Mitchell's Walk-Off Homer a Winner

Opposing batters hit for the cycle to drop Las Vegas and Ogden. The 51s lost to Colorado Springs and Ogden fell to Missoula. Jacksonville punished Montgomery and Inland Empire skipped past Lake Elsinore on Russell Mitchell's homer in the ninth. Great Lakes lost in the 10th to Dayton, while the Coasties topped the Cardinals and the DSL Dodgers won their seventh in a row, dumping the DRays.

Vegas Mauled in Colorado-- Center fielder Seth Smith hit for the cycle, saving a three-run homer for last, and Colorado Springs battered Las Vegas, 13-3.

Smith was 5-for-6 and former Dodger Jolbert Cabrera also went 5-for-6, falling a triple shy of the cycle himself as the Sky Sox ran up 19 hits off five different Las Vegas pitchers.

Las Vegas (58-69) got three hits from shortstop Wilson Valdez. Outfielder Luis Maza was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored and had the 51s' only extra-base hit, a double in the sixth.

Las Vegas starter Spike Lundberg (6-5) was hammered for eight runs on 11 hits in three innings. Casey Hoorelbeke surrendered two runs on four hits in two innings before D.J. Houlton served up Smith's three-run blast in the eighth.

The 51s are in Portland, Oregon tonight in the first game of a four-game series against the Beavers.
Score by Innings
Las Vegas	010 001 100- 3
Colo Springs	203 300 23x-13

 Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi  ave
Valdez ss	5  0  3  0  .341
Hu 2b        	5  0  0  0  .321
Young rf	4  0  1  0  .340
Lindsey 1b	3  1  1  0  .330
Mcdougall 3b	4  0  1  0  .280
Maza lf	        4  1  2  1  .339
Moeller c	0  0  0  0  .600
 Huckaby c	2  0  1  1  .278
Ruan cf	        2  0  0  0  .287
Akin p	        0  0  0  0  .000
 Abreu ph       1  0  0  0  .346
 Hoorelbeke p	1  0  0  0  .000
 Houlton p	0  0  0  0  .222
 Lundberg	1  0  0  0  .222
Freeman cf	3  1  1  0  .276
   Totals	35  3 10  2
   Co Springs	53 13 19 13

 Error- Valdez (6). 2B- Maza (16). RBI- Maza 
(25), Huckaby (29). LOB- Las Vegas 8, Colorado 
Springs 14.

 Las Vegas 	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Lundberg (6-5)	3.0 11  8-8  3  3  5.88
Akin        	2.0  1  0-0  2  3  0.00
Hoorelbeke	2.0  4  2-2  1  3  5.96
Houlton	        1.0  0  3-2  0  0  3.69
 HBP- by Akin; by Moeller. 
T- 2:50. Att- 4,871.
Paul Puts on the Power-- Designated hitter Xavier Paul homered twice and drove in three runs to boost Jacksonville past Montgomery 11-4. The 22-year-old slugged a two-run shot in a seven-run sixth inning and added a solo blast, his 11th, in the eighth as the first-place Suns (33-21) moved two games ahead of the Biscuits (31-23) in the Southern League's South Division.

The Suns hit three home runs in the sixth inning to ice the win.

Catcher A.J. Ellis and left fielder Anthony Raglani each homered and drove in two runs as Jacksonville evened the five-game series at 2-2.

Suns starter Greg Miller (1-1) allowed two runs on seven hits with seven strikeouts over five innings, earning his first AA win of the season for the Suns. Plagued by control problems all season, the big lefthander struck out seven and didn't issue a single free pass. Cory Wade and B.J. LaMura finished up.

The seven-run sixth inning, that moved a 3-2 lead into a 10-2 advantage, started with Ellis' third homer and Raglani made it back-to-back with his 19th. After James Tomlin lived on an error, Paul's 10th homer gave the Suns three in the inning.

Kevin Howard added an RBI single and another scored when first baseman Cory Dunlap lived on an error. Raglani, up for the second time, walked with he bases loaded to force in the final score.
 Score by Innings
Jacksonville	021 007 100-11
Montgomery	200 002 000- 4

 Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi  ave
Howard 2b	5  0  1  1  .310
Gonzalez ss	5  1  0  0  .292
Dunlap 1b	4  1  0  1  .237
Ellis c        	3  2  2  2  .264
Raglani lf	2  2  2  2  .250
Tomlin cf	5  1  0  0  .254
Paul dh	        4  2  3  3  .292
Rohan 3b	4  1  1  2  .238
Giles rf	4  1  1  0  .167
   Totals       35 11 10 11
   Montgomery	38  4 11  2

  2B- Rohan (6). HR- Ellis (3), Raglani (19), 
Paul 2 (11). LOB- Jacksonville 6, Montgomery 
9. CS- Giles (1).

 Jacksonville 	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Miller (1-1)	5.0  7  2-2  0  7  4.54
Wade         	3.0  4  2-2  2  3  1.54
LaMura        	1.0  0  0-0  0  2  2.86
 T- 2:58 (:41 delay). Att- 6,311.
Mitchell's Heroics Spark Win-- First baseman Russell Mitchell slugged a double and a pair of homers to lead Inland Empire to a 7-6 win over Lake Elsinore. His second dinger (#17) came in the bottom of the ninth to break a 6-6 tie.

In a game that featured six lead changes, the Quake scored in the top ninth to tie the game before Mitchell put it away in the bottom of the inning.

Designated hitter Shane Justis shouldered part of the load, finishing 3-for-4 and scoring all three times he reached base. His fifth home run came in the last of the seventh and put Inland Empire in front 6-5.

Third baseman Josh Bell chipped in a two-run single and Adam Godwin singled and tripled for the winners.

Cody White, undefeated in his last six appearances, was tapped for eight singles before leaving when a home run knocked him out of the game after only four innings.

Francisco Felix and Carlos Alvarez each allowed a run before Miguel Ramirez blew the save in his first appearance for the Sixers but claimed the win in Mitchell's walk-off shot.

Tonight, Inland Empire 66ers (65-60/ 26-29) meet Lake Elsinore in the third game of their four game series.
 Score by Innings
Lake Elsinore	011 020 101-4
Inland Empire	120 010 201-7

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Godwin cg	4  1  2  0  .268
Justis dh	4  3  3  2  .306
May c        	3  0  1  0  .247
Bell 3b        	4  0  1  2  .188
Denker 2b	4  0  0  0  .298
Locke rf	4  0  0  0  .291
Hoffman lf	4  1  1  0  .306
Mitchell 1b	4  2  3  3  .263
De Jesus ss	3  0  0  0  .280
   Totals       34 7 11 7
   Lk Elsinore	40 3 13 6

 Error- De Jesus 2 (29). 2B- Mitchell (30). 
3B- Godwin (3). HR- Mitchell 2 (17), Justis 
(5). RBI- Bell 2 (5), Mitchell 3 (67), Justis 
2 (41). LOB- Inland Empire 4, Lake Elsinore 
9. SB- Justis (12).

 Inland Empire          in   h  r-er bb so  era
White         	        4.0  9  4-4  1  3  4.15
Felix        	        3.0  2  1-1  0  1  5.25
Alvarez         	1.1  1  1-1  0  0  5.03
Ramirez (1-0)	        0.2  1  0-0  0  1  0.00
 WP- Felix. HBP- by Felix.
T- 2:52. Att- 2,901.
Five-Run 10th Drops Loons-- A home run on the first pitch of the 10th inning broke an 8-8 tie and sparked a five run rally as Dayton topped Great Lakes 13-8 in the longest (3:56) game of the season.

In front of 5,695 fans the two teams scored at a remarkable pace through the fourth inning with the Dragons holding a 8-6 lead at that point.

Adolfo Gonzalez two-run double gave the Loons a 3-2 lead after one and James Peterson's two-run single tied the score at five in the third. Trailing 8-7 in the seventh inning, Preston Mattingly drove a run with a sacrifice fly to tie the score at eight and eventually force the game into extra innings.

First rounder James Adkins started for the Loons and lasted only two innings allowing four hits and three runs, Relievers Blake Brannon allowed two runs (one earned), Tim Sexton allowed three, and Chris Malone (0-2) allowed five Dragons to cross the plate in the 10th and picked up his second loss of the season. 

The Loons committed five errors in the ballgame, including two in the Dragons' five-run tenth inning, leading to four unearned runs.

Before the ballgame, the Loons announced the promotion of reliever Miguel Ramirez to Inland Empire. Ramirez had a record of 2-1 with a 1.57 earned run average. At the same time, left-hander Garrett White was activated from the disabled list. 

The Loons hit the road for a quick two-game series at South Bend with left-hander Paul Coleman starting for Great Lakes.
 Score by Innings
Dayton        	212 201 000 5-13
Great Lakes	302 110 100 0- 8

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi ave
Mattingly 2b	5  2  2  1  .219
Berezay dh	6  1  2  1  .279
Mathews 3b	6  1  2  0  .414
Perez 1b	5  0  1  0  .318
Santana c	2  2  1  0  .227
Gonzalez ss	4  0  1  3  .288
Peterson lf	3  2  1  2  .290
Van Slyke rf	3  0  0  0  .254
Robinson cg	5  0  1  0  .244
   Totals	49  8 11  6
   Dayton	48 13 17 12

 Error- Gonzalez (18), Mathews 2 (3). 2B- Gonzalez 
(17), Mattingly (11). RBI- Gonzalez 2 (27), Peterson 
2 (27), Berezay (52), Mattingly (34). S- Van Slyke. 
SF- Mattingly.  LOB- Great Lakes 10, Dayton 14. 
SB- Robinson (22), Mathews (1).

 Great Lakes 	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Adkins        	2.0  4  3-3  1  3  3.71
Brannon        	1.0  1  2-1  0  1  8.44
Sexton         	5.0  6  3-3  3  6  2.70
Malone (0-2)	2.0  6  5-2  1  3  6.75
 Wp- Gonzalez. HBP- Van Slyke; by Adkins, by Malone. 
PB- Santana (18). T- 3:56. Att- 5,675.
Cycler Beats Raptors-- Ogden might not have known who Jimmy Principe was before but they certainly do now. Principe may have been a rather obscure member of Missoula's team before but Friday he changed all that as he hit for the cycle to lead the Osprey in a romp past the ever slumping Raptors 12-3.

The defeat was the sixth in a row for the Raptors who dropped to 7-11 in the second half, four games out in their division.

Wilfredo Diaz (1-2) was the chief recipient of Principe's assault and wound up being battered for five runs in just 2.2 innings. Doug Brooks fared just as badly, being hammered for five more runs in 3.1. Paul Koss was the victim of the final two.

The only bright spots for Ogden were solo homers by Alex Garabedian and Jovanny Rosario. Garabedian, who also had a double, hit his third and Rosario, known much more for his speed, clouted his fifth. Erik Kanaby also had two hits.--Bill Shelley.
 Score by Innings
Ogden	        001 011 000- 3
Missoula	320 500 20x-12

 Ogden	        ab r  h  bi  ave
Rosario cf	5  1  1  1  .324
Kanaby lf	4  0  2  1  .270
Pedroza ss	3  0  0  0  .366
Ortiz 1b	4  0  0  0  .296
Garabedian c	4  1  2  1  .256
Wallach dh	2  0  0  0  .273
Vetters rf	3  0  0  0  .317
Herrera 2b	4  0  0  0  .270
Fuller 3b	3  1  1  0  .259
   Totals	32  3  6  3
   Missoula	34 12 15 12

 Error- Fuller (6). 2B- Garabedian (6), Fuller 
(9). HR- Rosario (5), Garabedian (3). 
RBI- Rosario (27), Kanaby (10); Garabedian 
(16). LOB- Ogden 8, Missoula 12.

 Ogden 	         in  h  r-er bb so  era
Diaz (1-2)	2.2  5  5-5  3  2  5.17
Brooks        	3.1  6  5-5  3  2  6.33
Koss        	2.0  4  2-2  0  0  6.08
 HBP- by Diaz; by Brooks 2. T- 3:02. Att- 1,816.
Lambo Lambasts Cardinals-- Andrew Lambo had a large afternoon at the plate and Cardinal pitchers obliged by throwing the ball everywhere but where they wanted to so the Gulf Coast Dodgers enjoyed a 12-5 day at the park. The win put the 34-14 Dodgers nine rather comfortable games ahead of the second-place Marlins.

Lambo, the Dodgers fourth-round pick in June's draft, had a double and three singles while both Pedro Baez and Johan Garcia chipped in with two RBI apiece. Meanwhile, the Card pitchers were busy with wild pitches and errant pickoff throws to aid considerably as the Dodgers counted three times in each the second, third and fourth innings.

Daigaro Rondon (6-2) went six in which he allowed only two runs, one earned. The Cards then got to Ramon Parades for three before Brandon Tuten shut them down in the ninth. --Bill Shelley.
 Score by Innings
Dodgers	        033 301 002-12
Cardinals	000 200 120- 5

 Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Becker ss	5  0  1  1  .304
Bradley lf	5  1  1  0  .261
Silverio dh	3  2  0  0  .367
Lambo rf	5  2  4  0  .333
Baez 3b        	4  0  1  2  .270
JGarcia 2b	3  2  1  2  .292
Orr 1b        	2  3  0  0  .241
Poole cf	5  0  0  1  .155
Erickson c	4  2  1  1  .190
   Totals	36 12  9 7
   Cardinals	41  5 12 3

 Error- Baez (8), Becker (6), JGarcia (7). 
2B- Lambo (13). RBI- Poole (14). Baez 2 (34), 
JGarcia 2 (10, Erickson (5), Becker (18).
LOB- Dodgers 10, Cardinals 8. SB- JGarcia 
(6). CS- Becker (4).

 Dodgers 	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Rondon (6-2)	6.0  7  2-1  0  9  2.59
Paredes        	2.0  3  3-2  1  4  5.02
Tuten        	1.0  2  0-0  0  2  0.00
 WP- Rondon. T-3:06.
Time Running Out on DSL Dodgers-- The Dominican Dodgers are not noted for their hitting but they spotted the Devil Rays three runs in the first inning, then got going at bat and when it was over had pounded out a 13-3 victory. It was the seventh win in a row for the streaking Dodgers, who are now 40-23 but it might be too late.

That's because they are still 3 1/2 games behind the first-place Giants with just seven games to play in a league when only division winners qualify for the playoffs.

Ruddy De La Rosa, who was signed in July, got his first start for LA's team but was kicked around for three in the first. Then Bolivar Medina (2-3) held the D-Rays scoreless for 3.2 innings and Antonio Castillo did even better, limiting them to one hit for 4.1.

Meanwhile, Dodger hitters were busy putting runs on the board including five in the seventh. Pedro Guerrero had two hits and three runs batted in while Ramon Jean and Pablo Brito also had a pair of hits and Cristian Gonzalez knocked in two runs. --Bill Shelley.
 Score by Innings
Dodgers	        010 213 510-13
Devil Rays	300 000 000- 3

 Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Ynoa 2b        	4  1  1  1  .217
Guerrero ss	5  2  2  3  .292
Jean 3b	        6  0  1  1  .264
Gonzalez 1b	2  1  1  2  .230
 Betegon ph-1b	2  0  0  0  .235
Arias lf	5  2  1  1  .208
Brito dh	3  0  2  1  .259
 Tavarez ph-dh	1  1  1  0  .235
Ovando rf	5  2  1  0  .141
Bens c        	2  2  0  1  .197
 Turiano c	0  0  0  0  .077
Castillo cf	2  2  0  1  .204
   Totals	37 12 11 10
   Devil Rays	32  3  6  3

 Error- Medina (2). 2B- Brito (3), Gonzalez (4), 
Ynoa (70), Tavarez (9). 3B- Medina (1). HR- Arias 
(7). RBI- Arias (27), Brito (9), Gonzalez 2 (18), 
Guerrero 3 (26), Ynoa (22), Jean (24).  SF- Gonzalez, 
Castillo. LOB-Dodgers 10, Devil Rays 10.

 Dodgers 	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
De La Rosa	1.0  3  3-3  1  2  16.20
Medina (2-3)	3.2  2  0-0  4  2   2.75
Castillo (sv 3)	4.1  1  0-0  1  4   1.62
 WP- Medina 2. HBP- Castillo. T- 3:27.