Homers Key Jacksonville Win

Las Vegas collected only five hits and lost 7-1 to Fresno. Jacksonville stopped Carolina 7-5 on home runs by Luis Maza and Marshall McDougall, becoming the only franchise club to win in two days. Inland Empire fell 3-2 before Rancho Cucamonga and Beloit dumped the Loons 6-3.

Vegas Thumped-- The 51s managed only five scattered hits in a 7-1 loss to Fresno. Las Vegas tied the game 1-1 in the third inning when outfielder Larry Bigbie's single scored catcher Kelly Stinnett but things went downhill from there.

Bigbie is leading the 51s with a .397 average, passing Tony Abreu who has "slumped" to .356.

D.J. Houlton (2-2) was tagged for six hits and four runs before leaving after three innings. Four relievers followed but the game was in the bag when the Grizzlies scored three in the bottom of the inning. Casey Hoorelbeke worked three scoreless innings but it didn't change the outcome.

Outfielder Matt Kemp slugged a double in four trips.
 Score by innings
Las Vegas	001 000 000-1
Fresno	        013 000 21x-7

 Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi  ave
Abreu 2b	4  0  1  0  .351
Bigvie rf	4  0  1  1  .397
Kemp cf	        4  0  1  0  .308
Loney 1b	4  0  0  0  .252
LaRoche 3b	4  0  0  0  .235
Jones lf-1b	4  0  0  0  .253
Perez ss	4  0  1  0  .263
Stinnett c	2  1  1  0  .207
Houlton p	0  0  0  0  .200
 Hoorelbeke p	1  0  0  0  .000
 Young ph	1  0  0  0  .231
 White p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Freeman lf	0  0  0  0  .278
   Totals	32 1  5  1
   Fresno	33 7 13 7

  2B- Kemp (2). PO- Prez. RBI- Bigbie (4). 
LOB- Las Vegas 6, Fresno 11. DP- LaRoche, 
Abreu and Loney, Abreu and Loney.

 Las Vegas	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Houlton (2-2)	3.0  6  4-4  4  1   3.23
Hoorelbeke 	3.0  2  0-0  0  2   5.68
White	        1.0  3  2-2  2  3   2.20 
Eckert 	        0.0  1  1-1  1  0  27.00
Lundberg	1.0  1  0-0  0  0   6.57
 T- 2:53. Att- 8,764.
Homers Spark Suns-- Second baseman Luis Maza and third baseman Marshall McDougall homered as Jacksonville rallied for a 7-5 road victory over Carolina.

Chin Lung Hu doubled to open the eighth inning and with two outs, Maza slugged his third homer of the season to give the Suns a 7-5 lead. Maza broke an 0-for-10 over the three previous three games and was 2-for-3 with two walks and a stolen base.

Jacksonville, now 15-13, trailed, 5-0, when McDougall led off the fourth with a double and scored on a sacrifice fly by catcher Alberto Concepcion. McDougall, who went 2-for-5, added his sixth homer with one out in the sixth.

Shortstop Juan Gonzalez lined a two-run double and scored on Xavier Paul's single in the seventh to tie the game.

Reliever Wesley Wright (1-1) took over for starter Alvis Ojeda, who had allowed five runs over the fist five innings. wright walked two and struck out six in two hitless innings to earn the win. Matt Riley struck out five and crafted two perfect innings to gain his first save.

Maza and McDougall had a pair of hits each to lead the 10-hit attack.
 Score by innings
Jacksonville 	000 101 320-7
Carolina	302 000 000-5

 Jacksonville	ab r h  bi  ave
Maza 2b	        3  2  2  2  .250
Gonzalez ss	5  1  1  2  .233
Paul cf	        5  0  1  1  .286
Dunlap 1b	4  0  1  0  .244
McDougall 3b	5  2  2  1  .267
Raglani lf	3  0  1  0  .253
Allen rf	3  0  1  0  .221
Wright p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Hu ph-ss	1  1  1  0  .336
Concepcion c	2  0  0  1  .229
Ojeda p	        2  0  0  0  .000
 Ruan rf	2  1  0  0  .224
   Totals	28 6 4 7
   Carolina 	32 5 9 5

 2B- Raglani (7), McDougall (8), JGonzalez (2), 
Hu (12).HR- McDougall (6), Maza (3). SB- 
Maza (1). DP- (2) McDougall, Meza and Dunlap; 
McDougall and Dunlap. SF- Concepcion. RBI- 
Concepcion (6),McDougall (18), Gonzalez (7) 
Paul (16), Maza (8). LOB- Jacksonville 7, 
Carolina 8.

 Jacksonville	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Ojeda 	        5.0  9  5-5  5  5  6.35
Wright (1-1)	2.0  0  0-0  2  6  4.08
Riley (sv 1)	2.0  0  0-0  0  5  1.59
 T-3:10. Att- 4,247.
Tough Defense Tops Sixers-- Rancho Cucamonga turned on the defense to stop Inland Empire 3-2. The Sixers (14-15) hit the ball hard, but sparkling outfield plays keyed the victory.

"They made two or three very good defensive plays," Sixers acting manager Steve Yeager said. "If those drop in, it could have been a different game. It was a good ballgame."

The Sixers scored first, when right fielder Jamie Hoffmann led off the second inning with a ground-rule double, Russell Mitchell's single moved him to third, and he scored when Gabriel Gutierrez grounded into a double play.

The Quakes tied it up next inning and took a 3-1 lead into the bottom of the eighth.

Shortstop Ivan de Jesus singled home outfielder Adam Goodwin to cut the lead to one, but they couldn't get any closer. Javy Guerra started and pitched well, leaving the game after six trailing 2-1. He allowed five hits and struck out eight.

Mario Alvarez gave up a single run in two and Brent Leach worked a scoreless ninth.

Catcher Lucas May and Hoffman singled and doubled and Godwin added a pair of singles to account for six the Sixers eight hits.
 Score by inning
Rancho Cucamonga	001 010 100-3
Inland Empire 	        010 000 010-2

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Rogowski lf	3  0  0  0  .267
DeJesus ss	3  0  1  1  .248
Denker 2b	3  0  0  0  .322
May dh        	4  0  2  0  .325
DeWitt 3b	4  0  0  0  .209
Hoffmann rf	3  1  2  0  .346
Mitchell 1b	3  0  1  0  .281
Gutierrez c	4  0  0  0  .231
Godwin cf	4  1  2  0  .215
  Totals	31 2 8 1
  Cucamonga	33 3 8 2

 2B- May (8), Hoffmann (7). SB- May (5). 
SB- Mitchell. LOB- Inland Empire 7, 
Rancho Cucamonga 8.

 Inland Empire	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Guerra (1-1)	6.0  5  2-2  4  8  3.95
Alvarez	        2.0  3  1-1  1  3  6.00
Leach	        1.0  0  0-0  0  1  0.51
 T-2:46. Att- 4,625.
Early Lead Dumps Loons-- Great Lakes couldn't overcome a four-run first inning and lost 6-3 to Beloit. The first four Snappers scored before the Loons came to bat off starter Josh Wall (1-2) and they held on for the win. Beloit would add a pair of runs in the top half of the seventh inning thanks to two errors by shortstop Preston Mattingly and second baseman Elian Herrera.

Great Lakes answered with a run in the bottom of the first when Trayvon Robinson scored on a bases-loaded double play. In the seventh, trailing 6-1, catcher Carlos Santana doubled into right field to score Josh Bell and David Sutherland to make it 6-3.

Wall settled down after the four-run first and added four scoreless innings. Joe Jones made his first appearance of the season after coming off the disabled list, pitching three innings, allowing three hits, two unearned runs while fanning five.

David Sutherland singled twice to lead Great Lakes who dropped to 11-16 on the season.

?Left hander Clayton Kershaw faces Jeff Manship tonight in Beloit. Kershaw is 2-0 with a 1.08 earned run average, but Manship is 2-0 but with a 0.84 ERA as the Loons celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Dow Diamond.
 Score by innings
Beloit	        400 000 200-6
Great Lakes	100 000 200-3

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Robinson cf	2  1  1  0  .242
Herrera 2b	4  0  1  0  .167
Mattingly ss	4  0  1  0  .194
Perez dh	3  0  0  0  .262
Berezay lf	4  0  0  0  .247
Sutherland 1b	4  1  2  0  .235
Bell 3b	        3  1  1  0  .209
Santana c	3  0  1  2  .145
VanSlyke rf	4  0  1  0  .226
  Totals	31 3 8 2
  Beloit	34 6 8 5

 Error- Mattingly (13), Herrera (1). 
2B- Santana (4). CS- Herrera (1). 
SB- Robinson. DP- (2) Herrera and 
Sutherland. HBP- Robinson, Herrera, 
Perez. LOB- Great Lakes 8, Beloit 4.

 Great Lakes	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Wall (1-4)	5.0  5  4-4  3  4  5.04
Jones	        3.0  3  2-0  0  5  0.00
Ramirez 	1.0  0  0-0  0  1  1.50
 PB- Santana (7). T- 2:23. Att 5,434.

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