Dodgers Run the Board, Win All Six

Las Vegas topped Round Rock and Jacksonville rallied to beat Carolina. Inland Empire battered High Desert. Great Lakes thumped Wisconsin and Ogden topped Casper to move into second place. The Gulf Coast Dodgers outlasted the Nationals and the Dominican Dodgers had Domingo off.

Three-Run First Keys Win-- Outfielder Wilkin Ruan ripped three hits and first baseman Larry Barnes homered as Las Vegas scored three in the first and defeated visiting Round Rock, 5-3.

Ruan capped the first inning surge with an RBI double, and Barnes hit a solo home run, his sixth, in the third to break a 3-3 tie.

Catcher Octavio Martinez went 2-for-3 with an RBI and third baseman Andy LaRoche added two hits, an RBI and a run scored.

Starter Miguel Pinango (7-5) allowed three runs on 10 hits while striking out three in five innings. The 24-year-old righty has won five of his last six starts.

Jonathan Meloan worked around a hit in the ninth to notch his first save for Jacksonville.
 Score by innings
Round Rock	003 000 000-3
Las Vegas	301 000 01x-5

 Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi  ave
Valdez 2b	4  1  1  0  .336	
Hu ss	        4  1  2  0  .390
Young rf	3  0  0  0  .347
Lindsey 1b	4  1  0  1  .340
LaRoche 3b	4  1  2  1  .315
Barnes lf	4  0  3  1  .238
Ruan cf	        4  0  3  1  .298
Martinez c	3  0  2  1  .298
Pinango p	2  0  0  0  .130
 Riley p	1  0  0  0  .000
 Hoorelbeke p	0  0  0  0  .000
 McDougall ph	1  0  0  0  .264
 Meloan p	0  0  0  0  .000
    Totals	34 5 11 5
    Round Rock	34 3 11 3	

 Error- LaRoche (3). 2B- Ruan (5). HR-
Barnes (6). RBI- Lindsey (51), LaRoche
(38), Ruan (20), Barnes (17), Martinez
(4). Sb- Ruan (3). CS- Hu (2). DP-
LaRoche, Valdez and Lindsey.

 Las Vegas	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Pinango (6-5)	5.0 10  3-3  2  3  4.11
Riley	        2.0  0  0-0  1  3  6.43
Hoorelbeke	1.0  1  0-0  0  0  5.35
Meloan (sv 1)	1.0  1  0-0  0  0  1.59
 T- 2:51. Att- 2,660.
McDonald Smothers Carolina-- James McDonald struck out 11 over seven strong innings and Jacksonville scored three in the eighth to give him the win and beat Carolina, 3-1.

McDonald (3-1) allowed one run on four hits and two walks. His 11 strikeouts were the most since he was promoted from Inland Empire, where he fanned 13 against San Jose on June 24.

Ramon Troncoso surrendered only a walk in the ninth and earned his fifth save.

First baseman Cory Dunlap and catcher Alberto Concepcion Jr. delivered RBI singles to key a three-run eighth that overcame a 1-0 Suns deficit.

A two-out error by the Carolina shortstop opened the gates for Jacksonville in the eighth inning and all three Suns runs were unearned.

Dunlap's single tied the game, and a wild allowed the go-ahead run and Concepcion's single gave Jacksonville an insurance run.

The Suns lead the season series against Carolina 17-5. The two teams meet again tonight with the Suns Justin Orenduff facing Mudcats Gaby Hernandez.
  Score by Innings
Jacksonville	000 000 030-3
Carolina	000 010 000-1	

 Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi  ave
Raglani lf	4  0  0  0  .247
JGonzalez ss	5  1  1  0  .305
 Troncoso p	0  0  0  0  .000
Howard 2b	4  1  1  0  .317 
Dunlap 1b	4  1  1  1  .244
 Akin p	        0  0  0  0  .000
 Nicholson ss	0  0  0  0  .210
Concepcion c	4  0  2  1  .282
Tomlin cf	3  0  1  0  .282
Giles rf	4  0  1  0  .200
Rohan 3b	4  0  1  0  .241
McDonald p 	2  0  1  0  .200
 DeWitt ph-3b	2  0  0  0  .375
    Totals	36 3 9 3


 2B- Concepcion (10). RBI- Dunlap (43), Concepcion 
(44). SB- Giles (1). LOB-Jacksonville 8, Carolina 7. 

 Jacksonville	in  h  r-er bb so  era
McDonald (3-1)	7.0  4  1-1  2 11 1.19
Akin	        1.0  1  0-0  1  2  4.20
Troncoso (sv 5)	1.0  2  0-0  1  1  3.72
 T- 2:22. Att- 2,857.
Sixers Batter High Desert-- Shortstop Ivan De Jesus and second baseman Travis Denker led an 18-hit attack as Inland Empire banged out a 16-7 win over High Desert.

De Jesus was 4-for-4 with a solo home run and Travis Denker went 4-for-6 with a two-run homer. De Jesus scored twice and drove in four runs to make life easier for starter Marlon Arias.

Arias (10-1) gave up four runs on seven hits with four strikeouts in seven innings to win his ninth straight decision. He has not lost since May 3, despite a 5.58 ERA in 16 starts. Jesus Rodriguez finished the final two innings in relief.

Inland Empire broke open a close game with four runs in the fourth and five in the sixth.

First baseman Shane Justis was 3-for-5 and scored three runs, right fielder Drew Locke and left fielder Bridger Hunt each had two hits.

The Sixers slugged four home runs - a solo shot by DeJesus (#3) in the first; a two-run homer by Hunt (#2)in the second; a three-run shot by Locke (#7) in the sixth and a two-run blast by Denker (#8) in the ninth.
 Score by Innings
Inland Empire 	120 405 202-16
High Desert	110 011 030- 7

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Justis 1b	5  3  3  3  .309
 Brooks ph-1b	1  0  0  0  .000
De Jesus ss	4  2  4  4  .297
Denker 2b	6  2  4  2  .319
Mitchell 3b	5  1  1  1  .271
May c        	5  1  1  1  .249
Locke rf	3  2  2  3  .290
Rogowski cf	4  2  1  0  .263
Hunt lf        	5  2  2  2  .272
Lopez dh	4  1  0  0  .187
   Totals	46 16 18 16
   High Desert	34  7 10  7

 2B- Justis 2 (10), Hunt (6). HR- De Jesus (3), 
Hunt (2), Locke (7), Denker 8. RBI- De Justis 4 (43),
 Hunt 2 (19), Justis 3 (31), May (74), Locke 3 (25), 
Mitchell (57), Denker 2 (46). SF- Mitchell. LOB- Inland 
Empire 6, High Desert 5. SB- Rogowski (3). DP- De Jesus, 
Denker and Justis; Justis De Jesus and Justis.

 Inland Empire	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Aries (10-1)	7.0  7  4-4  3  4  5.55
Rodriguez	2.0  3  3-3  1  1  3.47
 WP- Arias. T- 2:43. Att- 1,098.
Loons Score Early to Win-- Great Lakes scored all eight of their runs from the second through the fifth to top Wisconsin 8-5.

Outfielders James Peterson and Scott Van Slyke knocked in two runs each and the newest Loon, designated hitter Rick Taloa went 2-for-5 with two runs scored.

Steven Johnson started for Great Lakes and pitched five innings allowing five runs (four earned) while striking out six, for his first win since April 27.

Thomas Melgarejo and Miguel Ramirez finished the game out with Ramirez picking up his thirteenth save of the season. The three pitchers combined for 13 strikeouts.

The Loons begin an eight game homestand with a four-game set with the Clinton Lumberkings tonight. Clayton Kershaw is scheduled to get the start.
Great Lakes	021 320 000-8
Wisconsin	011 003 000-5

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Gonzalez ss	3  2  0  0  .312
Berezay lf	4  0  2  1  .256
Perez 1b	5  0  1  0  .320
Bell 3b	        5  1  2  0  .275
Taloa dh	5  2  2  0  .375
Santana c	5  1  1  0  .221
Peterson rf	4  0  2  2  .297
Van Slyke cf	2  1  1  2  .279
Mattingly 2b	3  1  0  0  .230
  Totals	36 8 11 5
  Wisconsin	37 5 10 5

 Error- Bell (32). 2B- Van Slyke (14), Santana (13). 
RBI-Peterson 2 (25), Van Slyke 2 (30), Berezay (42). 
SF-Van Slyke. SB- Gonzalez (6). CS- Peterson
(4). LOB- Great Lakes 7, Wisconsin 9.

 Great Lakes	in  h  r-er  bb  so  era
Johnson	        5.0  6  5-4  3  6  6.75
Melgarejo	2.2  4  0-0  0  4  6.24
Ramirez (sv 13)	1.1  0  0-0  0  3  1.00
 HPB- by Johnson; Gonzalez. T- 3:00.
Att- 2,487.
Raptors Outlast Casper 5-- Ogden finished the Pioneer League's first half on an upbeat note Sunday but the journey to get there wasn't all that pleasant.

The Raptors received some fine pitching from Michael Gardner and some good hitting, particularly from Matt Wallach as they mauled Casper 12-5 to wind up second in their division behind Idaho Falls.

However, their record is only 17-20 and taking care of Casper isn't that extraordinary a feat since the Rockies managed only 10 wins themselves.

Still, Ogden could reach the break smiling as Gardner (4-3), who has the only complete game in the league so far, carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning. He wound up giving up two hits and two unearned runs before retiring.

And Wallach came through with an RBI single in a four-run burst in the first inning plus delivering a double, good for another run in the eighth when they plated another group of four.

Travis Vetters also drove in two with a sacrifice fly in the first and a single in the eighth. Both Elian Herrera and Justin Fuller contributed a pair of hits. --Bill Shelley.
 Score by Innings
Ogden	400 102 140-12
Casper	000 002 021- 5

Ogden 	        ab r  h  bi  ave
Kanaby lf	3  1  0  0  .257
Herrera 2b	5  2  2  0  .266
Pedroza ss	5  2  1  0  .358
Garabedian dh	5  1  1  1  .211
Jansen c	3  2  1  0  .286
Vetters rf	4  1  1  2  .293
Wallach 1b	5  1  2  3  .281
Brown cf	5  1  1  1  .216
Fuller 3b	4  1  2  1  .208
   Totals	36 12 11 8
   Casper	33  6  8 4

 Error- Pedroza 2 (10). 2B- Wallach (2). RBI- Vetters 
2 (13), Wallach 3 (7), Garabedian (9), Fuller (6), 
Brown (14). SF- Vetters. LOB- Ogden 10, Casper 4. 
SB- Brown (3). CS- Fuller (4), Wallach (1).DP- Wallach 
and Pedroza.

 Ogden 	        in  h  r-er bb so  era
Gardner (4-3)	6.0  2  2-0  2  3  3.15	
Haldis 	        2.0  3  2-2  0  2  9.33
Gearhart	1.0  3  1-1  0  0  4.86
WP- Haldis. HBP- Kanaby. T- 3:15. Att- 801.
GCL Dodgers Outlast Nationals-- The Gulf Coast Dodgers managed to write a happy ending to what was a Stephen King horror story as they edged the Nationals 9-8 Sunday. The victory pulled their record to 25-6 which puts them 9 1/2 games up on the second-place Marlins.

It was Stephen King, the player not the author, who sent a three-run blast out of the yard in the seventh inning to give the Nats 8-4 lead. However the Dodgers came back with four runs of their own in the eighth, then counted one more in the ninth to win.

Although they had 14 hits in all, the winning run scored without benefit of one. Lyndon Poole ran for Chris Jacobs, who had walked, moved to third on a throwing error and came in on a wild pitch.

The eighth rally featured a double by Yossandy Garcia, then singles by Chris Jacobs, Pedro Baez, Andrew Lambo and Alfredo Silverio. Jacobs also ripped his second home run in the third, a solo shot, while Lambo wound up with three hits including a double. Silverio, Jacobs and Yossandy Garcia all had two.

Brandon Tuten, the recently signed free agent from tiny Tusculum College, went the final two innings for his first victory. He has yet to give up a run --Bill Shelley.
 Score by Innings
Dodgers	        210 010 041-9
Nationals	110 201 300-8

Dodgers	        ab r  h  bi  ave
Becker ss	5  1  1  0  .324
Guzman cf	4  0  1  0  .211
 Bradley ph-lf	0  0  0  0  .231
Baez 3b        	6  2  1  1  .262
Lambo rf	5  2  3  1  .324
Silverio lf cf	4  0  2  2  .347
Orr 1b        	4  0  1  1  .269
YGarcia 2b	4  1  2  1  .253
Jacobs dh	4  1  2  2  .341
 Poole pr-dh	0  1  0  0  .188
Erickson c	4  1  1  0  .143
 Garcia ph	1  0  0  0  .364
 Collado c	0  0  0  0  .392
   Totals	41 9 14 9
   Nationals	33 8 10 7

 2B- Lambo (9), YGarcia (4). HR- Jacobs (2). 
RBI- Silverio 2 (25), Orr (13), Jacobs 2 (6), YGarcia 
(21), Baez (17), LaMbo (18), Bradley (1). S- Guzman, 
Bradley. LOB- Dodgers 12, Nationals 6. SB- Silverio. 
DP- 2 Erickson, YGarcia and Erickson; Becker, 
Garcia and Orr.

 Dodgers	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Contreras	4.0  5  4-4  1  6  3.00
Santiago 	2.0  2  1-1  1  1  4.50
Gomez        	1.0  2  3-3  2  0 12.00
Tuten (1-0)	2.0  1  0-0  0  4  0.00
 HBP- by Contreras, by Santiago 2, Silverio, YGarcia, Becker. T- 3:27.
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