Hitters Rule as Teams Win Three of Four

Las Vegas led the hit parade with 21 hits as they stopped Memphis 14-7. Jacksonville managed 'only' five but beat Mobile 5-3. Inland Empire collected eight runs but lost 11-8 and Great Lakes outscored South Bend 11-9.

Avalanche of Hits Bury Birds-- Las Vegas lined the ball into all corners of Cashman Field Monday night, collecting 21 hits and 14 runs to dump visiting Memphis 14-7. The three 51s outfielders banged out 11 hits in 16 trips, scored five times and drove in eight runs.

Vegas rolled up a 12-6 lead over the first six innings.

Outfielder Delwyn Young went 4-for-5 with a pair of two-run homers (#6 & 7) and his first shot to center field capped a three-run first inning for the 51s who moved to 26-31.

He singled and scored in the fifth before smacking another homer in the sixth, his seventh of the season. The 24-year-old left fielder is now second on the team with 36 RBIs.

Outfielder Choo Freeman had four hits, including a three-run double in the fifth. First baseman Mitch Jones went 3-for-6 with three runs scored and drove in his Pacific Coast League-leading 58th run. Outfielder Matt Kemp added three hits to extend his hitting streak to 13 games, while Sergio Garcia (#7) and Larry Barnes (#1) each cracked solo homers.

Starter Spike Lundberg (3-4) was delighted with the run support and collected the win, allowing three runs on eight hits with five strikeouts in six innings.

Greg Miller was tapped for three runs on three hits and a pair of walks in just 1/3 of an inning. Dwayne Pollok and Casey Hoorelbeke finished the game out.
 Score by Innings
Las Vegas	312 132 002-14
Memphis	        000 201 310- 7

 Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi  ave
Valdez ss	5  1  2  1  .303
Garcia 2b	6  2  3  1  .330
Kemp rf        	6  2  3  1  .338
Jones 1b	6  3  3  1  .302
Young lf	5  3  4  4  .302
LaRoche 3b	2  1  0  1  .228
Freeman cf	5  0  4  3  .283
Martinez c	5  1  1  0  .154
Lundberg p	4  0  0  0  .250
 Miller p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Pollok p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Barnes ph	1  1  1  1  .125
 Hoorebeke p	0  0  0  0  .000
   Totals	45 14 21 13
   Memphis	39  7 12  6

 2B- Kemp (16), Valdez (3), Freeman (4), 
Young (10). 3B- Jones (1). HR- Young 2 (7), 
Garcia (7), Barnes (1).RBI- Young 4 (36), 
Valdez (5), Jones (58), LaRoche (12), Garcia 
(26), Freeman 3 (20), Barnes (4), Kemp (19). 
SF- LaRoche. LOB- Las Vegas 8, Memphis 9.

 Las Vegas 	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Lundberg (3-4)	6.0  8  3-3  1  5  6.63
Miller	        0.1  3  3-3  2  1  7.85
Pollok	        1.2  1  1-1  1  0  7.36
Hoorelbeke	1.0  0  0-0  0  1  5.50
 WP- Lundberg, Miller. T-3:10. Att- 6,840.
Rohan Sparks Suns-- Infielder Jimmy Rohan, just off the disabled list, went 2-for-3 with two RBIs as Jacksonville rallied past visiting Mobile, 5-3, in an afternoon game Monday.

Trailing 3-0, the Suns scored a single run in the fourth when catcher A.J. Ellis doubled with outfielder Xavier Paul and first baseman Cory Dunlap on base. Paul scored easily but Dunlap was thrown out at home.

Rohan's RBI single in the fifth drove in outfielder Wilkin Ruan, who had opened the inning with a triple to cut the lead to 3-2.

After third baseman Marshall McDougall and Ellis singled to open the seventh inning, Jacksonville took the lead for the first time when Rohan's single tied the game and pinch-hitter John Lindsey's ground ball made it 4-3.

They added an insurance run in the eighth when Dunlap's single drove in Paul.

Suns starter Joey Norrito allowed three runs -- one earned -- on three hits and had one strikeout over five innings. Reliever Wesley Wright (3-2) gave up one hit while working two scoreless innings to pick up the win. Jonathan Meloan retired the final six batters in order to record his ninth save.

Rohan, Ellis and Dunlap had two hits and Paul and Ruan each scored twice for Jacksonville.
 Score by Innings
Mobile	        012 000 000-3
Jacksonville	000 110 21x-5

 Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi  ave
Raglani lf	4  0  1  0  .235
Hu ss        	3  0  0  0  .333
Paul cf        	2  2  1  0  .283
Dunlap 1b	4  0  2  1  .261
 Nicholson 2b	0  0  0  0  .200
McDougall 3b	4  0  1  0  .270
Ellis c	        4  1  2  1  .203
Ruan rf	        3  2  2  0  .305
Rohan 2b-1b	3  0  2  2  .267
Norrito p	2  0  0  0  .111
 Wright p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Lindsey ph	1  0  0  0  .286
 Meloan p	0  0  0  0  .000
   Totals	30 5 11 4
   Memphis	30 3  4 3

 Error- Rohan 2 (6). 2B- Ellis (9). 3b- Ruan (1). 
RBI- Ellis (15), Rohan 2 (9), Dunlap (22). LOB- 
Jacksonville 4, Mobile 2. CS- Paul (3), Raglani (6).

 Jacksonville	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Norrito 	5.0  3  3-1  0  1  2.43
Wright (3-2)	2.0  1  0-0  0  1  4.09
Maloan (sv 9)	2.0  0  0-0  0  2  5.47
  HBP- by Norrito. T- 2:10. Att- 2,285.
Five-Run First Sinks Sixers-- High Desert tagged Jesus Castillo (2-4) for five runs in the first inning and he was debited for another two in the third inning when the Mavericks scored three times and went on to win 11-8.

Blake DeWitt homered (#5) in the first for a temporary 1-0 lead. Inland Empire would not score again until the six, when trailing 9-1 they nailed two on the board after catcher Lucas May singled and outfielder James Tomlin doubled, both scoring on an error.

The 66ers scored five times in the eighth inning to close to within two runs. May and Travis Denker singled and Tomlin smacked his first homer of the season. Michael Rivera lived on an error and Ivan De Jesus also hit his first home run of the year to make it 10-8.

But that was as close as Inland Empire could get.

Mario Alvarez followed Castillo and gave up two earned runs on six hits while fanning six. Jesus Rodriguez was also roughed up, surrendering a run on six hits.

Tomlin finished with three hits and a walk. He scored a pair and knocked in three runs. May added a pair of singles.

Tonight is game two of the series at High Desert and Inland Empire will return home Thursday to open a weekend series with the Modesto Nuts as the first half winds down.
 Score by Innings
Inland Empire	100 002 050- 8
High Desert	503 011 01x-11

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Rogowski lf	2  0  1  0  .258
DeWitt 3b	5  1  1  1  .256
Hoffman rf	5  0  1  0  .293
Mitchell 1b	4  0  0  0  .273
May c        	5  2  2  0  .253
Denker dh	5  1  1  0  .338
Tomlin cf	4  2  3  3  .315
Rivera 2b	4  1  0  0  .240
DeJesus ss	3  1  1  2  .260
   Totals	37  8 10 4
   High Desert	40 11 17 3

 2B- Tomlin (9). HR- DeWitt (5), Tomlin (1), 
De Jesus(1). RBI- DeWitt (21), Tomlin 3 (15), 
DeJesus 2 (17). LOB- Inland Empire 9, High 
Desert 10. SB- Rivera (3), Tomlin (4). 
CS- Rogowski (4). PB- May (15).

Inland Empire 	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Castillo (2-4)	2.0  5  7-7  2  1   4.37
Alvarez 	3.2  6  3-2  1  6   6.96
Rogriguez 	2.1  6  1-1  0  0  13.50
 WP- Alvarez 3. Balk- Castillo. HBP- by Castillo. 
T- 3:05. Att_ 1,664.
Loons Outscore Silver Hawks-- A 17-hit attack allowed Great Lakes to stop South Bend 11-8 in a battle that saw the two teams bang out 31 hits.

Trailing 1-0 after two, Great Lakes scored all 11 runs in the next five innings.

They started with two in the second on consecutive two-out singles by Bridger Hunt, Adolfo Gonzalez, Eduardo Perez (RBI) and James Peterson (RBI). In the third, home plate umpire Antonio Gutierrez left the game taking a foul ball off his facemask. When play resumed after a 20 minute delay, Josh Bell homered, Preston Mattingly tripled and Scott Van Slyke's ground ball made it 4-1.

The Silverhawks tied the score but the Loons regained the lead for good with two in the fifth on RBI singles by Peterson and Mattingly.  South Bend continued to score but could never catch up.

Mattingly extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a 2-for-5 night.  Hunt led the Loons' hit parade with four.  Perez and Peterson each had three hits.  Hunt and Peterson drove in three runs each.

Thomas Melgarejo (1-4) saw his winless streak broken although he allowed six runs – all earned – in 5.2 innings.  Doug Brooks worked the final 3.1 innings to pick up his second save of the year. The game lasted three hours and eight minutes, the Loons' longest game of the season.

The two clubs have combined for 39 runs and 64 hits the first two games of the series. 

The two teams meet in the series finale tonight. 

Kershaw Pitcher of the Week-- Lefty Clayton Kershaw was selected Midwest League's Pitcher of the Week after working two complete game wins. The league announcement read, "Clayton Kershaw has not failed to live up to the hype. The overall seventh selection in last year's draft, Kershaw has been excellent this season. In 55 innings of work, the Texas native has only allowed 34 hits, 13 earned runs and 31 walks. However, he had his best outing of the season last week, as he pitched an eight-inning gem against Daytona, allowing one hit and giving up one walk. Kershaw ranks seventh in ERA and second in strikeouts in the Midwest League."
 Score by Innings
Great Lakes	002 224 100-11
South Bend	100 314 000- 9

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi ave
Hunt cf        	5  3  4  3  .300
Gonzalez ss	5  1  1  0  .340
Perez 1b	5  2  3  1  .309
Peterson lf	5  0  3  3  .344
Bell dh        	5  1  2  1  .271
Mattingly 2b	5  1  2  1  .247
Van Slyke rf	5  0  0  1  .262
Fuller 3b	5  1  0  0  .247
Santana c	5  2  2  0  .172
   Totals	45 11 17 10
   South Bend	34  9 14  8

 Error- Gonzalez (4). 2B- Santana (6), Peterson (6). 
3B- Mattingly (5). HR- Bell (7). RBI- Perez (27), 
Peterson 3 (10), Bell (29), Mattingly (19), Hunt 3 
(19). LOB- Great Lakes 7, South Bend 9. DP- Fuller, 
Mattingly and Perez; Fuller and Mattingly.

 Great Lakes	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Melgarejo (1-4)	5.2  8  6-6  4  3  6.29
Brooks (sv,2) 	3.1  6  3-3  1  4  6.65
 WP- Melgarejo (3). HBP- by Melgarejo. 
T- 3:08. Att- 2,546.

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