Tomlin's Double in 11th Boosts Suns

Las Vegas lost a 4-3 decision to Sacramento, Jacksonville blew a lead in the ninth only to win in the 11th 6-4 at Montgomery. Inland Empire was out-battled by Visalia in a 10-7 loss and Great Lakes stranded 13 Kane County runners in a 1-0 win.

Cats Edge 51s
Starter Eric Stults just made a couple mistakes against Sacramento but both of them were hit out of the park as the RiverCats broke Las Vegas' three game winning streak 4-3.

The 51s jumped into a 2-0 lead in the third inning when Rex Rundgren slugged his first home run leading off the inning. With one out Luis Maza doubled and with two out, Angel Chavez beat out an infield hit to drive Maza in.

The first homer Stults allowed came after an error by Terry Tiffee in the fifth. The second came in the seventh with two out.

Vegas pulled within a run in the eighth on Maza's walk, John Lindsey's single and a Chavez's fielder's choice.

Greg Jones and Ramon Troncoso added scoreless eighth and ninth innings but the 51s offense was unable to put another run on the board.

Jason Repko and Maza each had a pair of the eight Las Vegas hits.

After today's open date, the 51s will send Justin Orenduff against the Portland Beavers Wade LeBlanc at Cashman Field.
 Score by innings
Sacramento	000 020 200-4
Las Vegas	002 000 010-3

 Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi  ave
Repko cf	4  0  2  0  .237
Maza lf-ss	3  2  2  0  .373
Tiffee 1b	3  0  0  0  .472
Lindsey 1b	3  0  1  0  .361
Chavez dh	4  0  1  2  .275
Howard 2b	4  0  0  0  .280
Ellis c        	4  0  0  0  .300
Lombard rf	4  0  1  0  .163
Rundgren ss	2  1  1  1  .259
 Griffin ph-lf	2  0  0  0  .207
  Totals	33 3 8 3
  Sacramento	35 4 7 4

 Error- Tiffee (2). 2b hits- Maza 2 
(5). HR- Rundgren (1). RBI- Rundgren
(1), Chavez 2 (7). LOB- Las Vegas
6, Sacramento 4. 

 Las Vegas	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Stults (1-2)	7.0  6  4-3  0  4  4.64
Jones        	1.0  1  0-0  0  2  2.89
Troncoso	1.0  0  0-0  0  1 10.13
 WP- Jones. T- 2:29. Att- 7,570.
Suns Win in 11th
James Tomlin smacked a two-run double in the top of the 11th to give Jacksonville a 6-4 win. Brian Akin allowed a pair of runs in the ninth to tie the game but earned the win by working a scoreless 10th and 11th.

Starter Jesus Castillo allowed two runs in 6.2 innings, allowing only two runs, one earned and seemingly was going to get the win before four singles in the ninth off Akin tied the game.

In the 11th, Adam Godwin singled and moved up on an outfield error and Bobby Malek walked. Tomlin, who entered the game earlier as a pinch-runner, doubled to left to drive in both runners.

Russell Mitchell went 3-for-6 and came up a triple short of the cycle. Godwin was 2-for-4 and had his sixth stolen base of the series.

Four double plays helped Jacksonville.

The Suns RHP Mario Alvarez (0-2, 6.75) is scheduled to face Biscuits LHP Mike Wlodarczyk (0-1, 9.26) at tonight as Jacksonville goes for the five-game series sweep.
 Score by innings
Jacksonville	000 111 010 02-6
Montgomery	002 000 002 00-4

 Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi  ave
Malek rf	4  1  0  0  .154
De Jesus ss	3  0  1  1  .338
JGonzalez ph-ss	2  0  0  0  .283
Jacobs lf	5  0  1  0  .229
 Tomlin pr-cf	1  0  1  2  .275
May c        	5  1  1  0  .311
Mitchell 1b	6  2  3  1  .294
Hoffman dh	5  0  2  1  .221
Justis 3b	4  0  1  1  .313		
AGonzalez 2b	5  0  0  0  .208
Godwin cf-lf	4  2  2  0  .264
  Totals	44 6 12 6
  Montgomery	44 4 14 4

 Error- Godwin (1). 2b hits- Hoffman
2 (4), Mitchell (2), May (6), Tomlin
(3). HR- Mitchell (4). RBI- Justis
(3), De Jesus (11), Hoffman (4),
Tomlin 2 (5). S- Hoffman, Malek.
SB- Godwin (6). LOB- Jacksonville
12, Monstgomery 9. DP- JGonzalez,
AGonzalez and Mitchell; AGonzalez 
and Mitchell; AGonzalez, JGonzalez
and Mitchell; Mitchell, A Gonzalez
and Mitchell.

 Jacksonville	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Castillo	6,2  6  2-1  2  4  2.79
Sierra	        0.1  0  0-0  0  0  8.22
Brazoban	1.0  1  0-0  0  2  0.00
Akin (1-1)	3.0  7  2-2  1  1  5.84
 T- 3:13. Att- 6,475.
Sosa Outsluggs Sixers
His name isn't Sammy but Ricardo Sosa gave a pretty good impression of the former Cub slugger when he went 5-for-5 and set career highs with two homers and seven RBIs as Visalia snapped a four-game losing streak with a 10-7 triumph over the Inland Empire.

Inland Empire rang up unearned four runs in the third inning on Bridger Hunt's single, a pair of errors, a wild pitch and Carlos Santana's double.

They increased their lead to 6-2 on a Josh Bell homer (#3) in the fifth and Ryan Rogowski's RBI double in the sixth.

Then the Oaks scored eight runs in the final three innings, with Fernando Felix blowing a save when an error cost him a pair of unearned runs.

Albert Bastardo started and allowed a pair of runs in five innings before Jordan Pratt and Blake Brannon were roughed up.

Thomas Giles hit a pair of doubles, while Tray Robinson and Hunt had a pair of hits for Inland Empire (7-12).
 Score by innings
Inland Empire	004 011 100- 7
Visalia	        100 103 23x-10

 Inland Empire	ab h  h  bi  ave
Rogowski lf	5  0  1  1  .277
Lara ss        	4  1  1  1  .261
Bell dh        	4  2  1  1  .292
Perez 1b	4  2  0  0  .270
Santana c	4  0  1  1  .300
Giles rf	4  0  2  0  .280
Pedroza 3b	5  0  1  0  .145
Hunt 2b         4  1  2  0  .231
Robinson cf	4  1  2  0  .179
  Totals	39  7 11  4
  Visalia	33 10 12 10

 Error- Santana (6), Hunt (1). 2b hits-
Giles 2 (4), Santanta (5). HR- Bell (3).
RBI- Laura (7), Santanta (16), Bell (7),
Rogowski (9). SB- Robinson (4), Hunt (1).
CS- Pedroza (1). LOB- Great Lakes 9,
Kane County 7.

 Inland Empire	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Bastardo	5.0  5  2-2  1  1  6.60
Pratt	        0.1  3  3-3  1  1  4.91
Brannon	        0.2  1  2-2  1  1  4.76
Felix (0-2)	1.2  3  3-1  2  2  2.35
Pfeifer	        0.1  0  0-0  1  0 10.80
 WP- Pratt, Brannon. HBP- by Brannon.
T- 3:30. Att- 820.
Loons Tiptoe to Win
The Loons pitching staff picked their way around seven hits and seven walks to earn a 1-0 decision over Kane County.

The Cougars left all 14 runners on base as Kyle Smit, Bobby Blevins and Miguel Ramirea were masterful.

Smit worked into the fifth but left with one out after 84 pitches, having allowed four hits and striking out six. Blevins (2-1) sailed through the next 3.2 innings, giving up two hits and adding five more strikeouts.

Ramirez earned his sixth save, although he worked out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the ninth on a double play when third baseman Pedro Baez grabbed a ground ball, stepped on third and threw to Esteban Lopez at the plate for the final out.

The Loons picked up their only run of the ballgame when Pedro Baez reached on a throwing error. Jovanny Rosario's bunt down the third base line was mishandled and Baez scored.

Kane County left the bases loaded in the fifth and sixth innings.

The Loons improve to 10-8 while the Cougars fall to 15-3. The three-game series between the concludes tonight. Steven Johnson is scheduled to start for Great Lakes.
 Score by innings
Kane County	000 000 000-0
Great Lakes	001 000 00x-1

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Rosario cf	4  0  1  0  .280	
Kanaby dh	4  0  1  0  .196
Mattingly 2b	4  0  1  0  .200
Lambo lf	4  0  1  0  .324
Mathews 1b	3  0  1  0  .231
Lopez c        	3  0  0  0  .400
Baez 3b        	3  1  0  0  .172
Vetters rf	3  0  0  0  .194
Becker ss	3  0  1  0  .222
  Totals	31 1 6 0
  Kane County	32 0 7 0

 LOB- Great Lakes 6, Kane County 14.
DP- Baez and Lopez.

 Great Lakes	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Smit	        4.1  4  0-0  3  6  5.09
Blevins (2-1)	3.2  2  0-0  2  5  0.63
Ramirez (sv 6)	1.0  1  0-0  2  0  0.00
 Balk- Smit. Att- 2:47. Att- 2,156.