Las Vegas, Ogden Lose in Abbreviated Schedule

Las Vegas couldn't get an offense started and lost 7-4 to Colorado Springs despite a triple and a homer by Delwyn Young. Ogden dropped a 4-2 game to Orem as Jovanny Rosario earned three of the eight Raptor hits. The rain in Florida fell mainly on the Baseball Grounds and Holman Stadium and both Inland Empire and Great Lakes had the day off.

Sox Sock Vegas-- Colorado Springs scored seven unanswered runs after Las Vegas took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, and held on to record a 7-4 victory over the 51s.

Starter D.J. Houlton (5-3) was charged with three runs on six hits while fanning six over 4.2 innings. Matt Riley was allowed an additional four runs -- two earned -- on six hits in two innings.

Outfielder Delwyn Young went 2-for-5 with three RBIs to lead Las Vegas' 13-hit attack. He tripled in the seventh and lined a three-run homer in the ninth with shortstop Wilson Valdez (single) and second baseman Sergio Garcia (walk) on base. Lindsey and Valdez each had three hits for the 51s (32-40).

Las Vegas collected three singles and benefitted from a SkySox error in the first inning but scored just one run on a John Lindsey single.

Former Dodger Matt Herges pitched a 1.1 scoreless innings in relief to lower his ERA to 1.19.
 Score by Innings
Colorado Springs	000 030 230-7
Las Vegas	        100 000 003-4

Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi  ave
Valdez ss	5  2  3  0  .358
Garcia 2b	3  1  0  0  .317
Young rf	5  1  2  3  .310
Lindsey 1b	5  0  3  1  .414
Freeman cf	4  0  1  0  .281
Maza 3b        	4  0  2  0  .357
Ruan lf	        5  0  1  0  .265
Huckaby c	3  0  1  0  .277
Houlton p	1  0  0  0  .235
 White p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Rivera ph	1  0  0  0  .095
 Riley p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Pollock p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Barnes ph	1  0  0  0  .173
   Totals	37 4 12 4
   CSprings	25 7 13 7

 Error- Maza (5). 2B- Lindsey (3). 3B- Young (3). 
HR- Young (11). RBI- Lindsey (11), Young (3 (50). 
S- Garcia, Houlton. LOB- Las Vegas 12, Colorado 
Springs 10.

 Las Vegas	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Houlton (5-3)	4.2  6  3-3  2  6  3.86
White	        1.1  0  0-0  1  1  4.18
Riley 	        2.0  6  4-2  0  3  6.94
Pollok	        1.0  1  0-0  1  0  3.60
HBP- Maza; by Houlton. T- 3:14. Att- 4,061.
Rain Again in Jacksonville-- The scheduled doubleheader with Carolina that was to make up for the game suspended Tuesday night by rain was again rained out. They will try again today.

Ellis Player of the Week-- Catcher A.J. Ellis of Jacksonville was selected as the Southern League Player of the Week after hitting .545 (12-for-22) with three doubles and 10 runs batted in.
The citation noted, "Ellis helped the Suns win six consecutive games last week that nearly resulted in an improbable first-half title. On June 14, and needing a win to stay alive in the first-place race, Ellis hammered a game-tying two-run home run and a go-ahead single to push Jacksonville past Montgomery, 7-5. The catcher from Kentucky also contributed at least two hits four times and had one RBI or more in each of Jacksonville's games last week. Ellis led the league with 10 RBI and 12 hits during the Suns' six-game winning streak."

Inland Empire-- off for the all-star game.

Great Lakes -- Clayton Kershaw was the winning pitcher for he Eastern Division All-Stars Tuesday night. The 19-year-old Great Lakes ace had allowed just one earned run in his last 30 innings over the regular season but he allowed the evening's lone home run in the second by Matt Sweeney of Cedar Rapids. Kershaw pitched his way out of trouble, and was the pitcher of record when the East rallied for three runs in the top of the third.
Each of the Loons selected to the all-star squad performed well. Second baseman Francisco Lizarraga was 1-for-2 and first baseman Eduardo Perez was 1-for-3. Miguel Ramirez pitched a scoreless inning, striking out one.

Owlz Dump Raptors-- Orem starter Vladimir Veras held Ogden completely in check, pitching six shutout innings as the Owlz quickly evened up their opening series with a 4-2 victory.

The Raptors didn't get an extra base hit all night and didn't score until the eighth with one coming home on an error and the other counting on a Jeremy Brown single. Jovanny Rosario led what little attack Ogden had with three hits. He also stole a base.

The Owlz collected all four of their runs off Ogden starter Doug Brooks. Jon Haldis came in to pitch two scoreless innings while Kalen Gearhart threw one. --Bill Shelley.
 Score by Innings
Ogden	000 000 020-2
Orem	020 020 00x-4

 Ogden	ab r  h  bi ave
Rosario cf	5  1  3  0  .333
Herrera 2b	5  0  0  1  .125
Brown rf	4  0  1  1  .375
Taloa 1b	4  0  0  0  .000
Mathews 3b	3  0  0  0  .286
Jansen c	4  0  1  0  .125
Mier dh	        4  0  1  0  .250
Gutierrez pr dh	0  0  0  0  .000
Kanaby lf	3  0  1  0  .333
Fuller ss	3  1  1  0  .200
   Totals	35 2 8 2
   Orem	        30 4 7 3

 Error- Fuller. RBI- Herrera (2), Brown (2). 
S- Fuller. LOB- Ogden 9, Orem 8. SB- Rosario 
(1), Kanaby (1).

 Ogden	        ab  h  r-er bb so  era
Brooks (0-1)	5.0  6  4-3  4  4  5.40
Haldis 	        2.0  1  0-0  0  3  0.00
Gearhart	1.0  0  0-0  1  0  0.00
 T- 2:42. Att- 3,721.
Dodgers Suspended-- The Gulf Coast Dodgers had just scored to take a 3-2 lead over the Mets in the third inning when the light rain that had been falling turned into a downpour causing the game to be suspended. It was the home opener for the Dodgers, played beneath the lights at Holman Stadium. The game will be resumed at a later date. --Bill Shelley.

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