Fifty-Ones, Suns Share 29 Runs in Wins

Base hits flew thick and fast as Las Vegas beat Oklahoma 17-16 on a walk-off homer by Kelly Stinnett in the last of the 10th and Jacksonville outlasted Montgomery 12-11 with the help of John Lindsey's three-run homer in the eighth. However, the two clubs apparently used up the system's alloted number of hits and Inland Empire fell to Bakersfield 10-6 and Great Lakes lost 4-2 to Wisconsin.

Pitcher's Night Off-- In the city that never sleeps, it seems the baseball team operates on the same schedule. Catcher Kelly Stinnett's two-run homer in the last of the 10th provided an improbable 17-16 Las Vegas win that ended a long (3:48) evening for both clubs. Stinnett had just entered the game after catcher Ken Huckaby was taken out for a runner.

Oklahoma would have thought if they collected 25 hits and scored 16 runs they could enjoy talking about a big win after the game. But not so Thursday night as the two clubs tangled in a brawl that resembled a slow-pitch softball game.

The 51s took an early 8-1 lead, lost that but battled back to lead 12-9 going into the top of the ninth. They lost that also and had to score one in the bottom of the inning to move the game into extra innings.

Then Oklahoma then scored a "decisive" three runs in the top of the 10th, only to find it was not so decisive when Vegas came back with four in the last of the inning, keyed by catcher Kelly Stinnett's walk-off two-run homer, to win 17-16.

The two teams banged out 43 hits and collected nine walks off 10 different pitchers, with the fielders throwing in seven errors to keep the 7,776 fans in wonder most of the evening. The took 396 pitches between the two teams to decide the winner, with the final one making all the difference.

The 51s Spike Lundberg (2-2) pitched only the 10th and gave up a three-run homer but earned the win on a four run Las Vegas rally in the bottom of the inning.

Joe Mays started for the 51s and left after five with a 9-5 lead in his pocket. Casey Hoorelbeke was tagged for eight hits and four runs in 1.2 innings, and was saved from further damage by Matt White. He turned the game and a 12-9 lead over to Eric Hull but Oklahoma scored four runs in the top of the ninth to put Vegas in a 13-12 hole. It took a Ken Huckaby double and Tony Abreu's single to tie it.

After Oklahoma had pounded Lundberg in the top of the 10th, the 51s launched yet one more improbable rally. Down three runs, Mitch Jones got things rolling with a walk and after a wild pitch, EY Young also walked. Another wild pitch and another walk, this one to Larry Bigbie, loaded the bases.

Sergio Garcia hit into a force at second, allowing Jones to score and a throwing error on the play sent Young across the plate. Then, trailing 16-15 Stint launched his two-run, game-winning shot into the late night sky for a 17-16 Las Vegas win.

Huckaby and Abreu led the 51s with three his each. Jones knocked in four runs and Garcia had three RBI.
 Score by innings
Oklahoma	100 222 204 3-16
Las Vegas	503 100 031 4-17

Las Vegas	ab  r  h  bi  ave
Abreu 3b	5  2  3  1  .360
Kemp cf	        5  2  1  1  .312
Loney 1b	6  0  2  0  .261
Jones lf	4  3  2  4  .269
Young dh	4  3  1  0  .259
Bigbie rf	5  2  2  2  .360
Garcia 2b	6  3  2  3  .310
Huckaby c	5  0  3  2  .311
 Freeman pr	0  1  0  0  .256
 Stinnett c	1  1  1  2  .219
TPerez ss	4  0  0  0  .247
 Totals	        45 17 18 15
 Oklahoma	50 16 25 16

 Error-Kemp (1). 2B- Bigbie (8), Huckaby 
(3). HR- Jones (8), Kemp (3), Stinnett 
(3). RBI- Jones- (29), Garcia (14), Huckaby 
(13), Kemp (12), Bigbie (7), Abreu (10), 
Stinnett (7).  S- TPerez. HBP- Jones.  
SB- Abreu (4), Garcia (4), Jones (2). 
LOB- Las Vegas 8, Oklahoma 10.

 Las Vegas	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Mays 	        5.0  8  5-4  2  3  4.91
Hoorelbeke	1.2  6  4-4  0  1  6.00
MWhite	        1.1  1  0-0  0  0  2.49
Hull	        1.0  4  4-4  2  1  2.95
Lundberg (2-2)	1.0  2  3-3  0  0  6.48
 HB- Lundberg. T- 3:48. Att- 7,775.
Homer Boosts Suns-- John Linsley's three-run homer in the seventh inning gave Jacksonville a come-from-behind 12-11 win over Birmingham. After having blown 2-0 and 9-5 leads the Suns trailed 11-9 before the game-winner.

Jacksonville scored twice in the first and six times in the fifth but the Barons pounded starter Mike Megrew and Brian Akin before Wesley Wright came on to somewhat slow the Montgomery offense.

After Lindsey's blast, making Wright the winner, Luis Gonzalez worked a shutout ninth to earn his first save since returning from Las Vegas.

The Suns sent 10 men to the plate in the big fifth inning. Allen's bases-loaded single got the rally started and a two-run error and Chin-Lung Hu's sac fly accounted for the other three runs.

Juan Gonzalez reached on a throwing error in the eighth and Paul singled before Lindsey whacked his game winner over the right field wall.

Lindsey finished the evening with four runs batted in. Xavier Paul collected a pair of singles and a triple and Luke Allen added three singles.
 Score by Innings
Birmingham	001 224 200-11
Jacksonville	200 160 03x-12

 Jacksonville 	ab r  h  b  ave
Hu ss        	4  0  0  1  .368
Gonzalez 2b	5  2  1  0  .220
Paul cf	        4  3  3  1  .299
Lindsey 1b	5  2  2  4  .258
McDougall dh	4  1  0  0  .277
Raglani lf	4  1  1  0  .259
Allen rf	4  2  3  2  .233
Ellis c	        1  1  0  0  .187
Rohan 3b	4  0  1  2  .125
  Totals	35 12 11 10
  Birmingham	36 11 14  9

  Error- Rohan (3), Gonzalez (2). 2B- Gonzalez (3). 
3B- Paul (2). HR- Lindsey (8). RBI- Paul (18), 
Rohan (2), Lindsey (25), Allen (9), Hu (12). 
HBP- Ellis, McDougall. SB- Paul (5). LOB- 
Jacksonville  6, Birmingham 10.

 Jacksonville	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Megrew	        4.0  5  3-2  1  4  3.13
Akin	        1.2  5  6-6  3  3  6.64
Wright (2-2)	2.1  3  2-1  0  1  5.14
Gonzalez (sv 1)	1.0  1  0-0  1  1  0.00
 T- 3:12. Att- 9,475.
Sixers Generous in Loss-- The Sixers, now 17-17, took a 4-1 lead to the sixth before things fell apart. Marlon Arias' no-hitter the night before was forgotten as last-place Bakersfield earned a 10-6 win.

Starter Javy Guerra ran into trouble in the sixth inning and allowed a pair of runs. Mario Alvarez was roughed up for three runs and Jacobo Meque was victimized by four unearned runs to put the game out of reach.

Sixers third baseman Blake DeWitt threw wide on a grounder to start the eighth inning with an error, the first error the team has made in the last 10 games, but it opened a door they couldn't close in time.

Inland Empire scored single runs in the eighth and ninth inning, but never seriously threatened and the Blaze took two of three in the series.

Travis Denker was 3-for-4 with three RBI, DeWitt was 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI and his fifth-inning double gave the Sixers a 2-1 lead. Shane Justis, James Tomlin and Adam Godwin had two hits apiece as the Sixers out-hit Bakersfield 13-12.

But Bakersfield enjoyed six walks against a staff that leads the league in that department.
 Score by Innings
Bakersfield	001 002 340-10
Inland Empire	100 030 011- 6

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hoffmann rf	4  0  0  0  .330
Rogowski lf	1  0  0  0  .252
Justis ss	5  2  2  0  .357
DeWitt 3b	4  2  2  1  .215
May dh	        4  0  1  1  .301
Mitchell 1b	3  1  0  0  .295
Denker 2b	4  0  3  3  .343
Tomlin cf-rf	4  1  2  0  .375
Gutierrez c	4  0  1  0  .212
Goidwin lf-cf	4  0  2  1  .222
  Totals	37  6 13 4
  Bakersfield	38 10 12 9

 Error- DeWitt (5). 2B- May (10), DeWitt (8), 
Denker (5). 3B- Godwin (1). HBP- May, 
Mitchell. LOB- Indland Empire 10, Bakersfield 8.

 Inland Empire	in  h  r-er  bb  so  era
Guerra	        5.1  7  3-3  2  6  4.13
Alvarez (0-2)	1.1  3  3-3  1  1  6.98
Meque 	        0.2  2  4-0  2  1  2.84
Gomez	        0.2  0  0-0  1  1  5.93
Leach 	        1.0  0  0-0  0  0  0.46
 T- 3:11. Att- 1,961.
Loons Play Catchup-- Great Lakes came from behind to tie the game twice, then let Wisconsin slip away with a 4-2 decision.

Bridger Hunt lived on a two-base error, stole third and scored on Eduardo Perez's sac fly to tie the game 1-1 in the first. Trayvon Robinson doubled with one out in the seventh and Adolfo Perez singled him in to tie the game 2-2.

The Loons left the bases loaded in the seventh and didn't get a baserunner on in the final two innings.

Kenley Jansen's second passed ball of the gave the Timber Rattlers a 3-2 lead in the eighth and tagged reliever Garrett White (1-2) with the loss. Joshua Wall started and allowed two runs -- one earned -- on five hits while striking out eight over 5.2 innings in his sixth start for the Loons who dropped to 13-20.

Bridger Hunt and Trayvon Robinson each doubled to account for two of the five Great Lakes runs.
 Score by Innings
Wisconsin 	100 001 011-4
Great Lakes	100 000 100-2

 Great Lakes	ab  r  h  bi  ave
Hunt rf	        5  1  1  0  .286
Gonzalez 2b	3  0  1  1  .353
Berezay lf	2  0  1  0  .257
EPerez dh	2  0  1  1  .289
Sutherland 1b	4  0  0  0  .226
Lizarraga ss	4  0  0  0  .299
Bell 3b	        4  0  0  0  .192
Jansen c	2  0  0  0  .102
 Santana ph-c  	1  0  0  0  .149
Robinson cf	4  1  1  0  .231
  Totals	31 2 5 2
  Wisconsin	30 4 6 3

 Error- Wall (2). 2B- Hunt (6), Robinson (4). 
SF- Perez S- Gonzalez. SB- Berezay (3), Hunt 
(1). SF- EPerez. LOB- Great Lakes 9, Wisconsin 3.

 Great Lakes 	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Wall        	5.2  5  2-1  1  8  4.40
White (1-2)	3.1  1  2-1  2  3  3.07
 WP- Wall. T- 2:48. Att- 3<822.

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