Robinson's Three-Run Double Boosts Loons

Trayvon Robinson lined a bases-loaded double in the top of the ninth as Great Lakes rallied to top Clinton 11-9. Jon Meloan's game-ending strikeout preserved a 3-2 Jacksonville win over Montgomery. Inland Empire bunched four hits in the second to top Modesto and Las Vegas was thumped 15-1.

51s Demolished-- It was a night that you try to forget as soon as you get back in the clubhouse and in the shower. Tacoma banged out 15 hits, scored 15 times with 15 runs batted in and held Las Vegas to a single run.

The 51s managed only seven hits and lost for the fifth time in their last six games. Sergio Garcia drove in Delwyn Young with a fourth-inning sacrifice fly for Las Vegas run.

Eric Stults (2-1), who started the game with a 2.91 earned run average, was tagged for seven runs on eight hits and two walks in 2.1 innings and took his first loss.

Stults wasn't alone, however. Reliever Mark Alexander allowed five runs on three hits in two innings, while Casey Hoorelbeke surrendered the final three runs.

Larry Bigbie (3-for-3) and James Loney (2-for-3) each had a double and were responsible for five of the seven Las Vegas hits.
Score by innings
Tacoma	        142 000 530-15
Las Vegas	000 100 000- 1

 Las Vegas	ab  r  h  bi  ave
Abreu 3b	4  0  0  0  .367
Kemp cf	        4  0  1  0  .333
Loney 1b	3  0  2  0  .267
LaRoche lf	4  0  0  0  .230
Young rf	3  1  0  0  .250
Bigbie dh	3  0  3  0  .436
Garcia 2b	3  0  0  1  .340
Huckaby	        4  0  1  0  .278
Perez ss	3  0  0  0  .274
  Totals	31  1  7  1
  Tacoma	42 15 15 15

2B- Loney (4), Bigbie (5). RBI- Garcia (8). 
SB- Loney (1). HBP- Abreu. LOB- Las Vegas 
10, Tacoma 5.

 Las Vegas	in  h  r-er  bb  so  era
Stults (2-1)	2.1  8  7-7  2  1   5.25
Gonzalez	2.2  0  0-0  0  3   2.08
Alexander 	2.0  3  5-5  2  2  13.00
Hoorelbeke	1.0  4  3-3  1  0   6.75
Lundberg	1.0  0  0-0  0  1   9.82
 WP- Stults. T- 2:50. Att- 6,886.
Meloan Nails Down Win-- Jon Meloan fanned the final Montgomery batter to extract himself from a mess of his own doing, saving a 3-2 victory for the Suns. Jacksonville led 3-1 into the ninth and Meloan allowed a run before collecting his third save.

All the Suns runs came on homers. Xavier Paul smacked a solo shot in the first inning and Jon Lindsey provided the winning margin with a two-run homer, his league-leading seventh of the season, to break a 1-1 tie in the seventh. Lindsey has only a dozen hits but seven of them are dingers.

The win was the first in the last 10 games against Montgomery.

Starter Eric Cyr (1-1) earned the win. He worked six innings and allowed a single run on three hits while striking out six. Matt Riley posted two scoreless innings before turning the game over to Meloan.

"The bullpen was worn out after the last road trip. I knew I had to go at least six innings. I was throwing strikes, waiting for the hitters to make adjustments, and they weren't making them," Cyr told the Jacksonville Sun-Times.

The Suns send right-hander Alvis Ojeda (0-1, 4.74) against the Biscuits' Chris Mason (2-0, 1.54) this afternoon in the third game of a five-game series.
 Score by innings
Montgomery 	000 010  001-2
Jacksonville	100 002  00x-3

 Jacksonville	ab  r  h  bi  ave
Hu ss	        4  0  2  0  .344
Meza 2b	        4  0  0  0  .353
Paul cf	        4  1  2  1  .278
McDougall 3b	4  0  1  0  .274
Raglani lf	3  1  0  0  .278
Lindsey dh	4  1  1  2  .207
Dunlap 1b	2  0  0  0  .214
Allen rf	3  0  0  0  .221
Ellis c	        3  0  0  0  .212
  Totals 	31 3 6 3
  Montgomery	34 1 7 2

 2B- Hu (11).  HR- Paul (1), Lindsey (7). 
RBI- Paul (10), Lindsey )14). CS- Paul 
(1). LOB- Jacksonville 6, Montgomery 10.

 Jacksonville	 in  h  r-er bb  so  era
Cyr (1-1)	6.0  3  1-1  3  6  3.04
Riley 	        2.0  3  0-0  0  2  1.38
Maloan (sv 3)	1.0  2  1-1  1  1  2.02
 T- 2:22. Att- 7,145.
Sixers Bunch Hits to Win-- Although Inland Empire managed only seven hits, they collected four of them in the second inning, good for five runs and a 6-3 win over Modesto. The win snapped a three-game losing streak.

Blake DeWitt led off the decisive inning with a double as the left and center fielder ran into each other attempting to make the catch. Travis Denker and Tony Harper walked to load the bases before Shane Justis' infield single tied the score 1-1.

Adam Godwin's single to left and Ivan De Jesus Jr.'s single to right each scored a run and made it 3-1. Ryan Rogowski drew a bases loaded walk to force home another, and Russell Mitchell's RBI groundout made it 5-1.

Ivan De Jesus drilled line drive past the right fielder in the fourth inning, ran past the stop sign at third base thrown up by manager Dave Collins and was nailed at the plate attempting an inside-the-park home run.

Starter Marlon Arias (1-0), surrendered seven hits but only two runs in five innings to earn the win. Consecutive triples and an error scored a pair of runs off reliever Matt Gomez de Segura in the sixth and the Nuts loaded the bases in the seventh with two walks and a hit batter but Jacobo Meque took over and was in turn saved himself when center fielder Adam Godwin made a diving catch of a sinking line drive that might have tied the game.

A single the eighth cut the lead to 5-3 but Brent Leach took over for Meque and promptly picked the runner off of first base. Leach led all of minor league baseball with 22 pickoffs last season.

After the Sixers got an insurance run on a bases-loaded walk by De Jesus in the eighth, Leach retired the side 1-2-3 in the ninth and earned his third save, dropping his ERA to 0.57.
Score by Innings
Modesto	        100 001 010-3
Inland Empire	050 000 01x-6

 Inland Empire	ab  r  h  bi  ave
DeJesus ss	4  0  2  2  .253
Rogowski lf	4  0  1  1  .256
May c	        4  0  0  0  .340
Mitchell 1b	4  0  0  1  .324
DeWitt 3b	4  2  2  0  .217
Denker 2b	3  1  1  0  .278
Harper dh	2  1  0  0  .184
 Nicholson dh   0  0  0  0  .316
Justis rf	3  1  2  1  .375
Godwin cf	3  1  1  1  .197
  Totals	31 6 9 6
  Modesto	33 2 8 3

 Error- Justis (2), DeJesus (6). 2B- DeWitt 
(7). 3B- DeJesus (3).RBI- Justis (6), Godwin 
(7), Rogowski (10), Mitchell (10). SB- Justis 
(2). LOB- Inland Empire 8, Modesto 8.

 Inland Empire	in  h  r-er  bb  so  era
Arias (1-0)	5.0  7  2-2  1  5  5.56
Gomez 	        1.1  0  0-0  2  1  7.20
Meque 	        1.1  1  1-1  1  3  3.72
Leach (sv 3)	1.1  0  0-0  0  0  0.57
 WP-Arias, Meque. BK-Aries. 
HBP- Gomez. T- 3:07. Att- 3,205.
Five-Run Ninth Wins-- The Great Lakes Loons exploded for five runs in the top of the ninth, keyed by Trayvon Robinson's three-run double, to dump Clinton 11-9 for their fourth win in a row.

Trailing 8-6, outfielder Matt Berezay smacked a two-out double to cut the lead to one, then David Sutherland walked and Elian Herrera was hit by a pitch to load the bases and set the stage for Robinson's game-winning shot to deep left field. He scored on Preston Mattingly's single for an 11-8 lead.

Great Lakes had to fight from behind most of the evening. Herrera scored on a ground ball by Robinson and Mattingly and Perez doubled to tie the score 2-2 in the fifth.

Clinton added four runs in the bottom of the same inning and two more in the seventh but doubles by Carlos Santana and Scott Van Slyke and a single by Herrera scored two runs in the six. Joshua Bell banged a two-run home run in the seventh to cut the margin to 8-6 and set the stage of Robinson's big hit.

The LumberKings scored in the bottom of the ninth but reliever Michael Gardner (3-1) ended the game with a strikeout to preserve his win. Starter Thomas Melgarejo allowed six runs, five of them earned, while allowing five hits over the first five innings.

Mattingly was 4-for-6 with two runs scored while Bell went 3-for-6 with a home run and two RBIs. Van Slyke, Herrera, Perez and Matt Berezay all contributed RBIs for the Loons.

 Score by innings
Great Lakes	000 022 205-11
Clinton	        200 040 201-9

Great Lakes	ab  r  h  rbi  ave
Robinson cf	6  1  2  4  .260
Mattingly ss	6  2  4  1  .236
Perez dh 	6  0  2  1  .266
Bell 3b	        6  1  3  2  .242
Santana c	5  2  1  0  .111
Van Slyke rf	4  1  1  1  .245
Berezay lf	3  1  1  1  .227
Sutherland 1b	4  1  1  0  .213
Herrera 2b	4  2  2  1  .263
  Totals	44 11 15 11
  Clinton	35  9  7  8

 Error- Sutherland (1), Santana (3), Mattingly 
(11). 2B- Mattingly (3), Perez (5), Santana 
(3), Van Slyke (3), Berezay (4) Robinson (3). 
HR- Bell (1). RBI- Robinson(9), Perez (8), 
Van Slyke (2), Herrera (3), Bell (10), Berezay 
(10), Mattingly (5). SB- Robinson (8), Herrera 
(2), Mattingly (2). LOB- Great Lakes 11, Clinton 4.

 Great Lakes	        in  h  r-er  bb  so  era
Melgarejo	        5.0  5  6-3  1  1  4.67
Gardner (W, 3-1)	4.0  2  3-1  1  3  2.70
 HB- Malgarejo, Gardner. T- 2:50. Att- 1,837.

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