Mathew's Grand Slam Boosts Raptors

Las Vegas rallied late but lost in Iowa and Jacksonville was done in by a walkoff homer in the 11th. Inland Empire was swept by High Desert and Great Lakes was thumped by Kane County. Ogden nailed league-leading Idaho Falls 6-1 and both the Gulf Coast and Dominican Dodgers took Sunday off.

Las Vegas Rally Comes Up Short-- The 51s trailed 9-5 into the eighth inning and mounted a late rally, scoring four times, but came up a run shy and dropped a 9-8 decision to Iowa.

Pitcher Spike Lundberg's pinch hit single knocked in a pair of runs in the eighth and outfielder Wilson Valdez knocked in another. Outfielder Choo Freeman's RBI double in the ninth scored shortstop Chin-Lung Hu who had doubled to make it 9-8

Luis Maza went 3-for-5 with two solo homers, his second and third, and three runs scored for the 51s (53-62), who dropped their fifth straight. Chin Lung Hu was 4-for-5 with two doubles, boosting his average to .364, and Choo Freeman went 3-for-4 with a triple.

Starter Eric Cyr (3-2) was pounded for seven runs on seven hits in 2.1 frames, walking four and fanning two, leaving the game trailing 7-3. Chris Fussell, Matt Riley, Casey Hoorelbeke, Rick Bauer and Jon Meloan combined to allow six hits and a pair of runs over the final 7.1 innings.

The teams play again at 5:05 p.m. today in Des Moines.
Score by Innings
Las Vegas	201 010 031-8
Iowa	        322 010 10x-9

 Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi ave
Valdez lf	5  1  1  1   .327
Maza 2b        	5  3  3  2   .336
Hu ss        	5  1  4  1   .364
Lindsey 1b	5  0  1  0   .315
McDougall 3b	5  0  1  0   .268
Freeeman cf	4  0  3  1   .278
Ruan rf        	5  1  2  0   .304
Martinez c	2  0  0  0   .286
Davis c	        1  1  1  0   .234
Cyr p        	1  0  0  0   .143
 Fussell p	1  0  0  0   .000
 Riley p	0  0  0  0   .000
 Barnes ph	1  0  0  0   .245
 Hoorelbeke p	0  0  0  0   .000
 Bauer p	0  0  0  0  1.000
 Lundberg ph	1  1  1  1   .242
  Meloan p	0  0  0  0   .000
    Totals	41 8 17 6
    Iowa	31 9 13 9

 Error- Hu (4). 2B- Ruan (6), Hu 2 (5). 3B- Freeman 
(3), Lindsey (1). HR- Maza 2 (3). RBi- Hu (13), Maza 
2 (20), Lundberg (2), Valdez (20), Freeman (43). 
LOB- Las Vegas 8, Iowa 12. DP- McDougall, Davis and Lindsey.

 Las Vegas	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Cyr (3-2)       2.1  7  7-7  4  2  5.97
Fussell	        1.2  2  0-0  1  2  4.38
Riley	        1.0  3  1-1  1  2  6.51
Hoorelbeke	1.0  0  0-0  0  0  5.62
Bauer 	        1.0  1  1-1  3  1  4.58
Meloan	        1.0  0  0-0  0  3  1.08
 HBP- by Hoorelbeke, Martinez. T- 3:22. Att- 8,097.
-- A leadoff walk-off home run in the bottom of the 11th inning gave Chattanooga a 5-4 decision over Jacksonville. Ramon Troncoso (6-2), took the loss and did not record an out.

Outfielder Thomas Giles hit a two-run homer (#2) in the seventh to tie the game and outfielder Anthony Raglani crushed a solo shot (#17) in the eighth to give Jacksonville a brief 4-3 lead.

Joey Norrito started for the Suns and was tagged for seven hits and three runs, two earned, over six innings. Brian Akin took over with Jacksonville trailing 3-1 and allowed the four Chattanooga run in the bottom of the eighth to tie the game.

Mark Alexander added a pair of shutout innings before Troncoso came in to give up the game winning homer.

Shortstop Jimmy Rohan doubled twice and scored twice. Third baseman Kevin Howard added a double as Jacksonville (29-15) who holds a two game lead over second place Montgomery.
 Score by Innings
Jacksonville	001 000 210 00-4
Chattanooga	100 110 010 01-5

 Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi ave
Tomlin cf	5  0  1  0  .277
Nicholson rf	3  0  1  0  .212
 Akin p        	0  0  0  0  .000
 JGonzalez ss	1  0  0  0  .308
Howard 2b	4  0  1  0  .322
Concepcion c-1b	4  0  0  0  .259
DeWitt 3b	5  0  0  0  .291
Raglani lf	4  1  1  1  .243
Dunlap 1b	5  0  1  0  .245
 Troncoso p	0  0  0  0  .000
Rohan ss	4  2  2  0  .246
 Alexander p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Ellis ph-c	1  0  0  0  .262
 Norrito p	1  0  0  0  .048
 Giles ph-rf	2  1  1  2  .190
   Totals	32 4  8 3
   Chattanooga	42 5 13 5

 Error- Rohan (10). 2B- Howard (8), Rohan 2 (4). 
HR- Giles (2), Raglani (17). RBI- Giles 2 (5), 
Raglani (57). S- Norrito. LOB- Jacksonville 7, 
Chattanooga 9. DP- Dunlap.

 Jacksonville 	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Norrito 	6.0  7  3-2  0  2  3.10
Akin        	2.0  3  1-1  1  4  4.15
Alexander	2.0  2  0-0  1  2  3.76
Troncoso (6-2)	0.0  1  1-1  0  0  3.62
 T- 3:02. Att- 1,981.
Sixers Swept by High Desert-- The last place Mavericks scored the first four runs of the game, three in the first, and topped Inland Empire 6-3 to complete a series sweep.

Starter Javy Guerra (6-6), coming off a four hit, nine strikeout game in Lake Elsinore, allowed three hits and four runs, two earned, over five innings, walking three, making an error on a pickoff throw and adding a wild pitch.

Jordan Pratt coughed up a pair of runs in his only inning of work before Carlos Alvarez closed the game out with three scoreless innings.

The three Sixer runs came courtesy of infield errors in the fifth inning. Shane Justis collected the only Inland Empire run batted in of the game and Lake Elsinore pitching allowed only five hits, including doubles by designated hitter Drew Locke and second baseman Travis Denker.

After taking Monday off, the 66ers hosts the Storm.
 Score by Innings
High Desert	301 002 000-6
Inland Empire	000 030 000-3

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Justis 1b	4  1  1  1  .312
Gutierrez c	4  0  1  0  .250
Denker 2b	4  0  1  0  .314
Hoffman rf-cf	3  0  0  0  .306
De Jesus ss	2  0  0  0  .289
Mitchell 3b	4  0  0  0  .260
Locke dh	4  1  1  0  .284
Rogowski lf	4  1  1  0  .262
Godwin cf	2  0  0  0  .247
 Hunt ph-rf	1  0  0  0  .284
   Sixers	32 3 5 1
   High Desert	30 6 7 6

 Errors- Gutierrez (3), Guerra (3). 2B- Locke (9), 
Denker (25). RBI- Justis (35). CS- De Jesus (6).
LOB- Inland Empire 5, High Desert 5.

 Inland Empire	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Guerra (6-6)	5.0  3  4-2  3  3  5.31
Pratt	        1.0  2  2-2  1  1  7.23
Alvarez	        3.0  2  0-0  1  3  3.77
 WP- Guerra. T- 2:38. Att- 1,301.
Great Lakes Manhandled-- The Loons took a 2-0 lead in the first inning, then gave up 11 unanswered runs and lost 11-2 to Kane County.

On "Turn Back the Clock" day, Great Lakes came out of a simulated cornfield in right field wearing uniforms of the 1948 Saginaw Bears.

The illusion of a field of dreams worked for an inning as third baseman Josh Bell's RBI double and a designated hitter Rick Taloa's sacrifice fly to make it 2-0.

But the Cougars fell on starter Chris Malone, replacing the scheduled Josh Wall, for five runs as five straight batters reached base. He left after three innings, having allowed six runs on four hits and four walks.

It didn't get much better after that.

Thomas Melgarejo, Miguel Sanfler and Miguel Ramirez were tagged for seven hits and five runs over the final six innings. Ten free passes -- for the third straight game -- made things easy for the Cougars during the afternoon.

Outfielder Matt Berezay and Bell had a pair of hits each and Francisco Lizarraga chipped in a double, accounting for five of the six Loons hits.

Great Lakes, now 0-5 in August, conclude the series this afternoon with The Loons have still not recorded a win in the month of August, dropping their first five games in the years eighth month. The Loons-Cougars series concludes from Dow Diamond Monday afternoon. The Dodgers' #2 selection in the amateur draft, James Adkins, will make the start.
 Score by Innings
Kane County	050 110 103-11
Great Lakes	200 000 000- 2

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi ave
Robinson cf	4  0  1  0  .237
Berezay lf	4  1  2  0  .267
Perez 1b	4  1  1  0  .309
Bell 3b        	4  0  2  1  .283
Taloa dh	3  0  0  1  .171
Gonzalez 2b	4  0  0  0  .302
Van Slyke rf	3  0  0  0  .264
Lizarraga ss	2  0  1  0  .275
Brooks c	3  0  0  0  .077
   Totals	31  2  6 2
   Kane County	36 11 11 9

 Error- Bell (34). 2B- Bell (21), Lizarraga (15). 
RBI- Bell (56), Taloa (3). SF- Taloa. LOB- Great 
Lakes 4, Kane County 10. CS- Lizarraga (5). 
DP- Gonzalez, Lizarraga and Perez.

 Great Lakes 	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Malone (0-1)	3.0  4  6-6  4  3  7.06
Melgarejo	3.0  2  1-1  1  1  6.39
Sanfler	        1.1  1  1-1  2  0  5.43
Ramirez	        1.2  4  3-3  3  2  1.49
 WP- Malone. HBP- by Malone. T- 3:01. 
Att- 5,346.
Grand Slam Sparks Raptors-- Outfielders Brian Mathews slugged a grand slam (#5) and Travis Vetters (#8) smacked a two-run shot to boost Ogden to a 10-3 victory over Idaho Falls, handing them their first loss of the second half.

Mathews, who went 2-for-5, gave the Raptors an 8-1 lead with his homer and Vetters, who also was 2-for-5, followed Mathews' leadoff single in the fifth with his team-best eighth homer.

Justin Fuller went 2-for-3 with two runs scored for Ogden, who improved to 3-4. Elian Herrera went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, and Jovanny Rosario was 2-for-5 with his 18th stolen base and a run scored as Ogden out-hit the Chukars 14-6.

Kris Krise started and pitched three shutout innings before Cal Stanke (1-6), took over and earned his first win against six starts, pitching four innings and allowing two hits and a single earned run. Jon Haldis finished up with two scoreless innings.
 Score by Innings
Ogden	        000 224 200-10
Idaho Falls	000 010 200- 3

 Ogden	        ab r  h  bi ave
Rosario cf	5  1  2  0  .344
Herrera 2b	4  1  2  2  .287
Pedroza ss	3  1  1  1  .361
Ortiz 1b	4  0  1  1  .331
Mathews lf	5  2  2  4  .280
Vetters rf	5  2  2  2  .310
Jansen c	4  0  1  0  .275
Fuller 3b	3  2  2  0  .217
Dalton dh	4  1  1  0  .273
  Totals	37 10 14 9
  Idaho Falls	32  3  6 2

 Error- Fuller (5), Pedroza (12). HR- Vetters (8), 
Mathews (5). RBI- Herrera 2 (15), Vetters 2 (20), 
Mathews 4 (23), Pedroza (19). S- Fuller. SF- Herrera,
Pedroza. SB- Rosario (18). LOB- Ogden 10, Idaho Falls
5. DP- Pedroza and Ortiz.

 Ogden	         in  h  r-er bb so  era
Krise (1-6)	3.0  3  0-0  0  3  7.53
Stanke	        4.0  2  3-1  1  4  8.07
Haldis	        2.0  1  0-0  0  2  7.41
 WP- Stanke 3. T- 3:17. Att- 1,103.
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