Herrera's RBI Double Drives Ogden

Las Vegas was swept in Omaha and Jacksonville thumped Chattanooga. Inland Empire lost in 13 innings and Great Lakes lost in 11. Ogden beat Orem on a walkoff double by Elian Herrera to take the series, the GC Dodgers dropped the Mets and the DR Dodgers shut out the Giants.

Vegas Swept by Royals-- Las Vegas was held to four hits as Omaha won 9-0 to sweep the four-game series. It was the second shutout suffered by the 51s in three games.

Starter Eric Stults (5-6) allowed five runs (four earned) on six hits and a walk with three strikeouts over four innings for the 51s who slid to 53-61. Eric Hull had an exciting eighth inning, striking out four Omaha batters, one reaching base on his wild pitch.

Former 51s first baseman Craig Brazil drove in his 61st run for the Royals, who pounded out three home runs in the win.

Shortstop Chin-Lung Hu singled and doubled, while Wilson Valdez and Luis Maza had the only other hits for Las Vegas. ?
 Score by Innings
Las Vegas	000 000 000-0
Omaha	        102 200 40x-9

Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi  ave
Valdez lf	4  0  1  0  .329
Hu ss        	4  0  2  0  .337
Barnes 1b	4  0  0  0  .247
Lindsey dh	4  0  0  0  .318
McDougall 3b	3  0  0  0  .271
Freeman cf	3  0  0  0  .272
Maza 2b        	3  0  1  0  .326
Davis c	        3  0  0  0  .226
Ruan rf        	3  0  0  0  .301
   Totals	35 0  4 0
   Omaha	36 9 11 9

 Error- Stults (1). 2B- Hu (3). LOB- Las Vegas 4, 
Omaha 5. DP- McDougall, Maza and Barnes.

 Las Vegas	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Stults (5-6)	4.0  6  5-4  1  3  7.14
Wright        	1.0  2  0-0  0  1  8.04
Pollok        	1.0  0  0-0  0  1  4.85
Hoorelbeke 	1.0  3  4-4  1  1  5.70
Hull        	1.0  0  0-0  0  4  3.12
 WP-Hull. PB- Davis 2. T-2:13. Att- 5,191.
Four Run First boosts Suns-- Catcher A.J. Ellis' bases-loaded triple kicked off a four-run first inning and Jacksonville held on to top Chattanooga 6-4.

Outfielder James Tomlin and second baseman Kevin Howard beat out a bunt and shortstop Juan Gonzalez worked a walk before Ellis ripped a ground ball down the left-field line for his second triple of the season. Blake DeWitt followed with a double to give the Suns their 4-0 lead.

Howard finished 3-for-5 with an RBI and first baseman Cory Dunlap lined a run-scoring double in the fifth for Jacksonville.

Suns starter Justin Orenduff (7-4) gave up four runs on eight hits and a walk with two strikeouts over five innings to improve to 6-2 on the road. Cory Wade gave up only a single hit over three and Ramon Troncoso fanned one in a perfect ninth to earn his sixth save.

The Suns (29-14) now hold a 7 1/2 game lead in the Southern League South Division.
Score by Innings
Jacksonville	400 110 000-6
Chattanooga	011 011 000-4

 Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi ave
Tomlin cf	5  2  2  0  .279
Gonzalez ss	3  1  1  0  .309
Howard 2b	5  1  3  1  .324
Ellis c	        4  1  1  3  .263
DeWitt 3b	5  0  1  1  .309
Raglani lf	4  1  1  0  .242
 Troncoso p	0  0  0  0  .000
Dunlap 1b	3  0  1  1  .245
Giles rf-lf	3  0  0  0  .158
Orenduff p	3  0  0  0  .000
 Wade p        	1  0  0  0  .000
 Nicholson rf	0  0  0  0  .209
    Totals	32 6 10 6
    Chattanooga	35 4  9 4

 2B- DeWitt (7), Tomlin (14), Dunlap (15). 3B- Ellis 
(2). RBI- Ellis 3 (4), DeWitt (12), Howard (19), 
Dunlap (48). LOB- Jacksonville 9, Chattanooga 5. 
SB- Howard (8). DP- DeWitt, Howard, Ellis and Gonzalez.

 Jacksonville	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Orenduff (7-4)	5.0  8  4-4  1  2  4.21
Wade        	3.0  1  0-0  0  4  1.20
Troncoso (sv 6)	1.0  0  0-0  0  1  3.38
 T- 2:40. Att- 4,463.
Thirteen Unlucky for Sixers-- Scrambling for the final wild card berth in the California League, Inland Empire (60-53/ 21-22) lost the second game of their three-game series with High Desert 3-2 in 13 innings.

Starter Mario Alvarez (3-5), allowed Mavericks to reach base in only three of his seven innings pitched but allowed a two-run homer in the third inning and left the game trailing 2-1. He allowed five hits and struck out seven.

Reliever Jesus Rodriguez (0-2) was tagged with the loss, allowing the game-winning run on two hits and a walk over 1.2 innings. In between, Francisco Felix and Jacobo Meque surrendered only two hits between them over four innings.

The first nine Sixers were retired in order before Justis led off with a single in the fourth inning.

Inland Empire got on the board when speedy outfielder Adam Godwin beat out an infield single in the sixth, moved to third on catcher Gabe Gutierrez's perfect hit-and run, then scored on first baseman Shane Justis' long fly.

Justis doubled in the last of the ninth and shortstop Ivan De Jesus lined another double down the left field line, tying the game at two each. Inland Empire was held hitless over the final three innings.

Having been held scoreless for nine innings, the Mavericks pushed across the winning run in the 13th.

Inland Empire and High Desert meet in the series' third and final game of the series with the Sixers attempting to avoid a sweep.
 Score by Innings
High Desert	002 000 000 000 1-3
Inland Empire	000 001 001 000 0-2

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Justis 1b	4  1  2  1  .313
De Jesus ss	4  0  1  1  .291
Denker 2b	4  0  1  0  .315
Mitchell 3b	5  0  0  0  .263
Hoffman rf-lf	5  0  0  0  .310
May dh        	5  0  0  0  .245
Hunt lf-rf	5  0  1  0  .286
Godwin cf	3  1  1  0  .249
Rogowski ph-cf	2  0  0  0  .262
Gutierrez c	3  0  1  0  .250
 Rivera pr	0  0  0  0  .225
 Lopez c	1  0  0  0  .143
    Totals	41 2 7 2
    HiDesert	46 3 9 3

 Error- Justis (10). 2B- Justis (11), De Jesus (17). 
RBI- Justis (34), De Jesus (47). S- Justis. SF- Justis. 
CS- Hunt (7).

 Inland Empire	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Alvarez         7.0  5  2-2  1  7  5.27
Felix        	2.2  2  0-0  2  3  5.27
Meque        	1.2  0  0-0  3  1  5.56
Rodriguez (0-2)	1.2  2  1-1  1  1  3.33
 T- 3:47. Att- 2,604.
Loons Lose in 10-- After the Loons put up single runs in the eighth and ninth to tie the game, Kane County scored three off Blake Brannon (2-1) in the 11th inning to stop Great Lakes 7-3.

With a runner on base on an error, starter Clayton Kershaw gave up a two-out, two-run home run in the first inning and the Loons played catch-up all the rest of the night.

An RBI-groundout by outfielder Carlos Santana and a run-scoring double by shortstop Francisco Lizarraga tied the game in the second. Kershaw threw a second gopher ball in the fifth to give Kane County a 3-2 margin.

Kershaw only allowed three hits over five innings and walked four while striking out five. Only one of the three-runs he allowed was earned.

Outfielder Matt Berezay tied the game with a solo home run (#8) in the eighth and after the Cougars scored once in the ninth off Joe Jones, who allowed only that run over four innings. Berezay banged a two-out RBI-double to again drive in the tying run.

Three walks helped Kane County score three runs in the 11th to win.

Berezay, with two RBI and Lizarraga with three hits, led the Loons offense.

The Loons did a tightrope act all evening long. Their pitchers walked 10 and threw a pair of wild pitches, and the infield chipped in three errors.

The series continues this afternoon with Josh Wall scheduled to start for the Loons.
 Score by Innings
Kane County	200 010 001 03-7
Great Lakes	020 000 011 00-4

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Robinson cf	6  0  0  0  .237
Berezay lf	6  1  2  2  .264
Perez 3b	4  0  1  0  .310
Bell dh        	4  1  1  0  .281
 Gonzalez ph-dh	1  0  0  0  .306
Taloa 1b	5  1  1  0  .188
Santana rf	4  0  1  1  .233
Apodaca c	5  0  0  0  .234
Lizarraga ss	5  1  3  1  .273
Mattingly 2b	4  0  0  0  .223
   Totals	34 4 9 4
   Kane County	35 7 5 7

 Error- Lizarraga (16), Taloa (1). 2B- Taloa (1), 
Lizarraga 2 (14), Berezay (24). HR- Berezay (8). 
RBI- Santana (34), Lizarraga (19), Berezay 2 (48). 
S- Mattingly. LOB- Great Lakes 10, Kane County 11. 
CS- Lizarraga (4). DP- Robinson and Perez.

 Great Lakes	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Kershaw 	5.0  2  3-1  4  5   2.77
Jones        	4.0  3  1-1  3  1   6.40
Brannon (2-1)	2.0  3  3-3  3  1  12.79
 WP- Kershaw. T- 3:33. Att- 5,765.
Raptors Win Game, Series-- Second baseman Elian Herrera rapped a walkoff double to right field in the last of the ninth to drive in the winning run as Ogden won 4-3 and the series 2-1.

With two out and the score tied, outfielder Erik Kanaby singled and outfielder Jovanny Rosario beat out a bunt down the first base line. Herrera then singled just inside the first base bag to drive in Kanaby.

Robert Blevins started and allowed only six hits and an unearned run over his six innings of work. He turned over a 3-1 lead to Given Kutz, who was tagged for a pair of runs in the eighth before Jhonny Carabello (1-0) took over with a runner at third base and none out.

Caraballo recorded three outs, striking a pinch hitter to end the inning and leaving the runner stranded a third.

Herrera was 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored and Rosario scored a run and had two of Ogden's nine hits.

Ogden travels to Idaho Falls for a three-game series starting tonight.
 Score by Innings
Orem	100 000 020-3
Ogden	101 010 001-4

 Ogden	        ab r  h  bi ave
Rosario cf	5  1  2  0  .342
Herrera 2b	4  2  2  1  .278
Pedroza ss	3  0  1  0  .362
Ortiz 1b	4  0  1  2  .333
Mathews dh	4  0  1  0  .275
Gallagher 3b	3  0  0  0  .296
 Fuller 3b	1  0  0  0  .202
Vetters rf	4  0  1  0  .305
Garabedian c	3  0  0  0  .209
Kanaby lf	3  1  1  0  .241
   Totals	34 4 9 3
   Orem	        31 3 9 3

 Error- Ortiz (4). 2B- Herrera 2 (4). RBI- Ortiz 2 
(24), Herrera (13). S- Pedroza. LOB- Ogden 8, Orem 7. 
SB- Mathews (4). DP- Herrera, Pedroza and Ortiz.

 Ogden 	         in  h  r-er bb so  era
Blevins        	6.0  6  1-0  1  2  3.86
Kutz (sv,1)	1.2  2  2-2  1  1  3.31
Caraballo (1-0)	1.1  1  0-0  0  1  3.07
 WP- Caraballo. Balk- Caraballo. 
T- 2:47. Att- 4,684.
Dodgers trip Mets-- The Dodgers' #3 selection in the 2007 draft, Michael Watt, gave up one hit and a single run in three innings, then Eric Thompson worked the final six innings in a 6-2 victory over the Mets.

Thompson surrendered five hits and struck out four while boosting his record to 2-0.

Offensively, the Coasties banged out 14 hits and scored a pair of runs in the third, sixth and seventh innings. With two out in the third, Alfredo Silverio smacked his fifth home run. outfielder Andy Lambo singled, stole second and scored on first baseman Kyle Orr's single for a 2-0 lead.

Shortstop Joe Becker singled across second baseman Yosanddy Garcia, who had doubled, then after a wild pitch, scored on Silverio's second hit of the game.

The final two runs came in the seventh on singles by Orr, third baseman Johan Garcia, a sac fly by Yosanddy Garcia and a wild pitch.

Thompson retired the final six Mets in succession to close the game out, boosting the Dodgers to a 28-8 record and a ten game lead over the second place Cardinals.
 Score by Innings
Dodgers	002 002 200-6
Mets	001 001 000-2

 Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Becker ss	5  1  2  1  .309
Bert cf	        4  0  0  0  .231
Silverio lf	4  1  3  2  .381
Lambo rf	3  1  1  0  .328
Orr 1b        	5  1  2  1  .269
JGarcia 3b	5  1  1  0  .357
YGarcia 2b	4  1  1  1  .239
Jacobs dh	5  0  3  0  .345
Martin c	5  0  1  0  .273
   Totals	30 6 14 5
   Mets	        34 2  6 2

 Error- Thompson (3), YGarcia (3). 2B- YGarcia 
(5). HR- Silverio (5).RBI- Silverio 2 (29), Orr 
(14), Becker (14), YGarcia (22). SF- YGarcia. 
SB- Lambo (1), JGarcia (5).

 Dodgers	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Watt        	3.0  1  1-1  0  2  2.08
Thompson (2-0)	6.0  5  1-1  1  4  2.00
 PB- Martin (3).
Dodgers Trip Giants-- The Dodgers blanked the Giants 5-0 and moved back into second place in the Dominican Summer League. Luis Frias (5-2) pitched the first five innings and allowed only a single. Raul Rivas and Luis Ferras closed it out, giving up three hits over the final four innings.

Third baseman Ramon Jean doubled and scored on first baseman Christian Gonzalez's single in the first. Outfielder Jerry Castillo led off with a single in the third, moved to second on an error and stole third, scoring on second-baseman Rafael Ynoa's double. Jean singled him home for a 3-0 lead.

An error and a wild pitch score he first run in the sixth, then catcher Pedro Tavarez added an RBI single for the final run of the game and the Dodgers improved to 32-22.
 Score by Innings
Giants	000 000 000-0
Dodgers	102 002 00x-5

 Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Ynoa 2b        	4  1  2  1  .234
Jean 3b        	4  1  2  1  .261
Gonzalez 1b	4  1  1  1  .209
Arias lf	2  0  0  0  .208
Brito dh	3  0  1  0  .242
Turiano ph-dh	1  0  1  0  .083
Ovando rf	4  1  0  0  .108
Tavarez c	2  0  1  1  .254
 Villalobos c	1  0  0  0  .256
Castillo cf	3  1  1  0  .196
Aybar ss	2  0  0  0  .171
   Totals	30 5 9 4
   Giants	29 0 4 0

 Error- Tavarez (3). 2B- Jean (9), Ynoa (6). 
RBI- Gonzalez (13), Ynoa (19), Jean (18), 
Tavarez (23). LOB- Dodgers 5, Giants 7. 
SB- Ovando (7), Castillo (11). DP- Ynoa, 
Aybar and Gonzalez.

 Dodgers	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Frias (5-2)	5.0  1  0-0  1  4  1.94
Rivas         	3.0  2  0-0  1  2  1.42
Ferreras	1.0  1  0-0  0  0  1.29
 HBP- by Frias 2, by Rivas. T-2:09.

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