Poole's big ninth helps Coasties to 16-10 win

Vegas was held to five hits and lost an 8-2 decision to Colorado Springs. Ogden opened their season with a 4-3 win over Orem, with Paul Coleman earning his first win. The Gulf Coasties scored nine in the ninth to win 16-10 in their opener as Lyndon Poole doubled twice and knocked in three in the big inning. The Suns were rained out and both Inland Empire and Great Lakes was on an all-star break.

Las Vegas-- The 61s were held hitless after the fourth inning and lost 8-2 at Colorado Springs. Starter Eric Stults (5-5) was tagged for four runs in the first inning and left the game after three having allowed seven hits and striking out five.

Las Vegas scored once in the second inning when outfielder Choo Freeman singled and later scored on an error. Their final run came in the eighth inning when shortstop Wilson Valdez singled and with two out, first baseman John Lindsey doubled him in.

Harold Eckert, B.J. LaMura, Casey Hoorelbeke and Matt White followed Stults on the mound but were unable to hold off the SkySox.

Catcher Ken Huckaby had two of the 51s five hits and they fell to 32-29.

Although Las Vegas is in last place, seven games behind Sacramento, manager Lorenzo Bundy remains optimistic his team won't finish last.

"There's a lot of baseball left," Bundy told the Las Vegas Review-Journal before his pitchers combined to walk six Colorado Springs batters and surrender 16 hits.

The 51s entered Tuesday's game fourth in the PCL in hitting with a .288 batting average. "I like the way we're hitting right now," Bundy said. "We're hitting .287 on the road, which is a good sign as far as I'm concerned."

Bundy's big concern is the pitching. The 51s lead the PCL in walks with 288, and they have the league's highest ERA (5.26).

Notes-- Infielder Sergio Garcia (eye infection) was activated and Joseph Jones was sent to Ogden of the Pioneer League.
 Score by Innings
Colorado Springs	400 101 011-8
Las Vegas	        010 000 010-2


 Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi  ave
Valdez ss	2  1  1  0  .344
Garcia 2b	4  0  0  0  .322
Young rf	4  0  0  0  .309
Lindsey 1b	4  1  1  1  .375
Freeman cf	3  1  1  0  .282
Maza 3b	        4  0  0  0  .352
Ruan lf	        2  0  0  1  .276
Huckaby c	4  0  2  0  .275
Stults p	0  0  0  0  .300
 Eckert p	1  0  0  0  .000
 LaMura p	1  0  0  0  .000
 Hoorelbeke p	0  0  0  0  .000
 White p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Rivera ph	0  0  0  0  .100
   Totals	29 2  5 2
   CoSprings	38 8 16 8

 2B- Lindsey (2). RBI- Valdez, Lindsey (2), 
Freeman, Huckaby (2). S- Stults. LOB- Las 
Vegas 9, Colorado Spiring 12. CS- Valdez (3). 
DP- 2 Maza, Garcia and Lindsey; Garcia, 
Valdez and Lindsey.

 Las Vegas	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Stults (5-5)	3.0  7  4-4  3  5  7.38
Eckert	        3.0  2  2-2  3  3  7.11
LaMura	        1.0  2  0-0  0  1  5.79
Hoorelbeke	1.0  3  1-1  0  1  5.48
White	        1.0  2  1-1  0  1  4.30
 T- 2:57. Att- 3,241.
Jacksonville-- Suspended by rain.

Inland Empire-- Sixer Lucas May singled and scored twice as the California League all-stars beat the Carolina League all-stars 10-6. The Inland Empire catcher singled in the second and lived on an error in the third. James McDonald earned the win with a scoreless second, striking out one in a 1-2-3 inning.

Great Lakes-- The 2007 Midwest League All-Star Game will be held tonight in Midland with Clayton Kershaw, Francisco Lizarraga, Eduardo Perez and Miguel Ramirez representing the Loons. 

Ogden-- The Raptors built a 4-0 lead and held on to win their 2007 first game 4-3 at Orem. Paul Coleman (1-0) tossed five scoreless innings and third baseman Brian Mathews homered in the season opener for both teams.

Coleman (1-0) gave up only two hits and a walk while striking out five. Paul Koss worked the final 1.2 innings and earned the save, allowing a run on four hits.

Mathews, who went 2-for-4 with a stolen base, smacked for a leadoff home run in the sixth.

Outfielder Travis Vetters tripled in the second and scored on a ground ball off the bat of designated hitter Jaime Ortiz for the Raptors first run of the season. In the fifth, shortstop Justin Fuller was hit by a pitch and a wild pickoff attempt allowed him to scoot to third. second baseman Elian Herrara singled him home and promptly stole second, moving to third when the throw was wild. He scored on outfielder Jeremy Brown's ground ball. Mathews home run ended the scoring.
 Score by Innings
Ogden	010 021 000-4
Orem	000 001 101-3

 Ogden	        ab r  h  bi  ave
Rosano cf	4  0  0  0  .000
Herrera 2b	3  1  1  1  .333
Brown rf	4  0  2  1  .500
Taloa 1b	4  0  0  0  .000
Mathews 3b	4  1  2  1  .500
Jansen c	4  0  0  0  .000
Vetters lf	4  1  1  0  .250
Ortiz dh	4  0  0  1  .000
Fuller ss	2  1  0  0  .000
   Totals	33 4  6 4
   Orem	        37 3 10 3

 3B- Vetters (1). HR- Matthews (1). RBI- Ortiz 
(1), Herrera (1), Brown (1), Mathews (1). LOB- 
Ogden 7, Orem 14. SB- Fuller (1), Matthews (1), 
Herrera (1).

 Ogden	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Coleman (1-0)	5.0  2  0-0  1  4   0.00
Quantana	1.2  3  2-2  3  0  10.80
Diaz	        0.2  1  0-0  1  2   0.00
Koss	        1.2  4  1-1  0  1   5.40
 HBP- Coleman (2), Fuller. T- 3:10. Att- 3,417.
Gulf Coast Dodgers-- The Coasties won their opener in spectacular fashion, scoring nine times in the top of the ninth to turn a 10-7 deficit into a 16-10 win. outfiedler Lyndon Poole doubled twice in the big inning and knocked in three of the runs.

The young Dodgers took a 6-1 lead in the third inning but quickly gave it back when the Nationals scored five in the sixth and two in the seventh to take a seemingly safe 10-7 lead into the ninth.

The thunderous 17-hit attack saw eight different batters with more than one hit, led by third baseman Pedro Baez who singled twice and tripled. Designated hitter Yosanndy Garcia homered twice and knocked in five, outfielder Alfredo Silverio and first baseman Jaime Orr added home runs.

Carlos Alvarez started for the Dodgers and only pitched a single inning. John Dutton worked four and allowed three runs. Mario Gracia and Luis A. Garcia were hit hard before Eduardo Parades worked two scoreless innings and earned his first win.
 Score by Innings
Dodgers	        213 010 009-16
Nationals	010 205 200-10

 Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Becker ss	6  2  2  0  .333
Poole cf	4  1  2  3  .500
Baez 3b	        6  3  3  1  .500
Collado c	4  2  2  2  .500
Silverio lf	4  2  2  2  .500
Orr 1b	        5  2  2  2  .400
Garcia dh	5  2  2  5  .400
Guzman rf	4  1  0  0  .000
YGarcia 2b	4  1  2  0  .500
   Totals	42 16 17 15
   Nationals	36 10 12  8

 Error- Becker (1). 2B- Garcia (1), Becker (1), 
Poole 2 (2), Baez (1).3B- Baez (1). HR- Garcia 2 
(2), Orr (1), Silverio (1). RBI- Collado 2 (2), 
Silverio 2 (2), Garcia 5 (5), Orr 2 (2), Poole 3 
(3), Baez (1). S- Poole. SF- Silverio. LOB- Dodgers 
5, Nationals 7. CS- Poole (1).

 Dodgers	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Alvarez	        1.0  0  0-0  0  3   0.00
Dutton	        4.0  5  3-3  2  2   6.75
Gracia	        1.0  5  5-4  1  1  36.00
LAGarcia	1.0  1  2-2  2  2  18.00
Paredes (1-0)	2.0  1  0-0  1  2   0.00
 Balk- Garcia. HBP- by LAGarcia, Poole. T- 3:03.

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