Vegas, Suns, Sixers All Win Sunday

Las Vegas got their offensive act together, smacking Salt Lake 9-4 behind three RBI from Tony Abreu and an EY Young homer. Jacksonville's John Lindsey homered and Chin-Lung Hu had a pair of RBI during an 8-2 win over Tennessee and Inland Empire continued to light up the night, outlasting High Desert 15-11 in 11 innings as Lucas May and Gabe Gutierrez whacked two-run doubles in the final inning.

First Vegas Win-- Second baseman Tony Abreu collected three runs batted in, Delwyn Young homered and Larry Bigbie was 4-for-5 in his campaign to return to the major leagues, boosting the 51s to their first win of the season, 9-4 in the final game of the series with Salt Lake.

Sergio Garcia and Choo Freeman each added three hits to the mix, making life easier for the pitching staff. Greg Miller, working his way back into a starting role, worked three and allowed a single it and one run. Eric Hull (1-0) collected the win by pitching two scoreless innings.

Las Vegas broke open the game in the top of the sixth inning when Abreu tripled to center to score Kelly Stinnett and Tomas Perez. Bigbie followed with an RBI single up the middle to score Abreu.

Eric Hull (1-0) tossed two scoreless frames to earn the win in relief. He allowed three hits and struck out one. Las Vegas starter Greg Miller threw three innings, yielding a run on one hit and five walks. He struck out three.

Vegas tied the game 1-1 in the second on Young's first homer of the season and moved in front to stay in the fourth when outfielder Andy LaRoche, Young and shortstop Garcia singled.

They added another single run in the fifth when Abreu and first baseman James Loney singled and LaRoche hit a sacrifice fly.

Four runs in the sixth put things out of reach. Outfielder Choo Freeman singled, catcher Kelly Stinnett walked and second baseman Tomas Perez lived on an error as one scored. Abreu, who is playing third base for the 51s, tripled for two runs across and he scored on a single by outfielder Bigbee.

Young was hit by a pitch and Garcia walked to open the seventh and Freeman's single loaded the bases. Stinnett's single added one and Abreu's sacrifice fly drove in the final run of the day.

Tim Hamulak gave up a single run in the seventh and Mark Alexander was hit hard again, surrendering two before Chin-hui Tsao rescued him, then pitched a scoreless ninth.

Las Vegas moves to Colorado Springs to play in the highest-elevation park in the entire minor league system, then return home April 13 for their first home series, hosting Salt Lake.
 Score by innings
Las Vegas	010 114 200-9
Salt Lake	100 000 120-4

 Las Vegas	ab  r  h  bi  ave
Abreu 3b	5  2  2  3  .300
Bigbie dh	5  0  4  1  .500
Loney 1b-lf	6  0  1  0  .158
LaRoche lf	3  1  1  1  .176
Barnes 1b	2  0  0  0  .000
Young rf-lf	4  2  2  1  .438
Garcia ss	4  1  3  0  .455
Freeman cf	5  1  3  1  .333
Stinnett c	4  1  1  1  .182
Perez 2b	5  1  1  0  .231
  Totals	43 9 18 8
  Salt Lake	34 4  8 4

 3B- Abreu (1). HR- Young (1). RBI- 
Abreu 3 (4), Bigbie (1), Young (2), 
Freeman (2), LaRoche (1), Stinnett (1). 
SF- LaRoche, Abreu. LOB- Las Vegas 
13, Salt Lake 12. DP- Garcia, Perez 
and Loney.

 Las Vegas	in  h  r-er  bb  so  era
Miller	        3.0  1  1-1  5  3   0.00
Hull (1-0)	2.0  3  0-0  0  1   0.00
Hamulak	        2.0  3  1-1  0  3   2.25
Alexander	0.1  1  2-2  3  0  15.43
Tsao	        1.2  2  0-0  0  2   3.00
 HBP- Young. T- 3:09. Att- 4,306.
Jacksonville Rolls-- After being held hitless for five innings, John Lindsey's pinch-hit three run homer keyed an eight run sixth inning that carried the Suns to an 8-2 win over Tennessee. Shortstop Chin-Lung Hu doubled twice and singled, knocking in a pair of runs and Carlos Alvarez earned the win in relief.

Trailing 2-0, outfielder Anthony Raglani lined an RBI double and advanced on a Wilkin Ruan single in the sixth inning. After second baseman Luis Maza walked to load the bases, Hu doubled home a pair.

First baseman Cory Dunlap followed with a walk, third baseman Marshall McDougall hit a sacrifice fly and pinch-hitter Lindsey followed with his long shot over the left-field wall.

Alvis Ojeda started for John Shoemaker's Suns and worked five innings, allowing only three hits and a pair of runs, both on solo home runs. He left before the big inning and missed earning the win.

Alvarez (1-0) allowed a hit and a walk and struck out three in his only inning for the Suns who moved to 2-2 on the season. Wesley Wright and Matt Riley finished the game.

Jacksonville (2-2) hosts Tennessee (2-2) in the series finale today(Monday).
 Score by innings
Tennessee	011 000 000-2
Jacksonville	000 008 00x-8

 Suns	        ab  r  h  bi  ave
Maza 2b	        3  1  0  0  .333
Hu ss	        5  1  3  2  .375
Dunlap 1b	4  1  0  0  .182
McDougall 3b	3  0  0  1  .091
Allen rf	3  1  1  1  .306
Paul cf	        2  0  0  0  .083	
 Alvarez p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Lindsey ph	1  1  1  3  .333
 Wright p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Riley p	0  0  0  0  .000
Ellis c	        3  1  2  0  .375
Raglani lf	4  1  1  0  .137
Ojeda p	        1  0  0  0  .000
 Ruan cf	3  1  2  1  .500
    Totals	32 8 10 8
    Tenn	33 2  6 2

 2B- Raglani (1), Hu 2 (2). HR- Lindsey (2). 
RBI- Ruan (3), Hu 2 (2), McDougall (1), 
Allen (1), Lindsey 3 (4). LOB- Jacksonville 
7, Tennessee 7.

 Suns	        in  h  r-er  bb  so  era
Ojeda	        5.0  3  2-2  2  1  3.60
Hull (1-0)	1.0  1  0-0  1  3  0.00
Wright	        1.0  1  0-0  0  1  0.00
Riley	        2.0  1  0-0  0  2  0.00
 WP- Wright. HBP- Allen. T-2:26. Att- 2,536.
Sixers Again Outslug Mavericks-- Staters Bros. Stadium has the reputation as the most-hitter friendly park in the California League and it didn't disappoint Sunday when Inland Empire had to score four times in the 11th to win a 15-11 contest.

In moving to 3-1 on the season, the 66ers rolled up 46 runs in the four-game series, whacking out 18 hits Sunday in a four-hour, 15-minute contest. The Mavericks used seven pitchers while the Sixers called five out of the bullpen. The teams combined for 31 hits, 17 walks and five hit batters.

The two teams combined for 106 hits and 88 runs with 12 home runs and 27 doubles sprinkled about in the wild contests. Inland Empire outscored their hosts 46-42.

The game ended under the lights with a chilling, 30-mph wind whipping the players and fans as the Sixers scored four in the top of the 11th to win.

Designated hitter Lucas May would probably pay to play in the High Desert park every game. He missed hitting for the cycle by a single, pounding out a double, triple and homer (#3) and knocking in three runs. His two-run double in the 11th plated the winning runs. After going hitless in the season opener he has hit .643 (9-for-14) with three homers, three doubles, nine RBI and nine runs scored.

Shortstop Ivan De Jesus, DeWitt and May combined to go 12-for-23 with 11 RBI, 12 runs scored and three walks in this ballgame. May after not getting a hit in four tries opening night, has a .643 batting average going nine for 14 with three doubles, three homers, nine runs batted in, and nine runs scored.

May scored on a drag bunt second baseman Elian Elian Herrera and a double by catcher Gabe Gutierrez knocked in the final run.

Reliever Jordan Pratt had to work out of a bases-loaded problem in the bottom of the 11th to nail down the win.

May led the offensive barrage and his three hits kept his four-game average at .500 with nine runs batted in. Jamie Hoffman went 4-for-5 with four RBI (.556), and Blake DeWitt went 3-for-6 with four runs scored and three RBI, all coming on a homer in the fourth.

Javy Guerra started and was tagged four eight runs, four earned, before leaving in the fourth inning trailing 8-7. Ramon Troncoso, fourth Sixers pitcher, restored order with three scoreless innings and earned the n.

Inland Empire opens a three game series at Rancho Cucamonga against the Quakes (3-1) on Monday night. The Quakes parent club, the Angels, announced that two Major League pitchers who are rehabbing, Bartolo Colon and Jared Weaver, will work the final two games of the series, making certain the gaudy numbers the 66ers recorded in the first four games will be much more difficult to come by. The 66ers home opener is on Thursday against the Lancaster Jethawks.
 Score by innings
Inland Empire	011 501 300 004-15
High Desert	051 301 100 000-11

 Sixers	        ab  r  h  bi  ave
Rogowski lf	5  2  1  0  .176
De Jesus ss	6  3  3  1  .400
DeWitt 3b	6  4  3  3  .250
May dh	        6  3  3  3  .500
Hoffman cf	5  2  3  4  .556
Harper 1b	5  0  2  2  .222
Herrera pr-2b	0  0  0  1  .000
Locke rf	5  0  0  0  .000
Godwin cf	2  0  0  0  .231
Gutierrez c	6  0  2  2  .333
Nicholson 2b-1b	3  1  0  0  .000
  Totals	49 15 18 16
  HiDesert	46 11 14  10

 2B- Gutierrez 2 (2), May (3), 
Hoffman (2), Rogowski (2), 3B-
May (1). HR- deWitt (2), May 3). 
RBI- Gutierrez 2 (2), Hoffman 4 
10), De Jesus (3), DeWitt 3 (5), May 
3 (9), Harper (2), Herrera (4). S- 
Herrera. SF- Hoffman. CS- Herrera. 
LOB- Sixers 15, High Desert 13. 
DP- Alvarez. De Jesus and Harper.

 Sixers	        in  h  r-er  bb  so  era
Guerra	        3.1  5  8-4  5  0  10.80
Gomez	        1.0  2  1-0  0  1  12.00
Alvarez	        2.2  4  2-2  2  1   9.82
Troncoso (1-0)	3.0  1  0-0  0  5   2.25
Pratt	        1.0  2  0-0  1  0   6.00
 HBP- Nicholson, May, Gutierrez.
T-4:15.  Att- 962.





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