Santana's Seven RBI Boosts Sixers

Las Vegas rallied from a 3-1 deficit to top Sacramento 4-3. Jacksonville lost 8-1 to Tennessee in the first of two, then won 6-3. Inland Empire broke out the big bats, whacking 16 hits in a 15-4 win over High Desert and Great Lakes rallied to tie their game at Burlington in the eighth but lost in the ninth 3-2.

Lindsey Leads Vegas
First baseman John Lindsey slugged a two-run home run in the sixth inning and Las Vegas broke the tie in the seventh on outfielder Xavier Paul's ground ball to dump Sacramento 4-3.

Justin Orenduff started and was tagged for three runs before the 61s bullpen came to the rescue and added 4.2 shutout innings.

Greg Jones (2-0) worked 2.2 innings and allowed a single hit before Brian Falkenborg earned his first save of the season, striking out the side in the ninth.

Outfielder John-Ford Griffin drove in Angel Chavez with Las Vegas' first run, in the second inning. The River Cats took a 3-1 lead on a two-run homer by Todd Linden with one out in the fifth

Lindsey's one-out homer, his first of the season, came off Sacramento reliever Brad Kilby knotted the game and Vegas scored the winning run in the sixth when Xavier Paul grounded out to shortstop, bringing home Luis Maza from third base. Maza walked to lead off the inning, then moved to third on a fly-ball single to center by Danny Ardoin.
  Score by Innings
Las Vegas	010 002 100-4
Sacramento 	100 020 000-3

  Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi  ave
Repko rf	4  0  0  0  .205
Garciaparra 3b	3  0  0  0  .000
Howard 2b	0  0  0  0  .409
Tiffee dh	3  1  1  0  .564
Lindsey 1b	4  1  1  2  .368
 Chavez 2b,3b	4  1  1  0  .308
Martinez ss	0  0  0  0  .259
 Maza ss	3  1  1  0  .176
Griffin lf	4  0  1  1  .241
ARdoin c	4  0  1  0  .100
Paul cf	        3  0  0  1  .147
  Totals	32 4 6 4
  Sacramento	31 3 7 3

  2B- Tiffee (8). HR- Lindsey (1).
RBI- Griffin (3), Lindsey 2 (6)
Paul (4). LOB- Las Vegas 4,
Sacramento 10. DP- Maza, Chavez
and Lindsey.

  Las Vegas	in  h  r-er bi so  era
Orenduff	4.1  5  3-3  5  3  6.43
Jones (2-0)	2.2  1  0-0  1  2  1.35
Miller 	        0.2  1  0-0  1  1  7.36
Falkenborg (sv 1)1.1  0  0-0  0  3  9.64
  HBP- by Orenduff. T- 3:00. Att- 12,493.
Suns Swept in Two
Jacksonville lost both games of a doubleheader with Tennessee, losing 8-1 in the opener as the Smokies rang up six runs in the first two innings. They lost the second game 6-4.

Suns starter Marion Arias was tagged for six runs in the first two innings as Tennessee jumped into a commanding 6-0 lead.

Third baseman Russ Mitchell provided all the offensive punch for Jacksonville, smacking his third home run in the second inning.

The Suns were held to fie hits, two by Mitchell.

Cory Wade worked the final two innings
  Score by Innings 1st Game
Jacksonville	010 000 0-1
Tennessee	330 002 x-8

  Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi  ave
Godwin cf	3  0  0  0  .188
De Jesus ss	3  0  1  0  .370
Malek rf	3  0  1  0  .200
May c	        3  0  0  0  .227
Jacobs lf	3  0  0  0  .233
Mitchell 3b	3  1  2  1  .360
Rivera 1b	2  0  0  0  .158
AGonzalez 2b	3  0  1  0  .182
Arias p	        1  0  0  0  .000
 Wade p	        0  0  0  0  .000
Hoffmann ph	1  0  0  0  .091
  Totals	25 1  5 1
  Tennessee	24 8 10 8	

  HR- Mitchell (3).  RBI- Mitchell
(5). LOB- Jacksonville 5, Tennessee
3. DP- Godwin and Rivera. 

  Jacksonville	in  h  r-er  bi so  
Arias (1-1)	2.0  6  6-6  2  1  7.71
Wade	        4.0  4  2-2  0  3  6.75
  HBP- By Wade. T- 1:44.
In the second game, Jacksonville jumped into a 4-1 lead in the top of the third. Second baseman Juan Gonzalez opened the inning with his first home run of the season. Pitcher Jesus Castillo and outfielder James Tomlin walked and shortstop Ivan De Jesus singled to load the bases.

Outfielder Jaime Hoffman banged a two-run double and the final run scored on first baseman Russ Mitchell's ground ball.

Castillo was KO'ed in the third inning and although Rick Asadoorian (0-1) extracted him out of a jam to leave the Suns leading 4-3, he was tagged for three himself in the fourth, with an error costing him an extra run.

Outfielder Adam Godwin beat out a bunt in the fourth inning but that was the final hit of the day for Jacksonville.
  Score by Innings 2nd Game
Jacksonville	004 000 0-4
Tennessee	102 300 x-6

  Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi  ave
Tomlin cf	3  1  0  0  .292
De Jesus ss	2  1  1  0  .379
Hoffmann rf	3  0  1  2  .120
Mitchell 1b	3  0  0  1  .321
Rivera c	3  0  0  0  .136
Justis 3b	3  0  0  0  .100
JGonzalez 2b	2  1  1  1  .190
Godwin lf	3  0  1  0  .211
Castillo p	0  1  0  0  .000
 Asadoorian p	1  0  0  0  .000
 Brazoban 	0  0  0  0  .000
 Akin p	        0  0  0  0  .000
 May ph	        1  0  0  0  .217
  Totals	24 4 4 4
  Tennessee	27 6 5 5

 Error- JGonzalez 3 (3). 2B-
Hoffmann (1). HR- JGonzalez (1).
RBI- Gonzalez (2), Hoffmann 2 (2),
Mitchell (6). LOB- Jacksonville
3, Tennessee 6. Cs- De Jesus (1). 

  Jacksonville	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Castillo	2.2  3  3-1  2  5  2.35
Asadoorian (0-1)1.1  1  3-2  2  1  8.53
Brazoban	1.0  0  0-0  0  0  0.00
Akin	        1.0  1  0-0  1  0  6.75
 T- 2:16. Att- 3,333.
Santana Blasts Mavericks
Inland Empire (2-8) used four multi-run innings to trounce the Mavericks (6-4) by the final score of 15-4 and claim their second victory of the season.

The 66ers collected 16 hits and were helped by 13 bases on balls. Catcher Carlos Santana weighed in with a grand slam plus a single good for seven runs batted in and outfielder Ryan Rogowski singled twice and knocked in three.

Trailing 1-0 after one, Inland Empire used a looping single with the bases loaded by outfielder Tommy Giles to tie the game. Francisco Lizarraga walked for give the Sixers the lead and Rogowski's single made it 3-1.

In the fifth, the 66ers put the game away with an eight run explosion. Santana's tape measure grand slam home run to right field pushed the lead to 7-2.

Rogowski added a two run single and Josh Bell's RBI single made it 11-2. It was their largest run-producing inning since July of 2006.

Two more in the seventh and eighth made it an official rout. their largest run-producing inning since July of 2006.

Giles and Chris Lara reached base four times each while Bell made it to first five times.

The big night belonged to Santana though. The catcher was two-for-three was seven RBI, two walks and scored twice.

66ers starter Josh Wall took a no decision going three and two-third innings giving up just a pair of runs on four hits, three walks and fanned five.

Joe Jones (1-1) earned the win out of the pen as he tossed three scoreless innings, punched out four, walked two and surrendering three base knocks.

The final game of the series is today in Adelanto. Inland Empire will return home on Monday to take on the Visalia Oaks.
Score by Innings
Inland Empire	030 080 220-15
High Desert	100 100 002-4

  Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Rogowski fl	6  2  2  3  .286
Lara ss	        3  3  1  0  .308
Bell 3b	        3  2  2  1  .349
Berezay rf	6  1  3  1  .263
Santana c	3  2  2  7  .333
Perez 1b	5  2  2  0  .256
Locke dh	5  1  2  0  .259
Giles cf	4  1  2  1  .250
Lizarrga 2b	2  1  0  1  .150
  Totals	34 15 16 14
  High Desert	37  4 10  4

  Error- Lara (3). 2B- Perez (5). 
HR- Santana (1). RBI- Giles (5),
Lizarraga (2), Rogowski 3 (4),
Santana 7 (11), Bell (3),
Berezay (7). S- Lizarraga.
SF- Santana. LOB- Inland Empire
13, High Desert 13. CS- Lara (2).
DP- Bell, Lizarraga and Perez.

  Inland Empire	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Wall        	3.2  4  2-2  3  5  3.24
Jones (1-1)	3.0  3  0-0  3  4  3.52
Brannon	        1.1  0  0-0  0  0  0.00
Pratt	        1.0  3  2-2  1  2  4.26
  WP- Pratt. HBP- Locke, Lara,
Lizarraga. T- 3:41. Att- 1,356.
Bees Trip Loons in Ninth
Brad Golder/Loons.com
A sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Burlington Bees a 3-2 victory over the Great Lakes Loons Saturday afternoon at Community Field.

The game was a pitcher's duel between Great Lakes Steven Johnson and Alex Caldera.

  Johnson allowed one hit through five scoreless innings, facing just one over the minimum.  Caldera also allowed one hit through five scoreless innings, and he retired the final 14 Loons hitters he faced. The two left the contest tied 0-0.

"I threw a lot of strikes today and threw my changeup well," Johnson said after the game. "Last year, I threw the changeup a lot late in the season, but for whatever reason I didn't throw it much in the first game. 

"So I wanted to throw it more today, and they have a lot of lefties so it worked out well."

The Bees broke the scoreless tie in the sixth, scoring two off reliever Geison

The Loons tied the score when shortstop Joe Becker led off with a double. Outfielder Jovanny Rosario followed with a walk, and outfielder Erik Kanaby sacrificed the runners to second and third. 

Third baseman Brian Matthews followed with a single to deep shortstop to score Becker.  Rosario then scored on a sacrifice fly by designated hitter Andrew Lambo.

With Bobby Blevins (0-1) on the mound for the Loons in the ninth, a bloop single over the head of third baseman Pedro Baez, a stolen base, a bunt and a sacrifice fly was hit to medium depth right field down the line.

  Scott Van Slyke made the catch straddling the line and fired a two-hop throw to the plate that was a split-second late.

Both teams are now 4-5. The Loons have lost three straight.

The Loons and Bees continue their series this afternoon with right-hander Daigoro Rondon (1-1) on the mound.
  Score by Innings
Great Lakes	000 000 020-2
Burlington	000 002 001-3

 Great Lakes 	ab r  h  bi  ave
Rosario cf  	3  1  1  0  .324
Kanaby lf	2  0  0  0  .150
Mathews 1b	2  0  1  1  .300
Lambo dh	2  0  0  1  .333
Mattingly 2b	4  0  1  0  .194
Van Slyke rf	4  0  0  0  .100
Baez 3b	        3  0  0  0  .071
Jansen c	4  0  0  0  .143
Becker ss	4  1  1  0  .130
  Totals	28 2 4 2
  Burlington	26 3 4 2
 
  Error- Jansen (4). 2B- Becker
(2). RBI- Mathews (6), Lambo (9).
S- Kanaby 2. SF- Lambo. LOB-
Great Lakes 7. Burlington 4.

  Great Lakes	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Johnson	        5.0  1  0-0  0  4  2.79
Aguasviva	2.0  2  2-2  0  2  9.00
Blevins (0-1)	1.2  1  1-1  1  0  1.17
  T- 2:23. Att- 258.

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