Big Innings Common in Sunday Games

Explosions rocked the quiet Sunday afternoon as Great Lakes scored seven runs in the fourth inning, then held on to win 10-9. Jacksonville piled up six runs in the seventh to provide a 10-2 win over Mobile and Las Vegas was on the other end of the fireworks, allowing a six-run seventh in a wild, 14-10 loss.

Las Vegas trailed 4-3 after one inning, giving everyone involved an indication it would be a long afternoon. They tied the game in the fifth and took a 9-6 lead into the bottom of the seventh before the Cardinals scores six and added two more in the eighth to win.

The two clubs combined for 24 runs and 31 hits with 13 walks and three errors thrown into the mix. Only two of the nine pitchers involved did not allow a run or more.

Mitch Jones homered twice, good for three RBIs, to run his league-leading total to 18, and James Loney and Larry Barnes added two hits each. Luis Maza also homered and Matt Kemp went 4-for-5 with two runs batted in.

Las Vegas scored twice in the sixth inning, on a Ken Huckaby RBI single and Delwyn Young pinch-hit RBI double. The 51s got two more runs in the top of the seventh, with Choo Freeman and Barnes adding RBI singles, to put Las Vegas ahead for the final time by a 9-6 margin.

D.J. Houlton started for the 51s and was tagged with six hits and five runs while completing only four innings. Harold Eckert worked a scoreless fifth, then B.J. LaMura was battered for six runs in just over an inning and Matt White gave up two more in the eighth.
 Score by innings
Las Vegas	300 112 201-10
Memphis	        401 001 62x-14

 Jacksonville	at r  h  bi  ave
Garcia ss-2b	5  1  1  0  .324
Loney 1b	5  1  2  0  .280
Kemp rf	        5  2  4  2  .331
Jones 3b-lf	4  2  2  3  .295
Freeman cf	5  1  1  1  .263
Maza 2b-3b	5  1  1  1  .394
Barnes lf	4  1  2  1  .103
 White p	0  0  0  0  .000
Huckaby c	4  1  1  1  .291
Houlton p	1  0  0  0  .214
 LaRoche ph	1  0  0  0  .214
 Eckert p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Young ph	1  0  1  1  .289
 LaMura p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Valdez ss	1  0  0  0  .286
   Totals	41 10 15 10
   Memphis	40 14 16 14

  Error- Jones (4). 2B- Loney (17), Kemp (15),
Young (19). HR- Jones 2 (18), Maza (1). Rbi-
Kemp 2 (18), Jones 3 (57), Maza (13), Huckaby
(21), Young (32), Freeman (17), Barnes (3).
SB- Freeman (2), Kemp (9). LOB- Las Vegas 5,
Memphis 9.

 Las Vegas	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Houlton	        4.0  6  5-5  1  2  3.57
Eckert	        1.0  1  0-0  1  1 17.18
LaMura (1-2)	1.1  4  6-5  2  0  6.60
White	        1.2  5  3-3  2  0  3.79
 WP- LaMura. T- 3:08. Att- 9,041.
Six-Run Seventh Boosts Suns-- Jacksonville trailed 3-1 going into the last of the seventh inning and, keyed by back-to-back two-run doubles by first baseman Cory Dunlap and third baseman Marshall McDougall, scored six to take a 10-3 decision from Mobile.

Dunlap, who was 2-for-2 with a walk, also had a sacrifice fly in the first, and McDougall, who had two hits, added an RBI groundout in the sixth.

Chin Lung Hu singled twice and doubled, and John Lindsey, who didn't get into the game until the seventh as a pinch-hitter, was 2-for-2 with an RBI to boost Jacksonville to a 31-26 record.

In his last two games Hu is 6-for-9 with a homer, five runs scored and two RBIs, raising his average 14 points to .338.

Starter Eric Cyr had a tough afternoon, allowing three runs on nine hits before leaving with a sore arm with one out in the fourth. Brian Akin (1.1 innings), Ramon Troncoso (2.0) and Luis Gonzalez (2.0), allowed four hits a no runs while striking out for. Troncoso (1-1) earned the win.

The Suns won their league-best 14th game when tied or trailing after six innings.

The Suns host Mobile in the third game of the series today at noon. RHP Joey Norrito (1-0, 2.52) will oppose BayBears RHP Esmerling Vasquez (4-4, 3.61).
 Score by innings
Mobile	        100 200 000- 3
Jacksonville	100 001 62x-10

 Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hu ss	        4  3  3  1  .338
JGonzalez 2b	5  0  0  0  .254
Paul cf	        2  2  0  0  .281
Dunlap 1b	2  1  2  3  .255
McDougall 3b	4  0  2  3  .270
Rohan ph-3b	1  0  0  0  .238
Raglani lf	5  0  1  0  .235
Concepcion c	4  1  1  0  .216
Ruan rf	        4  1  1  0  .296
Cyr p	        1  0  0  0  .000
 Akin p	        0  0  0  0  .000
 Nicholson ph	1  0  1  0  .200
 Troncoso p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Lindsey ph-1b	2  2  2  1  .288
   Totals	36 10 13 8
   Mobile	36  3 13 3

 Errors- Cyr (1), McDougall (11). 2B- HJu 2 (22), 
Dunlap 2 (7), McDougall (14). RBI- Dunlap 3 (21),
McDougall 3 (39), Lindsey (33), Hu (18). SF- Dunlap.
LOB- Jacksonville 8, Mobile 10. DP- McDougall and
Gonzalez; Dunlap, JGonzalez and Dunlap. 

 Jacksonville	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Cyr	        3.1  9  3-3  0  1  2.84
Akin	        1.2  1  0-0  0  2  6.35
Troncoso (1-0)	2.0  2  0-0  1  2  3.24
LGonzalez	2.0  1  0-0  2  2  2.70
 T- 3:15. Att- 5.608.
Inland Empire-- open

Seven Run Inning Boosts Loons-- Great Lakes Loons piled up seven runs in the fourth inning then had to beat off the Silverhawks in the ninth inning to hold on to a wild 10-9.

The big inning, plus Clayton Kershaw on the mound, made it look like a sure thing. Kershaw allowed only an unearned run in five innings of work. He struck out six and lowered his ERA to 2.13 while winning his sixth game against two losses.

Yulkin German took over in the ninth with a 10-4 lead an quickly and surrendered four straight singles, a walk and another single and was relieved with only one out by by Miguel Ramirez picked up the final two outs to save his fifth game. 

The Loons sent a lucky 13 batters to the plate in the fourth inning, turning a 1-1 tie into an 8-1 lead. Preston Mattingly and Justin Fuller singled twice in the inning and Eduardo Perez slammed a bases-loaded triple. Perez had a solo home run in the second inning to give him four runs batted in.

Catcher Juan Apodaca hit a two-run homer, his second, in the top of the ninth that provided the winning margin.

Preston Mattingly finished the game with four hits. Apodaca drove in three and Justin Fuller and Bridger Hunt added three hits each.

The series continues tonight in South Bend. 
 Score by Innings
Great Lakes	010 700 002-10
South Bend	010 002 105- 9

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Robinson cf	4  1  0  0  .249
Hunt lf      	6  1  3  0  .285
EGonzalez 2b	5  1  2  0  .348
Perez 1b	6  2  2  4  .301
Peterson rf	5  0  1  0  .322
Mattingly dh	6  1  4  1  .242
Lizarraga ss	4  0  1  0  .290
Fuller 3b	3  2  3  0  .262
Apodaca c	5  2  3  3  .182
   Totals	43 10 19 8
   South Bend	40  9 14 8

 Error- Fuller (12). 2B- Perez (11), Gonzalez (6). 
HR- Perez (7), Apodaca (2). RBI- Perez 4 (26), 
Apodaca 3 (5), Mattingly (18). S- Lizarraga, 
Robinson. LOB- Great Lakes 12, South Bend 10. 
CS- Hunt (5). PB- Apodaca 2 (3). DP- Lizarraga, 
Gonzalez and Perez.

 Great Lakes	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Kershaw (6-2)	5.0  3  1-0  3  6   2.13
White 	        3.0  6  3-3  0  1   2.57
German	        0.1  5  5-5  1  0  11.06
Ramirez (sv 5)	0.2  0  0-0  0  0   0.86
 WP- White. HBP- by Kershaw. T- 2:58. Att- 1,535.

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