 20x-6 

  Columbus   ab r h bi ave 
Hunt CF       5 0 1 0 .312
De Jesus SS   4 0 0 0 .275
Denker 2B     2 2 0 0 .268
May RF        3 2 2 2 .270
Harper C      4 1 1 1 .286
Perez DH      3 0 1 1 .258
Sutherland 1B 4 0 2 2 .277
Godwin LF     3 0 1 0 .269
JRivera, 3B   3 1 1 0 .235
  Totals     31 6 9 6
  Rome       31 3 6 3 

  Errors- Harper, May.  2B- May (25), 
JRivera, (3), Perez (12), Sutherland (19). 
3B- May (8). RBI- May 2 (80), Harper (32), 
Perez (22), Sutherland 2 (39). LOB- 
Columbus 8, Rome 5. DP- 3 (De Jesus, Denker
and Sutherland; Sutherland, De Jesus and 
Sutherland; May and Sutherland).

  Columbus      in h r-er bb so era
Horlacher (2-3) 6.0 5 2-2 2 5  4.74
Brooks          1.2 1 1-0 0 1  0.00
Preziosi        0.1 0 0-0 0 0 16.88
Segura (sv 5)   1.0 0 0-0 1 1  5.10
  HBP- May. T- 2:39. Att- 583.
Raptors Thumped--Led by Daniel Doren, Billings reestablished its powerful attack to crush Ogden 12-4 and abruptly end the Raptors four-game win streak.

Doren hit two home runs plus a single as the Mustangs, who lead the North Division by three games, got to Javy Guerra (1-3) early and kept on against his three successors.

Despite the loss, the Raptors, now 15-12, remained one game out in the Pioneer League South as Orem also went down.

Matt Berezay hit a solo shot, his eighth, in the first inning to extend his hitting streak to 12 games. Carlos Santana also homered, his sixth, another solo blast in the sixth. Both Santana and Rick Taloa had two hits for Ogden.

Guerra was driven out in the third, giving up seven hits and four runs in all. The Mustangs then scored two runs off both the unrelated Whites, Cody and Garret, and finished by racking up four more off Miguel Ramirez. -Bill Shelley
  Score by innings 
Billings  310 100 124-12
Ogden     120 001 000- 4 

  Ogden     ab r h bi ave
Rogowski LF  5 0 1 0 .300
MRivera SS   4 0 1 0 .263
Berezay DH   4 1 1 1 .293
Santana RF   4 1 2 1 .287
Bell 3B      4 1 1 0 .296
Soto 2B      4 0 0 0 .308
Taloa 1B     4 1 2 2 .290
Van Slyke CF 3 0 1 0 .243
Martin C     3 0 0 0 .261
  Totals    36  4  9 4
  Billings  43 12 15 12

  2B- Bell (16), Rogowski (11). HR- Berezay 
(8), Taloa (9), Santana (6). RBI- Berezay (29), 
Taloa 2 (44), Santana (20). LOB- Ogden 6, 
Billings 11. CS- Rivera, M (7). DP- (Santana 
and Taloa).

  Ogden      in h r-er bb so era
Guerra (1-3) 2.2 7 4-4 3 2 5.48
CWhite       4.0 4 2-2 2 3 2.79
GWhite       0.1 1 2-2 2 1 7.92
Ramirez      2.0 3 4-4 1 1 3.26
  WP-Guerra, CWhite. T-2:59. Att-4,398.

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