LaMura Pitches Suns to Third Straight Win

Las Vegas allowed four home runs and dropped a 7-2 game to Fresno; Jacksonville won behind the pitching of B.J. LaMura 6-4 over Chattanooga' Inland Empire lost 6-5 to Lancaster on two runs in the last of the ninth; Great Lakes won 4-2 behind the pitching of Given Kutz; Ogden lost again to Orem 6-5; the DSL Dodgers were outslugged 14-11 and the rain-soaked Coasties were washed out again.

Vegas Elevator Heading Down
Las Vegas lost 7-2 to Fresno, dropping their seventh game in the last eight. The 51s were held to one hit through six innings and starter Justin Orenduff (2-4) took the loss, giving up six runs on eight hits -- four of them homers -- and two walks in four innings.

The Grizzlies jumped into a 5-0 lead after three and Las Vegas didn't get on the board until the seventh and were trailing by seven at that time.

A.J. Ellis' single in the second inning was the only hit on the Las Vegas side of the scorebook until the seventh inning when John Lindsey doubled to left and with one out and John-Ford Griffin singled to drive him in. With two out, a single by Angel Chavez scored Griffin and Jason Repko added yet a third hit in the inning before the final out.

Brian Akin, Greg Miller and Mike Koplove worked four innings and between them allowed a single run on four hits.

Las Vegas split their five hits among five different players.

The 51s slipped to 42-39 and trail Sacramento by 5 1/2 games.

  Score by Innings
Las Vegas	000 000 200-2
Fresno	        023 110 00x-7

  Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi  ave
Paul cf        	3  0  0  0  .302
Martinez 2b	3  0  0  0  .314
Tiffee 3b	4  0  0  0  .391
Lindsey 1b	3  1  1  0  .314
Jones rf	3  0  0  0  .211
Griffin lf	4  1  1  1  .296
Ellis c	        4  0  1  0  .289
chavez ss	3  0  1  1  .270
Orenduff p	1  0  0  0  .359
 Akin p	        0  0  0  0  .000
 Repko ph	1  0  1  0  .271
 Miller p	0  0  0  0  .500
 Koplove p	0  0  0  0  .250
  Totals	30 2  5 2
  Fresno	30 7 12 7 

  Error- Lindsey (3). 2B- Lindsey
(20). RBI- Griffin (46), Chavez
(45). LOB- Las Vegas 5, Fresno 7.
DP- 4 Chavez, Lindsey and Chavez;
Martin and Lindsey 2; Ellis and
Tiffee.

  Las Vegas 	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Orenduff (2-4)	4.0  8  6-6  2  2  6.75
Akin        	2.0  3  1-1  3  1 15.75
Miller        	1.0  0  0-0  0  2  4.86
Koplove	        1.0  1  0-0  0  1  3.27
  HBP- Lindsey. T- 2:28 (:17 delay). 
Att- 6,321.
Suns Beat Lookouts and the Storm
On one of Snoopy's "Dark and Stormy Nights", Jacksonville ignored occasional rain and distant lightening to thump Chattanooga for the third time in a row, this one by a 6-4 margin.

Right-hander B.J. LaMura (2-2) stood out in the gloom, earning his second win with a strong six inning effort that saw him allowed five hits, a pair of runs and strike out five. Danny Muggee, Zack Hammes and Jacobo Meque added an inning each to preserve the win with Meque collecting his first save for the Suns.

"I was trying to get ahead in the count and make them hit the ball at people," LaMura told the Jacksonville Times-Union. "Luckily, they hit a few hard, but they were at somebody. I was able to use my fastball to get some easy outs."

His teammates scored four in the second inning to make life easier for him. Lucas May doubled and Shane Justis singled. With one out Adam Godwin's hit knocked in the first Suns' run. The Lookouts fumbled LaMura's sacrifice bunt to load the bases and an error on James Tomlin's grounder added another run. Ivan De Jesus capped the scoring with a two-run single.

Adam Godwin singled and scored in the sixth and Mark Bellhorn's fifth home run gave Jacksonville their sixth run. Bellhorn extended his hitting streak to seven games, and the solo shot was his second homer in two days.

Godwin led the offense with three hits; Bellhorn and Justis added two each while Tomlin and De Jesus each had a pair of runs batted in.

The teams meet in the fourth game of their six-game series tonight, with Jesus Rodriguez, just up from Inland Empire, making his Suns debut against the Lookouts' Sam LeCure (6-4, 3.75).

  Score by Innings
Chattanooga	001 001 101-4
Jacksonville	040 001 10x-6

  Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi  ave
Tomlin lf	4  1  1  2  .284
De Jesus ss	4  0  1  2  .293
Hoffmann rf	4  0  1  0  .293
Bellhorn 1b	3  1  2  1  .266
May c        	3  1  1  0  .257
Mitchell 3b	4  0  0  0  .275
Justis 2b	4  1  2  0  .248
Godwin cf	4  1  3  1  .283
LaMura p	1  1  0  0  .000
 Berezay ph	1  0  0  0  .133
 Muegge p	0  0  0  0  .333
 Hammes p	0  0  0  0  .000
 JGonzalez ph	1  0  0  0  .272
 Meque p	0  0  0  0  .000
  Totals	26 4  9 3
  Jacksonville	33 6 11 6

  Error- Mitchell (9). 2B- May
(19). HR- Bellhorn (5). RBI-
Godwin (22), Tomlin 2 (21),
De Jesus 2 (32), Bellhorn (23).
S- LaMura. LOB- Jacksonville 6,
Chattanooga 7. SB- Hoffmann (16),
Godwin (17). DP- Mitchell, Justis 
and Bellhorn.

  Jacksonville	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
LaMura (2-2)	6.0  5  2-2  2  5  3.60
Muegge	        1.0  4  1-1  0  0  6.64
Hammes 	        1.0  0  0-0  0  1  6.04
Meque (sv 1)	1.0  0  0-0  1  2  0.00
  HBP- May. T- 3:15. Att- 7,898.
Two in Ninth Drops 66ers
In the first game after the All-Star break, Inland Empire played catchup, most of the night, finally losing a 6-5 decision to Lancaster on a two-out, two-run single in the last of the ninth.

Carlos Santana doubled and scored on Andrew Locke's two-out single for a 1-0 66er lead but Lancaster scored twice off starter Alberto Bastardo. Jamie Pedroza tripled to lead off the third and scored on Ryan Rogowski's ground ball before Lancaster added two more off Bastardo and took a 4-2 lead into the seventh.

Inland Empire added one on Rogowski's triple and then finally regained the lead in the ninth when Scott VanSlyke and Austin Gallagher doubled to tied the score and Rogowski's single put them up 5-4.

Then Javy Guerra (1-2), after working a scoreless eighth, allowed the tying and winning runs to score in the bottom of the inning.

Rogowski had a pair of hits and three runs batted in. Locke singled, doubled and drove on one, while Gallagher had an RBI double.

  Score by Innings
Inland Empire	101 000 102-5	
Lancaster	200 200 002-6	

  Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Rogowski lf	4  0  1  3  .289
Robinson cf	4  0  0  0  .252
Santana c	3  1  1  0  .293
Locke 1b	4  0  1  1  .300
Giles dh	4  0  0  0  .269
Van Slyke rf	4  1  1  0  .229
Gallagher 3b	4  0  1  1  .284
 Lara pr-3b	0  1  0  0  .260
Fuller 2b	4  0  0  0  .226
Pedroza ss	4  2  2  0  .287
  Totals	35 5  9 5
  Lancaster	35 6 11 6

 Error- Rogowski (3). 2B- Santana
(26), Locke (20), Van Slyke (3),
Gallagher (16). 3B- Pedroza (5),
Rogowski (3). RBI- Locke (32)
 Rogowski (3), Gallagher (18).
LOB- Inland Empire 5, Lancaster
 8. SB- Pedroza (9). CS- Rogowski
(6). DP- Pedroza and Locke.
 
  Inland Empire	 in   h  r-er bb so  era
Bastardo	5.0  6  4-4  2  4  6.00
Jones        	2.0  1  0-0  1  0  3.94
Guerra (1-2)	1.2  4  2-2  3  3  4.50
  PB- Santana 2 (5). T-2:52. Att- 1,680.
Loons Earn Series Split
Starter Given Kutz (3-1) earned the victory, throwing five innings and allowing five hits and two runs.  Both runs he allowed came in the first inning on a two-run double.  

The Loons bounced back with a run in the third inning when Preston Mattingly walked with two outs and stole second base. He scored on a single by Andrew Lambo to pull the Loons to within one.   

Jaime Ortiz blasted his ninth home run of the year to tie the game in the fifth and later in the frame, an Alex Garabedian single scored Mattingly to give the Loons' a 4-2 lead.   

Great Lakes tacked on an insurance run in the eighth on Alfredo Silverio's single which scored Lambo.    

Garrett White pitched three scoreless innings and Matthew Sartor worked a perfect ninth to record his fourth save and close out the win.  

Lambo had three hits in the game and has hits in five of his last seven at-bats. Erik Kanaby had two hits, Ortiz reached base three times on a homer and two walks and Mattingly scored twice.    

The Loons (33-44 overall, 3-5 second half) return to Dow Diamond to start an eight-game homestand tonight, opening with four games against South Bend.   

Vetters Sent to Ogden
Outfielder Travis Vetters has been sent to Ogden. Vetters was hitting .218 with no homers and six RBIs. Last season with Ogden, Vetters led the Pioneer League with a .645 slugging percentage and hit 14 home runs, third-best in the league.

  Score by Innings
Great Lakes	001 020 010-4
Lansing	        200 000 000-2

  Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Kanaby cf	5  0  2  0  .290
Mattingly 2b	3  2  1  0  .235
Lambo dh	4  1  3  1  .286
Garabedian c	2  0  1  0  .300
Silverio rf	4  0  1  1  .266
Dalton 3b	3  0  1  0  .250
Garcia lf	4  0  0  0  .000
Becker ss	4  0  0  0  .200
Ortiz 1b	2  1  1  1  .213
  Totals	31 4 10 4
  Lansing	31 2  7 2

  Error- Dalton (6). 2B- Kanaby
(6), HR- Ortiz (9). RBI- Lambo
(48), Ortiz (25), Garabedian (14),
Silverio (25). S- Dalton. LOB-
Inland Empire 6, Lansing 6. SB-
Mattingly (11), Dalton (1), Lambo
(2), Kanaby (12). CS- Kanaby (10)
Ortiz (1), Lambo (2). DP- 2
Mattingly, Becker and Ortiz;
White, Becker and Ortiz.

  Great Lakes	 in  h  r-er bb so era
Kutz (3-1)	5.0  5  2-2  0  1  3.89
GWhite	        3.0  2  0-0  2  1  0.00
Sartor (sv 4)	1.0  0  0-0  0  2  3.98
  T-2:59. Att- 7,672.
Short Season


Ninth-Inning Rally Falls Short
The Raptors ninth-inning rally came up short and Orem won their seventh straight over Ogden in 11 days by a 6-5 margin.

It all left manager Mike Brumley wondering what his Raptors had to do to get a decision over the Owlz.

"We played well. We swung the bats good. We were competitive all the way through, our pitching battled through some adversity, we just came up short score wise," Brumley told the Ogden Times-Union.

"But effort-wise, how we competed, it was all good. I think we're fine. We stay with that approach every night, our pitching continues to get better, we refine some things, and we're going to be fine. They got some breaks."

Ogden took a 3-1 lead into the top of the eighth after Kyle Russell hit his third home run of the season to tie the game 1-1 in the first inning and he doubled and later scored on Steven Caseres sac fly in the sixth before Kyle Orr homered.

Luis Garcia started for the Raptors and allowed just a pair of hits and a single run over four innings. Marcel Prado was perfect in the fifth and sixth inning, giving Ogden hopes of finally squeezing out a win over Orem.

The Michael Redding pitched a scoreless seventh but was tagged for three in the eighth to put the Owlz up 4-3.

Ogden tied the game in the bottom of the inning on Steve Caseres' second homer of the season. Javier Solano (0-1) was tapped for a pair of runs in the top of the ninth to give Orem a 5-4 margin.

Yet again Ogden fought back, scoring on Devaris Gordon's double and a ground ball by Clay Calfee. However, with runners at second and third, Caseres struck out to end the game.

Brumley pointed out, "A team that is hitting .340, playing good defense and has good pitching, are tough to beat. But we can play with them."

Catcher Jessie Mier singled three times, Russell, Gordon and Elian Herrera had a pair of hits each for Ogden.

The Raptors play Orem for the eighth time in 11 days tonight before heading to Idaho Falls for a 3-game series.  

  Score by Innings
Orem	100 000 032-6
Ogden	100 002 012-5

 Ogden	        ab r  h  bi  ave
Ruggiano 2b	3  0  0  0  .152
Baez 3b	        5  0  0  0  .231
Russell rf	4  2  2  1  .353
Calfee lf	5  0  1  1  .333
Caseres 1b	4  1  1  2  .333
Orr dh        	4  1  1  1  .297
Herrera c	3  0  2  0  .242
Mier c	        4  0  3  0  .267
Gordon ss	4  1  2  0  .286
  Totals	36 5 12 5
  Orem	        37 6 10 5
 
  Error- Solano (1). 2B- Calfee (3), Russell 
(4), Gordon (3). HR- Russell (8), Caseres 2 
(7). SF- Caseres. LOB- Ogden 9, Orem 10. 
SB- Herrera (1). 

  Ogden	         in   h  r-er bb so  era
Garcia 	        4.0  2  1-1  4  4  4.00
Prado 	        2.0  0  0-0  1  2  5.00
Redding 	2.0  4  3-3  0  5  8.31
Solano (0-1)	1.0  4  2-1  0  1  5.68
  HBP- Ruggiano. T- 3:03. Att- 3,731.
Gulf Coast Dodgers rained out again.

Dodgers Lose 14-11 Slugfest
The Dominican Dodgers and Blue Jays1 combined for 26 runs on 23 hits and when you add in 12 errors, you come up with a wild, 14-11 win for the Jays. Eleven of the runs were unearned

Enily Morales (.383), Alexis Aviles (.347) and Bladimir Franco (.315) padded their batting average during the long afternoon, each collecting three hits. Morales knocked in three runs and Yomiel Martinez banged a two-run homer, his first.

Jose Dominguez was roughed up for four runs in the first inning. Leonel Beras surrendered an unearned run in the second as did Jonady Nunez over his three innings of work and the Dodgers trailed 6-3 into the seventh.

They scored three times to tie the game 6-6, keyed by a squeeze bunt by Martinez and RBI singles from Alexis De La Cruz and Morales. The Dodgers had a stolen base and were caught stealing twice during the inning.

The Jays added eight runs in the seventh and the eighth. Charlie Mirabel (0-1) was victimized by four unearned runs in the seventh and took the loss. Irvit Mendez gave up the other four in his first game of the season with out retiring a batter. He allowed one hit but walked four.

Martinez home run opened the Dodgers' ninth and they went on to score five times, closing the gap a little. They were helped out by Morales RBI double and a pair of costly errors.

  Score by Innings
Dodgers	        110 001 305-11
Blue Jays1	410 001 44x-14

  Dodgers	ab  r  h  bi  ave
Martinez dh	4  1  1  2  .262
Aviles cf	5  3  3  0  .347
Morales 2b	5  1  3  3  .384
TFranco rf	3  0  0  0  .179
 Sanchez ph-lf	2  0  0  0  .143
Franco 3b	5  2  3  1  .315
Sucre lf-rf	5  1  1  0  .270
 Lantigua 1b	0  0  0  0  .250
 Castillo ph-1b	3  1  0  0  .154
Crispin ss	4  1  1  0  .211
 Eusebio c	2  0  0  0  .000
 De La Cruz c	2  1  1  1  .333
  Totals	38 11 13  7
  Blue Jays1	34 14 10 12

  Errors- BFranco 3(7), Crispin (7), Morales 
(6), Castillo (3), De La Cruz (1). 2B- BFranco 
(7), Morales (12). HR- Martinez (1). RBI- Morales 
3 (11), BFranco (10), De La Cruz (1), Martinez 2 
(11). S- Martinez. LOB- Dodgers 6, Blue Jays1 14.
SB- Castillo (4), Aviles (1), Crispin (3). 
CS- Aviles (2), Martinez (6), Morales (1). 

  Dodgers 	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Dominguez	1.0  3  4-4  2  2  7.15
Beras	        2.0  1  1-0  1  0  0.00
Nunez	        3.0  2  1-0  3	 0  0.87
Mirabal (0-1)	1.0  2  4-0  1  1  2.35
Mendez	        0.0  1  4-4  5  0   --
Hanson	        1.0  1  0-0  0  0  1.17
  HBP- by Beras. T- 3:40.

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