Berezay's Two Homers Boost 66ers to 5-0 Win

Las Vegas lost an early 5-0 lead and the game 7-5 in 13 innings. Jacksonville also scored early but held on to top Mobile 8-4 behind James McDonald and Inland Empire completed a sweep at Lancaster with Jason Schmidt, Tim Sexton and Francisco Felix sharing a 5-0 shutout and helped by Matt Berezay's two home runs. Great Lakes was rained out again at Dayton.

51s Blow 5-0 Lead in 13
After jumping into a 5-0 lead, Jacksonville allowed the Sounds to tie the game with two runs in the ninth and win it with two in the 13th. Nashville turned around an 0-76 record when trailing after eight innings when they rallied for the 7-5 win.

The 51s scored a run in the second when Andy LaRoche walked and scored on John-Ford Griffin's fly ball. They added four more in the fifth when starter Jason Johnson banged a one-out single and Luis Maza followed with another one base hit.

Terry Tiffee doubled them both across, extending his hitting streak to 18 games, then scored when LaRoche lined his fourth home run in a dozen games for Las Vegas.

Nashville used a pair of home runs to tag Johnson and reliever Dwayne Pollok for three runs in the sixth, then tied the game in the ninth off Brian Falkenborg. A pair of wild pitches and a triple did most of the damage. The blown save was Falkenborg's third.

In the 13th, a single, a sacrifice and a stolen base set up the first run and a double added the second. But uneven play was a big part of the winning rally.

Catcher Kelley Gulledge, in his first Triple-A start, threw the ball back to pitcher Mike Koplove on the stolen base and Koplove's throw to third was too late.

First baseman John Lindsey attempted a 3-6-3 double play that misfired and allowed the runner to score from third.

The 51s, who slipped to 19-18, put their leadoff man on base and stranded a runner at third in the eighth, ninth and 10th innings.

Tiffee was 2-for-6 and his Pacific Coast League-leading average fell to .439. Maza has hit safely in 25 of his last 26 games. He went 3-for-6 to lift his average to .402.

Tonight, 51s Jon Meloan will face Sounds Chris Narveson at Cashman Field
  Score by Innings
Nashville	000 000 002 000 2-7
Las Vegas	010 040 000 000 0-5

  Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi ave
Maza ss-cf	6  1  3  0  .402
Paul cf	        5  0  0  0  .265
 Jones p	1  0  0  0  .000
 Chavez ss	0  0  0  0  .295
Tiffee 1b-lf	6  1  2  2  .439
LaRoche 3b	2  2  2  2  .324
Howard 2b	3  0  1  0  .287
Repko rf-cf	4  0  0  0  .229
 Koplove p	0  0  0  0  .000
Griffin lf-rf	5  0  0  1  .272
Gulledge c	5  0  0  0  .000
Johnson p	2  1  1  0  .364
 Pollok p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Ruan ph	1  0  0  0  .464
 Riley p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Troncoso p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Falkenborg p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Lindsey ph-1b	3  0  0  0  .316
  Totals	47 5  9 7
  Nashville	47 7 12 5

  2B- Tiffee 2 (21), Howard (7).
HR- LaRoche (4). RBI- Maza (16),
Tiffee 2 (33), LaRoche 2 (9). S-
Howard 2. SF- Griffin. LOB- Las
Vegas 10, Nashville 14. SB- LaRoche 
(2). DP- LaRoche, Howard and Tiffee. 

  Las Vegas	  in   h  r-er bb so  era
Johnson 	  5.1  4  2-2  3  5  5.17
Pollok 	          0.2  3  1-1  0  0  1.93
Riley	          1.1  0  0-0  1  3  2.92
Troncoso 	  0.2  0  0-0  0  0  6.75
Falkenborg (sv 3) 1.0  3  2-2  1  1  6.48
Jones 	          3.0  0  0-0  2  4  4.19
Koplove (0-1)	  1.0  2  2-2  2  1  1.27
  HBP- by Troncoso. T- 4:27. Att- 2,598.
Five in First boosts Suns
Jacksonville sent nine to the plate in the first inning and scored five times, then coasted in with an 8-4 win over the BayBears.

James McDonald (2-1) was the grateful recipient of the early run support and cruised through six innings, allowing a pair of runs and six hits. Tanyon Sturtze pitched two scoreless innings in relief and Brent Leach allowed a two-run homer in the ninth, boosting his ERA from 0.00 to 2.35.

Jaime Hoffman singled and Juan Gonzalez banged his seventh home run to lead off the first inning. After Lucas May was hit by a pitch, Shane Justis doubled him home, scored on Bobby Malek's double and Malek, in turn came in when Adolfo Gonzalez singled to make it 5-0.

May left in the second inning after his arm stiffened up after being hit by the pitch.

Greg Jacobs upped the lead to 6-0 with a home run in the second. Two more came in on Jacobs' RBI single and a sac fly off the bat of Russ Mitchell in the seventh.

Jacobs finished the game wit three hits and a pair of RBI. Gonzalez and Justis each had a pair.

LHP Clayton Kershaw (0-3, 1.08) hopes to earn his first win of the season and will oppose BayBears RHP Hector Ambriz (2-4, 4.28) tonight.
  Score by Innings
Jacksonville	510 000 200-8
Mobile	        001 100 002-4

  Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hoffmann cf-rf	5  2  1  0  .244
JGonzalez ss	4  2  1  2  .297
Jacobs lf	4  1  3  2  .271
 Sturtze p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Godwin ph	1  0  0  0  .271
 Leach p	0  0  0  0  .000
May c        	0  1  0  0  .327
 Mitchell ph-3b	2  0  0  1  .299
Rivera 1b-c	4  0  0  0  .207
Justis 2b	4  1  2  1  .323
Malek rf-lf	4  1  1  1  .204
AGonzalez 3b-1b	4  0  2  1  .241
McDonald p	3  0  0  0  .100
 Tomlin cf	0  0  0  0  .326
  Totals	35 8 10 8
  Mobile	35 4  9 4

  2B- Justis (5), Malek (2). HR- 
JGonzalez 2 (22), Jacobs (4).
SF- Mitchell. LOB- Jacksonville
4, Mobile 6. DP- Mitchell and
AGonzalez.

  Jacksonville	in  h  r-er bb so  era
McDonald (2-1)	6.0  6  2-2  1  7  4.02
Sturtze	        2.0  2  0-0  2  2  8.18
Leach 	        1.0  1  2-2  1  1  2.35
  HBP- May. T- 2:39. Att- 2,239.
66ers Sweep Lancaster
The Inland Empire 66ers had only two road wins all season after being swept at Rancho Cucamonga but they not only dominated Lancaster, they played liked the best team in the California League, boosting their record to 14-23 after shutting out the JetHawks 5-0.

Los Angeles starting pitcher Jason Schmidt set the stage with a 12 pitch first inning, setting down the JetHawks in order.

Tim Sexton, the scheduled starter, took over and threw a masterpiece. The Maryland native worked six scoreless innings, fanning four and surrendered five hits. Sexton (3-5) has earned a decision in each of his eight starts this year.

Francisco Felix added two shutout innings to close things gout, allowing only one hit.

Matt Berezay slugged a homer in the fifth with Carlos Santana on base and added a solo shot in the ninth. He now has four round-trippers this season.

Former Lancaster shortstop Christian Lara hit a sac fly to bring Eduardo Perez home and Ryan Rogowski scored from third on a Tommy Giles ground ball to the second baseman with the infield in. Rogowski slid around the backside of the plate just underneath the tag of JetHawk catcher.

During the three game sweep, Inland Empire outscored Lancaster 40-4. They also out-hit the JetHawks 41-19. Giles finished with 12 RBI in the three games after collecting that many in the first 26 games of the year. Rogowski scored six runs had just five in his first 17 contests.

Seven different position players for Inland Empire are hitting over .300 for the month of May.

As for the three 66ers' pitchers who started the three games ( excluding Schmidt) Josh Wall, Cody White and Sexton combined for 16 innings, allowing one run on 10 hits, 10 walks, fanned 11, had an ERA of 0.56 and recorded a 3-0 record.?

?And with the win, the 66ers moved to within three games of first place.

The 66ers welcome the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes into town tonight. Lee Lacy will at the park to sign autographs and throw out the first pitch of the game.
  Score by Innings
Inland Empire	000 020 111-5
Lancaster	000 000 000-0

  Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Rogowski lf	5  1  1  0  .281
Hunt 2b        	4  0  0  0  .258
Giles cf	3  0  0  1  .282
Bell dh        	4  0  0  0  .271
Perez 1b	4  1  0  0  .261
Santana c	3  1  0  0  .297
Berezay rf	3  2  2  3  .260
Lara 3b        	2  0  0  1  .214
Pedroza ss	4  0  1  0  .196
  Totals	32 5 4 5
  Lancaster	34 0 6 0

  Error- Sexton. 2B- Pedroza (3), 
Rogowski (3). HR- Berezay 2 (4). 
RBI- Berezay 3 (18), Lara (9), 
Giles (24). S- Berezay. SF-
Lara. LOB- Inland Empire 5, 
Lancaster 10. SB- Rogowski (8). 

  Inland Empire	in  h  r-er  bb so  era
Schmidt	        1.0  0  0-0  0  0  0.00
Sexton (3-5)	6.0  5  0-0  2  4  4.14
Felix	        2.0  1  0-0  1  1  3.04
  T- 2:47. Att- 1,436.
Loons Postponed by Rain Brad Golder/Loons.com
Rainy weather continues to damper the Great Lakes Loons' trip to Dayton. A second scheduled game between the Loons and Dragons has been postponed by rain. The clubs will make up the game during the Loons' next visit to Dayton. They return to Dow Diamond for a four-game series with the South Bend Silver Hawks tonight through Thursday.

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