Garate, Adkins sparkle for Loons, 66ers

Colorado Springs stopped Las Vegas 10-6. Shane Justis had four hits as Jacksonville beat Mobile 7-4. Inland Empire received shutout pitching by James Adkins and Dave Pfeiffer to top High Desert 9-0. Victor Garate fanned 12 as Great Lakes topped Lansing 6-3. Ogden Pounded Casper 13-2 behind four hits by Austin Yount. The DSL Dodgers dropped a 7-6 decision and the Coasties were not scheduled.

SkySox Pound Miller in 10-6 win
Las Vegas battled from behind twice to tie the game before Greg Miller (2-3) took over in the eighth inning and was tagged for five hits and four runs as Colorado Springs earned a 10-6 decision.

The 51s scored two in the first on Ramon Martinez's first home run but quickly fell behind 5-2. Las Vegas tied the score in the top of the fifth when René Rivera homered (#2), and John Lindsey whacked a two-run double. Starter Dwayne Pollok surrendered another run and left the game after five trailing 6-5.

Once again, Las Vegas tied things up, this time in the top of the eighth on Wilkin Ruan's RBI single, They had the bases loaded and one out when a line drive by Rivera was caught and Angel Chavez doubled off second base to end the threat.

Martinez, Lindsey and Ruan each had a pair of hits.

  Score by Innings
Las Vegas	        200 030 010- 6
Colorado Springs	032 010 04x-10

  Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi  ave
Repko cf	4  1  2  0  .280
Martinez 2b-ss	5  2  2  2  .279
Tiffee 3b-lf	5  1  1  0  .384
Lindsey 1b	4  1  2  2  .304
MJones rf	3  0  0  0  .216
Chavez ss-3b	3  0  0  0  .291
Ruan lf        	4  0  2  1  .363
 Miller p	0  0  0  0  .500
Rivera c	3  1  1  1  .261
Pollok p	2  0  0  0  .118
 Griffin ph	0  0  0  0  .294
 Pinango p	1  0  0  0  .000
 Howard 2b	1  0  0  0  .275
  Totals	35  6 11  6
  Colo Springs	33 10 14 10

  2B- Ruan (8), Lindsey (22). 3B-
Repko (4). HR- Martinez (1), Rivera
(2). RBI- Martinez 2 (10), Rivera
(3), Lindsey 2 (66), Ruan (13). LOB-
Las Vegas 6, Colorado Springs 8. SB-
Repko (16). CS- Rivera (1). DP-
Chavez and Lindsey.

  Las Vegas	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Pollok 	        5.0  7  6-6  3  4  4.84
Pinango 	2.0  2  0-0  1  1  5.62
Miller (2-3)	1.0  5  4-4  1  1  5.66
  PB- Rivera (2). HBP- MJones. T- 2:47. 
Att- 7,028.
Jacksonville Dumps Mobile
Jacksonville scored in six different innings on the way to a 7-4 win over Mobile. Starter James McDonald took a 4-1 lead into the sixth inning but the BayBears scored three times to knock him out and tie the game.

Travis Schlichting (3-1) came in to put out the fire, allowed a game-tying hit but earned the win when the Suns scored twice in the seventh. Jacobo Meque and Eduardo Sierra finished up with Sierra earning his eighth save.

Jamie Hoffmann and Mark Bellhorn singled to lead off the seventh inning and Juan Gonzalez's double knocked them both in to give the Suns a lead they never relinquished.

Shane Justis singled in the first and eventually stole home for the first Jacksonville run. A run scored on a double play in the second, Ivan De Jesus' single in the fourth made it 3-1 and Adam Godwin's first homer provided the fourth run in the sixth.

Justis led the offense with four hits, while De Jesus and Hoffmann added three each to collect 10 of the team's 14 hits between the three them.

  Score by Innings
Jacksonville	110 101 210-7
Mobile	        100 003 000-4

  Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi  ave
Justis lf	5  2  4  0  .290 
De Jesus 2b	5  0  3  1  .309
Hoffmann rf	5  1  3  1  .289
Bellhorn 1b	5  1  1  0  .256
May c	        4  0  1  0  .247
Mitchell 3b	5  0  0  0  .275
JGonzalez ss	4  1  1  2  .267
Godwin cf	4  1  1  1  .280
McDonald p	2  1  0  0  .095
 Schlichting p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Tomlin ph	1  0  0  0  .272
 Meque p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Sierra p	0  0  0  0  .000
  Totals	40 7 14 5
  Mobile	31 7 14 4

  2B- JGonzalez (14). HR- Godwin
(1). RBI- De Jesus (34), Godwin 
25), JGonzalez 2 (38), Hoffman
(41). S- McDonald. LOB-
Jacksonville 10, Mobile 5. SB-
Hoffmann (17), May (3), Justis
(5). 

  Jacksonville		 in   h  r-er bb so  era
McDonald	        5.1  3  3-3  3  7  3.29
Schlichting (3-1)	1.2  1  1-1  0  2  2.64
Meque	                1.0  0  0-0  0  3  6.14
Sierra (sv 8)	        1.0  0  0-0  0  1  5.40
  PB- May 16. HBP- by Meque. T- 3:14. Att- 2,988.
Adkins, Pfeiffer Shut Out High Desert
The league-leading 66ers got tough pitching performances from James Adkins and Dave Pfeiffer who allowed nine hits but shut out the Mavericks in a 9-0 win.

Adkins (5-6) pitched six innings, allowed six hits and struck out five to earn the victory. Lefthanded reliever David Pfeiffer worked the final three and the two split 10 strikeouts during the game.

Every player in the Inland Empire starting lineup got a hit except for designated hitter Trayvon Robinson. Catcher Carlos Santana slugged a two-run home run over the left-center field fence in the first inning and the 66ers went on to score in each of the first six innings.

Third baseman Christian Lara had two singles and a triple. Second baseman Justin Fuller added a pair of singles and a walk.

Right-hander Tim Sexton will go for his fourth win of the season today and will face Inland Empire's Alfredo Venegas.

  Score by Innings
High Desert	000 000 000-0
Inland Empire	231 111 00x-9

  Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Rogowski lf	4  2  1  0  .271
Hunt cf	        1  1  0  1  .250
Van Slyke rf	3  1  1  0  .238
Santana c	3  1  1  2  .313
 Lopez c	1  0  0  0  .043
Gallagher 1b	5  1  2  1  .287
Giles rf-cf	3  0  1  1  .272
Pedroza ss	5  0  1  1  .292
Lara 3b	        3  1  3  1  .263
Robinson dh	4  0  0  1  .256
  Totals	40 9 12 7
  High Desert	35 0  9 0

  2B- Gallagher (1(0, Van Slyke (4).
3B- Lara (5). HR- Santana (12). RBI-
Santana 2 (80), Lara (24), Hunt (14),
Pedroza (31), Giles (57), Robinson
(30), Gallagher (24). LOB- Inland
Empire 9, High Desert 8. SB- Pedroza
(11), Fuller (4), Rogowski 2 (30),
Lara (7). DP- Lara, Fuller and
Gallagher.
  
  Inland Empire	 In  h  r-er bb so  era
Adkins (5-6)	7.0  6  0-0  0  5  4.57
Pfeiffer	2.0  3  0-0  0  5  7.86
  T- 3:01 (:02 delay). Att- 2,078.
Garate, White Baffles Lugnuts
Loons' starter Victor Garate struck out 12 Lansing batters through six innings, Garrett White fanned six more, and the Loons defeated the Lugnuts 6-3. The game was played before a 2008 regular-season record 11,384 fans at Oldsmobile Park.

Garate (5-3) allowed two runs in the first inning, including a solo home run, but settled in to whiff a dozen batters. The mark is a new career high (his previous best was 11, set twice, most recently on July 31, 2003 in the Venezuelan Summer League) and ties a Loons' franchise best, set by Clayton Kershaw, April 24, 2007 versus Cedar Rapids.

White recorded his first save of 2008 and added six punchouts. The 18 strikeouts by Loons' pitchers sets a new franchise mark. 

Trailing 2-0 in the top of the second, the Loons used three straight hits on three straight pitches – a single by Brandon Taylor, a double by Alex Garabedian and a single by Francisco Lizarraga – to score the Loons' first run. Later in the inning, with the bases loaded and no outs, Brian Mathews grounded into a double play which tied the game at 2-2.  

Then in the sixth with one out, Taylor hit his first home run with the Loons to give the team a 3-2 lead.  The Loons added single runs in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings.  

Taylor, only recently signed, finished with three hits (a single, double and homer), two runs and two RBIs.  Alfredo Silverio, in his second game in the leadoff spot, notched three hits, all singles. Lambo returned from an injury to record two hits and an RBI.  

The Loons and Lugnuts continue their three-game series from Lansing Sunday afternoon beginning at 2:05pm. 

  Score by Innings
Great Lakes	020 001 111-6
Lansing	        200 000 100-3

  Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Silverio rf	5  0  3  1  .259
Kanaby dh	5  1  0  0  .274
Lambo lf	5  1  2  1  .290
Taylor 3b	5  2  3  2  .214
Garabedian c	4  1  2  0  .299
Lizarraga ss	3  0  1  1  .193
Mattingly 2b	3  0  1  0  .299
Mathews 1b	4  0  0  0  .203
Rosario cf	3  1  1  0  .266

   Error- Garabedian (4). 2B-
Garabedian (1), Taylor (1), Lambo
(23). HR- Taylor (1). RBI-
Lizarraga (3), Taylor 2 (2),
Silverio (28), Lambo (51). LOB-
Great Lakes 7, Lansing 7. SB-
Rosario (2). CS- Lizarraga (2),
Rosario (7). DP- Taylor, Mattingly
and Mathews.

  Great Lakes	 in   h  r-er bb so  era
Garate (5-3)	6.0  6  2-2  2 12  2.06
White (sv 1)	3.0  2  1-0  0  6  0.00
  HBP- by Garate, Rosario. T- 2:56. Att- 11,384.
Ogden Raps Casper 13-2
With a 13-2 victory over Casper, the Raptors moved over .500 (6-5) since their initial string of eight losses and caught Idaho Falls in the standings to move out of sole possession of last place in the Pioneer League South Division.

They got a quality start from Jonathan Dutton, and some clutch hitting plus a little luck.

The Raptors scored five in the first and after Casper struck for two in the bottom of the inning, held the Ghosts scoreless the rest of the way.

Singles by Kyle Orr and Matt Wallach, a double by Joe Becker and Clay Calfee's fourth homer, plus a pair of Casper errors, gave them a solid lead in the first inning.

Dutton, a 6-foot-1 southpaw, surrendered two in the bottom of the first but then added five scoreless innings and only one more hit to nail down his second win against a single loss.

Ogden added two runs in the second despite the fact that the first three Raptors struck out. However, Brian Ruggiano reached base on a missed third strike, Austin Yount drove him in with a double and Pedro Baez's RBI single made it 7-2.

Ogden collected 15 base hits, led by Yount's perfect 4-for-4 night that included a pair of doubles and four RBIs. Becker had three hits while Wallach and Calfee each had two base.

The Ghosts and Raptors wrap up their six-game home-and-home set today before Ogden heads home for seven games.

  Score by Innings
Ogden	520 000 231-13
Casper	200 000 000- 2

  Ogden	ab r  h  bi  ave
Casanova 2b	6  3  1  0  .256
Becker ss	5  3  3  1  .500
Yount dh	4  1  4  4  .571
Baez 3b	        5  0  1  3  .304
Orr 1b	        5  1  1  0  .266
Wallach c	4  2  2  1  .289
Calfee lf	5  1  2  3  .219
Poole cf	4  1  0  0  .143
Ruggiano rf	5  1  1  1  .153
  Totals	43 13 15 13
  Casper	31  2 4  2

 Error- Becker. 2B- Becker (1), Yount
2 (2), Wallach (4). HR- Calfee (4).
RBI- Becker (1), Yount 4 (4), Calfee
3 (13), Baez 3 (18), Wallach (8),
Ruggiano (5). SF- Yount. LOB- Ogden
6, Casper 8. DP- Baez, Casanova
and Orr.

  Ogden	         in  h  r-er bb so   era
Dutton (2-1)	6.0  2  2-2  3  3  4.26
Prado	        1.0  1  0-0  2  2  4.38
Stanke	        2.0  1  0-0  1  2  7.90
  T- 2:39. Att- 2,835.
Gulf Coast Dodgers not scheduled.

Sox Score Late, Top Dodgers
The White Sox2 struck for three runs in the eighth and ninth inning to turn a 6-1 Dodgers lead into a 7-6 loss.

Daniel Tamares started for the Dodgers and worked five scoreless innings, allowing five hits. Gustavo Gomez gave up a single run in his two innings before Jhan Lopez was tagged for three in the eighth after retiring only one batter.

Charlie Mirabal took over and got out of the inning without further damage. Closer Yennifree Hanson (1-1) then allowed three hits, a pair of walks and helped by an error, coughed up three runs to take the loss.

The Dodgers built their early lead on RBI singles from Yourniel Martinez and Enily Morales and three runs batted in from Erick Lantigua, including a two-run homer in the fifth, his first of the season.

  Score by Innings
Dodgers	        001 221 000-6
White Sox2	000 001 033-7

  Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Martinez cf	5  0  1  1  .247
Aviles rf	5  2  2  0  .307
Morales 2b	5  0  1  1  .364
TFranco dh	4  0  1  0  .222
 Eusebio ph-dh	1  0  0  0  .000
Tavarez 1b	5  0  2  0  .270
Sucre lf	4  1  2  0  .289
Bens c	        2  2  1  0  .257
 De La Cruz c	1  0  0  0  .400
Lantigua 3b	5  1  2  3  .254
  Totals	40 6 12 5
  White Sox2	35 7 13 6

  Error- Lantigua (2), HR- Lantigua
(1). RBI- LMorales (13), Lantigua 3
(8), Martinez (12). S- Aguilar. LOB-
Dodgers 11, White Sox2 10. SB- Tavarez
(1), Aviles (3). CS- Morales (3). DP-
Morales, Crispin and Tavarez; Tavarez;
Morales and Tavarez.

  Dodgers	 in  h  r-er bb  so  era
Tamares	        5.0  5  0-0  1  2  0.36
Gomez 	        2.0  2  1-1  1  0  2.45
Lopez	        0.1  3  3-3  0  0 10.61
Mirabal	        0.2  0  0-0  0  0  1.46
Hanson (1-1)	0.1  3  3-2  2  1  2.70
  HBP- by Tamares, by Lopez 2, by Mirabal.
T- 3:00.

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