Lambo's Big Bat Boosts Loons

Las Vegas blasted Tucson behind A.J. Ellis and John Lindsey's seven RBI. Inland Empire fought off Lake Elsinore 8-5 and Great Lakes a home run and three RBI from Andrew Lambo and a strong effort by Steven Johnson to subdue West Michigan 9-3 and the DSL Dodgers outlasted the Yankees1 11-8 on the strength of a five-run eighth inning. Jacksonville had an open date.

Orenduff Gets Much Support in Win
A.J. Ellis tripled twice and knocked in four, John Lindsey smacked a three-run homer and Las Vegas sailed to a 13-3 win over Tucson behind five shutout innings from Justin Orenduff.

The 51s banged across five runs in the second then added three in the fifth and five more in the eighth.

Lindsey and Andy LaRoche lived on errors and John-Ford Griffin knocked in the first run of the game with a double. A wild pitch scored LaRoche before the Ellis' first three-bagger. He collected two more RBIs with his second triple in the fifth, driving in Griffin and Sergio Garcia.

Lindsey's three-run homer in the eighth scored Paul and Angel Chavez and followed Xavier Paul's two-RBI single.

Justin Orenduff gave up four scattered hits and struck out seven to win his second game against two losses.

Ramon Troncoso followed Orenduff and allowed a pair of runs. Greg Miller gave up a run when he hit a wild streak in the eighth, walking two, hitting a batter, throwing a wild pitch and allowing an RBI single before Yhency Brazoban retired the final Sidewinder. Brian Falkenborg worked a scoreless ninth.

Four of the 10 Las Vegas hits were for extra bases. Along with the heroics of Ellis and Lindsey, Griffin singled and doubled and Xavier Paul added a pair of singles.
  Score by Innings
Tucson	        000 002 010- 3
Las Vegas	050 030 05x-13

  Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi  ave
Repko rf	4  1  1  1  .231
Chavez 3b	4  1  0  0  .267
Paul cf        	5  2  2  2  .289
Lindsey 1b	4  2  1  3  .332
LaRoche 2b	5  1  0  0  .261
Griffin lf	3  2  2  1  .275
 Brazoban p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Falkenborg p	0  0  0  0  .000
Garcia ss	2  3  1  0  .316
 Lizarraga ss	0  0  0  0  .154
Ellis c        	4  1  2  4  .302
Orenduff p	3  0  1  0  .133
 Troncoso p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Miller p	0  0  0  0  .500
 Jacobs lf	1  0  0  0  .353
   Totals	35 13 10 13
   Tucson	41  3  9  3

   Error- Garcia (2). 2b- Griffin
(12). 3B- Ellis 2 (3). HR- Lindsey
(11). RBI- Griffin (31), Ellis 4
(26),Repko (15), Paul 2 (33), 
Lindsey 3 (40). LOB- Las Vegas 4,
Tucson 10. 
  
  Las Vegas	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Orenduff (2-2)	5.0  4  0-0  0  7  4.97
Troncoso	2.0  4  2-2  1  1  6.14
Miller	        0.2  1  1-1  2  0  5.74
Brazoban 	0.1  0  0-0  0  0 12.38
Falkenborg	1.0  0  0-0  0  2  4.61
  HBP- Griffin, Garcia, by Miller.
T- 2:56. Att- 6,704.
Jacksonville-- Open date.

66ers Bang out 8-5 Win
Inland Empire built a 6-0 lead, saw it melt to 6-5, then put the game away with a pair of single run innings to drop Lake Elsinore 8-5.

The Sixers pitching was shaky at best, after starter Josh wall (5-3) rolled up four scoreless innings, then allowed three runs over five innings, two which scored after he left the game. Jordan Pratt surrendered another pair of runs of his own before David Pfeiffer and Paul Koss (save #2) restored order.

The Storm's manager and pitching coach were less than pleased with the way things went and were tossed out of the game for expressing their opinions. Manager Carlos Lezcano and Batting Coach Shane Spencer wre given the last inning off by the home plate umpire. When starting pitcher Drew Miller, from the dugout vocally disagreed with the call, he joined the other two in the clubhouse.

Tommy Giles led the IE attack with a single and a double, good for a pair of RBI. Carlos Santana, Drew Locke and Jaime Pedroza each chipped in with two hits.

Santana slugged a home run that bounced off and over the top of the 60-foot wall to put the 66ers on the board. They added another pair in the second on RBI from Christian Lara and Trayvon Robinson.

Locke doubled in a run in the third and later came home on a sac fly by Giles. Then Inland Empire went up 6-0 in the fifth on a double to right-center by Giles.

With the lead cut to a single run, the 66ers scored in the seventh when Austin Gallagher's bloop hit to center field bounced over the center field who also fell down going for the ball.

The ball rolled to the wall and Gallagher, not known for his speed, chugged around the bags for an inside-the-park-homer, his first of the year.

Then in the ninth, Justin Fuller added the final run with a triple to the gap in right-center. When the relay throw bounced off the camera bay Fuller was awarded home.

After a split with the Storm, Inland Empire is just four games out of first place with 10 left in the half. They will next travel to Rancho Cucamonga to battle with the Quakes.
  Score by Innings
Inland Empire	122 010 101-8
Lake Elsinore	000 014 000-5

  Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Robinson cf	5  0  1  1  .232
Fuller 2b	5  1  1  0  .429
Santana rf	4  3  2  1  .303
Locke dh	4  1  2  1  .287
Gallagher 1b	4  1  1  1  .218
Giles lf	3  1  2  2  .247
Bennett c	2  1  0  0  .143
 Lopez c	1  0  0  0  .000
Pedroza ss	3  0  2  0  .271
Lara 3b        	4  0  1  1  .247
  Totals        34 8 12 4
  Lake Elsinore	35 5  7 7
 
  Error- Fuller (1). 2B- Locke 
(13), Giles (13). 3B- Fuller
(2). HR- Santana (6), Gallagher
(1). RBI- Santana (48), Lara
(19), Robinson (16), Locke (15),
Giles 2 (31), Gallagher (3).
S- Pedroza. SF- giles. LOB-
Inland Empire 5, Lake Elsinore
8. SB- Robinson (11), Pedroza
(7). DP- Pedroza, Fuller and
Gallagher.

  Inland Empire	in   h  r-er bb so  era
Wall (4-3)	5.1  5  3-3  3  7  6.17
Pratt        	1.0  2  2-2  2  1  5.93
Pfeiffer 	1.2  0  0-0  1  1  7.07
Koss (sv 2)	1.0  0  0-0  0  1  2.76
  WP- Pratt 2. HBP- Santana. T- 3:06.
Att- 2,772.
Loons Take First of Five from ‘Caps
Brad Golden/Loons.com Great Lakes' offense scored early and often as they defeated the West Michigan Whitecaps in front of 3,905 fans at Dow Diamond by a score 9-3.

With the game tied at three in the fifth, the Loons were able to double their run total thanks to a bases-loaded walk to Brian Mathews, an Erik Kanaby RBI single, and a West Michigan error to make it 6-3.

Andrew Lambo led the way for the Loons going 4-for-5 with his eighth home run of the season and three runs batted in. Erik Kanaby also reached base five times thanks to three singles and a pair of walks.

Steven Johnson (7-2) started and pitched 5.1 innings to pick up his seventh win of the season. Miguel Sanfler came on in relief to pitch 3.2 scoreless innings to record his first save of the season.

The Loons continue their five-game series with the West Michigan Whitecaps with a doubleheader tonight. 
  Score by Innings
West Michigan 	020 010 000-3
Great Lakes	201 030 30x-9

  Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave	
Kanaby cf	4  2  3  1  .291
Rosario dh	4  1  1  0  .260
Lambo lf	5  1  4  3  .279
Silverio rf	5  1  1  0  .298
Mattingly 2b	5  0  2  0  .244
Becker ss	4  0  0  0  .220
Mathews 1b	1  2  0  1  .188
Baez 3b        	4  1  0  0  .180
Garabedian c	4  1  1  0  .307
  Totals	36 9 12 5
  West Michigan	36 3 10 1
    
  Error- Sanfler (1). HR- Lambo
(8). RBI- Lambo 3 (45), Mathews
(12), Kanaby (8). S- Becker. LOB-
Great Lakes 13, West Michigan 10.
SB- Mattingly (10), Mathews (3),
Rosario (13), Kanaby 2 (10). CS-
Garabedian (4).

  Great Lakes	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Johnson (7-2)	5.1  8  3-3  3  2  2.82
Sanfler (sv 1)	3.2  2  0-0  0  2  2.80
  WP- Johnson 2. HBP- by Johnson.
T- 3:31, Att- 3,905.
DSL Dodgers Out-Slug Yankees
The Dominican Dodgers scored six times in the fifth inning en route to what looked like an easy win, but as most Dodger-Yankees games go, whether in the World Series or in the Dominican Republic, nothing comes easy.

The Yankees scored the next seven runs to take a 7-6 lead going into the last of the eighth but the Dodgers tacked another five on the scoreboard and got away with an 11-8 victory to boost their record to 3-1.

Rubby De La Rosa started for the Dodgers and fanned six while allowing only one hit over five innings. Rogelito Chery gave up three in the sixth and Amauri Guzman was thumped for eight hits and five runs in the seventh and eighth.

Charlie Mirabal saved his second game of the young season with a perfect ninth, striking out a pair of Yankees.

Four Dodgers, Marlon Sucre, Erick Lantigua, Bladimir Franco and Daniel Tavarez (who also homered) drove in a pair of runs each. Jerry Castillo added three singles and an RBI.
  Score by innings
Yankees	000 003 221- 8
Dodgers	000 060 05x-11

  Dodgers	ab r  h  bi ave
martinez cf	5  2  1  1  .238
Aguilar ss	3  0  1  0  .286
Sucre lf	3  1  1  2  .444
Lantigua 3b	4  1  1  2  .286
Franco dh	4  1  1  2  .353
Tavarez 1b	4  1  2  2  .400
 Aviles pr	0  1  0  0  .400
 Arias 1b	0  0  0  0  .200
Bens c        	3  1  1  0  .385
 Aybar 2b	2  2  0  0  .000
Castillo rf	4  1  3  1  .600
  Totals	32 11 11 10
  Yankees	34  8 11  7

  Error- Castillo (1), Guzman (1). 
2B- Franco (3). HR- Tavarez (1). 
RBI- Sucre 2 (4), Lantigua 2 (2), 
Franco 2 (4), Tavarez 2 (3), 
Castillo (1), Martinez (4). SF- Sucre. 
LOB- Dodgers 6, Yankees 7. SB- Aybar (1),
Castillo (2). CS- Franco (1). DP- Aybar, 
Aguilar and Tavarez: De La Rosa, Aguilar
and Tavarez.

  Dodgers	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
De La Rosa	5.0  1  0-0  2  6  0.00
Chery        	1.0  2  3-3  2  1 11.57
Guzman (1-0)	2.0  8  5-5  3  3 22.50
Mirabal (sv 2)	1.0  0  0-0  0  2  0.00
  WP- Guzman. HBP- Aybar, Aguilar, by 
De La Rosa. T- 3:10.

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