Freeman and Tomlin Key Wins by 51s, Suns

Las Vegas edged Albuquerque on Choo Freeman's homer and James Tomlin knocked in the winning run a Jacksonville win over Huntsville. Inland Empire supported Randy Wolf with 20 hits and the Dominican Dodgers split with the Marlins. Rain got the best of Great Lakes, Ogden and the Gulf Coast Dodgers.

Vegas Dumps Albuquerque-- Outfielder Choo Freeman sparked the Las Vegas win over Albuquerque with three hits, including a tie-breaking solo home run in the seventh as the 51s beat the Isotopes. He also singled and scored in the second and fifth.

Albuquerque built a 6-2 lead in the third inning but Las Vegas battled back to score in the first five innings before finally tying the game in the fifth inning.

Catcher Ben Davis, first baseman John Lindsey and pinch-hitter Wilkin Ruan chipped in RBIs for the 51s (49-55), who gained a rare win over the Isotopes.

Delwyn Young set a Las Vegas franchise record with his 96th career double as the 51s beat the Isotopes for only the second time in the last 18 meetings.

Wesley Wright drew the start but was treated roughly, allowing six runs in only three innings.

Reliever Chris Fussell (3-1) surrendered only pair of hits over three scoreless innings, striking out three to earn the win. Casey Hoorelbeke closed it out with a perfect ninth for his second save

Lefty Eric Cyr will oppose Albuquerque today.
 Score by Innings
Albuquerque	303 000 000-6
Las Vegas	111 120 10x-7

Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi  ave
Valdez ss	4  0  1  1  .340
McDougall 2b	3  1  0  1  .277
Young rf	5  1  2  0  .346
Lindsey 1b	5  0  2  1  .348
LaRoche 3b	3  1  2  0  .307
Barnes lf	5  0  0  0  .240
Freeman cf	4  3  3  1  .273
Davis c        	3  0  1  1  .232
Wright p	0  0  0  0  .500
 Lundberg ph	1  0  0  0  .233
 Meloan p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Ruan ph        1  1  1  1  .277
 Fussell p	1  0  0  0  .000
 Hoorelbeke p	0  0  0  0  .000
    Totals	35 7 12 5
    Albuquerque	31 6  9 6

 2B- LaRoche (16), Young (42). HR- Freeman 
(8). RBI- McDougall (14),Davis (10), Lindsey 
(48),Ruan (16), Valdez (16), Freeman (40). 
LOB- Las Vegas 11, Albuquerque 5.

 Las Vegas	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Wright	        3.0  5  6-6  2  5  8.53
Meloan	        2.0  2  0-0  0  1  2.08
Fussell (3-1)	3.0  2  0-0  0  3  5.89
Hoorelbeke (sv,2)1.0  0  0-0  0  0  5.11
 HBP- LaRoche. T- 2:33. Att- 4,4114.
Suns Edge Huntsville-- James Tomlin had a pair of hits and scored a run but it was his long fly that drove in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth inning as Jacksonville edged Huntsville, 5-4.

With the score tied, 4-4, catcher A.J. Ellis, first baseman Cory Dunlap and outfielder Anthony Raglani singled to open the eighth. Tomlin followed with sacrifice fly to center field.

Raglani also hit a two-run homer, his 16th, and Juan Gonzalez was 2-for-3 with a two-run shot, his sixth, for the Suns who moved their record to 23-10.

Starter Justin Orenduff worked the first five innings, allowing seven hits and four runs, three of them earned. He left the game with the score tied 4-4.

The suns bullpen was almost perfect.

Reliever Cory Wade held Huntsville to one hit and without a run for two innings before Ramon Troncoso (5-1) gave up only a pair of hits in two scoreless innings to earn the win.

The 24-year-old right-hander is undefeated in 15 appearances since May 30, lowering his ERA from 4.26 to 2.87 over that span.
 Score by Innings
Huntsville	112 000 000-4
Jacksonville	002 200 01x-5

 Jacksonville 	ab r  h  bi  ave
Paul cf        	4  0  0  0  .284
DeWitt 3b	3  0  1  0  .366
Howard 2b	4  0  0  0  .324
 Troncoso p	0  0  0  0  .000
Ellis c        	3  1  1  0  .255
Dunlap 1b	4  1  1  0  .241
 Nicholson 2b	0  0  0  0  .205
Raglani lf	4  1  2  2  .250
Tomlin rf	3  1  2  1  .264
Gonzalez ss	3  1  2  2  .310
Orenduff p	2  0  0  0  .000
 Wade p        	0  0  0  0  .000
 Rohan ph-2b-1b	2  0  1  0  .243
    Totals	32 5 10 5
    Huntsville	37 4 10 7

 Error- Howard (3), Gonzalez (7). HR- Gonzalez (6), 
Raglani (16). RBI- Gonzalez, 2 (36), Raglani 2 (56), 
Tomlin (17). SF- Tomlin. CS- DeWitt (1), Ellis (4).

 Jacksonville	in  h  r-e bb so  era
Orenduff	5.0  7  4-3  4  4  3.66
Wade        	2.0  1  0-0  3  1  0.00
Troncoso (5-1)	2.0  2  0-0  0  0  2.87
  HBP- Ellis. T- 2:56. Att- 3,847.
Sixers Help Wolf Top Quakes-- The appearance of rehabbing Randy Wolf seemed to shake Inland Empire out of their offensive funk. They responded with a staggering 20 hits and 11 runs to thump Rancho Cucamonga 11-5 and improve to 16-17 in the second half.

With Derek Lowe pulling a ground in the final game of the Houston series, Wolf may have made his first, and only, rehab start after going on the disabled list July 4 with a sore shoulder.

Wolf allowed a homer and battled out of a problem in the first innings to work four, allowing six hits, two of them home runs, with four strikeouts, a walk and three earned runs.

Mario Alvarez (5-6) worked the final five innings, allowing six hits and a pair of runs.

Inland Empire established their offense early, piling up six consecutive hits and six runs in the second inning to overcome a 2-1 deficit. Second baseman Travis Denker whacked a solo shot (#7) and first baseman Drew Locke boomed a grand slam, his sixth homer of the season.

Catcher Lucas May's two run homer in the fourth was his 20th of the year.

Locke finished the game 5-for-5 with a double, a homerun, and three runs batted in.

The three game series concludes tonight. Thursday's match up, be sure to catch the game on 91.9 FM KVCR with Mike and Luke, Inland Empire's main men who keep 66ers fans posted on all the updates from the games.
 Score by Innings
Rancho Cucamonga	101 120 000- 5
Inland Empire	        106 300 10X-11

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Justis SS	6  0  0  0  .297
Rogowski cf	3  3  2  0  .254
Denker 2b	5  1  4  3  .315
May c        	4  2  2  2  .255
 Gutierrez c	0  0  0  0  .243
Hoffman rf	5  1  2  0  .311
Mitchell 3b	5  2  2  1  .260
Locke 1b	5  1  5  3  .289
Hunt dh        	5  1  1  0  .272
Godwin lf	4  0  2  1  .245
   Totals	38 11 20 10
   RCucamuonga	33  5 12  5

 2B- Rogowski 2 (22), Locke (8), Denker (23). 
HR- Denker (7), Locke (6), May (20). RBI- Denker 
3 (42),Mitchell (49), Locke 3 (21), Godwin (20), 
May 2 (72). SF- Godwin. LOB- Inland Empire 11, 
Rancho Cucamonga. SB- Rogowski (28).

 Inland Empire	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Wolf        	4.0  6  3-3  1  4  6.75
Alvarez (5-6)	5.0  6  2-2  1  6  4.71
 T- 2:50. Att- 1,956.
Great Lakes-- open date.

Ogden-- rained out.

Gulf Coast Dodgers-- rained out.

Dominican Dodgers Split Two-- The Dodgers and Marlins exchanged shutouts Wednesday with the Dodgers winning the first 7-0, then managing only three hits in a 4-0 loss in the second. The split left the Dodgers with a 27-19 record, five games back of the division-leading Giants.

Fresh from his appearance in the All-Star game,Geison Aguasviva was very much in form as he ran his record to 6-2 by holding the Marlins in check, allowing only two hits in five innings in the opener. He walked three while striking out seven. Pedro Noboa completed the shutout by going the final two, giving up two hits to record his first save.

The Dodgers scored a run in the first on a walk, error and wild pitch. In the third Jerry Castillo singled, moved to third on a wild pickoff attempt and scored on Rafael Ynoa's single. They got another in the fourth when Pedro Guerrero walked, stole second, moved up on a groundout and scored on a wild pitch.

They put the game away in the seventh on some more walks and miscues plus RBI singles by Adolfo Ovando and Andrick Villalobos.-- Bill Shelley.
 (Game 1)
 Score by Innings
Dodgers	101 100 4-7
Marlins	000 000 0-0

 Dodgers	ab r  h  bi ave
Mirabel dh	4  1  2  0  .225
Ynoa 2b        	2  1  1  1  .225
Jean 3b        	3  1  0  0  .256
Gonzalez rf	1  0  0  0  .239
Ovando ph-rf	3  1  1  1  .115
Guerrero ss	2  2  0  0  .317
Brito lf	4  0  1  0  .204
Millalodos c	4  0  1  1  .246
Betegon 1b	4  0  0  0  .250
Castillo cf	3  1  1  0  .184
   Totals	30 7 7 3
   Marlins	25 0 5 0

 Error- Guerrero (10). RBI- Ynoa (15), Ovando (1), 
Villalobos (11). LOB- Dodgers 7, Marlins 6. SB- Guerrero 
(6), Jean(8). SB- Guerrero (6), Jean (8). DP- Ynoa, 
Guerrero and Betegon 2, Guerrero and Betegon.

 Dodgers 	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Aguasviva (6-2)	5.0  2  0-0  3  7  1.02
Noboa (sv 1)	2.0  2  0-0  0  1  3.00
 WP- Aguasviva. HBP- Jean. T-2:05.
A double by Ramon Jean in the second game was the only extra-base knock by the Dodgers for the day but they managed little else.

Martines Ortega (0-1) got a rare start but was touched for three runs in two innings. Bolivar Medina held the Marlins to one run over four innings in which he struck out eight. -- Bill Shelley
 (Game 2)
 Score by innings
Marlins	012 000 1-4
Dodgers	000 000 0-0

 Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Aybar 2b	3  0  1  0  .189
Aviles cf	1  0  0  0  .235
Gonzalez lf	3  0  0  0  .231
Arias 1b	3  0  1  0  .209
Jean 3b	        3  0  1  0  .258
Mirabal ss	3  0  0  0  .220
Sucre dh	2  0  0  0  .171
Sanchez rf	1  0  0  0  .125
Turiano c	2  0  0  0  .000
   Totals	21 0 3 0
   Marlins	23 4 7 3

 Dodgers	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Ortega (0-1)	2.1  3  3-1  2  1  3.48
Medina	        4.2  4  1-1  1  8  3.03
 T- 2:08.

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