DeWitt Triple, Great Pitching Wins for 66ers

Las Vegas ran into rehabbing Bartolo Colon and lost 8-2 to Salt Lake. Inland Empire used sparkling pitching and a Blake DeWitt triple to beat Lancaster 1-0 in 12 innings. The Loons, who are having trouble finding runs, lost a 3-1 decision to Lansing. Jacksonville had Sunday off.

Wishing Him Good Health-- The Dodger minor league system has seen just about enough of the Angels' rehabbing Barstool Colon who not so long ago stopped Inland Empire. Sunday he limited Las Vegas to three hits as Salt Lake thumped the 51s 8-2.

He allowed only three hits over seven shutout innings for Salt Lake. The 2005 American League Cy Young Award winner hit 96 mph on the radar gun in the first inning and was still hitting 95-mph fastball in the seventh.

James Loney singled three times, his first three-hit game of the season and collecting half of the 51s hits to boost his average to .261.

Tony Abreu worked Colon for a 13-pitch walk in the bottom of the first inning but the veteran than picked him off first base. He retired eight straight 51s before Larry Bigbie doubled to left-center to lead off the bottom of the fourth.

Salt Lake banged out 16 hits against four Las Vegas pitchers, including 10 against starter and loser Travis Smith (1-1). It was a season-high for hits allowed by the 51s (6-4).

The 51s (6-4) six-game winning streak was snapped, and their only runs came in the bottom of the ninth on Andy LaRoche's RBI double off reliever and Delwyn Young's RBI groundout.

Las Vegas left fielder Delwyn Young, who normally wears No. 49, switched to No. 42 Sunday in honor of Jackie Robinson as baseball celebrated the 60th anniversary of Robinson's major league debut with the Dodgers.

The 51s host Salt Lake again tonight (Monday).
Score by innings
Salt Lake	200  003  210-8
Las Vegas	000  000  002-2

 Las Vegas	ab  r  h  bi  ave
Abreu ss	3  0  0  0  .436
Bigbie cf	4  0  1  0  .429
Loney dh	4  1  3  0  .261
LaRoche 3b	4  1  1  1  .189
Young lf	4  0  0  1  .333
MJones rf	3  0  0  0  .364
Barnes 1b	4  0  0  0  .056
Huckaby c	4  0  0  0  .235
Garcia 2b	3  0  1  0  .310
 Totals	        33 2  6 2
 Salt Lake	40 8 16 7

Error- Young (1). 2b- Bigbie (3), 
LaRoche (2). RBI- LaRoche(4), Young 
(8). LOB- Las Vegas 6, Salt Lake 
10. DP- Abreu, Garcia and Barnes.

Las Vegas	in   h  r-er bb so  era
Smith (1-1)	5.1  10  5-4  1  3   5.23
Alexander	1.1   3  2-2  3  2  11.57
Lundberg	1.1   2  1-0  0  1  15.43
White 	        1.0   1  0-0  0  0   1.23
 T- 2:41. Att- 3,833.
Jacksonville-- Open date. The 5-5 Suns play in Huntsville, Alabama tonight.

Sixers Win in 12th-- After earning the dubious honor of leading the minor leagues in batters walked, the Sixers threw strikes Sunday, didn't walk a man, and won 1-0 inn 12 innings when Blake DeWitt tripled and Lucas May's fielder's choice drove him in.

Sixers manager Dave Collins, who watched his pitchers walk a remarkable 62 batters in the first 10 games and 13 in Friday's 7-5 loss, didn't allow a walk over the first nine innings.

Starter Miguel Pinango fanned nine in six shutout innings,allowing three hits. Pinango replaced Alberto Bastardo on the Inland Empire roster, after Bastardo was placed on the DL with a pulled groin muscle. Pinango was signed by the Dodgers after pitching in the New York Mets' farm system for six years.

"He's very polished and has an assortment of pitches," Collins told the San Bernardino Sun. He expects that Pinango will probably make another start for the Sixers and then perhaps move up to Jacksonville. "I was very impressed with Miguel. He has great command and isn't afraid to throw any of his pitches in any situation."

Lefthander Brent Leach allowed two hits in three scoreless innings, and Jacobo Meque followed with two more scoreless innings before David Pfeiffer pitched the 12th to earn his first victory of the season.
Score by innings
Lancaster	000 000 000 00-0
Inland Empire	000 000 000 01-1

Sixers	        ab  r  h  bi  ave
Rogowski lf	3  0  0  0  .229
DeJesus ss	5  0  0  0  .318
DeWitt 3b	5  1  1  0  .255
Mitchell 1b	4  0  0  0  .333
May dh	        5  0  1  1  .333
Hoffmann cf	4  0  0  0  .341
Harper c	3  0  1  0  .192
Justis pr	0  0  0  0  .333
GGutierrez c	1  0  0  0  .182
Locke rf	2  0  1  0  .290
Godwin pr-rf	1  0  0  0  .226
Herrera 2b	3  0  0  0  .214
 Totals	        33 1 5 1
 Lancaster	41 0 5 0

 3B- DeWitt (1). RBI- May (14). 
S- Herrera,  Godwin. LOB- Inland 
Empire 7, Lancaster 8. 
SB- Rogowski 2 (2), DeJesus(1). 
DP- DeJesus, Herrera and Mitchell 2.

Inland Empire	in  h  r-er  bb  so  era
Pinango	        6.0  3  0-0  0  9  0.00
Leach	        3.0  3  0-0  0  2  0.00
Meque	        2.2  2  0-1  0  0  3.86
Pfeiffer 	1.0  0  0-1  0  0  0.00
 HBP- by Pinango. WP- Pfeiffer (1-0). 
T- 3:24. Att- 1,349.
Cold Bats Plague Loons-- Great Lakes has scored only three runs in their last 30 innings, dropping a 3-1 decision to Lansing Sunday night.

They had a man cut down at the plate in the second inning when Eduardo Perez singled with two out and was nailed at the plate after David Sutherland doubled.

Center fielder Trayvon Robinson threw out a runner at the plate in the bottom of the inning but a run scored on a double play and Lansing led 1-0.

Thomas Melgarejo worked the first five innings and allowed one hit and one run, leaving the game trailing 1-0.

Great Lakes tied the game in the top of the sixth when, with two out, Matt Berezay singled and Josh Bell doubled him across.

A walk and a double off Doug Brooks (1-1) put the Lugnuts back in the lead for good. Adrian Ramirez allowed the third run in the eighth.

Josh Bell led the Loons seven-hit attack with a single and a double.
 Score by innings
Great Lakes	000  001  000-1
Lansing	        010  001  01x-3

Great Lakes	ab  r  h  bi  ave
Robinson cf	4  0  1  0  .312
Mattingly ss	4  0  0  0  .095
Berezay lf	4  1  1  0  .161
Bell 3b	        4  0  2  1  .160
Santana c	4  0  0  0  .125
Perez 1b	3  0  1  0  .200
Sutherland dh	4  0  1  0  .238
Van Slyke rf	4  0  1  0  .158
Fuller 2b	3  0  0  0  .200
 Totals	        31 1 6 0
 Lansing	30 3 7 3

 Error- Robinson (1). 2b- Bell (1). 
RBI- Bell (4) LOB- (7). SB-
Robinson (4).  DP- Robinson 
and Santana.

Great Lakes 	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Melgarejo	5.0  5  1-1  1  0  3.00
DBrooks (1-1)	2.0  1  1-1  1  0  5.62
Ramirez	        1.0  1  0-0  1  0  6.00
 T- 2:18. Att- 1,612.

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