Gonzalez, Jones, Kemp Homers Spark Wins

in the Night of the Homer, Mitch Jones' onslaught sparked Las Vegas to a 7-3 win at Memphis.William Juarez pitched Jacksonville to a 7-3 win over Mobile. Juan Gonzalez's two home runs helped Inland Empire hold off High Desert 5-4. Great Lakes was battered by South Bend 12-2.

Jones Bashes 19th Homer-- Mitch Jones continues to batter Pacific Coast League pitching, smacking a two-run homer in the first inning, his fifth in seven games and 19th overall to boost his league-leading total. Matt Kemp ran his hitting streak to 14 games with a home run and catcher Octavio Martinez knocked in Andy Laroche with a single in the sixth.

Jones' home run, with James Loney on first with a single, boosted the 51s into an early lead and they rolled in with a solid 4-2 victory.

Starter William Juarez (2-2) allowed one run on six hits in six innings, with no walks and four strikeouts to earn the win. Matt White followed with two perfect innings and Matt Riley allowed a run on two hits and two walks in the ninth before nailing down his second save.

First baseman Loney singled twice and third baseman LaRoche added a pair of doubles.

The win boosted the 51s to a 27-31 record. Las Vegas has a day off today (Thursday) and retuns home to host Fresno.
 Score by Innings
Las Vegas	201 001 000-4
Memphis	        100 000 001-2

 Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi ave
Valdez ss	5  0  1  0  .289
Loney rf	4  1  2  0  .284
Kemp cf        	4  1  1  1  .335
Jones 1b	3  1  1  2  .303
Young lf	4  0  0  0  .296
Laroche 3b	3  1  2  0  .240
Maza 2b        	1  0  0  0  .388
Martinez c	4  0  1  1  .176
Juarez p	3  0  0  0  .000
 White p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Barnes 	1  0  0  0  .122
 Riley p	0  0  0  0  .000
   Totals	32 4 8 4
   Memphis	33 2 8 2

 2B- LaRoche 2 (6). HR- Jones (19). 
Kemp (4). RBI- Jones 2 (60), Kemp (20), 
Martinez (2). S- Maza. LOB- Las Vegas 
6, Memphis. CS- Valdez (1).

 Las Vegas	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Juarez (2-2)	6.0  6  1-1  0  4  4.71
White           2.0  0  0-0  0  0  3.58
Riley (sv,2)	1.0  2  1-1  2  1  8.22
 HBP- by Juarez.  T- 2:26. Stt- 6,834.
Suns Ride Gonzalez's Homers-- Juan Gonzalez belted two homers and a single, driving in three runs, to lead Jacksonville to a 7-3 win over visiting Mobile on Tuesday.

Shortstop Chin-Lung Hu's RBI single drove in the first run in the third and Gonzalez followed with a two-run shot to make it 3-0 Suns. Gonzalez added a solo homer in the sixth for his first two homers of the season for the Suns (33-26).

It was the first career multi-homer game for Gonzalez, who signed as an non-drafted free agent with Detroit in 1999.

The 25-year-old second baseman opened the eighth with a single and scored a on Marshall McDougall's double in the eighth. Jimmy Rohan added an RBI single and Alberto Concepcion's ground ball drove in the final run.

Alvis Ojeda started for Jacksonville and worked four innings, allowing a pair of runs and leaving the game with a 3-2 lead. Mark Alexander (2-0) took over and earned the win, allowing a solo home run over three innings, striking out four. Luis Gonzalez and Jon Meloan finished the game out.

The Suns and BayBears meet tonight in the final game of the series, then host Chattangooga for five games.
 Score by Innings
Mobile	        000 200 100-3
Jacksonville	003 001 03x-7

 Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hu ss        	2  0  1  1  .335
 Nicholson ss	2  1  0  0  .191
Gonzalez 2b	4  3  3  3  .268
Paul cf        	4  0  0  0  .278
Dunlap 1b	3  0  1  0  .263
 Rohan pr-1b	0  1  0  0  .267
McDougall 3b	4  1  1  1  .269
Raglani lf	4  0  1  1  .235
Concepcion c	3  0  1  1  .222
Ruan rf	        4  1  0  0  .295
Ojeda p	        0  0  0  0  .200
 Alexander p	1  0  0  0  .000
 Lindsey ph	0  0  0  0  .286
 Gonzalez p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Meloan p	0  0  0  0  .000
    Totals 	34 7 8 7
    Mobile 	31 3 6 3

 2B- McDougall (15). HR- Gonzalez 2 (2). 
RBI- Hu (19), Gonzalez 3 (17), McDougall 
(40), Raglani (31), Concepcion (7). 
S- Ojeda. LOB- Jacksonville 4, Mobile 4. 
SB- Gonzalez (4).

 Jacksonville	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Ojeda 	        4.0  4  2-2  2  3  5.43
Alexander (2-0)	3.0  1  1-1  0  4  6.87
LGonzalez	1.0  1  0-0  0  0  2.45
Meloan 	        1.0  0  0-0  0  1  2.48
 T- 2:29. Att- 5,041.
Clutch Performances Win for Sixers-- Inland Empire got just what they wanted just when they wanted in a 5-4 win over Inland Empire. After building 4-0 and 5-2 leads they had to fight off the Mavericks.

Relievers Jordan Pratt and Kyle Wilson allowed only two hits over the final three shutout innings and Pratt worked out of a bases-loaded, none-out mess in the seventh with the help of outfielder Ryan Rogowski who threw out the tying run at home plate to preserve the win.

Wilson worked around a leadoff single in the ninth to set down the Mavs 1-2-3 and boosting Inland Empire to 30-28 and back into a first-place tie with the Lancaster JetHawks in the California League's South Division.

Blake DeWitt whacked a one-run single in the first for an early 1-0 lead and his bases-loaded walk in the second helped establish a 4-0 lead.

Ivan DeJesus' one-out single kicked off the three-run rally and it also extended his streak of consecutive games reaching base to 11. DeJesus and Adam Godwin both scored later in the inning on wild pitches.

Sixers starter Marlon Arias (4-1) worked five inning and allowed six hits and three runs. He turned the game over to Francisco Felix in the sixth and he pitched a shutout inning with a pair of strikeouts.

Rogowski's triple scored catcher Gabe Gutierrez in the fourth inning for a 5-2 lead.

The Sixers return home tonight to host Modesto in the first game of a four game series.
 Score by Innings
Inland Empire	130 100 000-5
High Desert	002 010 100-4

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi ave
Rogowski lf	3  1  1  1  .259
May dh        	3  0  1  0  .255
DeWitt 3b	2  0  1  2  .258
Mitchell 1b	4  0  0  0  .267
Denker 2b	5  0  1  0  .333
Tomlin cf	5  0  0  0  .299
DeJesus ss	5  1  2  0  .264
Gutierrez c	4  2  3  0  .246
Godwin rf	3  1  0  0  .238
 Totals	        36 5 9 3
 High Desert	34 4 9 4

 Error- Rogowski (1). 3B- Rogowski (7). 
RBI- DeWitt 2 (23), Rogowski (21). 
S- Godwin, Mitchell. LOB- Inland Empire 
11, High Desert 8. PO- Gutierrez.

 Inland Empire	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Arias (4-1)	5.0  6  3-3  1  4  5.12
Felix	        1.0  0  0-0  0  2  4.11
Meque	        0.0  1  1-1  2  0  7.79
Pratt	        1.2  1  0-0  1  2  4.70
Wilson (sv 3)	1.1  1  0-0  0  0  0.75
 WP- Pratt. T- 3:06. Att- 1,503.
Summertime and the Hittin' is Easy-- The classic song applied only the Silver Hawks who banged out 15 hits and routed Great Lakes 12-2.

South Bend scored the first 11 runs of the game before the Loons got on the scoreboard in the eighth when catcher Juan Apodaca lived on an error and moved to second on Adolfo Gonzalez's single. A passed ball allowed one run and Josh Bell's single drove in the second, and final, run of the game.

Gonzalez led Great Lakes with a pair of singles and a double. Apodaca singled twice.

Arismendy Castillo (1-3) was battered for 12 hits and five runs over his six innings of work. Joe Jones fared even worse, surrendering the last five Sliver Hawk runs while retiring only to batters in the seventh. Miguel Sanfler finished the game out.  

The Loons take today off and return home on Thursday to host the Fort Wayne Wizards for the first time at Dow Diamond. 
 Score by Innings
Great Lakes 	000 000 020- 2
South Bend	001 301 61x-12

 Great Lakes 	ab r  h  bi ave
Hunt cf        	5  0  1  0  .297
AGonzalez 2b	5  1  3  0  .353
Perez 1b	4  0  1  0  .308
Peterson rf	4  0  1  0  .338
Bell 3b        	4  0  1  1  .271
Mattingly dh	4  0  0  0  .241
Berezay lf	4  0  1  0  .231
Lizarraga s	4  0  0  0  .282
Apodaca c	4  1  2  0  .203
   Totals	38  2 10  1
   South Bend	37 12 15 11

 2B- Gonzalez (7). RBI- Bell (30). 
LOB- Great Lakes 9, South Bend 12. 
DP- Lizarraga, Gonzalez and Perez: 
Apodaca and Gonzalez.

 Great Lakes	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Castillo (1-3)	6.0  12  5-5  3  3  6.61
Jones 	        0.2   1  5-5  4  1  5.60
Sanfler 	1.1   2  2-2  2  1  4.41
 WP- Jones. HBP- by Castillo, by Sanfler.
T- 2:47. Att- 1,481.
All-Stars Announced-- Great Lakes Loons' infielders Eduardo Perez and Francisco Lizarraga, and pitchers Clayton Kershaw and Miguel Ramirez have been selected for the Eastern Division team at the Midwest League All-Star Game, to be hosted by the Kane County Cougars June 19 at Elfstrom Stadium in Geneva, Ill.

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