Second Two-Hitter Makes Coleman 2-0

Delwyn Young knocked in the winning run in the 12th inning as Las Vegas topped Fresno 5-4. The Suns lost a tight, 3-2 game to Birmingham in an attempt to win their 13th straight. James McDonald struck out 13 but lost to San Jose 6-2. Great Lakes' Chris White beat South Bend 2-1 and was promoted to Inland Empire. Ogden won 7-1 over Orem behind Paul Coleman and the Coasties beat the Nationals 4-3.

Young Sparks Vegas Win-- Outfielder Delwyn Young lined an RBI single in the 12th inning drove in shortstop Wilson Valdez and boosted the 51s to a 5-4 victory at Fresno. The 51s (34-42) had tied the score at 4 with a two-run rally in the top of the ninth when newly acquired catcher Ben Davis and outfielder Wilkin Ruan hit back-to-back RBI singles with one out.

Valdez walked to open the 12th and was bunted to second base by Matt White. Young's liner to center field drove him in with the winning run. It was the only hit of the game for Young but the 24-year-old left fielder is 19-for-50 (.380) in his last 10 contests.

Eric Stults started for Las Vegas and gave up three runs in 5.1 innings. Matt White (2-4), the third of three 51s relievers, got the win. He allowed one hit and no runs in two innings.

Wilson Valdez and Sergio Garcia hit back-to-back third-inning doubles, with Garcia's hit driving in two and giving the 51s a 2-0 lead.

Garcia led the 51s with a pair of doubles and Davis, in his first start for Las Vegas since being picked up as a free agent, singled twice.
 Score by Innings
Las Vegas	002 000 002 001-5
Fresno	        000 102 010 000-4

 Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi  ave
Valdez ss	5  2  1  0  .336
Garcia 2b	4  0  2  2  .305
 Hull p        	0  0  0  0  .000
 White p	0  0  0  0  .000
Young lf	6  0  1  1  .312
Lindsey 1b	3  0  0  0  .366
 Rivera pr-2b	1  1  1  0  .125
Freeman cf	6  1  1  0  .282
McDougall 3b	3  0  0  0  .231
 Hoorelbeke p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Huckaby ph-1b	2  0  0  0  .278
Davis c        	5  0  2  1  .333
Ruan rf        	5  0  1  1  .260
Stults p	2  1  1  0  .333
 Maza 3b        2  0  0  0  .341
   Totals	44 5 10 4
   Fresno 	47 4 15 4

 2B- Garcia 2 (12), Valdez (9). RBI-Garcia 2 
(29), Davis (1), Ruan (10), Young (52). S- White. 
LOB- Las Vegas 9, Fresno 12.

 Las Vegas 	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Stults	        5.1  6  3-3  1  5  7.20
Hoorelbeke	2.2  2  1-1  0  3  5.47
Hull         	2.0  4  0-0  2  5  3.63
White (2-4)	2.0  1  0-0  0  1  3.83
 WP- Stults. HBP- Rivera. T- 3:45. Att- 6,263.
Thirteen Unlucky for Suns-- Birmingham snapped the Jacksonville winning streak at an even dozen, taking a 3-2 decision. Starter Eric Cyr (6-2) suffered his first loss since April 12, allowing all three runs on seven hits and two walks with six strikeouts over seven innings.

Alberto Concepcion singled with the bases loaded in the first inning after Xavier Paul and Cory Dunlap had walked and James Tomlin had singled. The Barons took a 2-1 lead in the second but second baseman Juan Gonzalez tripled with Anthony Raglani on base in the fourth to tie things again at 2-2.

Birmingham scored their third, and final, run in the fifth and held on to win.

Tomlin went 3-for-4 with a double to lead the Jacksonville attack.

Jacksonville had not lost since June 10. The streak fell four games short of the Southern League record.
 Score by Innings
Jacksonville	100 100 000-2
Birmingham	110 010 00x-3

 Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi  ave
Paul cf        	4  0  0  0  .270
Hu ss        	5  0  1  0  .325
Tomlin rf	4  1  3  0  .292
Dunlap dh	3  0  1  0  .259
Concepcion 1b	4  0  1  1  .265
Raglani lf	3  1  1  0  .240
Ellis c        	3  0  1  0  .272
Howard 3b	3  0  1  0  .308
JGonzalez 2b	4  0  1  1  .289
   Totals 	33 2 10 2
   Birmingham	33 3  7 3

 2B- Hu (26), Tomlin (3). 3B- JGonzalez (2). 
RBI- Concepcion (27), JGonzalez (23). S- Tomlin. 
LOB- Jacksonville 11, Brimingham 4. CS- Raglani 
(7), Paul (5). DP- Howard, JGonzalez and Concepcion.

 Jacksonville 	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Cyr (6-2)	7.0  7  3-3  2  6  2.94
LGonzalez	1.0  0  0-0  0  1  3.52
 WP- Cyr. Balk- Cyr. T- 2:24. Att- 3,560.
McDonald Fans 13, Loses-- It was feast for famine for Inland Empire starter James McDonald (5-6). He struck out a personal-best 13 in only 5.1 innings but allowed eight hits and four run, as the Giants scored a pair of runs in the fourth, sixth and seventh to had the Sixers a 6-2 loss.

San Jose tapped McDonald for a pair of runs in the fourth and two more in the sixth, forcing him from the game with one out in the inning. Fernando Felix closed out the inning but was tapped for two more runs in the seventh.

Drew Locke, starting at first base, put Inland Empire on the board with his second homer in the bottom of the seventh. The Sixers made a charge in the eighth when outfielder Bridger Hunt singled and stole second. Ryan Rogowski followed with a walk and with one out, Lucas May singled but Hunt was thrown out at the plate.

Outfielder Jamie Hoffman, who had two hits, singled to score Rogowski with the second, and final run. Shortstop Ivan De Jesus singled and second baseman Shane Justis walked to lead off the ninth but a strikeout and a double play ended the game.

Locke doubled and homered for the Sixers.

Catcher Lucas May was credited with a rare, unassisted double play in the third inning. With a runner on first, a Giant batter struck out and interfered with May, causing he runner to also be called out.
 Score by Innings
San Jose	000 202 200-6
Inland Empire	000 000 110-2

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi ave
Rogowski lf	3  1  0  0  .246
DeWitt 3b	4  0  1  0  .294
May c        	4  0  1  0  .255
Hoffmann cf	4  0  2  1  .307
Locke 1b	4  1  2  1  .240
De Jesus ss	4  0  1  0  .259
Justis 2b	3  0  1  0  .309
Godwin dh	3  0  1  0  .236
 Mitchell ph-dh	1  0  0  0  .268
Hunt rf	        4  0  1  0  .250
   Totals	34 2 10 2
   San Jose	36 6 10 4

 Error- DeWitt (15). 2B- Locke (5), Justis (4). 
HR- Licke (2). Locke (9), Hoffmann (45). LOB- 
Jacksonville 7, San Jose 5. SB- Godwin (11), 
Hunt (2). DP- May.

 Inland Empire 	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
McDonald (5-6)	5.1  8  4-4  1  13  3.77
Felix        	1.2  2  2-2  0   4  4.55
Meque        	1.0  0  0-0  1   2  7.18
Pratt        	1.0  0  0-0  0   1  6.12
 T- 2:36. Att- 1,810.
White Wins, is Promoted- Cody White made his final start for Great Lakes a successful one, pitching eight innings and allowing only four hits while striking out five as the Loons edged South Bend 2-1.

After the game, manager Lance Parrish handed White a ticket to Inland Empire in the California League. In the month of June, White was 4-0 with a 0.72 ERA while striking out 19 batters in 25 innings of work.

The Silverhawks drew first blood, taking 1-0 lead in the third. In the bottom of the inning, Trayvon Robinson's sacrifice fly drove in Tommy Giles to tie the game at one.

Shortstop Francisco Lizarraga opened the seventh with a double down the right field line. With two outs, first baseman David Sutherland bounced an RBI-single up the middle to give the Loons a 2-1 lead.

Thomas Melgarejo closed out the game, working a perfect ninth inning to earn the first save of the season, and the first of his professional career.

The Loons pick up their first win of the second half of the 2007 season and improve to 1-3. They hit the road for a four-game set with the Fort Wayne Wizards beginning tonight.
 Score by Innings
South Bend	001 000 000-1
Great Lakes	001 000 10x-2

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Rivera 2b	4  0  0  0  .227
Lizarraga ss	3  1  1  0  .272
Berezay lf	2  0  0  0  .243
Bell dh    	3  0  0  0  .282
Sutherland 1b	3  0  1  1  .216
Gonzalez 3b	3  0  0  0  .308
Giles rf	3  1  1  0  .321
Apodaca c	3  0  2  0  .256
 Robinson cf	1  0  0  1  .249
    Totals 	25 2 5 2
    South Bend	31 1 4 1

 Error- Rivera (1). 2B- Lizarraga (10). 
RBI- Robinson (20), Sutherland (10). 
S- Berezay. SF- Robinson. LOB- Great Lakes 
2, South Bend 6. DP- Gonzalez and Sutherland.

 Great Lakes	     in  h  r-er bi so  era
White (8-5)	    8.0  4  1-1  3  5  2.48
Malgarejo (sv 1)    1.0  0  0-0  0  2  6.43
 T- 2:05. Att- 5,181.
Coleman Sharp in Win-- Holding the opposition to a pair of hits seems to be an early season speciality of Paul Coleman. The lefthander, who held Orem to two hits in five innings of the opening game on Tuesday, did the same over seven innings to Casper Sunday as Ogden scored a 7-1 victory that gave them a sweep of the three-game series.

Coleman did yield the first run scored against him this year in the second inning but that was the only mar on a strong performance that saw him strike out 10 while walking only one. Jon Haldis and Kalen Gearhart then shut the Rockies down the rest of the way, each pitching an inning.

Rick Taloa led the Raptor attack, sending his first homer out in the first, a two-run shot, then adding a leadoff triple in the sixth, scoring moments later on a Brian Matthews sacrifice fly. Jessie Mier doubled and singled and Eric Kanaby added two singles to the Ogden cause.

The Raptors are now 4-2 for the season. --Bill Shelley.

 Score by Innings
Casper	010 000 000-1
Ogden	311 001 10x-7

 Ogden	ab r  h  bi  ave
Kanaby cf	4  1  2  0  .333
Herrera 2b	4  1  1  1  .250
Mier c        	4  1  2  1  .235
Taloa 1b	4  2  2  2  .188
Mathews 3b	3  0  0  1  .118
Fuller ss	3  0  1  1  .273
 Pedroza ss	1  0  1  0  .364
Gallager dh	3  0  0  0  .000
Vetters rf	4  1  1  0  .462
Gutierrez lf 	2  1  1  1  .167
   Totals 	32 7 11 7
   Casper	28 1  5 1

 2B- Vetters (2), Mier (1), Pedroza (1). 3B- Taloa 
(1). HR- Taloa (1). RBI- Mier (2), Taloa 2 (3), 
Gutierrez (1), Mathews (2)., Herrera (4). SF- Mathews. 
LOB- Ogden 4, Casper 2. CS- Kanaby (1).

 Ogden	        in  h  r-er bb so  era
Coleman (2-0)	7.0  2  1-1  1  10  0.75
Haldis	        1.0  2  0-0  0  0  0.00
Gearhart	1.0  1  0-0  0  2  0.00
 WP- Coleman, Haldis. T- 2:10. Att- 2,478.
Coasties Rally for Win-- When the Gulf Coast Dodgers get behind, hang around awhile; it's liable to change. Big production in the late innings have been a habit for them thus far. It was so again Sunday when they overcame a 3-1 deficit with three of their own in the eighth to edge the GCL Nationals 4-3.

It was the fourth win without a loss for the Dodgers as Johancy Guzman came up with a big triple to drive in one run, then score another in the deciding inning. Alfredo Silverio had a triple and double driving in a run and Pedro Baez singled twice and accounted for another RBI.

The Nationals outhit the Dodgers 11-6 but LA pitchers kept most of those well scattered. Jonathan Dutton started and went 4.1, being touched for seven hits and two runs. Luis Garcia (1-0) worked the middle 3.2 to hold the Nats to four hits and one unearned run.

Andres Santiago, the 16th round choice in the recent draft, made his debut in the ninth but when he walked two wrapped around a groundout, he was yanked in favor of Ramon Paredes, a lefthander who got a popup and a long fly out for the save. --Bill Shelley. Score by innings Nationals 110 000 010-3 Dodgers 000 000 13x-4 Dodgers ab r h bi ave Becker ss 4 1 0 0 .176 Poole lf-cf 4 1 0 0 .167 Baez 3b 4 1 2 1 .368 Lambo rf 2 0 0 0 .333 Guzman 2B 1 1 1 1 .500 Silverio lf-rf 3 0 2 1 .357 Garcia 1b 4 0 0 0 .250 Gomez 1b 2 0 0 0 .000 Orr ph-1b 1 0 0 0 .308 Guzman dh 3 0 1 0 .143 Martin c 2 0 0 0 .000 Collado ph-c 1 0 0 0 .222 Totals 31 4 6 3 Nationals 37 3 11 3 Error- Baez. 2B- Baez (2), Silverio (1). 3B- Silverio (1), Guzman (1). RBI- Silverio (4), Baez (5), Guzman (1). TP- Gomez, Becker, Garcia and Gomez> Dodgers in h r-er bb so era Dutton 4.1 7 2-2 0 6 5.40 LAGarcia (1-0) 3.2 4 1-0 2 0 3.86 Santiago 0.1 0 0-0 2 0 0.00 Parades (sv 1) 0.2 0 0-0 0 0 0.00 WP- Dutton 2, LA Garcia. PB- Martin (1).

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