Hunt and Berezay Collect Game-Winning Hits

Bridger Hunt's two-run single in the eighth boosted Inland Empire to a 10-9 win and Great Lakes used four hits by Eduardo Perez and a game-winning double by Matt Berezay to top Fort Wayne 8-5. Fresno rolled a 7-11 combination to beat Las Vegas 8-7 and Jacksonville lost on Chattangooga's five-run seventh.

Home Run in 11th Beats Vegas-- In a city of gamblers, the numbers Seven and 11 would delight the craps players, but it didn't work out that way for the 51s baseball players as Fresno catcher Justin Knoedler hit tie-breaking home runs in the seventh and 11th innings to lift the Grizzlies to an 8-7 win over the 51s.

Las Vegas finished with seven runs and 11 hits and fell to 0-20 when trailing after eight innings in the final game of the home stand.

Outfielder Delwyn Young went 3-for-6 with RBI singles in the third, fourth and ninth. Newly-arrived outfielder Wilkin Ruan had two hits and two RBIs, and shortstop Wilson Valdez finished with three hits and three runs scored.

Starter Spike Lundberg yielded seven runs on nine hits with a strikeout over 6.2 frames. Casey Hoorelbeke (1-3) followed Dwayne Pollok and Matt White and surrendered a run on three hits and a walk with two strikeouts to take the loss.

Vegas built a 4-2 lead, allowed the Grizzlies to tie and then take a 7-4 lead into the ninth but tacked on three of their own to send the game into extra innings.

They nearly scored a fourth run in the ninth but a pair of baserunning mistakes hurt them. Third baseman Andy LaRoche was nailed on the plate on a grounder off the bat of Larry Barnes to the first baseman.

"On a ground ball, he's got to go, but unfortunately for us the ball was right on the bag," 51s manager Lorenzo Bundy said.

Their first out of the ninth also came on a baserunning blunder, this one by Wilkin Ruan, in his first game with Las Vegas after getting promoted from Double-A Jacksonville. With runners on first and second and no outs, Ruan hit an RBI single to right field to make the score 7-5.

Young followed with a run-scoring single to left to make it 7-6, but the throw home was cut off, and Ruan was thrown out at third.

Choo Freeman tied the score with an RBI single for new-look Las Vegas, which lost three of its top hitters --Mitch Jones, Matt Kemp and James Loney. That, coupled with the previous departures of hot hitters Tony Abreu and Larry Bigbie, have renovated the 51s.

-- Infielder Michael Rivera was promoted from Class A Inland Empire to take Loney's place with the 51s. ... Infielder Sergio Garcia, batting .330, missed his fifth straight game with an eye infection.

The 51s (28-34) start a seven-day, eight-game road trip today at defending Triple-A champion Tucson.
Score by Innings
Fresno	        200 002 300 01-8
Las Vegas	003 100 003 00-7

 Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi  ave
Valdez ss 	6  3  3  0  .309
Ruan rf        	6  1  2  2  .333
Young lf	6  2  3  3  .303
LaRoche 3b	3  0  0  0  .231
Freeman cf	4  0  2  1  .294
Barnes 1b	5  0  1  0  .143
Huckaby c	3  0  0  1  .272
Rivera 2b	5  0  0  0  .000
Lundberg p	3  0  0  0  .188
 Pollock p	0  0  0  0  .000
 White p        0  0  0  0  .000
 Anderson ph    0  1  0  0  .250
 Hoorelbeke p	1  0  0  0  .000
   Totals	42 7 11 7
   Fresno	42 8 14 8

 Error- Rivera (1). 2B- Valdez (5). 3B- Ruan (1). 
RBI- Ruan 2 (2), Young 3 (41), Huckaby (22), 
Freeman (22). LOB- Las Vegas 8, Fresno 8.

 Las Vegas	   in  h  r-er bb so  era
Lundberg	  6.2  9  7-7  0  1  7.06
Pollock	          1.1  2  0-0  0  0  5.14
White         	  1.0  0  0-0  0  0  3.40
Hoorelbeke (1-3)  2.0  3  1-1  1  2  5.63
 T- 3:03. Att- 3,002.
Five Run Seventh Sinks Suns-- Jacksonville trailed 2-1 going into the seventh inning after starter Alvis Ojeda gave up only a two-run homer in the fourth during his six innings, but reliever Greg Miller, down from Las Vegas to cure an inexplicable wildness, allowed a hit, walked four and fired a wild pitch in the seventh that allowed five runs and Chattanooga went on to win 8-2.

Outfielder Anthony Raglani lined a leadoff homer, his 10th, in the second for a brief 1-0 Jacksonville lead. First baseman Cory Dunlap had an RBI single in the seventh for the Suns and A.J. Ellis added his first three hit game of the season.

The Suns got six hits in the first three innings but only managed three singles over the final six. Jacksonville relievers allowed six runs in three innings, the same number of runs the bullpen had allowed in 36 2/3 innings in the previous eight games.

With the loss, the Suns remained five games behind the Mississippi Braves with just six games left in the first-half of the season.

The crowd of 4,775 pushed the Suns over 200,000.

Jacksonville closes out their first-half home schedule when RHP Zach Hammes (0-3, 4.70) will oppose the Lookouts LHP Luke Lockwood (1-6, 4.91) in an afternoon game today.
 Score by Innings
Chattanooga	000 200 501-8
Jacksonville	010 000 100-2

 Jacksonville	ab  r h  bi ave
Tomlin rf	5  0  1  0  .333
Hu ss        	4  1  0  0  .328
Paul cf        	4  0  1  0  .289
Dunlap 1b	3  0  1  1  .263
McDougall 3b	4  0  1  0  .260
Raglani lf	4  1  1  1  .230
Gonzalez 2b	3  0  1  0  .225
 Wright p	0  0  0  0  .000
Ellis c        	4  0  3  0  .220
 Ojeda p        1  0  0  0  .182
 Lindsey ph	1  0  0  0  .286
 Miller p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Alexander p	0  0  0  0  .000
   Totals	34 2 9 2
   Chattanooga	41 8 7 9

 Error- Paul (3). 2B- Paul (11). HR- Raglani (10). 
RBI- Raglani (33), Dunlap (29). LOB- Jacksonville 
9, Chattanooga 10. SB- McDougall (3). DP- Hu and Dunlap.

 Jacksonville	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Ojeda (1-4)	6.0  5  2-2  2  5  5.19
Miller	        0.0  1  5-4  4  0   --
Alexander 	2.0  1  0-0  2  2  5.64
Wright	        1.0  2  1-1  1  1  4.00
 WP- Miller. T- 2:55. Att- 4,775.
Sixers Win Wild 10-9 Game-- Inland Empire trailed 7-2 going into the last of the fifth and 9-7 into the last of the eighth but a pair of big innings earned them a 10-9 win and maintained their first-place tie with Lancaster.

Modesto helped considerably in the five-run eighth, when they walked first baseman Russell Mitchell and second baseman Travis Denker. Shortstop Shane Justis was hit by a pitch to load the bases and outfielder Ryan Rogowski worked another free pass to force in the first run. The Sixers' first hit of the inning, a single by outfielder Bridger Hunt, drove in two runs and put them up to stay.

Designated hitter Lucas May, outfielder Jamie Hoffman and Hunt each had a pair of hits with Brad DeWitt, May and Hunt collecting two runs batted in each.

Mario Arias started and was hammered for five hits and five runs in two innings. Jordan Pratt worked the next four and left the mound trailing 7-2. A five-run fifth, highlighted by third baseman Blake DeWitt's two-run double, tied the game.

Cory Wade won a franchise-leading seventh game without a loss and Kyle Wilson worked a perfect ninth with two strikeouts to close it out and earn his fourth save.
 Score by Innings
Modesto	        032 011 020- 9
Inland Empire	020 050 03x-10

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi ave
Hunt lf-rf-cf	4  1  2  2  .400
Gutierrez c	4  1  1  1  .274
DeWitt 3b	4  1  1  2  .263
May dh        	4  0  2  1  .264
Mitchell 1b	3  2  1  0  .265
Denker 2b	3  2  1  0  .335
Hoffman cf	3  1  2  2  .313
 Locke rf	1  0  0  0  .229
De Jesus ss	1  0  0  0  .256
Justis ss	1  2  1  0  .289
Godwin rf	2  0  1  1  .257
 Rogowski ph-lf	1  0  0  1  .256
   Totals 	31 10 12 10
   Modesto	35  9 10  8

 2B- Denker (13), DeWitt (15). RBI- Hoffmann 
2 (41), Godwin (16), Gutierrez (10), DeWitt 2 
(29), May (45), Rogowski (25). S- Gutierrez. 
LOB- Inland Empire 4, Modesto 4. SB- Mitchell 
(3). CS- Rogowski (5). DP- Denker and Mitchell.

 Inland Empire	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Arias        	2.0  5  5-5  2  1  5.85
Pratt        	4.0  3  2-2  2  6  4.78
Wade (7-0)	2.0  2  2-2  0  3  2.17
Wilson (sv,4)	1.0  0  0-0  0  2  0.64
 WP- Pratt. HBP- Justis. T- 2:38. Att- 2,806.
Loons Strike for Five in Eighth-- Great Lakes squandered a 3-1 lead, then fought back with five in the eighth inning to top Fort Wayne 8-5 sparked by Eduardo Perez's four hits, boosting his average to .321, and three RBI. Matt Berezay and Josh Bell added a pair of hits each.

Arismendy Castillo worked six innings for the Loons and allowed only three hits and a single run. Reliever Miguel Sanfler pitched a shutout seventh inning but then was tagged for three runs, including a go-ahead two-run home run, in the eighth to give Fort Wayne a 4-3 lead.

In the bottom of the inning, third baseman Josh Bell doubled and catcher Carlos Santana dropped a bunt in front of the plate. A throw to third appeared to have nailed Bell but the umpire ruled the tag wasn't made. Wizards manager Doug Dascenzo argued violently and was ejected.

Shortstop Scott Van Slyke's' RBI-single tied the game at four and outfielder Matt Berezay slugged a clutch two-run double to give the Loons a two-run lead. Eduardo Perez followed with a two-run double of his own to boost the score to 8-4.

The rally gave Sanfler the win, his second of the season, although he allowed three runs in his two innings. Miguel Ramirez allowed a run in the ninth but closed the game out.

The Loons record improves to 28-34 and will travel to West Michigan for a two-day, three-game series with the Whitecaps beginning with a doubleheader on tonight.
 Score by Innings
Fort Wayne	001 000 031-5
Great Lakes	101 000 15x-8

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Berezay cf	4  2  2  2  .229
Gonzalez lf	3  1  1  0  .354
Perez dh	4  1  4  3  .321
Peterson 1b	4  0  1  1  .325
Bell rf        	4  1  2  1  .274
Santana 3b	3  1  0  0  .175
Van Slyke ss	4  1  1  1  .260
Lizarraga 2b	4  0  0  0  .272
Robinson c	4  1  1  0  .234
   Totals	34 8 12 8
   Fort Wayne	37 5  9 4

 Errors- Van Slyke 2(3). 2B- Bell (13), Berezay 
(12), Perez (13). RBI- Bell (33), Peterson (12), 
Perez 3 (30), Van Slyke (16), Berezay 2 (22). 
S- Santana. LOB- Great Lakes 8, Fort Wayne 9. 
CS- Gonzalez (1). DP- Van Slyke and Peterson.

 Great Lakes	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Castillo	6.0  3  1-1  4  2  5.79
Sanfler (2-1)	2.0  4  3-3  0  3  4.93
Ramirez	        1.0  2  1-1  0  2  1.13
 PB- Robinson (1). T- 2:51. Att- 5,024.

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