Justis' Three Hits Boosts Inland Empire

Inland Empire completed a sweep of High Desert with a 10-4 win. Great Lakes collected 14 hits and beat West Michigan 8-6. The Gulf Coast Dodgers lost 5-4 to the last place Nationals. The Dominican Dodgers lined out 15 sinles to beat the Marlins 16-6. Las Vegas and Jacksonville were off for the all-star break.

Sixers Earn Sweep-- Inland Empire scored five in the second and rolled on to a 10-4 win over High Desert, completing the three-game sweep.  

Third baseman Shane Justis keyed the 12-hit attack with three hits, including a double and his third homer, finishing a triple away from a cycle but knocking in three runs. Catcher Lucas May slugged his 17th home run and outfielder Bridger Hunt and second baseman Travis Denker each added a pair of hits.

Starter Javy Guerra struggled, walking five and allowing five hits before leading with one out in the fourth. Jordan Pratt (3-4) earned the win in relief but gave up two hits and a pair of runs in 2.2 innings. Jesus Rodriguez finished the final three innings allowing one hit and earning his third save of the season.  

Shortstop Ivan De Jesus and second baseman Travis Denker involved in three of the four double plays the Sixers came up with during the game.

The 66ers are off today but will host Rancho Cucamonga for the first of a three game series.
 Score by Innings
High Desert	020 011 000- 4
Inland Empire	051 010 30x-10

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hunt lf        	5  1  2  1  .295
Rogowski cf	4  0  1  2  .256
Hoffmann rf	5  1  0  0  .315
May c        	4  3  2  1  .265
Denker 2b	3  1  2  1  .323
Locke 1b	5  0  0  0  .264
Justis 3b	3  2  3  3  .318
Lopez dh	4  1  1  0  .200
De Jesus ss	4  1  1  1  .281
   Totals	37 10 12 9
   High Desert	30  4  8 2

 2B- Denker (17), Justis (7). HR- May (17), Justis (3). 
RBI- May (64), Justis 3 (17), Rogowski 2 (34), Denker 
(37), De Jesus (29), Hunt (13). LOB- Inland Empire 8, 
High Desert 8. SB- May (4). DP- 4 DeJesus and Denker; 
Locke 2; Justis and Denker; Locke, De Jesus and Locke.

 Inland Empire	        in  h  r-er  bb so  era
Guerra	                3.1  5  2-2  5  3  4.48
Pratt (3-4)	        2.2  2  2-2  1  1  6.44
Rodriguez (sv 3)	3.0  1  0-0  0  2  3.90
 WP- Guerra 2, Pratt. HBP- Justis, Rogowski; By Guerra, 
by Rodriguez. T- 2:52. Att- 1,135.
Loons Calm Whitecaps-- Great Lakes used five in the sixth inning to dump West Michigan 8-6 behind a 14-hit attack that included four doubles and three home runs.

Paul Coleman, fresh from the Gulf Coast League where he was 4-0, picked up where he left off, earning the win in his first appearance with the Loons.

Third baseman Josh Bell keyed the attack with a single, double and his 10th homer and three runs batted in. First baseman Eduardo Perez and outfielder Tommy Giles singled and homered.

Giles homered in the first (#4) but West Michigan tagged Chris Malone for four hits and a pair of runs in the third and knocked him out in the fourth. Coleman took over and allowed one earned run until he handed the game over to Thomas Melgarejo in the seventh. Miguel Ramirez retired the final two Whitecaps and earned his 10th save.

Bell slugged a three-run shot, his 10th, in the sixth to put the Loons in the lead to stay and shortstop Juan Rivera added a two-run double. Two more runs in the seventh were added on Perez's home run (#10) and outfielder Scott Van Slyke's RBI single.
 Score by innings
Great Lakes	100 005 200-8
West Michigan	002 100 102-6

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Berezay lf	4  0  1  0  .237
Giles cf	4  2  3  1  .329
Perez 1b	5  2  2  1  .323
Bell 3b	        5  2  2  3  .275
Santana dh	4  0  0  0  .193
Apodaca c	5  0  0  0  .243
Mattingly 2b	4  1  2  0  .240
 Peterson ph	1  0  0  0  .295
 Lizarraga ss	0  0  0  0  .260
Van Slyke rf	4  1  2  1  .263
Rivera ss-2b	4  0  2  2  .250	
 Error- Coleman (1), Van Slyke (3), Apodaca (3).
2B- Mattingly (9), Berezay (18), Rivera (1), Bell
(19). HR- Giles (4), Bell (10), Perez (10). RBI-
Giles (13), Bell 3 (46), Rivera 2 (4), Perez (43),
Van Slyke (25). SB- Giles (3). LOB- Great Lakes 8, 
West Michigan 15.

 Great Lakes	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Malone	        2.2  4  2-2  3  2  5.40
Coleman (1-0)	3.2  6  2-1  3  2  2.45
Melgarejo	2.0  2  2-2  2  3  6.34
Ramirez (sv 10)	0.2  0  0-0  0  0  1.26
 T- 3:12. Att- 3.520.
Ogden Drops Into Third-- For the second straight evening, Idaho Falls hitters liberally pounded Ogden pitching, winding up with a 14-5 blasting that kept the Chukars comfortably in first place in the Pioneer League South.

It was Nick Van Stratten in particular who picked on the Raptors with four hits including a three-run homer and an RBI single. He and his mates were equal opportunity hitters, routing Cal Stanke (0-2) with six runs, then picking on Wilfredo Diaz for two, Bobby Blevins for five and Paul Koss for one. Four Ogden errors helped their cause.

Shortstop Jaime Pedroza ran his hitting streak to 14 games with a triple and double for the Raptors. Outfielder Jovanny Rosario and third baseman Austin Gallagher each had two hits while outfielder Brian Matthews drove in a pair of runs.

With the loss, the 11-10 Raptors slipped into third place, four games behind Idaho Falls. --Bill Shelley.
 Score by Innings
Idaho Falls	303 002 321-14
Ogden	        200 010 200- 5

 Ogden	ab r  h  bi ave
Rosario cf	5  2  2  0  .351
Pedroza ss	5  1  3  1  .435
Brown rf	4  0  0  1  .276
Mathews lf	3  0  1  2  .241
Garabedian c	4  0  0  0  .222
Ortiz 1b	4  0  1  0  .315
Wallach dh	4  0  1  0  .214
Gallagher 3b	3  2  2  0  .295
Fuller 2b	4  0  1  0  .208
   Totals	36  5 11  4
   Idaho Falls	42 14 19 12

 Error- Fuller 3 (4), Rosario (3). 2B- Fuller (4), 
Pedroza (4). 3B- Pedroza (1). RBI- Pedroza (12), 
Mathews 2 (10), Brown (9). LOB- Ogden 7, Idaho Falls 
14. SB- Matthew (2), Rosario (13).

 Ogden	        ab  h  r-er bb so  era
Stanke (0-2)	2.2  7  6-3  1  2  6.32
Diaz         	2.2  5  2-1  0  3  2.38
Blevins	        1.2  3  5-5  3  1  6.75
Koss        	2.0  4  1-1  0  2  7.94
 WP- Diaz. HBP- 2 by Stanke. T- 3:04. Att- 3,827.
Coasties Dumped by Nats-- The last-place Nationals rallied from a three-run deficit to score two runs in the sixth, then got two in the ninth to hand the Gulf Coast Dodgers only their second loss in 14 games 5-4 Monday.

The Dodgers had taken a 4-1 lead behind Eric Thompson but the Nats got to Andres Santiago for a pair in the sixth, then, after being held at bay by Luis Vasquez, picked up the winning margin off Kelvin Dominguez (1-1) in the final inning.

Thompson allowed only three hits and a run in four innings. Kyle Orr slammed a pair of doubles and Alfredo Silverio had two singles to pace the Dodgers, who now hold a four and one-half game lead over the Marlins in the East Division. --Bill Shelley.
 Score by Innings
Dodgers	        100 300 000-4
Nationals	001 002 002-5

 Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Becker ss	5  0  1  1  .321
Poole cs	3  1  0  0  .133
Baez 3b        	4  0  0  0  .281
Lambo 1b	4  0  1  1  .261
Silverio lf	4  1  2  0  .423
Orr dh	        4  1  2  1  .233
YGarcia 2b	4  1  1  1  .282
Collado c	2  0  1  0  .308
Guzman rf	4  0  0  0  .227
   Totals	34 4  8 4
   Nationals	33 5 10 4

 Error- Guzman (2). 2B- Orr 2 (3). RBI- Lambo (6), 
Orr (6), YGarcia (16), Becker (6). LOB- Dodgers 6, 
Nationals 12. DP- Garcia; Becker and Lambo 2.

 Dodgers	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Thompson	4.0  3  1-1  3  2  0.60
Santiago	1.2  3  2-2  2  1  6.00
Vasquez 	1.1  1  0-0  1  1  9.82
Dominguez (1-1)	1.1  3  2-2  1  2  4.91
 Balk- Santiago. HBP- by Dominguez, Collado 2.
Dodgers Win Singular Game-- The Dominican Dodgers lined 15 hits- all singles- to roll over the Marlins 14-5. The victory gave the Dodgers (21-11) a one-game lead in their diivision over the Red Sox and Giants, who are in a virtual tie for second place.

Catcher Pedro Tavarez went 3-for-3 to lead the Dodgers while Cristian Gonzalez had two hits, good for two RBI. Pedro Guerrero also had two hits while Pablo Brito drove in three runs. The Dodgers also featured a steal of home by Adrian Aviles in the fifth inning.

Pitching the middle innings, Juan Santana (3-1) was effective for LA, giving up just one hit and no runs in three and one-third innings. Closer Edisaul Pimentel threw two scoreless in which the Marlins managed a lone hit. --Bill Shelley.
 Score by Innings
Dodgers	010 132 702-16
Marlins	011 000 300- 5

 Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Ynoa ss        	4  2  0  0  .243
Aviles cf	4  1  1  0  .253
 Sanchez ph-cf	1  0  0  0  .154
Gonzalez rf	5  3  2  2  .327
Arias 1b	3  2  1  0  .224
Betegon ph-1b	2  0  1  2  .429
Guerrero 3b	3  1  2  1  .330
 Jean ph-3b	1  1  1  1  .235
Tavarez c	3  3  3  0  .277
 Bens ph-c	1  0  1  1  .250
Villalobos dh	2  2  1  1  .292
 Sucre ph-dh	1  0  0  0  .172
Brito lf	4  1  1  3  .242
 Turiano ph	1  0  0  0  .000
 Castillo lf	0  0  0  0  .127
Mirabal 2b	4  0  1  1  .218
   Totals	44 16 15 13
   Marlins	28  5  6  3

 Error- Guerrero (6), Pimentel (1). RBI- Brito 3 (6), 
Gonzalez 2 (9), Mirabal (10), Villalobos (10), Betegon 
2 (3), Jean (5), Bens (7), Turiano (1). LOB- Dodgers 11, 
Marlins 8. SB- Gonzalez (3),Avails (8). CS- Mirabal (3), 
Guerrero (9). DP- 3 Guerrero, Mirabal and Arias; Mirabal 
and Betegon; Ynoa, Mirabal and Betegon.

 Dodgers	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Prado 	        2.2  1  2-1  4  5   1.33
Santana (2-1)	3.1  1  0-0  2  2   5.03
De La Rosa	1.0  3  3-3  2  0  54.00
Pimentel	2.0  1  0-0  1  0   7.59
 HBP- by Prado, Villalobos. T- 3:55.

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