Melon's Arm and Hu's Five Hits Spark Suns

Las Vegas lost a 10-6 decision to Fresno despite three hits by EY Young. Jacksonville, sparked by five hits from Chin-Lung Hu and a strong start from Mike Megrew, blanked Carolina 5-0. Inland Empire stopped Rancho Cucamonga behind James McDonalds first win of the season and Great Lakes lost 8-1 to Beloit.

Vegas Pounded-- Las Vegas saw a 1-0 lead disappear under 10 Fresno runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings and dropped a 10-6 decision.

Starter Joe Mays (1-2) was tagged with six of the runs runs on eight hits with four strikeouts over five innings. Mark Alexander gave up four in the sixth to end the Grizzlies scoring.

Trailing 10-1, Las Vegas (12-16) scored once in the seventh inning, then got four runs in the eighth. Choo Freeman lived on an error, Tony Abreu walked and Larry Bigbie bounced into a force at second. Matt Kemp's fly scored one, , James Loney's sixth double knocked in another and Delwyn Young followed with an RBI triple, then scored on a second Fresno error.

Young went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored for the 51s who fell to 12-16. Abreu singled and doubled and Kemp added a two-base hit.
 Score by innings
Las Vegas	000 100 140- 6
Fresno 	        000 334 00x-10

 Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi  ave
Abreu 3b	4  0  2  0  .357
Bigbie rf-lf	4  1  0  0  .371
Kemp cf, rf	3  1  1  1  .310
Loney 1b	3  2  1  1  .254
Young 1f	4  1  3  1  .253
 Hull p	        0  0  0  0  .000
Garcia 2b	3  0  0  1  .303
Perez ss	4  0  1  1  .262
Stinnett c	2  0  0  0  .200
 Huckaby c	1  0  0  0  .244
Mays p	        2  0  0  0  .000
 Alexander p	0  0  0  0  .000
 White p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Freeman ph-cf	2  1  0  0  .270
   Totals	32  5  8  5
   Fresno	34 10 11 10

2B- Kemp (3), Loney (6), Abreu (7). 
3B- Young (1). DP- Perez and Loney. 
CS- Young (1). SF- Garcia, Kemp. 
RBI- Garcia (10), Perez (10), 
Kemp (10), Loney (22), Young (16).

 Las Vegas	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Mays (1-2)	5.0  8  6-6  0  4   4.58
Alexander	1.0  3  4-4  3  2  14.25
White	        1.0  0  0-0  0  1   2.06
Hull  	        1.0  0  0-0  0  2   1.47
 T- 2:32. Att- 8,632.
Megrew, Hue Spark Suns-- Mike Megrew worked seven shutout innings, allowing only three hits, and Chin-Lung Hu went 5-for-5 with three doubles as Jacksonville whitewashed Carolina, 5-0. The Suns improved to 16-13.

Megrew (3-1) tied a season high with eight strikeouts and walked one while winning his second straight. Zach Hammes allowed one hit in a scoreless eighth and Jon Meloan worked closed out Jacksonville's fourth shutout.

Hu, who leads the Southern League in hits (41) and doubles (15), collected five of the nine Suns' hits. He doubled to lead off the game and scored on Xavier Paul's single.

The 23-year-old shortstop also singled in the third and fourth and doubled in the seventh and ninth to boost his average to .336.

Jacksonville first baseman Cory Dunlap was handed a seven-game suspension for violating team rules.
 Score by innings
Jacksonville	110 300 000-5
Carolina	000 000 000-0

 Jacksonville	ab r  h  ave
Hu ss	        5  1  5  1  .336
Meza 2b	        5  0  0  0  .237
Paul cf	        5  0  1  1  .282
Lindsey 1b	5  0  1  0  .237
McDougall 3b	3  1  1  0  .269
Raglani lf	1  1  0  0  .250
Ellis c	        2  1  0  0  .188
Ruan rf	        4  1  1  1  .226
Megrew p	3  0  0  0  .125
 Hammes p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Rohan ph	0  0  0  0  .000
 Meloan p	0  0  0  0  .000
   Totals	33 5 9 3
   Carolina	30 0 4 0

 2B- Hu 3 (15). RBI- Paul (17), Ruan (7), 
Hu (10). CS- Hu (3), Raglani (1). DP- 
McDougall, Maza and Lindsey; Hu, Maza 
and Lindsey. HBP- Ellis. LOB- Jacksonville 
8, Carolina 6.

 Jacksonville	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Megrew (3-1)	7.0  3  0-0  1  8  2.97
Hammes	        1.0  1  0-0  0  0  0.00
Meloan	        1.0  0  0-0  2  1  1.88
 PB- Ellis (2). T- 2:34. Att- 3, 934.
Sixers Quiet Quakes-- Inland Empire score early and James McDonald pitched a strong six innings as the Sixers topped Rancho Cucamonga 5-4 for the first time this season and evened their record at 15-15.

McDonald won his first game of the season, allowing three hits and striking out six while surrendering just one run. Ramon Troncoso recorded his sixth save by working two scoreless innings after the Quakes had touched Jordan Pratt for three runs in the seventh and eighth.

Manager Dave Collins shook up the lineup and it paid off with a win and the six runs were the most they have scored in seven days.

"Our execution was the best we've had this year," Collins told the San Bernardino Sun. "We moved runners along and brought them in."

Hoffman led off the first inning with a double, went to third on Blake DeWitt's groundout, and scored on Travis Denker's single. Russell Mitchell led off the Sixers' second inning with a double, went to third on a groundout by Ivan De Jesus and scored on an error on James Tomlin's grounder. Tomlin stole second and scored on Rogowski's single to center to make it 3-0.

The Sixers added a couple of runs in the bottom of the sixth after Hoffmann and DeWitt led off with singles. Denker drove in one run with a single and the other scored on an error.

Jamie Hoffman banged out three hits in four trips to the plate in the leadoff slot, scoring twice and boosting his average to .366. Travis Denker was 2-for-2 with a pair of runs batted in.

The 66ers improved to 11-4 when scoring first.
 Score by innings
Rancho Cucamonga  	000 001 120-4
Inland Empire	        120 002 00x-5

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  ave
Hoffman lf	4  2  3  0  .366
DeWitt 3b	4  1  1  0  .211
May c         	4  0  0  0  .314
Denker 2b	2  0  2  2  .344
Mitchell 1b	3  1  1  0  .283
DeJesus ss	3  0  0  0  .241
Tomlin cf	3  1  0  1  .000
Rogowski dh	3  0  1  1  .269
Godwin rf	3  0  0  0  .207
   Totals   	29 4 8 4
   RCucamonga  	34 4 7 4

 2B- Hoffmann (8), Mitchell (9). CS- Denker 
(1), Rogowski (2). RBI - Denker (9), Tomlin 
(1), Rogowski (11). LOB- Inland Empire 1, 
Rancho Cucamonga 7.

 Inland Empire 	 in  r  r-er bb so  era
McDonald (1-3)	6.0  3  1-1  0  6  4.30
Pratt	        1.0  3  3-3  3  1  2.66
Troncoso (sv 6)	2.0  1  0-0  0  0  0.98
 WP- Pratt. HB- McDonald. T- 2:19. Att- 2,679.
Loons Shut Down-- A six-run fifth inning doomed the Loons, who could only manage four hits, and Beloit collected an 8-1 win.

After Trayvon Robinson and Bridger Hunt led off with back-to-back singles in the first, Robinson scored when Francisco Lizarraga bounced into a double play in the first inning to cut the Snappers lead to 2-1 and the game stayed close into the fifth.

?Right-hander Michael Gardner started in place of an injured Clayton Kershaw who has a mild hamstring pull and allowed all seven Beloit runs. He worked 4.1 innings giving up seven hits while walking two and striking out three.

Reliever Miguel Sanfler gave up an infield base hit allow a run and reload the bases, then a three-run triple. The Loons record fell to 11-17

Kershaw's injury isn't considered serious but he was held out as a precautionary measure.

?The Midwest earned run average leader Francisco Felix starts today against Beloit. Felix comes into the game with a record of 1-1 with a minuscule 0.36 earned run average.
 Score by innings
Beloit	        200 060 000-8
Great Lakes  	100 000 000-1

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Robinson cf	4  1  1  0  .242
Hunt 2b	        4  0  1  0  .269
Lizarraga ss	4  0  0  0  .328
Perez dh        3  1  0  0  .262
Berezay lf	3  0  1  0  .250
Sutherland dh	3  0  0  0  .225
Bell 3b	        2  0  0  0  .205
Fuller 2b	3  0  0  0  .214
Jansen c	3  0  0  0  .114
Van Slyke rf	4  0  1  0  .226
   Totals	30 1  4 0
   Beloit	33 8 10 8

 Error- Lizarraga (3), Robinson (2).
2B- Perez (7), Berezay (7). CS- Herrera (1). 
SB- Robinson. LOB- Great Lakes 3, Beloit 5.

 Great Lakes	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Gardner (3-2)	4.1  7  7-6  2  3  4.38
Sanfler	        3.2  3  1-1  1  3  1.32
GWhite	        1.0  0  0-0  0  0  3.18
 T- 2:29. Att- 4,746.

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