Shoe Sets Winning Mark for Jacksonville

Jon Shoemaker became the winningest manager in Jacksonville history as the Suns topped Carolina 16-6. A sixth inning homer dumped Las Vegas 7-6 at Tucson. Inland Empire saw Lancaster score five in the fifth in a 7-4 loss. Great Lakes lost 8-2 to Dayton. Ogden thumped Orem 10-6. The Dominican Dodgers spanked the Yankees 7-3 and the Gulf Coast Dodgers were not scheduled.

Vegas Drops 7-6 Game-- Las Vegas scored three times in the top of the sixth inning as first baseman Larry Barnes banged an RBI single, Wilkin Ruan had a sac fly and pinch-hitter Luis Maza singled in a third run, but Tucson jumped on reliever Chris Fussell (1-1) for five runs before Harold Eckert could get the game under control and the 51s lost 7-6.

Second baseman Marshall McDougall had singled in a run in the first and shortstop Ramon Martinez singled to score outfielder Wilson Valdez in the fifth to tie the game 2-2.

Starter Spike Lundberg allowed two runs on six hits over five innings, striking out three and walking three, and was in line for a win before the Toros tacked a six on the board.

Outfielder Delwyn Young went 2-for-5 to extend his hitting streak to 16 games. Martinez, McDougall (two doubles), Barnes and catcher Ken Huckaby each added a pair of hits and Barnes had a pair of RBIs for the 51s (38-50), who have lost three straight.
 Score by Innings
Las Vegas	100 013 100-6
Tucson	        011 005 00x-7

 Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi  ave
Valdez lf	4  1  1  0  .329
Martinez ss	5  1  2  1  .385
Young rf	5  1  2  0  .338
LaRoche 3b	3  1  0  0  .278
McDougall 2b	5  1  2  1  .327
Barnes 1b	4  1  2  2  .188
Ruan cf	        3  0  0  1  .279
Huckaby c	4  0  2  0  .270
 Cyr pr	        0  0  0  0  .000
 Hull p	        0  0  0  0  .000
Lundberg p	1  0  0  0  .280
 Maza ph	1  0  1  1  .336
 Fussell p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Eckert p	0  0  0  0  .333
 Freeman ph	1  0  0  0  .287
 Davis c	0  0  0  0  .286
    Totals	36 6 12 6
    Tucson	31 7 12 5

 Error- Fussell (1). 2B- McDougall 2 (6). 
RBI- McDougall (6), Martinez (2), Barnes 2 
(10), Ruan (13), Maza (18).S- Lundberg. 
SF- Ruan. LOB- Las Vegas 8, Tucson 10. 
SB- Valdez (5).

 Las Vegas	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Lundberg 	5.0  6  2-2  3  3  5.94
Fussell 	0.2  5  5-5  2  0  9.00
Eckert	        1.1  1  0-0  0  1  6.36
Hull 	        1.0  0  0-0  0  2  3.57
 WP- Lundberg 2. T-2:45. Att- 4,119.	
Hu Boosts Shoe to Record Win-- Shortstop Chin-Lung Hu drove in a career-high six runs and John Shoemaker broke a Jacksonville managerial record Friday as the Suns smashed Carolina 16-6.

The win was Shoemaker's 303rd with the Suns, making him the franchise's winningest manager during its time in the Southern League. Shoemaker join Hu at AT&T Park for the Futures Game.

Hu, who hadn't had more than two RBIs in a game since Aug. 18, lined a three-run homer in the fourth that gave Jacksonville (14-5) a 5-0 lead. An inning later, he banged a three-run double to highlight a six-run uprising.

The 23-year-old Taiwanese shortstop was 3-for-6 with two runs scored. He leads the Southern League with 107 hits and is third with a .329 batting average and is hitting .356 (21-for-59) with three homers, five doubles and 11 RBIs since he was named to the World Team for the All-Star Futures Game in San Francisco.

Outfielder David Nicholson chipped in three hits, two RBIs and three runs scored and catcher Alberto Concepcion was 4-for-6 with an RBI and three runs.

Starter Zachary Hammes (4-5) pitched six scoreless innings and allowed three hits while striking out four. Luis Gonzalez was roughed up for four runs in the seventh and Ramon Troncoso came in to help and was tagged for two more. Brian Akin finished the game out.
 Score by Innings
Jacksonville	101 360 041-16
Carolina	000 000 600- 6

 Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi  ave
Tomlin cf	3  3  1  2  .266
Hu ss        	6  2  3  6  .329
Dunlap 1b	5  0  1  1  .246
Concepcion 3b	6  3  4  1  .275
Raglani lf	5  0  2  1  .249
Ellis c	        3  2  1  0  .258
JGonzalez	4  2  1  1  .295
Nicholson rf	4  3  3  2  .198
Hammes p	2  1  0  0  .000
 LGonzalez p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Troncoso p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Howard ph	1  0  1  2  .356
 Akin p        	1  0  0  0  .000
    Totals	35 16 17 16
    Carolina	38  6  6  4

 2B- Concepcion (6), Raglani (18), Hu (30) Dunlap 
(11). HR- Hu (6). RBI- Concepcion (37), Raglani 
(50), Nicholson 2 (10), Tomlin 2 (9), Dunlap (37), 
Howard 2 (8), JGonzalez (25). S- Hammes. SF- Tomlin, 
JGonzalez. LOB- Jacksonville 11, Carolina 9. 
DP- JGonzalez, Hu and Dunlap.

 Jacksonville	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Hammes (4-5)	6.0  3  0-0  2  4  4.12
LGonzalez	0.1  0  4-4  4  1  4.35
Troncoso	0.2  3  2-2  0  2  2.66
Akin        	2.0  0  0-0  2  3  4.41
 WP- LGonzalez, Akin. HBP- by Hammes; Tomlin, 
Nicholson. T- 3:04. Att- 4,984.
Sixers Battered 8-2-- Starter Jesus Castillo didn't allow a hit over the first three innings but a five-run fourth inning charged to Castillo (3-6) and reliever Francisco Felix turned the game around. Castillo pulled a hamstring in the third inning and was hit hard in the fourth, turning a 1-0 lead into a 5-1 deficit and a 7-4 loss to Lancaster.

Designated hitter Lucas May hit his team leading 14th home run in the fourth and outfielder while Bridger Hunt hit his first homer in the fifth.

Second baseman Travis Denker reached base four times with three singles and a walk. The Sixers stole five bases, all off of Barnes. Shane Justis had three.

Former major leaguer John Barnes (3-3), throwing a tough knuckleball, went five innings and allowing five hits and three runs. Four double plays during the game killed Inland Empire chances.

First baseman Russell Mitchell and shortstop Ivan De Jesus had a pair of hits each.

The Sixers open a three-game series tonight at Arrowhead Credit Union Park against High Desert. The Sixers have won eight of 13 games this season against the Mavericks.
 Score by Innings
Inland Empire	000 120 001-4
Lancaster	000 510 01x-7

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hunt rf        	5  1  1  1  .287
Denker 2b	4  1  3  0  .326
DeWitt 3b	4  1  1  0  .295
Mitchell 1b	5  0  2  1  .260
May dh	        5  1  1  1  .246
Justis lf	3  0  0  0  .302
De Jesus ss	3  0  2  0  .271
Gutierrez c	3  0  1  0  .240
Rogowski cf	3  0  0  0  .253
   Totals	35 4 11 3
   Lancaster	31 7  8 6

 Error- De Jesus (15). 2B- DeWitt (27). HR- May 
(14), Hunt (1). RBI- May (57), Hunt  (10), Mitchell 
(43). LOB- Inland Empire 11, Lancaster 11, Lancaster 
6. SB- Justis 3 (7), Denker (7), De Jesus (9).

 Inland Empire	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Castillo (3-6)	3.1  4  4-4  2  1  4.43
Felix	        3.2  3  2-1  1  0  4.06
Meque	        1.0  1  1-1  1  2  6.32
 HBP- by Castillo, DeWitt, Justis, Gutierrez. T- 2:50. Att- 1,716.
Loons Drop 8-2 Decision-- The Loons allowed 46 runs in three of the four games in their first trip to Dayton, with only a 5-0 win keeping the numbers down a bit. They committed four errors, giving them 14 in the four-game series, and lost to the Dragons 8-2.

The Loons jumped out to the early 1-0 lead when Matt Berezay led off the second with a triple and scored on Carlos Santana's RBI-single. The Dragons took a 2-1 lead before Eduardo Perez tied things up again with his first home run in over a month.

The Dragons then scored six unanswered runs off starter Dave Pfeiffer who lost his first game against two wins. Miguel Sanfler was tagged for five runs in two innings.

The Loons travel to Grand Rapids tonight to take on the West Michigan Whitecaps with Josh Wall drawing the start. 
 Score by Innings
Great Lakes	010 001 000-2
Dayton	        000 201 05x-8

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Gonzalez ss	4  0  2  0  .320
Giles rf	4  0  0  0  .276
Perez 1b	4  1  1  1  .323
Peterson dh	4  0  1  0  .293
Berezay lf	2  1  1  0  .241
Santana 3b	3  0  1  1  .192
Mattingly 2b	4  0  0  0  .240
Apodaca c	2  0  0  0  .255
Robinson cf	3  0  0  0  .236
   Totals	30 2  6 2
   Dayton	31 8 10 6

 Error- Santana 2 (10), Gonzalez (9), Sanfler (1). 
3B- Berezay (2). HR- Perez (9). RBI Santana (20), 
Perez (40). LOB- Great Lakes 5, Dayton 7. 
SB- Gonzalez (4). CS- Peterson (3). DP- Gonzalez, 
Mattingly and Perez; Gonzalez and Perez.

 Great Lakes	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Pfeffer (2-1)	6.0  5  3-2  4  3  2.86
Sanfler	        2.0  5  5-5  1  2  5.32
 T- 2:30. Att- 8,379.
Raptors Batter Orem-- Ogden did a lot of hitting to get past Orem 10-6 Friday to take sole possession of second place in the Pioneer League South.

Jeremy Brown's single good for two RBI highlighted a four-run rally in the eighth inning that proved to be more than enough for the Raptors, now 10-8. Brown, Jovanny Rosario, Jaime Pedroza, and Kenley Jansen all had a pair of hits and Rosario also stole two more bases, giving him 12 in 18 games.

Kalen Gearhart won his first decision by rescuing Jon Haldis in the third, then staying on to hold the Owlz scoreless over the next three innings. Making his first start, Haldis gave up six hits and four runs in 2.2 innings. Paul Koss gained his third save despite allowing two runs in three innings.

The Raptors trail first-place Idaho Falls by three games.
 Score by Innings
Ogden	211 101 040-10
Orem	031 000 110- 6

 Ogden	        ab r  h  bi ave
Rosario cf	4  2  2  0  .338
Fuller 2b	6  1  2  1  .220
Pedroza ss	5  2  2  1  .429
Mathews dh	5  1  1  2  .213
Jansen c	5  0  2  1  .306
Ortiz 1b 	4  1  1  1  .289
Brown rf	3  1  2  2  .304
Gallagher 3b	4  0  0  0  .263
Kanaby lf	3  2  0  0  .300
   Totals	38 10 12 8
   Orem	        39  6 14 6

 2B- Mathews (3), Fuller 2 (3). HR- Ortiz (4). 
RBI- Matthews 2 (8), Ortiz (12), Fuller (4), 
Pedroza (11), Jansen (7), Brown 2 (8). S- Rosario. 
LOB- Ogden 11, Orem 11. SB- Rosario 2 (12), 
Pedroza (3). DP- 2 Fuller, Pedroza and Ortiz; Gallagher.

 Ogden 	         in  h  r-er bb so  era
Haldis	        2.2  6  4-4  3  1  8.36
Gearhart (1-0)	3.1  6  0-0  0  6  1.06
Koss (sv 2)	3.0  2  2-2  1  3  8.68
 WP- Haldis. HBP- by Koss. T- 3:28. Att- 2,414.
Gulf Coast Dodgers -- open date

Dodgers top Yankees-- A victory over the Yankees is always satisfying in any league and it was particularly so for the Dominican Dodgers who took the measure of the Yanks 7-3 Friday in a battle of two division leaders.

The result left both teams with identical 19-120 records and gave the Dodgers a one-game lead in the Boca Chica North Division, the same margin by which the Yanks lead Boca Chica South.

Catcher Andrick Villalobos and shortstop Charlie Mirabal both drove in two runs for the Dodgers who used four pitchers- Carlos Frias, Martin Urriola, Raul Rivas and Jhan Carlos Lopez- to hold the Yanks to seven hits.

Frias started and gave up three hits and two runs (one earned), followed by Urriola (2-3), who picked up the win as he pitched two in which the Yanks collected two hits and a run.

Rivas came on for three scoreless while Lopez finished with one shutout inning.

Cristian Gonzalez had a double and single while Villalobos and Pablo Brito each had a pair of Dodger hits. --Bill Shelley.
 Score by innings
Dodgers	        200 103 100-7
Yankees2	020 010 000-3

 Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Aybar 2b	5  1  0  1  .175
Mirabal ss	4  0  1  2  .217
Gonzalez lf	5  1  2  1  .349
Arias 1b	4  0  0  0  .223
Guerrero dh	5  1  1  0  .330
Villalobos c	5  0  2  2  .286
Jean 3b	        3  2  1  0  .231
Brito lf	3  1  2  0  .240
 Sanchez ph-lf	1  0  0  0  .160
Castillo cf	4  1  1  1  .127
  Dodgers	39 7 10 7
  Yankees	34 3  7 1

 Error- Frias (2). 2b- Jean (4), Castillo (2),
Villalobos, (4) Gonzalez (3). 3b- Guerrero (1).
RBI- Gonzalez (7), Villalobos 2 (9), Castillo
(7), Aybar (4), Mirabal 2 (9). SB- Aybar 2 (5).
CS- Guerrero (8). LOB- Dodgers 12, Yankees 11.

 Dodgers	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Frias	        3.0  3  2-1  4  3  1.11
Urriola (2-3)	2.0  2  1-1  2  4  3.38 
Rivas	        3.0  1  0-0  1  2  0.55
Lopez	        1.0  1  0-0  0  0  6.23
 WP- Urriola, Lopez. Balk Frias. HBP- by Arias.
T-3:07.	   

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