Godwin's Four Hits Boost Sixers

Las Vegas Split two with Colorado Springs and Jacksonville lose 3-2 to Montgomery in 11 innings. Inland Empire outlasted Lake Elsinore 13-0 and Great Lakes allowed five in the first and lost 6-1. Ogden hit the road but lost to Missoula and both the CG Dodgers (Marlins) and DSL Dodger (Yankees) collected wins.

Vegas, SkySox Split-- Las Vegas split two games at Colorado Springs, losing the first 3-1 and winning 5-3 in the nightcap.

The 51s managed only five hits in the opener, wasting a complete-game effort by lefty Eric Cyr who dropped his third game in a row. He allowed six hits in the six-inning effort, struck out three and didn't walk a batter.

Veteran catcher Chad Moeller doubled and scored the only run for the 51s (57-68) on a sixth-inning double by Tony Abreu.
    1st Game
 Score by Innings
Las Vegas	000 001 0-1
Co Springs	000 120 x-3

 Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi  ave
Valdez lf	3  0  1  0  .334
Abreu 2b	3  0  1  1  .344
Hu ss        	2  0  0  0  .328
Lindsey 1b	3  0  1  0  .330
Young rf	3  0  1  0  .343
McDougall 3b	3  0  0  0  .280
Freeman cf	3  0  0  0  .276
Moeller c	2  1  1  0  .600
Cyr p        	2  0  0  0  .111
   Totals 	30 1 5 1
   Co Springs	22 3 6 3

 Error- Hu (6). 2B- Moeller (1), Abreu 
(13). RBI- Abreu (15). LOB- Las Vegas 
3, Colorado Springs 3. DP- Abreu, Hu 
and Lindsey.

 Las Vegas 	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Cyr (3-4)	6.0  6  3-3  0  3  6.63
 T- 2:38.
In the second game, first baseman John Lindsey and second baseman Chin-Lung Hu homered as visiting Las Vegas beat Colorado Springs, 5-3, running up a 4-0 lead before the Sox got on the board.

Lindsey opened the scoring with his 17th home run, a solo shot, in the second inning. Hu lined a two-run homer, his sixth, with two out and outfielder Wilson Valdez on base, to give the 51s (58-68) a 3-0 lead in the third.

Wilson Valdez collected two hits and Wilkin Ruan tripled and scored for Las Vegas.

Starter Dwayne Pollok allowed two runs on seven hits before leaving with two out in the fifth. Jonathan Meloan (1-0) picked up the win, despite giving up a run on two hits over 1.1 innings. Chris Fussell pitched a perfect seventh to notch his second save.

?The teams will play the fifth game of the series tonight.
 2nd game
Las Vegas	012 010 1-5
Co Springs	000 021 0-3

 Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi  ave
Valdez ss	4  1  2  0  .337
Hu 2b        	4  1  2  2  .333
Young rf	3  0  0  0  .341
Lindsey 1b	3  1  1  1  .330
McDougall 3b	3  0  1  0  .261
Maza lf        	3  0  0  0  .335
Huckaby c	3  1  1  0  .276
Ruan cf        	3  1  1  0  .290
Pollok p	2  0  0  0  .000
 Meloan p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Abreu ph	1  0  1  1  .348
 Fussell p	0  0  0  0  .000
   Totals	29 5 9 4
   CoSprings  	28 3 9 2

 2B- Huckaby (5). 3B- Ruan (5). 
HR- Lindsey (17), Hu (6).RBI- Lindsey (66), 
Hu 2 (23), Abreu (16). LOB- Las Vegas 5, 
Colorado Springs 5. CS- Hu (3). DP- Valdez 
and Hu; Lindsey (2).

 Las Vegas 	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Pollok         	4.2  7  2-2  0  0  5.59
Meloan (1-0)	1.1  2  1-1  1  2  2.57
Fussell (sv 2)	1.0  0  0-0  0  1  4.75
 T- 2:06. Att- 2,188.
Suns Edged by Barons-- Third baseman Chris Nowak was a thorn in Jacksonville's side, scoring all three runs and capped the night with a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the 11th inning as Montgomery edged Jacksonville 3-2. Starter Justin Orenduff allowed singled runs in the second and fourth innings and left after six with the score tied 2-2. He gave up five hits and a walk with six strikeouts. Wesley Wright added a pair of scoreless innings and Ramon Troncoso kept the game scoreless through 10 but B.J. LaMura allowed a hit and three walks to get tagged with the loss. Trailing 1-0, first baseman Cory Dunlap walked and outfielder Anthony Raglani banged a double. When catcher A.J. Ellis struck out and the catcher dropped the ball, Dunlap tied the game on the throw to first. With two out, Jimmy Rohan ripped an RBI double to tie the game.
 Score by Innings
Jacksonville 	000 200 000 00-2
Montgomery 	010 100 000 01-3

 Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi  ave
Tomlin cf	5  0  0  0  .260
DeWitt 3b	5  0  1  0  .292
Howard 2b	4  0  2  0  3.13
Concepcion 1b	5  0  0  0  .244
Dunlap dh	2  1  0  0  .240
Raglani lf	4  1  2  0  .246
Ellis c        	4  0  1  0  .260
Giles rf	4  0  0  0  .159
Rohan ss	4  0  1  1  .237
   Totals          37 2 7 1
   Montgomery	36 3 9 3

 Error- Orenduff (2). 2B- Raglani 2 (33), 
Rohan (5). RBI- Rohan (19). 
LOB- Jacksonville 5, Montgomery 8. 
CS- Howard (1). DP- Rohan, 
Howard and Concepcion.

 Jacksonville 	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Orenduff 	6.0  5  2-2  1  6  4.05
Wright        	2.1  1  0-0  1  2  3.02
Troncoso	1.2  2  0-0  0  1  3.21
LaMura (1-3)	0.0  1  1-1  3  0  2.94
 WP- Orenduff, Wright. T- 3:01. Att- 2,726.
Sixers Out-Slug Storm-- An orderly game that saw Inland Empire lead 2-0 into the bottom of the fourth suddenly exploded as Lake Elsinore was outscored 11-10 from that point on. With the two teams scoring 23 runs on 34 hits, the Sixers held on to win 13-10.

Inland Empire remained two games behind Lancaster as the team move into the final weeks of the season.

The Storm helped a good deal by making six errors during the wild game costing their pitching staff five unearned runs.

The 66ers banged out 20 hits and every starter reached base twice and recorded at least one hit; six managing multi-hit games. Second baseman Shane Justis, third baseman Josh Bell (who had his first Cal League home run) and first baseman Russell Mitchell collected three hits each.

Adam Godwin went 4-for-5, duplicating his most hits in a game since August 16, 2005, exactly two years ago. He covered nearly the entire spectrum: three runs, a double, a stolen base, a run batted in, a walk, and two bunt singles.

The Sixers scored in six of eight innings and overcame a seven run Storm fifth inning, running off eight more runs from that point.

As one would imagine, the Sixers pitching staff was riddled, with starter Javy Guerra allowed six runs in 4.1 innings. Jesus Rodriguez (1-2) collected the win, giving up a pair of runs in 2.2 innings and both Jacobo Meque and Kyle Wilson were tagged for two hits and a run in their single inning of work.

Friday will see the 66ers host the Storm for the second game of a four game series.
 Score by Innings
Lake Elsinore	000 071 011-10
Inland Empire	110 240 22x-13

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Godwin cf	5  3  4  1  .265
Justis 2b	5  2  3  3  .299
May dh        	4  0  1  1  .246
Locke rf	4  0  2  1  .296
Bell 3b        	5  1  3  2  .179
Mitchell 1b	5  1  3  0  .258
De Jesus ss	4  3  2  0  .282
Gutierrez c	5  1  1  0  .242
Hunt lf	        4  2  1  1  .284
 Rogowski ph-rf	0  0  0  0  .256
   Totals	41 13 20  9
   Lk Elsinore	35 10 14 10

 2B- Mitchell (29), Godwin (6), Justis 
(13), May (20). HR- Bell (1). RBI- Bell 2 
(3), Justis 3 (39), Locke (30), Hunt (25), 
May (81), Godwin (23). LOB- Inland 
Empire 9 Lake Elsinore 8. SB- Hunt (9), 
Godwin (17), May (5). CS- Mitchell (4). 
DP- Gutierrez (5).

 Inland Empire 	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Guerra        	4.1  5  6-6  3  2  5.43
Rodriguez (1-2)	2.2  5  2-2  1  5  3.32
Meque         	1.0  2  1-1  0  2  5.29
Wilson        	1.0  2  1-1  0  0  0.93
 HBP- Godwin; Rogowski; by Guerra. PB- Gutierrez (5). 
T- 3:10. Att- 1,510.
Five in First Sinks Loons-- The Dragons roughed up starting pitcher Kyle Smit in a five-run first inning that included a two-run triple and two-run home run that made it 5-0 before the first out was recorded.

Great Lakes spent the rest of the night unsuccessfully attempting to catch up.

The only managed four hits in the ballgame, scoring on second baseman Eduardo Perez's second inning home run, his 13th of the season.

After the first inning homer, Smit settled in and worked six scoreless innings. Dayton added a single run (unearned) in the eighth inning off Joe Jones.

Before the ballgame, the Loons announced the addition of left-handed pitcher Jonathan Figueroa to the team's roster. Last year, the 23-year-old went 1-7 with a 7.29 ERA in 17 games. Back in 2002, Figueroa was named Minor League Pitcher of the Year by Dodgers Dugout and was ranked the No. 2 prospect and 35th best prospect in all of baseball by Baseball America after going 7-3 with a 1.42 earned run average.

The Loons-Dragons series continues Friday night when 2007 first-round pick James Adkins will get the start for Great Lakes.
 Score by Innings
Dayton        	500 000 010-6
Great Lakes	010 000 000-1

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Mattingly 2b	4  0  0  0  .217
Berezay lf	4  0  1  0  .278
Gonzalez dh	4  0  1  0  .289
Perez 1b	4  1  1  1  .319
Mathews 3b	3  0  1  0  .435
Santana c	4  0  0  0  .225
Van Slyke rf	3  0  0  0  .256
Lizarraga ss	2  0  0  0  .268
Robinson cf	3  0  0  0  .245
   Totals	31 1 4 1
   Dayton	35 6 8 5

 Error- Mattingly (27), Jones (3). 
HR- Perez (13). RBI- Perez (58). 
LOB- Great Lakes 5, Dayton 7.

 Great Lakes 	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Smit (0-2)	6.0  5  5-5  2  7  8.31
Jones        	2.0  2  1-0  0  3  5.44
Figueroa	1.0  1  0-0  0  1  0.00
 WP-Smit. HBP- by Smit, by Figueroa. 
T-2:19. Att- 5,594.
Ogden Loses on the Road-- Ogden started a road trip to Montana in the same manner in which it left Utah- another loss, the fifth in a row for the stumbling Raptors, who dropped an 8-4 decision to Missoula. The defeat dropped Ogden to 7-10, four games out in their division.

Travis Vetters did hit his league-leading 13th home run for the Raptors, a bases empty rip in the ninth but by that time the game was long gone as the Osprey got to Rod Brantley (1-1) early and often.

Brantley wound up giving up five runs (four earned) in just two plus innings. Tim Gray was reached for two more while Jon Haldis worked three innings in which he allowed the other run.

Vetters added a sacrifice fly while both Justin Fuller and Tag Povey had three hits for Ogden. Jovanny Rosario and Eliian Herrera had the other RBI. --Bill Shelley.
 Score by Innings
Ogden        	001 100 011-4
Missoula	113 020 10x-8

 Ogden	        ab r  h  bi  ave
Rosario cf	3  0  0  1  .327
Herrera 2b	4  0  1  1  .279
Garabedian dh	4  1  2  0  .248
Ortiz 1b	4  0  1  0  .303
Vetters rf	4  1  1  2  .324
Jansen c	5  0  1  0  .254
Gallagher 3b	5  0  0  0  .286
Fuller ss	3  2  3  0  .257
Povey lf	4  0  3  0  .333
   Totals	36 4 12 4
   Missoula	29 8 11 7

 Error- Brantley (2). 2B- Fuller (8), 
Povey (2). HR- Vetters (13). 
RBI- Vetters 2 (35), Herrera (19), 
Rosario (26). SF- Vetters, Rosario. 
LOB- Ogden 12, Missoula 9. 
SB- Fuller (3). DP- Fuller and Ortiz.

 Ogden 	         in  h  r-er bb so  era
Brantley (1-1)	2.1  4  5-4  4  1  4.82
Gray         	2.2  5  2-2  1  2  8.18
Haldis        	3.0  2  1-1  3  1  7.11
 WP- Haldis. HBP- by Brantley ; Ortiz. PB- Jansen (7). T- 2:52. Att- 2,188.
GC Dodgers Shut Out Marlins-- For a change the rain fell in the a.m., allowing the Gulf Coast Dodgers a chance to actually get in a night game and they took advantage of the opportunity to show their first-place skills before 100 or so fans in Holman Stadium.

Sixth-round draft choice Justin Miller pitched his strongest game yet as a professional holding the Marlins at bay for five innings to run his record to 2-1. Jonathan Dutton took over from there, using his slow curve to fan nine in four innings in which he allowed only one hit for his first save in a 5-0 Dodger victory.

Joe Becker did what a leadoff man is supposed to do- start run-scoring rallies. He tripled to open the third and counted on a Joris Bert sacrifice fly. After a walk, Andrew Lambo doubled and both came in on a Pedro Baez two-base knock.

In the fifth that combination was at it again. Becker walked, Bert doubled and Lambo drove in one with a hit. Baez accounted for the other with a sac fly.

Becker also doubled and Lambo chipped in with another single to join Baez as Dodgers with two hits apiece.

All this pushed the Dodgers to 33-14 and widened their margin to nine games over the second-place Marlins. --Bill Shelley.
 Score by Innings
Marlins	000 000 000-0
Dodgers	000 030 20x-5

 Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Becker ss	4  2  2  0  .307
Bert cf        	1  1  1  1  .190
Silverio lf	3  1  0  0  .374
Lambo rf	4  1  2  1  .318
Baez 3b        	3  0  2  3  .271
Collado c	3  0  0  0  .325
Orr 1b        	3  0  0  0  .244
YGarcia 2b	4  0  0  0  .257
Jacobs dh	4  0  1  0  .262
 JGuzman ph-dh	0  0  0  0  .240
   Totals	29 5 8 5
   Marlins	30 0 6 0

 2B- Baez (12), Becker (11), Lambo (12). 
3B- Becker (1). RBI- Bert (2), Baez 3 (32), 
Lambo (26). S- Collado. SF- Bert, Baez. 
LOB- Dodgers 8, Marlins 4. DP- Lambo 
and Orr.

 Dodgers 	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Miller (2-1)	5.0  5  0-0  0  3  4.61
Dutton (sv,1)	4.0  1  0-0  1  9  4.04
 HBP- Bert; Orr.
Dominican Dodgers Trip Yankees-- Dan Tavarez (8-3) collected his eighth win of the season by stopping the Yankees 3-0 in the the first game of a scheduled doubleheader. The second game was rained out.

Tavarez allowed only a pair of hits and struck out seven in five innings and ace closer Luis Ferreras nailed it down with two more zeros for his 12th save of the season.

Catcher Edward Bens scored on a balk in the second inning for he only run the Dodgers would need. They did add another pair in the second on Bens ground ball and an RBI single by right fielder Adolfo Ovando. Designated hitter Pablo Brito was the only Dodger with two hits.

With the win the Dodgers closed to within three games of the league-leading Giants.
 Score by Innings
Yankees	000 000 0-0
Dodgers	012 000 x-3

 Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Ynoa 2b        	3  0  1  0  .216
Guerrero 3b	3  0  0  0  .289
Jean ss	        4  0  0  0  .262
Gonzalez 1b	2  1  1  0  .226
Aries lf	2  1  0  0  .208
Brito dh	3  0  2  0  .244
Bens c        	2  1  0  1  .203
Ovando rf	2  0  1  1  .137
Aviles cf	3  0  1  0  .242
   Totals	20 3 6 2
   Yankees	20 0 4 0

 RBI- Bens (8),Ovando (3). LOB- Dodgers 
9, Yankees 6. SB- Ynoa (9).

 Dodgers 	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Tavarez (8-3)	5.0  2  0-0  2  7  1.61
Ferreras (sv 12) 2.0  2  0-0  2  3  1.03
 T-2:05.

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