Giles Nine RBI Key 66er 25-1 Rout

Las Vegas scored five in the seventh, keyed by Andy LaRoche's three-run homer, to top Nashville 7-2. Jacksonville lost to Mobile after leading twice early in the game. Inland Empire crushed Lancaster 25-1 with Tommy Giles knocking in nine runs, six in the ninth inning and Great Lakes split with Dayton, losing 7-6 before winning 5-2 in the second game.

Big Seventh Decisive
Andy LaRoche slugged his third home run, a three-run blast, and Las Vegas scored five times in the seventh inning to break a 2-2 tie and drop Nashville 7-2.

Miguel Pinango (2-2) was the winner after working seven innings and allowing only a pair of runs. Greg Miller had one of his best outings of the season, working two shutout innings and allowing one hit, no walks and fanning a pair.

Trailing 2-0 in the third innings, Pinango jump-started the inning with a one-out walk. Luis Maza and Angel Chavez singled to load the bases and a pair of runs scored when Terry Tiffee's grounder was mishandled.

The game was still 2-2 in the last of the seventh when Maza tripled for his third hit of the day. Chavez and John Lindsey each walked and a passed ball scored a second run and kept LaRoche from a grand slam. His long shot into left-center was good for 'only' three runs and boosted the score to 7-2.

The win moved the 51s to 19-17 and into a second place tie with Fresno, one game behind Sacramento.
  Score by Innings
Nashville	101 000 000-2
Las Vegas	002 000 50x-7

  Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi ave
Maza 2b	        5  2  3  0  .397
Chavez ss	4  0  2  0  .295
Tiffee lf	4  1  1  1  .443
Lindsey 1b	2  1  0  0  .325
LaRoche 3b	3  1  1  3  .281
Repko rf	3  1  0  0  .236
Ardoin c	4  0  1  0  .274
Paul cf	        4  0  2  1  .278
Pinango p	2  1  0  0  .000
 Griffin ph	1  0  0  0  .284
 Miller p	0  0  0  0  .500
  Totals	29 7 10 5
  Nashville	33 2  5 2
  
  3B- Maza (3). HR- LaRoche (3).
RBI- Tiffee (31), LaRoche 3 (7),
Paul (22). LOB- Las Vegas 8,
Nashville 7. SB- Repko (5).

  Las Vegas	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Pinango (2-2)	7.0  7  2-2  2  4  4.76
Miller	        2.0  1  0-0  0  3  8.00
  T- 2:48. Att- 8,193. 
Suns Lose Lead, Game
Jacksonville let 1-0 and 4-3 leads slip away in a 7-5 loss to Mobile and slipped to 16-20 on the season, three games behind Mobile.

Mario Alvarez started and allowed four runs in his five-plus innings, leaving the game after hitting the first batter in the sixth. Brian Akin surrendered a game-tying double, then an RBI double and an RBI single and was tagged with the loss.

The Suns scored in the second when Russ Mitchell was hit by a pitch with two out and Jamie Hoffman and Adam Godwin singled. After the Bay Bears put a '3' on he board in the last of the inning, Jacksonville took the lead with a three of their own.

Juan Gonzalez smacked his eighth double of the year with one out and James Tomlin singled before Lucas May drove a ball out of the park in left-center field to give the Suns a 4-3 margin.

Mitchell, Hoffmann and Gonzalez added singles later in the game but the Suns couldn't get them across the plate. The trio provided five of the eight hits Jacksonville could manage.

The Suns and BayBears continue their five-game series today and Jacksonville doesn't return home until Thursday night for a five-game series against the Birmingham Barons.
  Score by Innings
Jacksonville	013 000 010-5
Mobile	        030 003 10x-7

  Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi  ave
De Jesus ss	5  0  0  0  .284
JGonzalez 2b	4  1  2  0  .299
Tomlin cf	5  1  1  0  .326
May c        	5  1  1  3  .327
Jacobs 1b-lf	2  0  0  0  .256
Mitchell 3b	2  1  1  0  .304
Hoffmann rf	4  1  2  0  .246
Godwin lf	3  0  1  1  .274
 AGonzalez ph-1b1  0  0  1  .220
Alvarez p	2  0  0  0  .000
 Akin p        	0  0  0  0  .500
 Malek ph	1  0  0  0  .200
 Asadoorian p	0  0  0  0  .000
  Totals	34 5  8 5
  Mobile	32 7 11 7

  2B- JGonzalez (8). HR- May (7).
RBI- Godwin (11), May 3 (24),
AGonzalez (4). LOB- Jacksonville
8, Mobile 7. SB- Mitchell (3).
CS- Jacobs (1). DP- 2 De Jesus; 
De Jesus and Jacobs. 

  Jacksonville	in   h  r-er bb so  era
Alvarez 	5.0  6  4-4  3  2  7.63
Akin (1-3)	2.0  4  3-3  0  3  6.23
Asadoorian	1.0  1  0-0  1  0  6.39
  HBP- by Alvarez 2, Mitchell,  JGonzalez.
T- 2:48. Att- 4,683.
Giles Nine RBI Leads 66ers
Inland Empire built an 11-0 lead after three innings, then added a '10' in the ninth to crush Lancaster 25-1, setting season highs in nearly every category. Tommy Giles fell two-RBI short of the California League record of 11 runs batted in after whacking a two-run homer and a grand slam in the last inning alone.

The 25-year-old designated hitter went 4-for-7 with his third career two-homer performance but it was the first time he'd ever knocked in more than three runs in a game. He came into the game with one homer and 14 RBIs in 93 at-bats this season.

It was the 13th time in league history a player hit two home runs in one inning. It was the first time Lancaster (16-20) allowed two home runs in an inning.

By the time Inland Empire (13-23) rolled into the ninth inning, they had a 15-0 lead and then sent 15 men to the plate against a pair of position players.

After Bridger Hunt drew a leadoff walk, Giles connected off the Lancaster second baseman. Josh Bell walked, took third on Carlos Santana's double and scored on a balk. Eduardo Perez popped out to shortstop, but Matt Berezay delivered an RBI single and Trayvon Robinson and Jaime Pedroza followed with base hits.

Lancaster gave the ball to an outfielder and in his first professional pitching appearance he surrendered an RBI single to Drew Locke and a bases-loaded walk to Hunt before Giles went deep again to make it 25-0.

A Lancaster homer in the bottom of the ninth, their third hit of the game, broke the shutout.

Perez slugged a three-run shot in the first, his third home run in the lasts two days, and finished with four RBI. Ryan Rogowski went 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs. The 66ers established league season highs in both runs (25) and hits (24).

Former 12th-round pick Cody White (3-2) enjoyed things but didn't need all that run support. He limited the JetHawks to one hit and four walks while striking out three over five scoreless innings. Joe Jones gave up one run on two hits over the final four frames for his first save of the season.

The Lancaster starter retired only three of the 10 batters he faced and was charged with seven runs on six hits and three walks.
  Score by Innings
Inland Empire	542 020 02[10]-25
Lancaster	000 000 00  1 - 1

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Rogowski lf	4  4  3  2  .284
 Locke ph-rf	2  1  1  1  .242
Hunt 2b        	5  2  2  1  .276
Giles dh        7  4  4  9  .290
Bell 3b        	4  4  3  1  .279
Santana c	5  2  2  3  .306
Perez 1b	5  2  2  4  .268
Berezay rf-lf	6  2  3  1  .248
Robinson cf	6  1  1  0  .225
Pedroza ss	5  3  3  1  .194
  Totals	44 25 24 23
  Lancaster	30  1  3  1

  2B- Giles (10), Bell (8), 
Santana 2 (12). HR- Perez (4),
Rogowski (1), Giles 2 (3). RBI-
Giles 9 (23), Bell (16), Perez 4
(17), Santana 3 (26, Rogowski 2
(12), Pedroza (12), Berezay (15),
Locke (8), Hunt (5). LOB- Inland
Empire 9, Lancaster 7. CS-
Robinson (7). 
  
  Inland Empire	in  h  r-er bb so  era
White (3-2)	5.0  1  0-0  4  3  3.29
Jones (sv 1)	4.0  2  1-1  1  2  3.42
  HBP- Pedroza. T- 3:13. Att- 2,222.  
Loons Split Wild Doubleheader
Brad Golder/Loons.com The Great Lakes Loons won a game they could have lost, and lost a game they could have won.  

After problems running the bases gave the Loons a 7-6 loss in the opener, Great Lakes rebounded with a dramatic come-from-behind win over the Dayton Dragons, 5-2, in front of 9,183 fans.  

In game one, the Loons found themselves trailing 7-1 by the third inning thanks in part to a first-inning grand slam by Logan Parker. The home run was his second of the season and second in as many games.

  The Loons battled back to within a run in the seventh and final inning, but after a double, third baseman Pedro Baez mistakenly ran to third base with Brian Mathews, representing the tying run, already standing on third, forcing Mathews into an unwanted rundown and ending the ballgame.

  It was Baez' second baserunning blunder of the ballgame after failing to score on a potential sacrifice fly off the bat of Parker Dalton in the sixth. Scott Van Slyke also ran the Loons into trouble in the third when he attempted to tag up and advance to second on a fly ball off the bat of Kenley Jansen that would have brought home Mathews from third. Van Slyke was thrown out at second to end the inning before Mathews crossed the plate. 

Preston Mattingly, Parker Dalton and Brian Mathews all homered for the Loons in the ballgame.  
  Score by Innings Game - 1
Great Lakes	100 121 1-6
Dayton	        511 111 x-7

  Great Lakes	a r  h  bi  ave
Rosario cf	4  1  1  0  .256
Mattingly 2b	4  1  1  1  .210
Silverio rf	4  0  1  1  .250
Lambo lf	3  2  1  0  .279
Mathews 1b	1  1  1  1  .207
Baez 3b        	4  0  2  1  .192
Van Slyke dh	2  0  0  1  .143
Jansen c	2  0  1  0  .186
Dalton ss	2  1  1  1  .233
  Totals	26 6 9 6
  Dayton	24 7 8 7

  2B- Rosario (6), Baez (7). HR-
Mattingly (3), Dalton (2),
Mathews (2). RBI- Mattingly
(9), Van Slyke (6), Dalton (5),
Silverio (3), Mathews (9), Baez
(5). S- Jansen. LOB- Great Lakes
6, Dayton 6. 

  Great Lakes	In  h  r-er bb so  era
Smit (0-2)	2.0  4  6-6  4  0  7.45
Sanfler	        4.0  4  1-1  1  2  6.00
  HBP- By Smit. T-2:23. 
In game two, Dayton starter Scott Carroll pitched came within one out of a complete game victory before the Loons battled back in the game's final inning.

  With the bases loaded in the seventh and the Loons trailing by one, center fielder Jovanny Rosario drew a walk to force in the game-tying run knotting things up at two.

Mattingly followed with a two-run single, his third hit of game, to give the Loons a 4-2 lead. Alfredo Silverio grounded a single up the middle to score Rosario and making it 5-2 in favor of Great Lakes.

  Victor Garate (1-0) pitched three scoreless innings relief of starter Geison Aguasviva and picked up his first win of the season. Bobby Blevins retired the Dragons in the ninth and earned his third save of the season.

  The Loons improve to 16-18 while the Dayton falls to 19-14.

  The Loons and Dragons conclude their four game series this afternoon. Steven Johnson is scheduled to start for Great Lakes.
  Score by Innings - Game 2
Great Lakes	100 000 4-5
Dayton	        200 000 0-2

  Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Rosario cf	3  2  1  1  .257
Mattingly 2b	4  0  3  2  .228
Silverio rf	4  0  2  1  .333
Lambo 1b	4  0  1  1  .278
Vetters lf	3  0  0  0  .215
Mathews 3b	2  0  0  0  .202
Van Slyke dh	3  1  0  0  .136
Garabedian c	3  1  1  0  .235
Dalton ss	2  1  0  0  .219
  Totals	28 5 8 5
  Dayton	29 2 8 2

  Error- Mattingly (4). 2B-
Rosario (7). RBI- Lambo (25),
Rosario (9), Mattingly 2 (11),
Silverio (4). LOB- Great Lakes
5, Dayton 9. SB- Mattingly (6).

  Great Lakes	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Aguasviva	3.0  6  2-2  1  5  8.38
Garate (1-0)	3.0  1  0-0  2  5  2.00
Blevins (sv 3)	1.0  1  0-0  0  1  2.49
  T- 2:17. Att- 9,183.