Orenduff Loses No-Hitter in The Seventh

Solid pitching was the order of the day. Las Vegas beat Round Rock 7-0 as Justin Orenduff lost a no-hitter in the seventh. Jacksonville won 5-4 to take four of five from Tennessee. Inland Empire pitching retired the final 21 batters in a 7-0 win over San Jose and Great Lakes dumped Wisconsin 4-2.

51s Pitching Blanks Round Rock
Two-hit pitching by four Las Vegas hurlers and a three-run double in the top of the 10th inning by Angel Chavez gave the 51s a 3-0 win over the Express in Round Rock.

Starter Justin Orenduff had his best start of the season, working seven innings, allowing one hit, a leadoff triple in the seventh inning, two walks and striking out eight for the 51s who are now 16-14.

Yhency Brazoban, Greg Miller (1-2) and Mike Koplove combined to limit the Express to one more hit, with Miller' scoreless eighth inning earning him his first game of the season.

The 51s had the bases loaded with two outs when Chavez doubled to center field. Koplove then got a strikeout, a groundout and a popout to finish off the win and earn his second save.

Las Vegas managed only five hits with John-Ford Griffin and Wilkin Ruan adding singles before Chavez's game-winning double. Kevin Howard had singled in the second inning and Terry Tiffee doubled with two out in the ninth.
  Score by Innings
Las Vegas	000 000 000 3-3
Round Rock	000 000 000 0-0

  Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi ave
Paul cf        	4  1  0  0  .260
Chavez  ss	5  0  1  3  .303
Tiffee 3b	4  0  1  0  .467
Lindsey 1b	3  0  0  0  .372
Howard 2b	3  0  1  0  .314
Repko rf	4  0  0  0  .213
Griffin lf	4  1  1  0  .274
Ellis c        	3  0  0  0  .279
Orenduff p	2  0  0  0  .000
 LaRoche ph	1  0  0  0  .143
 Brazoban p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Miller p	0  0  0  0  .500
 Ruan ph	1  1  1  0  .600
 Koplove p	0  0  0  0  .000
  Totals	34 3 5 3
  Round Rock	30 0 2 0

  2B- Tiffee (19), Chavez (4).
RBI- Chavez 3 (19). LOB- Las
Vegas 7, Round Rock 4.

  Las Vegas 	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Orenduff	7.0  1  0-0  2  8  4.18
Brozaban	1.0  0  0-0  0  1  2.25
Miller (1-2)	1.0  1  0-0  0  0  8.36
Koplove (sv 2)	1.0  0  0-0  0  1  0.49
  T- 2:50. Att- 9,108.
Tomlin's Shot Fuels Suns
Center fielder James Tomlin, who has hit only four home runs in the last two seasons, belted a three-run shot, his first of the year, and later added a double as the Suns edged Tennessee 5-4 before 6,517 at the Baseball Grounds.

It was Jacksonville's fourth win in the five-game series and pulled the Suns (14-16) to within two games of the Southern League South Division-leading Birmingham Barons (16-14).

Tomlin's big shot came in the first inning and followed a walk to Ivan DeJesus Jr. and a single by Bobby Malek.

"Usually I have a bad first month of the season, but I'm seeing the ball pretty good right now and I'm getting hits," he told the Jacksonville Time-Union.

After nine professional seasons, Tomlin, 25, is looking for his first opportunity to play at the Triple-A level. "I'll just keep working with Luis [hitting coach Luis Salazar] and hope that things continue the way they are."

Speed is more the game for the 6-foot, 190-pounder whose single-season high is five homers, and has an eight-season total of 16.

"I don't really care about home runs," said Tomlin, who signed as a free agent with the Dodgers in 2007. "As long as I'm on base and can get singles and doubles, that's all I really care about. At this point, a home run is just something extra."

Tomlin's hiked his season average to .361 to rank among the top four hitters in the league.

The Suns collected six of their seven hits early in the game. Chris Jacobs' shot into the right-field bleachers in the third inning with Tomlin on base was his third of the season and the next 14 Suns were retired before DeJesus ended the streak with a single.

Jesus Castillo (1-1) earned his first win of the season, working into the sixth inning and allowing eight hits and all four runs, three earned. Tanyon Sturtze (1.1 innings) and Brent Leach (2.0 innings and the save) finished the game.

Suns right-hander James McDonald (1-1, 5.27) will pitch in the 11:00 a.m. start opener today of a five-game series with Carolina. After starting the season with 15 wins in their first 20 games, the Mudcats have cooled off, winning just twice in their last 10 games.
  Score by Innings
Tennessee	000 004 000-4
Jacksonville	302 000 00x-5

  Jacksonville	ab r  h  i ave
De Jesus ss	3  1  1  0  .303
Malek rf        3  1  1  0  .175
 Sturtze p	0  0  0  0  .000
JGonzalez ph	1  0  0  0  .305
 Leach p	0  0  0  0  .000
Tomlin cf	4  2  2  3  .361
Jacobs 1b	4  1  1  2  .266
AGonzalez	0  0  0  0  .209
Mitchell 3b	4  0  0  0  .292
Rivera c	3  0  1  0  .224
Justis 2b	3  0  1  0  .321
Godwin lf	3  0  0  0  .272
Castillo p	2  0  0  0  .000
 Hoffmann rf	1  0  0  0  .240
  Totals	31 5  7 5
  Tennessee	34 4 10 2

  Error- Godwin (2), Jacobs 2
(2). 2B- Tomlin (7). HR- Tomlin
(1), Jacobs (3). RBI- Tomlin
3 (10), Jacobs 2 (15). LOB-
Jacksonville 3, Tennessee 6.

  Jacksonville	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Castillo (1-1)	5.2  8  4-3  1  2  3.86
Sturtze 	1.1  1  0-0  0  0 13.50
Leach (sv 1)	2.0  1  0-0  0  3  0.00
  T- 2:24. Att- 6,517.
Sixers Turn on Giants
After being battered by the San Jose Giants in their last series, the Inland Empire 66ers turned the tables and rode sparkling pitching, solid defense and a solid attack to earn a 7-0 victory.

The Giants offense had four hits, all singles. San Jose entered the game with .294 team batting average and staff ERA of 3.09, both league leading totals.

Cody White (2-2) fought his way out of trouble a couple times but allowed only four hits and lowered his ERA to 3.78. Paul Koss (1.42) was perfect for three innings and Jacobo Meque added another scoreless inning in the ninth to keep his ERA at an even 0.00.

The trio retired the final 21 straight Giants after White gave up a single in the third.

The 66ers (11-20) pounded out nine hits, five of which went for extra bases. Leadoff batter Bridger Hunt had a run batted in, scored once and had two doubles. Carlos Santana had three hits, two doubles and two RBI, Matt Berezay tripled for the second straight game and Josh Bell added two singles, scored twice and picked up an RBI to boost his batting average to .300.

Inland Empire is off day today and will return to action on Tuesday at the Epicenter against the Rancho Cucamonga. Following the three games against the Quakes, the 66ers head to Lancaster for the first time.
  Score by Innings
San Jose	000 000 000-0
Inland Empire	132 010 00x-7

 Inland Empireab r  h  bi  ave
Hunt lf        	4  1  2  1  .214
Robinson cf	2  0  0  0  .220
 Giles cf	0  0  0  0  .256
Bell dh        	3  2  2  1  .300
Perez 3b	3  1  0  0  .271
Santana c	4  1  3  2  .323
Locke 1b	4  0  0  1  .253
Berezay rf	4  1  1  1  .238
Pedroza 2b	3  1  1  1  .172
Lara ss        	4  0  0  0  .239
  Totals	31 7 9 7
  San Jose	30 0 4 0

  2B- Hunt 2 (2), Santana 2 (2). 
3B- Berezay (3). RBI- Bell (13),
Berezay (13), Pedroza (11), Hunt
(1), Santana 2 (23), Locke (6).
S- Robinson. SF- Pedroza. LOB-
Inland Empire 5, San Jose 6.
CS- Robinson (5). DP- Lara, 
Pedroza and Locke.
 
  Inland Empire  in  h  r-er bb so  era
CWhite (2-2)	5.0  4  0-0  1  2  3.78
Koss        	3.0  0  0-0  1  2  1.42
Meque        	1.0  0  0-0  1  0  0.00
 T- 2:37. Att- 3,101.
Mattingly Delivers in the Clutch
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In his first game with his father in attendance since high school, Preston Mattingly put on a show for his dad as the Loons defeated Wisconsin in front of 3,686 fans at Dow Diamond on Sunday afternoon by a score of 4-2.

  Mattingly banged out a pair of singles, scored twice, stole his fourth base and drove in a run.

  The Loons struck first in the second when Travis Vetters lined an RBI-double off the left-center field wall to score Brian Mathews making it 1-0.

  Wisconsin tied the game at one but in the bottom of the fifth, the Loons took the lead when Preston Mattingly scored amidst a rundown of Erik Kanaby between first and second to give the Loons a 2-1 lead.

  Wisconsin tied things at two each in the seventh and the Loons struck back again. Mattingly lined a run-scoring single to center scoring Vetters making it 3-2 in favor of Great Lakes.

  Mattingly later came around to score sliding under the tag of catcher after Kenley Jansen's ground ball to first making it 4-2.

  Loons starter Kyle Smit pitched well going five solid innings allowing a single run and striking out four. Matt Sartor (2-1) pitched two innings of relief in picking up his second win of the season before Bobby Blevins pitched two innings without allowing a run and picked up the save, his second of the season.

  The Loons improve to 13-16 while the Timber Rattlers fall to 10-16.

  The Loons and Timber Rattlers meet again for game two of this three game series tonight where the Loons will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo. Steven Johnson is scheduled to start for Great Lakes.
 Score by innings
Wisconsin	000 100 100-2
Great Lakes	010 010 20x-4

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Kanaby dh	3  0  2  0  .200
Rosario cf	4  0  1  0  .252
Lambo lf	4  0  0  0  .260
Mathews 1b	3  1  0  0  .198
Vetters rf	4  1  2  1  .222
Baez 3b	        2  0  0  0  .179
Mattingly 2b	3  2  2  1  .204
Jansen c	3  0  0  0  .197
Dalton ss	3  0  0  0  .158
  Totals	29 4 7 2
  Wisconsin	35 4 9 2

 2b hits- Vetters (2). RBI- Vetters (2),
Mattingly (7), Jansen (7). S- Baez.
SB- Mattingly (4), Kanaby 2 (6). CS- Kanaby
(2). LOB- Great Lakes 4, Wisconsin 9.
DP- Dalton, Mattingly and Mathews.	

 Great Lakes	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Smit        	5.0  5  1-1  2  4  6.00
Sartor (2-1)	2.0  2  1-1  1  2  1.53
Blevins (sv 2)	2.0  2  0-0  0  2  2.61
 T- 2:58. Att- 3,686.

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