Bastardo, Castillo and Hoffman Craft 1-0 Win

Las Vegas lost again in Omaha and Jacksonville was run over by the train in Chattanooga. Inland Empire won a classic, 1-0 game from Lake Elsinore and Great Lakes dropped a decision to Clinton. Ogden won their first game of the second half over Orem. The DSL Dodgers lost to the Marlins and the GCL Dodgers were postponed due to a wet field.

Omaha Poor Hosts-- The Omaha Royals used strong pitching to drop Las Vegas 3-1, the second loss in a row for the 51s in Nebraska. Starter Matt Wright allowed five hits in seven innings.

William Juarez (4-6) was nearly as tough, giving up all three runs on five hits over his five innings of work. Chris Fussell and Jon Meloan allowed a it each over the final two innings.

The Royals score single runs in the first and second innings on solo home runs; Las Vegas cut the margin to one in the third when first baseman Larry Barnes singled home Luis Meza, ending the 51s scoring for the evening.

Wilson Valdez and Marshall McDougall each collected a single and a double.

The teams play again tonight in Omaha.
 Score by Innings
Las Vegas	001 000 000-1
Omaha        	110 010 00x-3

 Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi ave
Valdez lf	4  0  2  0  .332
Hu ss        	4  0  0  0  .336
Barnes rf	4  0  1  1  .259
Lindsey 1b	4  0  0  0  .325
LaRoche dh	4  0  0  0  .310
Mcdougall 3b	4  0  2  0  .286
Freeman cf	3  0  1  0  .278
Davis c	        3  0  1  0  .244
Maza 2b	        3  1  0  0  .328
   Totals	33 1 7 2
   Omaha	30 3 7 3

 RBI- Barnes (19). LOB- Las Vegas 8, Omaha 6.
DP- Hu, Maza and Lindsey.

 Las Vegas 	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Juarez (4-8)	5.0  5  3-3  3  3  5.64
Fussell	        2.0  1  0-0  0  1  4.70
Malone 	        1.0  1  0-0  0  1  1.23
 T- 2:19. Att- 5,434.
Lookouts Score Early-- Chattanooga built a 7-1 lead, then fought off Jacksonville to earn a 7-4 decision. Starter Greg Miller pitched three innings and allowed a pair of runs and walked only two and didn't get a decision. Reliever Alvis Ojeda was tagged for five runs on 10 hits and two walks with five strikeouts in five innings

Held to one hit over the first three innings, Jacksonville scored their first run in the fifth when pitcher Ojeda doubled and scored on Juan Gonzalez's single. Outfielder Thomas Giles belted a two-run homer, his first, in the seventh inning and first baseman Cory Dunlap singled and scored on an error in the eighth.

The first place Suns (27-14) could only manage six hits.
 Score by Innings
Jacksonville	000 010 210-4
Chattanooga	002 131 00x-7

 Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi  ave
Giles rf	4  1  1  2  .231
JGonzalez ss	4  0  1  1  .308
Howard 2b	4  0  1  0  .309
Dunlap 1b	3  1  1  0  .245
DeWitt 3b	3  0  0  0  .333
Raglani lf	4  0  1  0  .244
Tomlin cf	4  0  0  0  .272
Ellis c        	3  1  0  0  .263
Miller p	1  0  0  0  .000
 Ojeda p	2  1  1  0  .235
 Nicholson ph	1  0  0  0  .211
   Totals       31 4  6 3
   Chattanooga	38 7 15 7

 2B- Howard (7), Ojeda (1). HR- Giles (1). 
RBI- Gonzalez (44), Giles 2 (3). S- Giles. 
LOB- Jacksonville 6, Chattanooga 12.

 Jacksonville  	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Miller (0-1)	3.0  6  2-2  2  5  4.72
Ojeda        	5.0  10 5-5  2  2  5.19
 WP- Miller. T-2:45. Att- 2,430.
Sixers earn Sweep-- Inland Empire not only swept Lake Elsinore, they did it in classic style, winning a 1-0 decision to move over the .500 mark with a 21-20 record.

Outfielder Jamie Hoffmann split the left and center fielders with a drive that rolled to the wall in the second inning, good for a triple. Catcher Lucas May's sac fly scored him with the only run of the game.

Starter Alberto Bastardo went four strong innings allowing only one hit, a single walk and added three strikeouts. Jesus Castillo (4-7) came out of the pen for only the fourth time this year and went the final five, allowing the Storm's only other hit and struck out for to earn the win.

Hoffman also made a game-saving catch in the eighth inning. With a runner on second base and two out, he ran back on a long drive to right field and made the catch, slamming into the wall.

The game was played in a tidy, 1:55, the fastest game of the season for the 66ers lasting just one hour and fifty-five minutes.

After wining five of seven games on the road trip the 66ers return to San Bernardino to open a six game home stand against High Desert and Lake Elsinore.
 Score by Innings
Inland Empire	010 000 000-1
Lake Elsinore	000 000 000-0

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Justis 1b	3  0  2  0  .315
De Jesus ss	2  0  0  0  .291
Rivera ss	2  0  0  0  .225
Denker 2b	4  0  0  0  .318
Mitchell 3b	4  0  0  0  .266
Hoffmann rf	4  1  1  0  .313
May c        	3  0  0  1  .250
Locke dh	3  0  0  0  .290
Rogowski lf	3  0  2  0  .267
Godwin cf	3  0  1  0  .248
   Totals       31 1 6 1
   Lk Elsinore	27 0 2 0

 3B- Hoffmann (5). RBI- May (78).SF- May. 
LOB- Inland Empire 5, Lake Elsinore 2. 
SB- Rogowski (31). DP- De Jesus, Denker and Justis.

 Inland Empire	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Bastardo        4.0  1  0-0  1  3  5.16
Castillo (4-7)	5.0  1  0-0  0  4  4.49
 T- 1:55. Att- 2,732.
Loons Held to Five Hits-- Great Lakes ran into great pitching and dropped an 8-1 decision to Clinton, who allowed only five hits during the evening.

Starter Paul Coleman (1-2) got off to a slow start, wild-pitching in the first run and then surrendering a two run homer in the opening inning. He then added five scoreless innings but the Loons could never catch up.

Loons reliever Blake Brannon issued five walks in only one-third of an inning and Clinton put the game away with a five-run eighth.

Third baseman Josh Bell singled, stole second and eventually scored on second baseman Preston Mattingly's sacrifice fly in the seventh with the only run of the game for Great Lakes.

Miguel Ramirez worked 1.2 scoreless innings but did allow all three of his inherited runners to score in eighth.

The Loons host Kane County in a four-game series starting tonight.
 Score by Innings
Clinton        300 000 050-8
Great Lakes    000 000 100-1

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Gonzalez ss	3  0  0  0  .306
Berezay lf	4  0  1  0  .262
Perez 1b	4  0  0  0  .314
Bell 3b        	4  1  2  0  .279
Taloa dh	3  0  1  0  .217
 Rivera pr-dh	1  0  0  0  .263
Santana c	3  0  1  0  .227
Van Slyke rf	4  0  0  0  .271
Mattingly 2b	2  0  0  1  .226
Robinson cf 	3  0  0  0  .242
   Totals	31 1 5 1
   Clinton	30 8 8 6

 Error- Santana (13). 2B- Santana (14). 
3B- Berezay (4). RBI- Mattingly (33). 
LOB- Great Lakes 6, Clinton 7. SB- Bell (5).

 Great Lakes	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Coleman (1-2)	7.0  6  3-3  1  2   4.50
Brannon	        0.1  1  5-5  4  0  12.48
Ramirez	        1.2  1  0-0  1  1   0.96
 WP- Ramirez. HBP- Herren. T- 2:45. 
T- 2:45. Att- 4,337.
Ogden Puts it All Together-- Ogden put good hitting and pitching together as they seldom do and measured cross-state rival Orem 6-1 Thursday for the Raptors' first victory of the second half.

Wilfredo Diaz (1-0) combined with two relievers to hold the Owlz to six hits while Travis Vetters, Sergio Pedroza and Jaime Ortiz all hit home runs for Ogden. Vetters and Pedroza also added doubles while Jeremy Brown chipped in with two hits.

Diaz, a converted reliever, had his second strong outing with five innings in which he was reached for four hits and a solitary run. Doug Brooks, who used to be a starter, took over with two and 2/3 scoreless innings and Matt Sartor picked up his first save with one and 1/3 without a hit.

All the home runs were solo shots as Vetters hit his seventh in the second, Pedroza his second in the fifth and Ortiz finished the evening with his seventh in the ninth.

Ogden had lost three straight before this one. --Bill Shelley
 Score by Innings
Orem        000 100 000-1
Ogden       011 111 10x-6

  Ogden            ab r  h bi  ave
Rosario cf         3  1  0  1  .345
Fuller 2b          5  0  1  0  .202
Pedroza ss         4  1  2  1  .350
Ortiz 1b           4  1  1  1  .331
Mathews 3b         4  0  1  1  .276
Jansen c           4  0  1  0  .277
Vetters lf         3  3  2  1  .310
Wallach dh         3  0  0  0  .237
Brown rf           4  0  2  1  .228
   Totals          34 6 10 6
   Orem            31 1  6 1

 2B- Pedroza (10) Brown (2), Vetters (6). HR- Vetters 
(7), Pedroza (2), Ortiz (7). RBI- Vetters (18), Mathews 
(19), Brown (15), Rosario (18), Ortiz (20). SF- Rosario. 
LOB- Ogden , Orem 9. DP- 2 Pedroza, Fuller and Ortiz; 
Vetters, Jansen and Mathews.

 Ogden	         in  h  r-er bb so  era
Diaz (1-0)	5.0  4  1-1  2  3  5.33
Brooks 	        2.1  2  0-0  3  3  6.11
Sartor (sv 1)	1.2  0  0-0  1  2  0.00
 WP- Diaz. HBP- Vetters. T- 2:54. Att- 3,407.
No Surprise, Coasties Postponed-- As usual when they scheduled a night game the Gulf Coast Dodgers couldn't get a game in- this time because of wet grounds.

Marlins Pop DSL Dodgers-- The Dominican Dodgers were held to four hits, a pair each by designated hitter Pablo Brito and catcher Pedro Tavarez, and dropped a 4-1 contest to the Marlins.

Trailing 4-0, Tavarez drove in the only run in the ninth.

The other Tavarez- Gary- gave up three runs in the fourth to take the loss, his third He's won six. --Bill Shelley

 Score by Innings
Marlins	000 300 010-4
Dodgers	000 000 001-1

 Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Ynoa ss	        2  0  0  0  .233
Aviles rf	3  0  0  0  .221
Jean 3b	        4  0  0  0  .261
Gonzalez 1b	3  1  0  0  .206
Arias lf	3  0  0  0  .210
Brito dh	4  0  2  1  .217
Tavarez c	4  0  2  0  .256
Castillo cf	3  0  0  0  .191
   Totals	39 1 4 1
   Marlins	34 4 8 4

 Error- Ynoa (10) Prado 2 (4). 2B- Tavarez (8). 
RBI- Brito (7). LOB- Dodgers 6, Marlins 13.

 Dodgers 	 in   h  r-er bb so  era
Tavarez (6-3)	4.0  4  3-3  1  4   1.92
Prado         	3.0  2  1-1  3  3   1.14
De La Rosa	2.0  2  0-0  2  2  13.50
 WP- Tavarez. Balk- Tavarez. 
HBP- Gonzalez; by Prado. T- 2:45.

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