Coasties Hold Lead, Jacksonville Slips

Marshall McDougall's single in the 10th gave Las Vegas a win over Tucson and Jacksonville fell out of a first place tie after losing to Mississippi. Inland Empire was tripped up by Lake Elsinore and Great Lakes lost to Lansing. Idaho Falls topped Ogden but the Coasties dumped the Mets to stay in line for the playoff bye and the DSL Dodgers ended their season with a bang, shutting out the Yankees.

McDougall's RBI in 10th Leads 51s-- Third baseman Marshall McDougall continued to pound the ball as the season wears down, lining a single in the last of the 10th inning to drive in the winning run in a 3-2 win over Tucson. It was Las Vegas' third win in a row over the Sidewinders.

Right fielder Delwyn Young whacked his 47th double of the season in the 10th inning to set a Las Vegas franchise single-season record and then scored on McDougall's one-out game-winner.

Young drove in the first run with a sac fly in the third inning after shortstop Wilson Valdez had singled, stolen second (#13) and moved to third on a ground ball.

Starter Miguel Pinango took a no-hitter into the fifth before allowing a two-out single. He worked seven innings and allowed only a single and a one run before giving the ball to Matt Riley, who surrendered a game-tying home run in the eighth.

Second baseman Chin-Lung Hu gave had given Vegas a brief 2-1 lead in the seventh with another sac fly after outfielder Choo Freeman and pinch-hitter Ken Huckaby singled with one out.

The 51s moved to 61-73 with the win and the two teams meet again tonight in the third game of the four game series.

Before the game 51s starter William Juarez was placed on the disabled list, and reliever Matt Riley was activated from the DL.
 
  Score by Innings
Tucson	        000 010 010 0-2
Las Vegas	001 000 100 1-3

  Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi ave
Valdez ss	4  1  2  0  .347
Hu 2b	        4  0  0  1  .333
Young rf	4  1  1  1  .337
Lindsey 1b	5  0  1  0  .339
McDougall 3b	5  0  2  1  .293
Maza lf	        4  0  1  0  .323
Moeller c	4  0  1  0  .323
Freeman cf	3  1  1  0  .270
 Hull p	        0  0  0  0  .000
Pinango p	2  0  0  0  .097
 Huckaby ph	1  0  1  0  .274
 Riley p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Ruan cf	1  0  0  0  .284
    Totals	37 3 10 2
    Tucson	37 2  2  1

  2B- Young (47). RBI- Young (86), Hu (27), 
McDougall (34). SF- Young, Hu. LOB- Las Vegas 
10, Tucson 3. SB- Valdez (13). DP- McDougall, 
Hu and Lindsey.

 Las Vegas	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Pinango	        7.0  1  1-1  3  2  4.12
Riley 	        1.1  1  1-1  1  1  6.50
Hull (4-3)	1.2  0  0-0  0  2  2.76
 T- 2:50. Att- 9,532.
Suns Drop Out of Tie with Loss-- Starter Greg Miller (1-2) didn't allow a hit but walked seven and hit a batter, allowing two runs in the first inning to take the loss. He finished his three innings with five strikeouts but the Suns couldn't get over the early deficit, losing 5-2 to Mississippi and dropping out of a first place tie with Montgomery.

James Parr limited Jacksonville to a single run over seven innings to earn the win.

The Braves (21-39) scored twice off Miller in the first on a bases-loaded walk and a hit batter. The Braves scored again in the fourth off Joey Norrito and added another run in the sixth. Norrito allowed three runs on five hits.

Zach Hammes and B.J. LaMura combined to allow only two hits over the final four scoreless innings but the Suns couldn't generate enough offense to win.

Second baseman Kevin Howard went 2-for-4 with a solo homer, his seventh, in the eighth inning. Shortstop Juan Gonzalez drove in the other run with a single in the second for Jacksonville who slipped to 36-24 and fell one game behind first-place Montgomery in the Southern League South Division.
  Score by Innings
Mississippi 	200 102 000-5
Jacksonville	010 000 010-2
 
  Jacksonville 	ab r  h  bi  ave
Nicholson rf	3  0  1  0  .217
DeWitt 3b	4  0  0  0  .300
Howard 2b	4  1  2  1  .301
Concepcion 1b	4  0  0  0  .237
Raglani lf	4  0  0  0  .255
Ellis c	        4  1  1  0  .258
Tomlin cf	3  0  2  0  .258
JGonzalez ss	3  0  1  1  .286
Miller p 	0  0  0  0  .000
 Norrito p	1  0  0  0  0.42
 Giles ph	1  0  0  0  .173
 LaMura p	0  0  0  0  .000
    Totals	31 2 7 2
    Mississippi 31 5 7 5

  HR- Howard (7). RBI- JGonzalez (49), Howard (26). 
S- Miller. LOB- Jacksonville 5, Mississippi 14. 

  Jacksonville	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Miller (1-2)	3.0  0  2-2  7  5  4.54
Norrito	        2.0  5  3-3  2  1  4.11
Hammes	        2.0  1  0-0  2  2  4.43
LaMura	        2.0  1  0-0  1  2  2.56
  WP- Miller, Norrito. HBP- by Miller; by LaMura. 
T-2:42. Att- 8,171.
Sixers Lose a Tough One-- Inland Empire surrendered single runs to Lake Elsinore in the first and second innings and were held to a pair of hits in a 2-1 loss. Lake Elsinore extended its lead over the Sixers for the South Division's No. 2 playoff seed to three games. And the Sixers' lead over the Quakes for the third and final playoff spot was trimmed to four games.

Inland Empire was limited to two hits and one run, and had only one runner in scoring position during the game. The Sixers scored in the second and didn't have a hit after the fourth.

First baseman Russell Mitchell slugged a double to open the second, moved to third on a wild pitch and and scored when second baseman Travis Denker grounded out to the shortstop. Lucas May recorded Inland Empire's only other base hit with a single in the fourth, but was thrown out trying to steal second.

Starter Cody White (2-2) deserved a better fate. The lefthander worked into the seventh, allowing only two runs but took the loss. Francisco Felix, Kyle Wilson and Jacobo Meque held the Storm to one hit over the final 2.1 innings.

White battled out of trouble in numerous innings, scattering eight hits. Lake Elsinore left nine men on while grounding into two double plays.

The 66ers meet the Storm in the second game of their three game series today.

  Score by Innings
Lake Elsinore	110 000 000-2
Inland Empire	010 000 000-1

  Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi ave
Godwin cf	3  0  0  0  .271
 Justis ph	1  0  0  0  .300
De Jesus ss	3  0  0  0  .285
May c	        3  0  1  0  .250
Mitchell 1b	3  1  1  0  .266
Hoffmann rf	3  0  0  0  .285
Denker 2b	2  0  0  1  .294
Locke dh	3  0  0  0  .285
Bell 3b	        3  0  0  0  .285
Rogowski lf	3  0  0  0  .251
    Totals	27 1  2 1
    Lk Elsinore	32 2 10 1	

  Error- Hoffmann (2). 2B- Mitchell (32). 
RBI- Denker (57). CS- May (7). DP- 2 De Jesus 
and Denker; Mitchell and Denker; De Jesus 
and Mitchell. LOB- Inland Empire 0, Lake 
Elsinore 9.

  Inland Empire	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
White (2-2)	6.2  9  2-1  2  1  3.86
Felix	        0.1  0  0-0  0  0  5.13
Wilson	        1.0  0  0-0  0  0  1.16
Meque	        1.0  0  0-0  1  1  4.99
  T-2:22. Att- 3,832.
Loons Held to Three Hits and Lose-- Great Lakes were held to three hits, two by third baseman Brian Mathews, and dropped a 4-1 game to Lansing. Their only run came on an error with two out in the sixth.

An error and a double play allowed Lansing a pair of unearned runs in the third and they added two more in the fourth on a pair of singles and a double of starter and loser Chris Malone (2-4). Joe Jones and Miguel Sanfler held Lansing hitless over the final three innings.

The Loons got on the scoreboard in the sixth when Mathews singled with two out, stole second (#3) and scored on an error. They were held hitless the rest of the game.

Juan Rivera collected Great Lakes third hit of the game, a two-out double in the fifth.
  Score by Innings
Great Lakes	000 001 000-1
Lansing	        002 200 00x-4

  Great Lakes	ab r  h  rbi  era
Mattingly 2b	4  0  0  0  .211
Berezay lf	4  0  0  0  .276
Mathews 3b	4  1  2  0  .377
Perez 1b	4  0  0  0  .308
Gonzalez ss	3  0  0  0  .295
Santana c	3  0  0  0  .225
Peterson rf	3  0  0  0  .268
Rivera dh	3  0  1  0  .257
Robinson cf	3  0  0  0  .247
    Totals	27 1 3 0
    Lansing	27 4 5 2

  Error- Malone (2). 2B- Mathews (5), Rivera (5). 
LOB- Great Lakes 4, Lansing 3. SB- Mathews (3), 
Perez (8). DP- Mattingly, Gonzalez and perez; 
Malone, Gonzalez and Perez.

 Great Lakes	 in  h  r-er bb so era
Malone (0-3)	5.0  5  4-2  2  5  6.27
Jones	        2.0  0  0-0  1  3  5.20
Sanfler	        1.0  0  0-0  0  2  5.51
  WP- Malone. T- 2:17. Att- 7,102.
Idaho Falls Tops Ogden-- Idaho Falls breezed to the division title in the first half of the Pioneer League schedule but it's not a sure thing in the second. No, Ogden's not the problem as the Chukars showed once again in a 6-3 victory Friday. It's Orem, which is breathing on their collective necks, only one game out.

Thus this one was a big win for Idaho Falls which got to Bobby Blevins (3-3) for three runs in five innings, then went on to score one each off Matt Sartor and Paul Koss. Only Doug Brooks, who pitched a perfect ninth in which he struck out two, emerged unscathed.

Alex Garabedian hit a bases-empty homer in the ninth, his fourth, for the 9-15 Raptors, and also doubled. Jaime Pedroza had a pair of base hits. --Bill Shelley.
  Score by Innings
Idaho Falls	010 022 010-6
Ogden	        100 010 001-3

  Ogden	        ab r  h  bi ave
Rosario cf	4  1  1  0  .326
Kanaby lf	3  1  1  0  .287
Pedroza ss	4  0  2  2  .359
Ortiz 1b	3  0  0  0  .282
Vetters rf	3  0  0  0  .308
Jansen c	4  0  0  0  .240
Garabedian dh	4  1  2  1  .257
Gallagher 3b	3  0  0  0  .286
Herrera 2b	4  0  2  0  .275
    Totals	32 1 3 3 
    Idaho Falls	33 6 8 5

  Error- Vetters. 2B- Herrera (8). Garabedian (8), 
Pedroza (18). HR- Garabedian (4). RBI- Pedroza 2 
(37), Garabedian (18). LOB- Ogden 6, Idaho Falls 
5. SB- Rosario (2), Kanaby (7).

  Ogden	         in  h  r-er bb so  era
Blevins (3-3)	5.0  7  3-3  0  6  3.55
Sartor	        1.0  0  2-1  1  1  2.02
Koss	        2.0  1  1-1  0  1  5.96
Brooks	        1.0  0  0-0  0  2  6.18
  WP- Blevins, Sartor. HBP- Ortiz; by Blevins; 
by Sartor; by Koss. T-2:50. Att- 3,379.
Dodgers Top Mets in 10-- The Gulf Coast Dodgers maintained their all-important percentage lead over the Yankees in the race to see who gets the bye into the playoff championship series- but it was anything but easy.

The Dodgers had to go extra innings to defeat the Mets 9-7 while the Yanks were also winning. That gives the East champion Dodgers a .722 mark while the Yanks, winners of the North, stand at .707. In the South, where there's still a battle, both the Twins and Orioles lost. That leaves the Twins with a .642 percentage and a 2 1/2 game lead.

The league winds up Monday. After that the team with the best percentage gets that coveted bye into the best-of-three final set while the other two meet in a one-game playoff to see who faces them.

In Friday's game, the Mets scoured Danny Danielson for three first-inning runs but the Dodgers came back for a 6-3 lead. Lefthander Michael Watt, the second-round selection in June's draft, checked the Mets on one hit for four innings while the Dodgers enjoyed a four-run third highlighted by Kyle Orr's third homer with one on.

But Mets weren't done as they picked up two off Eduardo Perez, then got to Brandon Tuten for two in the ninth for a 7-7 tie. But in the top of the 10th, Joe Becker led off with a walk, moved up on a ground out and scored on Alfredo Silverio's single. Andrew Lambo's hit sent Silverio to third and he counted on a sacrifice fly by Pedro Baez.

Tuten then set the Mets down 1-2-3 in the bottom of the inning to run his personal record to 2-0.

Silverio wound up with three hits to move his league-leading average to .378. Lyndon Poole also had three hits while Lambo had two. Both Silverio and Baez, who are 1-2 in the league in RBI, each added two to his total.--Bill Shelley.
 Score by Innings
Dodgers	204 000 010 2-9
Mets	300 000 112 0-7

  Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Becker ss	4  2  0  0  .291
Poole cf	6  1  3  0  .202
Silverio lf	6  2  1  2  .378
Lambo rf	4  1  2  1  .343
Baez 3b	        4  1  1  2  .268
Orr 1b	        6  1  1  2  .232
YGarcia 2b	4  0  1  0  .256
Guzman dh	4  0  1  0  .256
Erickson c	3  1  0  0  .163
    Totals	41 9 12 7
    Mets	42 7 12 6

  Error- YGarcia (5). 2B- Poole (7). HR- Orr (3). 
RBI- Lambo (31), Baez 2 (39), Orr 2 (19), 
Silverio 2 (48). SF- Lambo, Baez. LOB- Dodgers 
12, Mets 8. DP- Becker, YGarcia and Orr. 

  Dodgers	 in  h  r-er bb so era
Danielson	2.0  6  3-3  0  1  3.48
Watt	        4.0  1  0-0  1  3  3.00
Perez 	        2.0  3  2-2  0  2  4.34
Tuten (2-0)	2.0  2  2-1  2  1  2.08
  HBP- Erickson. PB- Erickson (3). 
Dodgers Beat Yankees in Final Game-- To wind up a season that had was highly satisfying for the most part, you gota' have fun and the Dominican Dodgers did just that, using seven pitchers to shut out the Yankees 6-0 Friday.

The Dodgers finished with a 43-24 record which was good for second place in the Boca Chica North division. They didn't qualify for the playoffs but did well nonetheless.

Juan Santana and Martires Ortega (1-1) each went two innings, then five more pitchers contributed a scoreless inning each as just about everybody got into the act. A three-run first inning featuring Ramon Jean's triple got the Dodger hitters off and romping.

Jean, Jose Arias and Adrian Aviles all had two hits for the Dodgers. --Bill Shelley.
  Score by Innings
Dodgers	302 010 000-6
Yankees	000 000 000-0
  
  Dodgers 	ab r  h  bi  ave
Ynoa 2b	        5  0  0  0  .206
Guerrero 3b	4  1  0  0  .288
Jean ss	        4  0  0  1  .265
Gonzalez lf	2  2  1  1  .255
 Castillo lf	1  0  0  0  .206
Arias rf	3  1  2  1  .225
Tavarez 1b	4  0  0  0  .247
Aviles cf	4  0  2  0  .244
Sanchez dh	4  0  0  0  .143
Turiano c	3  0  0  0  .059
 Bens c	1  0  0  0  .191
    Totals	31 2 7 2
    Yankees	31 5 7 5

  3B- Jean (2). RBI- Jean (27), Gonzalez (20), 
Tavarez (28), Arias (28). LOB- Dodgers, Yankees 10.

  Dodgers	 in  h  r-er bb so era
Santana	        2.0  2  0-0  0  1  3.92
Ortega (1-1)	2.0  0  0-0  0  0  2.57
Marte	        1.0  1  0-0  0  1  7.07
Lopez	        1.0  1  0-0  0  1  7.88
De La Rosa	1.0  3  0-0  0  2 13.50
Rivas	        1.0  0  0-0  1  1  1.49
Ferreras	1.0  0  0-0  0  0  0.99
  WP- Ortega. HBP- by Ortega; by Ferreras. T- 2:26.

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