Orenduff Allows a Single Hit in Win

Justin Orenduff won his first game of the season and, with help from his bullpen, limited Portland to a single hit in an 8-1 win but Jacksonville was dumped 11-3 when Huntsville thumped reliever Yhency Brazoban and Inland Empire lost as Visalia tagged Cody White with a 6-4 loss. Great Lakes had the evening off.

Vegas Pitches, Hits Way to 8-1 Win Justin Orenduff, along with relievers Mike Koplove, Greg Miller and Ramon Troncoso, limited Portland to a single hit, and using 13 hits of their own, including four doubles, pasted the Beavers 8-1.

Orenduff's wild beginning allowed Portland a 1-0 lead. The righthander walked four Beavers and pitched out of a bases-loaded mess to escape with only one run scored.

He gave up a second-inning single to former Dodger Oscar Robles, then shut Portland down with only a fifth inning walk to mar his efforts. He finished his five-inning effort with five walks and five strikeouts.

Vegas tied the game in the second on a double by John-Ford Griffin and Xavier Paul's RBI single and took the lead in the fifth when Jason Repko and Luis Maza walked and John Lindsey bounced into a double play.

The 51s put he game on ice in the sixth, scoring four times. Danny Ardoin banged a two-run double, Paul doubled in a third run and Repko's sac fly made it 6-1. RBIs by Angle Chavez and Kevin Howard ended he scoring.

Koplove worked two hitless innings, Greg Miler worked out of a bases-loaded mess in the eighth and Troncoso added a scoreless ninth to tie up the win.

Paul finished the game with a pair of hits and three RBI. Terry Tiffee, Lindsey, Chavez and Griffin all collected two hits.

Mike Myers Leaves Club-- Veteran left-hander reliever Mike Myers opted out of his Dodgers contract and left the 51s. Myers was 1-1 with a 3.38 earned run average over 10 games. He had allowed four hits and has struck out 14 over 11 innings.
   Score by Innings
Portland	100 000 000-1
Las Vegas	010 014 20x-8

  Las Vegas	ab r  h bi  ave
Repko rf	3  1  0  1  .228
Maza 2b        	4  0  1  0  .364
Tiffee 3b	5  0  2  0  .468
Lindsey 1b	4  1  2  1  .369
Chavez ss	5  2  2  1  .289
Griffin lf	3  2  2  0  .230
Ardoin c	3  1  1  1  .179
Paul cf        	2  1  2  3  .215
Orenduff p	2  0  0  0  .000
 Koplove p	0  0  0  0  .000
Howard ph	1  0  1  1  .294
 Miller p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Troncoso p	0  0  0  0  .000
  Totals	32 8 13 8
  Portland	30 1  3 1
  
  Error- Tiffee (3). 2B- Tiffee
12), Griffin (3), Ardoin (1),
Paul (7), Lindsey (5). RBI-
Paul 3 (10), Lindsey (11),
Ardoin (5), Repko (7), Chavez
(8), Howard (8). S- Ardoin,
Koplove. SF- Repko. LOB- Las
Vegas 9, Portland 10. SB-
Repko. CS- Toffee (2), Koplove
(1). DP- Troncoso, Chavez and
Lindsey.

  Las Vegas	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Orenduff (1-0)	5.0  1  1-1  5  5  4.00
Koplove        	2.0  0  0-0  0  1  0.77
Miller        	1.0  1  0-0  2  1  9.58
Troncoso        1.0  1  0-0  0  0  7.36
  HBP- Paul, by Orenduff. T- 3:16. 
Att- 6,404.
Suns Implode in Seventh
Jacksonville overcame an early 3-0 lead at Huntsville only to see the game blow up in their faces in the seventh and eighth. When the smoke cleared, the Suns had dropped an 11-3 decision.

Starter James McDonald was tagged for a pair of runs in the second and another in the fourth before leaving for a pinch-hitter. Eduardo Sierra gave manager John Shoemaker a pair of scoreless innings and the Suns tied the game 3-3.

Juan Gonzalez stayed hot, slugging his fifth home run in the sixth, making it three in the last two games, and after an error allowed Jamie Hoffman to score, his double in the seventh drove in his second run and tied the game.

Enter Yhency Brazoban, who has been unscored upon so far in 2008. But that ended quickly, He allowed a pair of singles and a home run before recording a pair of strikeouts and ending the inning on a ground ball.

Zach Hammes took over in the eighth and was also treated roughly. He surrendered three hits and three walks, five of them crossing the plate to put the game out of each.

The three Jacksonville pitchers walked a total of 10 between them.

Gonzalez added a single and a double to go with his homer and Russ Mitchell and Greg Jacobs each chipped in with a pair of singles.
  Score by Innings
Jacksonville	000 001 200- 3
Huntsville	020 100 35x-11
 
  Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi  ave
De Jesus ss	5  1  0  0  .315
JGonzalez 2b	5  1  3  2  .323
Jacobs rf	4  0  2  0  .256
 Brazoban p	0  0  0  0  .000
Tomlin cf	0  0  0  0  .256
LaRoche 3b	3  0  1  0  .222
Justis 3b	1  0  0  0  .368
May c        	4  0  1  0  .306
Mitchell 1b	3  0  2  0  .325
Hoffmann cf-rf	3  1  0  0  .211
Godwin lf-rf 	4  0  1  0  .279
 Hammes p	0  0  0  0  .000
McDonald p	1  0  0  0  .250
 AGonzalez ph	1  0  0  0  .200
 Sierra p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Malek ph-lf	2  0  0  0  .143
  Totals	36  3 10  2
  Huntsville	35 11 14 11

  Error- Mitchell (2). 2B-
JGonzalez 2 (4). HR- JGonzalez
(5). RBI- JGonzalez 2 (13). 
LOB- Jacksonville 8, Huntsville
8. SB- Hoffmann (5). CS- Godwin
(1). DP- McDonald, De Jesus and
Mitchell. 


  Jacksonville  in  h  r-er bb so  era
McDonald        4.0  7  3-3  1  5  4.43
Sierra        	2.0  1  0-0  0  3  6.52
Brazoban (0-1)	1.0  3  3-3  0  2  2.79
Hammes         	1.0  3  5-5  3  0  6.59
  HBP- McDonald. T- 2:53. Att- 1,702.
Oaks Trip Sixers
Visalia scored a pair of runs in the second and third innings, then held on to stop Inland Empire 6-4. Cody White (1-2) allowed five hits and four runs, two earned, in his five inning start and took the loss.

Paul Kloss, David Pfeiffer and Brent Leach worked the final three innings.

Tommy Giles double in a pair of runs in the fourth, scoring Carlos Santana who had singled and Drew Locke who had doubled. Trayvon Robinson smacked his first homer of the season in the seventh.

Ryan Rogowski singled to score Robinson in the ninth and the Sixers had the tying run at first base with one out but could get no closer.

Inland Empire hosts San Jose tonight in the first game of a four game series.
  Score by Innings	
Inland Empire	000 200 101-4
Visalia	        022 001 01x-6

  Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Rogowski lf	5  0  2  1  .284
Pedroza 2b	5  0  2  0  .172
Bell dh        	4  0  0  0  .276
Perez 3b	5  0  1  0  .253
Santana c	4  1  1  0  .299
Locke 1b	4  1  3  0  .327
Giles rf	4  0  2  2  .310
Lara ss        	3  1  0  0  .264
Robinson cf	4  1  1  1  .176
  Totals	33 4 12 4
  Visalia	34 6 11 5

  Error- Perez (2). 2B- Giles
2 (7), Pedroza (2), Locke (3).
HR- Robinson (1). RBI- Giles 2
(11),Robinson (5), Rogowski
(10). LOB- Inland Empire 9,
Visalia 7. SB- Rogowski (6).
CS- Pedroza (2). 

  Inland Empire	in  h  r-er bb so  era
White (1-0)	5.0  5  4-2  1  5  4.63
Koss        	1.0  3  1-1  1  1  1.50
Pfeiffer	1.0  0  0-0  0  1  9.00
Leach        	1.0  3  1-1  0  1  1.59
  T-2:49. Att- 1,492.
Great Lakes had an open date. Great Lakes opens a three-game series at Quad Cities tonight.

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