Alberto Concepcion Hits for the Cycle

DY Young hit in his 17th straight game but Vegas lost 4-1. Alberto Concepcion hits for the cycle as Jacksonville topped Carolina 12-7. Inland Empire used power to top High Desert 8-2. Great Lakes had only five hits but beat West Michigan 4-1. Ogden got a rare complete game from Michael Gardner and stopped Idaho Falls 2-0. The Coasties were rained out. The Dominican Devil Rays beat the Dodgers 4-3.

51s Waste Pitching in 4-2 Loss-- Las Vegas got strong pitching by William Juarez and Rick Bauer but lost a close, 4-2 contest to Tucson.

The 51s could only manage five hits in the game, including Delwyn Young's single, boosting his hitting streak to 17 games, and Choo Freeman's sixth homer with first baseman Marshall McDougall on base with a walk.

William Juarez (4-4) allowed three runs on six hits and four walks over seven innings. But on this day, that wasn't good enough. Neither pitcher recorded a strikeout.

Shortstop Wilson Valdez boosted his average to .333 with a single and a double.
	
 Score by innings
Las Vegas	000 020 000-2
Tucson	        100 020 01x-5

 Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi  ave
Valdez, ss	4  0  2  0  .333
Garcia 2b	2  0  0  0  .291
Young rf	4  0  1  0  .357
LaRoche 3b	3  0  0  0  .273
McDougall 1b	3  1  0  0  .308
Barnes lf	4  0  1  0  .190
Freeman cf	3  1  1  2  .287
Huckaby c	3  0  0  0  .266
Juarez p	2  0  0  0  .000
 Martinez ph	1  0  0  0  .357
 Bauer p	0  0  0  0  .000
   Totals	29 2 5 2
   Tucson	29 4 9 4

 2b- Valdez (11). HR- Freeman (6). RBI- Freeman
2 (37). LOB- Las Vegas 5, Tucson 8. DP- Garcia
and McDougall.

 Las Vegas	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Juarez (4-4)	7.0  6  3-3  4  0  6.04
Bauer	        1.0  3  1-1  0  0  7.40
 T- 2:12. Att- 5,396.
Concepcion Hits for Cycle-- Suns catcher Alberto Concepcion became the 27th player in Southern League history to hit for the cycle and Jacksonville needed all his firepower to outlast Carolina 12-7.

Hitting coach Luis Salazar was in charge of the team with manager John Shoemaker in San Francisco for the Futures All-Star game. He cancelled batting practice in favor of other hitting drills and Concepcion, who was coming off a four-hit game the night before, didn't seem to mind a bit, running his hit total to eight in two games.

The 26-year-old catcher doubled in the second inning and singled in the third. In the fourth, he lined a triple off the center-field fence, his first three bagger since June 26, 2005. In the ninth as he completed the cycle with a three-run homer, his ninth.

He finished with a 4-for-5 night with three runs scored. He also had five RBIs, one short of the career high he set on June 18, also against Carolina. Concepcion is batting .419 (13-for-31) with three homers, four doubles and 14 RBIs in eight games against the Mudcats.

The 21st round draft choice spent the first five of his six Minor League seasons in the Boston Red Sox organization.

Third baseman Kevin Howard helped out with two hits, including a solo homer, and three RBIs. James Tomlin went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles, an RBI and three runs scored. Xavier Paul added three singles and scored three times.

Starter Michael Megrew (6-5) fanned 10 in six innings, giving up three runs on four hits and three walks. Greg Miller struck out the side in the seventh but allowed two runs -- one earned -- on two hits and two walks.
 Score by innings
Jacksonville	015 203 010-11
Carolina	000 003 220- 7

 Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi  ave
Paul cf	        5  3  3  0  .298
Tomlin rf	5  3  3  1  .283
Howard 3b	5  2  2  3  .359
Concepcion c	5  3  4  5  .291
Dunlap 1b	5  0  1  2  .245
Raglani lf	4  0  2  0  .253
Nicholson 2b	4  0  0  0  .189
Rohan ss	5  0  1  0  .150
Megrew p	4  1  1  0  .150
 Miller p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Alexander p	0  0  0  0  .000
 LaMura p	0  0  0  0  .000
   Totals	42 12 17 11
   Carolina	37  7  9  5

 Error- tomlin (1), Howard (2). 2B- Concepcion (7), 
Dunlap (12), Tomlin 2 (9). 3b- Concepcion (1). 
HR- Concepcion (), Howard (1). RBI- Howard 3 (11), 
Concepcion 5 (42), Dunlap 2 (39), Tomlin (10). 
SB- Raglani (6). LOB- Jacksonville 5, Carolina 9. 

 Jacksonville	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Megrew (6-5)	6.0  4  3-3  3 10  5.71
Miller	        1.0  2  2-1  1  3  6.17
Alexander	1.0  2  2-2  0  1  5.26
LaMura	        1.0  1  0-0  1  1  3.26
 PB- Concepcion. T- 2:56. Att- 5,572.
Aries Wins Eighth Game-- Marlon Aries (8-1) choked off High Desert, allowing five hits and a pair of runs over six innings to win his eighth game of the season.

Center fielder Ryan Rogowski, shortstop Ivan De Jesus, and Catcher Luke May all banged solo home runs as the 66ers offense collected 12 base hits, six of them for extra-bases. Third Baseman Blake DeWitt and Ivan De Jesus combining to go 6-for-8 with three runs, three doubles, and two runs batted in.  

 Carlos Alvarez followed Arias and worked a pair of scoreless innings before Kyle Wilson struck out two in a 1-2-3 ninth.  

The Sixers (10-7 second half, 49-38 overall) scored in six of the eight innings and host the Mavericks in the second of a three game series today.
 Score by Innings
High Desert	020 000 000-2
Inland Empire	111 011 03x-8

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hunt rf        	5  1  2  2  .294
Rogowski cf	4  1  1  1  .253
Denker 2b	3  0  0  0  .322
DeWitt 3b	4  1  3  0  .301
May c        	3  1  2  2  .250
Mitchell 1b	4  0  0  0  .257
Locke dh	3  1  1  0  .259
Godwin lf	4  1  0  0  .227
De Jesus ss	4  2  3  2  .278
   Totals	34 8 12 8
   High Desert	29 2  7 1

 2B- DeWitt 2 (29), De Jesus (13). 3B- Hunt (2).
HR- Rogowski (3), De Jesus (2), May (15). 
RBI- Denker (36), De Jesus 2 (28), Rogowski (30) 
May 2 (59), Hunt 2 (12).S- Rogowski, May. SF- Denker. 
LOB- Inland Empire 6, High Desert 6. CS- Locke (3). 
DP- De Jesus and Mitchell; De Jesus and Mitchell.

 Inland Empire	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Aries (5-1)	6.0  5  2-2  1  4  5.57
Alvarez 	2.0  0  0-0  1  2  3.38
Wilson	        1.0  0  0-0  0  2  0.38
 HBP- by Arias. T- 2:24. Att- 2,609.
Loons Parlay Five Hits into 4-1 Win-- Great Lakes could manage just five hits and with only a leadoff single scored three runs in the eighth to break a 1-1 tie and stop West Michigan 4-1.

Starter Josh Wall (5-9) earned the win, allowing nine hits and a single run over eight innings. He struck out seven and walked none. Miguel Ramirez added a scoreless ninth to record his ninth save.  

Trailing 1-0 in the top of the sixth, outfielder Thomas Giles and Eduardo Perez smacked a one-out doubles to tie the game.  

Second baseman Juan Rivera ignited an unusual three-run rally in the eighth. A fielder's choice on Gonzalez's bunt followed and with two out, and an intentional walk to designated hitter Josh Bell loaded the bases before third baseman Carlos Santana walked to force in a run and give Great Lakes a 2-1 lead. Outfielder Matt Berezay reached on an error that allowed both Gonzalez and Bell to cross the plate.

Rivera had had two hits to lead the Loons, who improved to 5-11.
 Score by Innings
Great Lakes	000 001 030-4
West Michigan	000 010 000-1

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Gonzalez ss	4  1  0  0  .313
Giles cf	3  1  1  0  .279
Perez 1b	4  0  1  1  .322
Bell dh        	3  1  0  0  .271
Santana 3b	3  0  0  1  .188
Berezay lf	4  0  0  0  .237
Van Slyke rf	4  0  0  0  .258
Apodaca c	4  0  1  0  .255
Rivera 2b	4  1  2  0  .222
   Totals	24 4 5 2
   WMichigan	33 1 9 1

 Error- Gonzalez (10). 2B- Giles (4), Perez (16). 
RBI- Perez (41), Santana (21). S- Gonzalez. 
LOB- Great Lakes 6 West Michigan 9.

 Great Lakes	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Wall (5-9)	8.0  9  1-1  0  7  4.40
Ramirez (sv 9)	1.0  0  0-0  0  1  1.29
 T- 2:28. Att- 8,563.
Garner Shuts Out Idaho Falls-- Complete games are almost unheard of at this level but Michael Gardner did just that as he held Idaho Falls to five hits to become the first Pioneer League pitcher to go the distance this season as Ogden won 2-0 Saturday.

Gardner, now 2-1 with a 2.70 record since joining the Raptors from Great Lakes, walked three while striking out five as Ogden moved to within two games of the first-place Rockies.

Justin Fuller singled home one run in the third and Jessie Mier did the same in the sixth for the game's only tallies. Both Brian Matthews and Alex Garabedian had two hits as Ogden moved to 11-8 for the season. --Bill Shelley.
 Score by Innings
Idaho Falls	000 000 000-0
Ogden	        001 001 00x-2

 Ogden	ab r h  bi ave
Rosario cf	4  1  1  0  .333
Fuller 2b	3  0  1  1  .227
Pedroza ss	3  0  1  0  .423
Taloa 1b	4  0  1  0  .200
Mathews 3b	4  0  2  0  .235
Brown rf	3  1  1  0  .306
Garabedian dh	4  0  2  0  .207
Mier c        	2  0  1  1  .222
Kanaby lf	4  0  1  0  .296
   Totals 	30 2 11 2
   Idaho Falls	26 0  5 0

 Error- Pedroza 2 (4). 2B- Rosario (3). S- Fuller. 
LOB- Ogden 11, Idaho Falls 7. CS- Fuller (3). 
DP- Pedroza, Fuller and Taloa; Brown, Fuller and 
Pedroza; Mathews and Taloa.

 Ogden	         in  h  r-er bb so  era
Gardner (2-1)	9.0  5  0-0  3  4  2.70
 T- 2:24. Att- 4,461.
GCL Dodgers-- It's the rainy season in Florida and the doubleheaders are piling up for the Gulf Coast Dodgers. Saturday, they tried to makeup a game halted by rain in the first inning early in the week. This time they got as far as the ninth when once again the weather forced a halt leaving them tied with the Marlins 6-6.

First-round draft choice Chris Withrow made his debut in this one, relieving Danny Danielson in the eighth when the latter loaded the bases with two hit batsman and a walk. Withrow promptly gave up a single that sent two runners home to put the Marlins on top 6-5.

However, the Dodgers tied it in the bottom of the eighth and Withrow fared better in the ninth with a scoreless inning. But with one out and Andrew Lambo at bat, the rain, which had fallen steadily for some time, increased to the point that the field became unplayable, not only suspending the first game but forcing the postponement of a planned second contest as well. --Bill Shelley.
 Score by Innings
Marlins	010 012 020-6
Dodgers	000 104 010-6

 Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Becker ss	5  0  2  1  .326
Poole cf	3  0  0  1  .148
Guzman ph-cf	1  0  0  0  .167
Baez 3b	        5  0  0  0  .298
Lambo rf	3  1  0  0  .289
Silverio lf	3  1  1  0  .409
Orr 1b        	3  1  1  0  .205
YGarcia dh	4  1  2  2  .290
Collado c	3  1  0  0  .292
JGarcia 2b	3  1  1  0  .286
   Totals	32 6 7 4
   Marlins	34 6 9 4

 Error- Becker (3). 2B- Garcia (2). RBI- YGarcia 2 
(15), Poole (7), Becker (4). LOB- Dodgers 8, Marlins 
8. SB- Becker (3). DP- 2 JGarcia; Orr, Poole and Becker.

 Dodgers 	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Malone	        1.0  0  0-0  0  0  3.38
Dutton	        3.1  5  2-2  4  2  4.32
Paredes	        2.2  2  2-1  0  1  1.69
Danielson	0.2  0  2-2  1  0 10.80
Withrow	        1.1  2  0-0  0  1  0.00
 Balk- Dutton. HBP- Orr, 2 by Danielson. T- 2:48.
DR Dodgers Lose-- The Dominican Dodgers managed only five hits and fell to the Devil Rays 4-3. The loss left the 19-11 Dodgers just one-half game in front of the Red Sox in their division.

The Dodgers scored all their runs in the fifth on a sacrifice fly by Rafael Ynoa and bases-loaded walks to Jose Arias and Pedro Guerrero.

Antonio Castillo (0-2) came on after Bolivar Medina had surrendered two runs in three innings and gave up two more in the five he worked to be saddled with the defeat. --Bill Shelley.
 Score by innings
Devil Rays	002 002 000-4
Dodgers	        000 030 000-3

 Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Ynoa 2b	        3  0  1  1  .258
Aviles cf	4  0  1  0  .253
Gonzalez rf	4  0  0  0  .319
Arias 1b	1  0  0  1  .221
Guerrero ss	3  0  0  1  .320
Villalobos dh	4  0  1  0  .283
 Aybar pr-dh	0  0  0  0  .175
Tavarez c	4  1  1  0  .250
Brito lf	4  1  1  0  .250
Jean 3b	        2  1  0  0  .225
   Totals	29 3 5 3
   DRays	31 4 6 4

 Error- Jean (8). 2B- Ynoa (4). RBI- Ynoa (9), 
Arias (14), Guerrero (15). SF- Ynoa. SB- Jean 6). 
CS- Aviles (6). LOB- Dodges 9, DRays 6. DP- Ynoa, 
Guerrero and Arias.

 Dodgers	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Median	        3.0  3  2-2  3  2  3.13
Castillo	5.0  3  2-2  1  3  1.66
Ferreas	        1.0  0  0-0  0  0  0.71
 SP- Medina, Castillo. T- 2:55.

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