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Delwyn Young's three hits helped reliever Matt White to his first win as Vegas popped Tucson 10-6. Justin Orenduff and Ramon Troncoso allowed only four hits as Jacksonville whitewashed Montgomery 4-0. Inland Empire and Lancaster are on a collision course this week-end, tied for the Cal League division lead after the Sixers beat Bakersfield 8-7 and Great Lakes won their sixth in a row, topping 7-3.

Five-Run Fourth Helps 51s-- Las Vegas used a five-run fourth inning, key by a two-run double by outfielder Choo Freeman and a two-run single by first baseman John Lindsey in a 10-6 win over Tucson.

The big inning gave Matt White (1-4) his first win in 35 appearances this year. He allowed a run in two innings after starter D.J. Houlton yielded four runs -- three earned -- on eight hits over five innings.

The 51s added two runs in the ninth on Freeman's RBI single and second baseman Luis Mata's sacrifice fly. The Sidewinders threatened in the bottom half, scoring a run and loading the bases, before Matt Riley closed out the game.

Outfielder Delwyn Young was he hitting star of the game with three hits, two RBIs and three runs scored.

Every starter had at least one hit as part of an 18-hit attack. Shortstop Wilson Valdez and second Maza each had three hits, an RBI and scored a run. Freeman and Lindsey both finished with two hits, two RBIs and a run scored. Catcher Ken Huckaby went 2-for-5 with an RBI and was the only starter without a run scored.

Las Vegas travels to Sacramento to begin a five-game series tonight.
Score by Innings
Las Vegas	000 500 302-10
Tucson	        101 003 001- 6

 Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi  ave
Valdez ss	5  1  3  1  .338
Ruan rf        	5  1  2  0  .364
Young lf	5  3  3  2  .303
LaRoche 3b	4  2  1  0  .240
Freeman cf	5  1  2  2  .285
Lindsey 1b	4  1  2  2  .375
 Riley p        0  0  0  0  .000
Maza 2b        	4  1  3  1  .360
Huckaby c	5  0  2  1  .276
Houlton p	1  0  0  0  .250
 White p        0  0  0  0  .000
 Anderson ph	1  0  0  0  .267
 Hoorelbeke p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Barnes 1b	0  0  0  0  .158
   Totals	39 10 18 9
   Tucson 	45  6 14 6

 Error- Huckaby (6), Maza (4). 2B- Ruan (1), 
Young (22), Freeman (5), Maza 2 (7). 3B- Young 
(2). RBI- Freeman 2 (24), Lindsey 2 (2),Huckaby 
(23), Valdez (6), Young 2 (43), Maza (15). 
S- Houlton 2. SF- Maza. LOB- Las Vegas 7, 
Tucson 10. CS- Valdez (2). PO- Valdez.

 Las Vegas	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Houlton 	5.0  8  4-3  0  0  3.73
White (1-4)	2.0  4  1-1  0  2  4.19
Hoorelbeke 	1.1  2  1-1  2  0  5.66
Riley         	0.2  0  0-0  1  1  6.75
 T- 3:11. Att- 2,572.
Orenduff, Troncoso Spark Win-- Justin Orenduff (2-2) allowed three hits over six innings and reliever Ramon Troncoso was tagged for just one as the pair combined to boost Jacksonville over Montgomery, 4-0.

Orenduff (2-2) walked two and struck out three over six innings as the Suns (37-29) won for the fourth time in their last five games. Troncoso recorded his first save and completed Jacksonville's fifth shutout of the season and first since May 5.

Three double plays helped the Suns hold Montgomery at bay.

Batterymate Alberto Concepcion Jr. smacked his fifth homer, a solo blast in the fourth that gave the Suns a 2-0 lead. He also singled and scored in the seventh, earning two of the Suns six hits, when catcher A.J. Ellis grounded into a double play. Ellis' sac fly knocked in a run earlier in the game.
 Score by Innings
Jacksonville	010 100 110-4
Montgomery	000 000 000-0

 Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi  ave
Paul cf        	4  0  1  0  .291
Hu ss        	4  0  0  0  .324
Raglani lf	3  0  0  0  .234
McDougall 3b	4  1  1  0  .256
Concepcion 1b	3  2  2  1  .284
JGonzalez 2b	4  0  1  0  .255
Ellis c        	3  0  0  1  .230
Tomlin rf	4  0  1  0  .214
Nicholson dh	3  1  0  0  .190
   Totals	29 4 6 2
   Montgomery	29 0 3 0

 Error- Concepcion (4). HR- Concepcion (5). 
RBI- Ellis (18), Concepcion (15). SF- Ellis. 
LOB- Jacksonville 4, Montgomery 6. SB- Paul (11). 
DP- 3 Hu, JGonzalez and Concepcion (2); Gonzalez, 
Hu and Concepcion.

 Jacksonville	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Orenduff (2-2) 	6.0  3  0-0  2  3  4.40
Troncoso (sv 1)	3.0  1  0-0  1  1  2.93
 IBB- Raglani. HBP- by Troncoso. 
T- 2:20. Att- 3,423.
Showdown Weekend-- San Bernardino will host a pennant-deciding series this week-end when Inland Empire and Lancaster clash. The two teams have been tied for the California League's South Division title for days and have identical 36-39 records.

The Sixers have one more game at Bakersfield and Lancaster plays at High Desert before the big series Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A miss-step for either team could prove fatal.

First baseman Anthony Harper doubled home the go-ahead run with one out in the ninth inning as Inland Empire edged Bakersfield, 8-7.

Travis Denker led off the ninth with a single and one out later, Harper lined a double to center field to snap a 7-7 tie. Harper was 2-for-5 with two RBIs.

The Blaze wouldn't go quietly. In the last of the ninth Jon Weber led off the with a single off reliever Francisco Felix. He stole second, took third on a groundout but was stranded as Felix struck out Nickolas Cadena to nail down his second save and the 66ers' seventh straight win. Starter Jesus Castillo gave up four runs -- two earned -- on five hits over five innings, walking two and fanning six before Jacobo Meque (2-1) took over and earned the win while allowing two hits in 1.2 scoreless innings.

Blake Dewitt went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored. Russell Mitchell contributed three hits and an RBI.
 Score by Innings
Inland Empire	021 010 301-8
Bakersfield	000 040 300-7

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hunt rf        	6  0  1  0  .316
Rogowski lf	4  1  0  0  .251
DeWitt 3b	4  2  2  1  .263
May c        	5  1  1  1  .273
Denker 2b	2  3  1  0  .341
Mitchell dh	5  1  3  1  .262
Harper 1b	5  0  2  2  .245
DeJesus ss	2  0  1  1  .256
Godwin cf	5  0  1  1  .241
   Totals	33 8 12 7
   Bakersfield	28 7  9 5

 Error- DeWitt (12). 2B- De Jesus (9), DeWitt (16), 
Harper (4). HR- DeWitt (7). RBI- Harper 2 (11), 
Godwin (17), DeWitt (30), Mitchell (30), May (49), 
De Jesus (18). SF- De Jesus. LOB- Inland Empire 11, 
Bakersfield 8. CS- Hunt (1). PB- May (18).

 Inland Empire	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Castillo	5.0  5  4-2  2  6  4.25
Pratt       	1.1  1  3-3  2  1  5.24
Meque (2-1)     1.2  2  0-0  0  2  7.77
Felix (sv,2)	1.0  1  0-0  0  2  2.70
 Balk- Castillo (2). HBP- by Pratt. 
T- 2:58. Att- 1,110.
Surging Loons Win Fifth Straight-- Great Lakes supported the sparkling pitching of Clayton Kershaw with a 13-hit attack that featured a two-run triple by Josh Bell and a two-run homer by Juan Rivera in the third inning.

Rivera's shot was his first home run as a Loon, coming in the shortstop's second game. He added a single to boost his average to .429.

Kershaw pitched seven strong innings, allowing four hits and no runs. He walked two and fanned eight while improving his record to 7-2. Michael Gardner pitched the final two innings in relief, allowing three Lugnut runs.

Outfielder Tomas Giles singled, doubled and knocked in a run and sports a .583 average. Second baseman Preston Mattingly and catcher Juan Apodaca each has a pair of hits.

Outfielder Trayvon Robinson opened the third with a bunt single and Rivera walked. With two out, James Peterson singled for one run and Bell's triple made it 3-0.

Mattingly and Apodaca singled to open the fourth and Giles walked with two out. First baseman Eduardo Perez walked for force in the Loons fourth run.

Rivera's homer in the sixth came with Apodaca on base with a single and Giles doubled Rivera home in the eighth.

The Loons record improves to 32-34 and they take on these same Lansing Lugnuts in the finale of a two-game series tonight.
 Score by Innings
Lansing	        000 000 003-3
Great Lakes	003 102 01x-7

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Rivera ss	3  3  2  2  .429
Giles rf        4  0  2  1  .583
Perez 1b        4  0  0  1  .321
Peterson lf	3  1  1  1  .347
 Berezay lf	1  0  1  0  .243
Bell dh	        4  0  1  2  .271
Gonzalez 3b	4  0  1  0  .331
Mattingly 2b	4  1  2  0  .250
Apodaca c	4  1  2  0  .217
Robinson cf	4  1  1  0  .247
   Totals	35 13 13 7
   Lansing	33  3  8 3

 Error- Mattingly (18). 2B- Berezay (16), Giles (3). 
3B- Bell (2). HR- Rivera (1). LOB- Great Lakes 8, 
Lansing 6.

 Great Lakes	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Kershaw (7-2)	7.0  4  0-0  2  8  1.89
Gardner        	2.0  4  3-3  0  0  5.94
 T- 2:27. Att- 5,034.

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