Davis Homer Sinks Fresno

Ben Davis banged a pinch-hit homer in the ninth to give Las Vegas a 5-4 win at Fresno. Jacksonville was throttled 7-1 by Montgomery. Inland Empire turned on the power to beat San Jose 7-4 as Lucas May and Blake DeWitt drove in all seven runs. Ogden was nailed by nine runs in the second and third inning, losing 10-7 to Orem. Great Lakes was rained out and the Gulf Coast Dodgers were not scheduled.

51s Win on Davis Homer-- Pinch-hitter Ben Davis smacked a go-ahead homer in the ninth inning, boosting Las Vegas past Fresno, 5-4. It was Davis' first homer since joining the 51s as a free agent.

Choo Freeman slugged a solo shot, his fourth, in the second and John Lindsey added a two-run homer, his fourth, in the fifth when the 51s took a 4-2 lead.

Starter Spike Lundberg allowed two runs on eight hits and two walks in six frames, while striking out two. He left the game tied at 4-4. Reliever Chris Fussell (1-0) pitched around a hit in 1.1 scoreless innings and Casey Hoorelbeke allowed one hit and a walk in the ninth but notched his first save.

Outfielders Delwyn Young and Wilkin Ruan singled and doubled, while shortstop Wilson Valdez singled twice for Las Vegas.

While the 51s entered the game at Fresno with the highest ERA (5.36) in the Pacific Coast League, manager Lorenzo Bundy said he is more concerned with the lack of power in his lineup, which has been depleted by a series of promotions to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

"We've lost a lot of offensive sock," Bundy told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "You see other teams with a high ERA, but they're scoring runs and that's what this league is all about. We still have to be able to score and that's where it might be a little bit tougher for us now. We may not be able to go out and slug like we used to."

With Mitch Jones, who hit 19 home runs for the 51s, now playing in Japan, Delwyn Young is now the team leader with 12 homers. Sergio Garcia has seven homers for Las Vegas, but no other active player has more than four.

"Delwyn Young and John Lindsey are pretty much our only home run threats," Bundy said. "We have to find a way to manufacture runs and do the little things to put some runs on the board."

Bundy said that third baseman Andy LaRoche, on the disabled list with a strained shoulder, could return this week-end. "Our aspirations were very high this year with this club, but with change in the roster and things like that, it's not going the way we wanted it to go."
 Score by Innings
Las Vegas	010 030 001-5
Fresno	        002 000 200-4

 Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi ave
Valdez ss	4  1  2  0  .347
Garcia 2b	5  0  0  0  .297
Young lf	4  1  2  1  .314
Lindsey 1b	4  1  1  2  .327
Freeman cf	4  1  2  1  .266
Ruan rf        	4  0  2  0  .259
McDougall 3b	3  0  1  0  .200
Huckaby c	4  0  0  0  .268
Lundberg p	3  0  1  0  .238
 Riley p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Fussell p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Davis ph	1  1  1  1  .375
 Hoorelbeke p	0  0  0  0  .000
    Totals	33 5 12 5
    Fresno	39 4 12 4

 Young (25), Ruan (2). HR- Freeman (4), Lindsey (4), 
Davis (1). RBI- Freeman (29), Young (54), Lindsey 2 
(16), Davis (2). LOB- Las Vegas 6, Fresno 14.

 Las Vegas	    in  h  r-er bb so era
Lundberg 	  6.0  8  2-2  2  2  6.16
Riley 	          0.2  2  2-2  2  0  7.20
Fussell (1-0)	  1.1  1  0-0  0  0  5.40
Hoorelbeke (sv 1)1.0  1  0-0  1  0  5.36
 HBP- by Fussell. T-2:55. Att- 5,601.
Suns Topped by Barons-- Jacksonville managed only seven hits, five of them singles, and Birmingham won a 7-1 decision. Starter Zachary Hammes (3-4) allowed five runs -- four earned -- on six hits with seven strikeouts in 4.2 innings. It ended Hammes' three-game winning streak.

Jacksonville trailed 2-1 into the bottom of the fifth before Birmingham scored three times off Broxton. With two out and the bases empty, Hammes just missed on a 2-2 pitch to the Barons' Michael Myers and then walked him. Birmingham's next three batters had hits, and three runs scored

Dave Nicholson tripled and Jimmy Rohan singled him home in the top of the fifth for the only run of the day for the Suns. Rohan and Xavier Paul each had two hits.

Brian Akin and Luis Gonzalez shut the Barons off over the final three innings, allowing only one hit, but Jacksonville couldn't get back on the board. The Suns grounded into inning-ending three double plays during the game.

The Suns will send left-hander Mike Megrew (4-5, 5.78) against Barons left-hander Ryan Wing (3-1, 1.68) in an afternoon game.
 Score by Innings
Jacksonville	000 010 000-1
Birmingham	001 130 00x-5

 Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hu ss        	4  0  1  0  .326
Paul cf        	4  0  2  0  .274
Tomlin rf	4  0  0  0  .298
Dunlap dh	4  0  0  0  .254
Concepcion c	3  0  0  0  .267
Raglani lf	3  0  1  0  .236
Howard 3b	3  0  0  0  .190
Nicholson 2b	3  1  1  0  .181
Rohan 1b	3  0  2  1  .238
   Totals	31 1 7 1
   Birmingham 	29 5 7 5

 Error- Raglani (5). 3B- Nicholson (1). RBI- Rohan 
(11). LOB- Jacksonville 4, Birmingham 3.

 Jacksonville 	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Hammes (3-4)	4.2  6  5-4  1  7  4.22
Akin        	2.1  1  0-0  1  2  4.89
LGonzalez	1.0  0  0-0  0  2  3.31
 WP- Hammes. T- 2:09. Att- 4,176.
Sixers Power Over the Giants-- Five extra-base hits, including a three-run homer by catcher Lucas May that highlighted a four-run first inning, topped San Jose 7-4. All seven 66er runs came in the first three innings.

The Sixers jumped on the Giants early with Travis Denker smacking a triple and scoring on a single by Blake DeWitt. Jamie Hoffmann followed with a single and May's 12th home run of the season made it 4-0.

"I was just trying to put a good swing on it and make solid contact," said May, who had only been hitting .247 in June. "He threw me curveballs the first two times so that's what I expected."

The Giants got on the scoreboard with a run in the second but DeWitt doubled to drive in Bridger Hunt, who was hit by a pitch, and Ryan Rogowski, who has singled. The final run came in the third when Russell Mitchell tripled and scored on May's sac fly.

Jesus Castillo started and earned his third win of the season, working 5.1 innings and allowing three hits. San Jose loaded the bases off Jesus Rodriguez, the second of three Sixers pitchers, but Kyle Wilson got the final out of the inning and also pitched the ninth to earn his sixth save.

May (4) and DeWitt (3) drove in all seven runs for Inland Empire. br>
In the third game in the four-game series, Marlon Arias (6-1, 5.55) will pitch for the Sixers against Ronnie Ray (6-4, 5.26) for the Giants.
 Score by Innings
San Jose	010 101 001 4
Inland Empire	421 000 00x-7

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Rogowski lf	4  1  1  0  .246
Denker 2b	4  1  2  0  .340
DeWitt 3b	4  1  2  3  .296
Hoffmann cf	4  1  1  0  .306
Mitchell 1b	3  1  1  0  .272
May c        	3  1  1  4  .253
Locke dh	4  0  1  0  .233
De Jesus ss	3  0  0  0  .258
Hunt rf        	1  1  0  0  .271
   Totals	31 7  9 7
   San Jose	35 4 12 4

 Error- Hunt (1). De Jesus (14). 2B- DeWitt (24), 
Denker (14). 3B- Denker (2), Mitchell (3). HR- May 
(12). RBI- DeWitt 3 (38), May 4 (54). Sf May. 
LOB- Inland Empire 3, San Jose 10. CS- Locke (1), 
Hunt (3).

 Inland Empire	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Castillo (3-5)	5.1  7  3-3  2  3  4.27
Rodriguez 	2.1  3  0-0  1  3  5.89
Wilson (sv 6)	1.1  2  1-0  0  1  0.45
 HBP- Hunt. T- 2:42. Att- 2,531.
Loons Washed Out-- The scheduled game between Great Lakes and Ft. Wayne was postponed due to unplayable conditions after a deluge of rain hit just prior to first pitch. The game will be made up as a part of a doubleheader. Josh Wall (4-8, 4.89 ERA) will start game one and Steve Johnson (1-2, 5.09) will get his first start since April 27 in the second game. 

Owlz Strike Early-- Traditionally Ogden has had trouble with its cross-Utah rival Orem and that tradition seems to be holding firm this year as the Owlz took care of the Raptors 10-7 Tuesday. It was the second straight in this series and fourth in a row for Orem over the Raptors overall as they dropped Ogden back to 4-4 on the season.

The Raptors jumped off to a fine start with three in the first inning as Jeremy Broqwn homered with Elian Herrera on. But the Owlz took care off Joe Jones in the next two innings for nine runs in all, a lead they were able to hold onto.

Jones (0-2) who couldn't get an out in the third, was rocked for six hits and eight runs (seven earned) in the two innings he was credited with. Greg Acheatel then went five in which he yielded six hits but only one unearned run. Given Kutz, an 18th-round draft pick from the University of Portland, debuted, going two, giving up one hit and a run.

Brown added a single to his hit total while Kenley Jansen had a double and single and both Jaime Pedroza and Erik Kanaby lined a pair of basehits for the Raptors.--Bill Shelley.
 Score by Innings
Orem	045 000 001-10
Ogden	300 002 101- 7

 Ogden	ab r  h  bi ave
Rosario cf	4  2  1  0  .400
Herrera 2b	1  1  1  1  .269
 Naccarata 2b	3  0  0  0  .250
Brown rf	4  3  2  2  .348
Garabedoan dh	3  0  0  0  .000
Jansen c	4  1  2  1  .261
Pedroza ss	4  0  2  1  .350
Ortiz 1b	3  0  0  0  .250
 Taloa 1b	1  0  0  0  .182
Gallegher 3b	4  0  1  1  .091
Kanaby lf	4  0  2  0  .381
    Totals	35  7 11 6
    Orem	41 10 13 8

 Error- Herrera 2 (3). 2B- Jansen (1). HR- Brown (1). 
RBI- Herrera (5), Brown 2 (5), Pedroza (3), Gallagher (1), 
Jansen (3). LOB- Ogden 6 Orem 8. SB- Rosario. CS- Kanaby 
(2). DP- Gallagher, Herrera and Ortiz.

 Ogden 	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Jones (0-2)	2.0  6  8-7  1  2  27.00
Archeatel	5.0  6  1-0  0  2   2.25
Kutz         	2.0  1  1-1  2  5   4.50
 HBP- by Jones. T- 2:49. Att- 2,549.
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