Calfee's Two Bombs Gives Ogden a 7-5 win

Homers by John-Ford Griffin and Terry Tiffee boosted Las Vegas to an 8-6 win over Tucson. An error cost Jacksonville a 6-4 loss to Mississippi. Inland Empire was destroyed by a nine-run second and lost 14-2 to Modesto and Great Lakes was shut out by Burlington 6-0. Clay Calfee's two homers helped Ogden to a 7-5 win over Billings. Both the GCL and DSL Dodgers did not play.

51s Score Early, Hang On
Outfielder John-Ford Griffin hit a three-run homer (#12) in the first inning and Terry Tiffee added another three-run shot (#8) in the fourth as the 51s built an 8-2 lead after four and held on to win 8-6.

Miguel Pinango started for Las Vegas and allowed five hits and a pair of runs before leaving with an 8-2 lead when his alloted pitch quota was used up after four innings.

Dwayne Pollok (6-3) picked up an easy win with 2.1 innings of relief, although he allowed six hits and four runs. Tanyon Sturtze and Mike Koplove (save 7) protected the lead the rest of the way.

Six different 51s collected two hits in the game (Jason Repko. Xavier Paul, Tiffee, Mike Sweeney, Griffin and Angel Chavez). It was Sweeney's first game of his rehabilitation assignment for a strained right hamstring.

Josh Ellis, brother of 51s catcher A.J. Ellis, worked two scoreless innings but A.J. had the evening off and didn't get to face him.

"It's something we always joked about, but we never expected it to happen this soon," A.J., 27, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal before the game. "I'm really excited for him just to have an opportunity to be in Triple A. I'm really proud of him and the way he's thrown the ball."

Josh, 23, who was Wake Forest's closer last season, was 2-2 with seven saves and a 1.85 ERA in 25 games this season for Class-A Visalia, but expects to be with Tucson for only a few days.

Although A.J. lobbied for a chance to face his brother, Vegas manager Lorenzo Bundy was unable to allow him to pinch-hit since the club had only two catchers.

Justin Orenduff will face Tacoma tonight.

  Score by Innings
Tucson	        110 021 100-6
Las Vegas	311 300 00x-8

  Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi  ave
Repko rf-cf	4  1  2  1  .276
Paul cf        	4  2  2  0  .301
 Sturtze p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Ruan rf         0  0  0  0  .349
Tiffee 3b	4  2  2  3  .393
Sweeney 1b	4  1  2  0  .500
Griffin lf	4  1  2  4  .298
Chavez ss	4  0  2  0  .294
Howard 2b	4  1  1  0  .268
Rivera c	3  0  0  0  .296
Pinango p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Pollok ph-p	2  0  0  0  .105
MJones rf	1  0  0  0  .239
 Koplove p	0  0  0  0  .250
  Totals	34 8 13 8
  Tucson	36 6 11 5

Error Howard 8. 2B- Howard (10),
Paul (17). HR- Griffin (12), Tiffee
(8). RBI- Griffin 4 (60), Repko (30),
Tiffee 3 (58). S- Pinango. LOB- Las
Vegas 4, Tucson 5. CS- Chavez (2),
DP- Chavez and Sweeney.

  Las Vegas	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Pinango	        4.0  5  2-2  0  3  5.57
Pollok (6-3)	2.1  6  4-4  1  0  5.17
Sturtze	        1.2  0  0-0  0  0  3.38
Koplove (sv 7)	1.0  0  0-0  0  0  3.47
  T- 2:30. Att- 4,717.
Error Sinks Suns Chances
An error in the seventh inning that led to three unearned runs cost both James McDonald and Jacksonville a win. Mississippi took advantage of the mistake to tie the game, then won 6-4 in the 11th inning.

Suns reliever Eduardo Sierra allowed a two-run, bases- loaded double that dropped Jacksonville to 10-13 in the second half.

Atlanta's Mike Hampton made his first rehabilitation start for Mississippi, allowing two runs and six hits in five innings. Singles by James Tomlin, Jamie Hoffman, Lucas May and Juan Gonzalez did the damage.

Jacksonville starter James McDonald allowed a run in the sixth inning and left the game having allowed five hits and leading 2-1.

Brent Leach took over in the seventh and with two out and two runners on first base on walks, third baseman Russell Mitchell, who had just entered the game at the start of the inning, booted a ball that loaded the bases.

Leach walked in a run and an infield hit drove in two more to put the Braves in front 4-2.

The Suns scored twice in the bottom of the ninth when Gabriel Gutierrez walked and Adolfo Gonzalez singled. Ryan Rogowski bunted them into scoring position and Mitchell's sac fly and a two-strike single from Ivan DeJesus Jr. tied the game.

Suns RHP Jesus Castillo (6-4, 3.02) is scheduled to face the Braves RHP Tommy Hanson (4-3, 4.34) tonight.

  Score by Innings
Mississippi	000 001 300 02-6
Jacksonville	000 200 002 00-4

  Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi  ave
De Jesus 2b-ss	4  0  1  1  .307	
Tomlin lf	3  1  1  0  .276
 Justis lf	2  0  0  0  .277
Hoffmann rf	4  1  1  0  .288
Bellhorn 1b	5  0  0  0  .236
May c        	4  0  2  2  .248
 Sierra p	1  0  0  0  .000
JGonzalez ss	3  0  1  0  .272
 Leach p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Schlichting p	0  0  0  0  .333
Gutierrez c	1  1  0  0  .206
AGonzalez 3b-2b	5  1  3  0  .328
Godwin cf	3  0  1  0  .277
 Rogowski cf	1  0  0  0  .000
McDonald p	1  0  1  0  .136
 Mitchell 3b	1  0  0  1  .264
  Totals	38 4 11 4
  Mississippi	37 6  7 6

  Error- Mitchell (12). RBI- May 2
(43), Mitchell (43),De Jesus (36)
 S- McDonald, Rogowski. SF- Mitchell.
LOB- Jacksonville 7, Mississippi 10.
SB- Hoffmann (19), Tomlin (8). CS-
Hoffmann (6). DP- De Jesus and
Bellhorn 2; Bellhorn, JGonzalez
and McDonald.

  Jacksonville	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
McDonald        6.0  5  1-1  3  3  3.19
Leach        	0.2  1  3-0  4  1  2.43
Schlichting	1.1  0  0-0  0  0  2.38
Sierra (4-1)	3.0  1  2-2  2  3  5.18
  HBP- Guzman, by McDonald.
T- 3:40. Att- 10,347.
Modesto Smothers 66ers Einstein's theory of relativity came into play in the second inning of the Inland Empire-Modesto game. The short version is "One minute sitting on a hot stove seems like and hour and one hour with a pretty girl on your lap seems like a minute."

It must have felt like it took two hours in the second inning when Modesto, who had scored three times in the first inning, rang up nine more runs to put the game away, eventually winning 14-2.

The Nuts totaled 18 hits to hand the 66ers their second loss in a row after winning five straight.

Starting pitcher James Adkins was ripped for nine runs, eight of them earned, and left without getting an out in the second inning. Joe Jones allowed another five runs in his three innings before Jordan Pratt and infielder Bridger Hunt tacked on five scoreless innings to close out a game that actually ended after the second. Pratt fanned five and only allowed two hits in his four innings.

Inland Empire scored in the opening inning when Trayvon Robinson reached on an error and came in on a Carlos Santana's single to left field. Santana's RBI was his 86th of the season, tops among all players in Minor League Baseball.

Trailing 12-1, the 66ers scored their final run in the second when Eduardo Perez smacked a ground rule double and scored on Christian Lara's line single to left field. Laura was later thrown out at the plate after a Robinson double.

The 66ers end their eight-game homestand tonight with Tim Sexton (3-8, 5.08) facing Modesto.

  Score by Innings
Modesto	        392 000 000-14
Inland Empire	110 000 000- 2

  Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Robinson cf	5  1  1  0  .265
Pedroza ss	3  0  2  0  .293
Santana c	2  0  1  1  .319
 Lopez ph-c	1  0  0  0  .037
Gallagher 3b	4  0  0  0  .299
Locke 1b	4  0  0  0  .301
Giles rf	4  0  2  0  .285
Berezay lf	4  0  0  0  .269
Perez dh	4  1  1  0  .270
Lara 2b        	4  0  2  1  .264
  Totals	35  2  9  2
  Modesto	41 14 18 14
    
  2B- Perez (14), Robinson (15). RBI-
Santana (86), Lara (25). LOB- Inland
Empire 8, Modesto 11. DP- Lara;
Pedroza, and Locke; Lara, Pedroza
and Locke.

  Inland Empire	 in  h  r-er bb so era
Adkins (5-7)	1.0  7  9-8  2  1  5.38
Jones	        3.0  7  5-5  1  2  4.25
Pratt	        4.0  2  0-0  4  5  5.36
Hunt	        1.0  2  0-0  0  1  0.00
  HBP- By Jones, by Pratt.
T-3:02. Att- 1,614.
Bees Sting Loons 6-0
Burlington was held to six hits but they were enough as they defeated Great Lakes in front of 4,963 fans by a score of 6-0.

The game was scoreless until the fifth inning, when a Bees baserunner escaped a rundown between third and home to take 1-0 lead. Burlington tacked on a pair of runs in the sixth on a wild pitch by starter Justin Miller an RBI single. Three more in the ninth made it 6-0.

Loons right fielder Alfredo Silverio had three of the Loons' seven hits.

     Miller took a no-hitter into the fifth but left after pitching six innings, allowing three runs and dropping his record to 3-7. Miller walked six, running his total to 54 in 96 innings.

The Loons continue their six-game homestand and conclude their three-game set against Burlington tonight.

  Score by Innings
Burlington	000 012 003-6
Great Lakes	000 000 000-0

  Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Rosario cf	4  0  0  0  .260
Kanaby dh	3  0  1  0  .275
Lambo lf	3  0  1  0  .289
Taylor 3b	4  0  0  0  .179
Ortiz 1b	4  0  1  0  .199
Silverio rf	4  0  3  0  .270
Garabedian c	4  0  0  0  .282
Mattingly 2b	3  0  1  0  .228
Dalton ss	3  0  0  0  .232
  Totals	32 0 7 0
  Modesto	31 6 6 4

  Error- JMiller (3). LOB- Great
Lakes 7, Burlington 4. DP- Silverio
and Ortiz; Rosario and Ortiz;
Mattingly and Ortiz.

  Great Lakes	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
JMiller (3-7)	6.0  3  3-3  6  2  3.56
Sartor        	3.0  3  3-3  0  3  3.83
  T- 2:22. Att- 4,963.
Raptors Win on Calfee's Raps
Clay Calfee, a 6-foot-6 left fielder from Texas who was the Dodgers' 14th selection in the 2008 draft, hit his fifth and sixth homers of the season and drove in four runs as Ogden dropped Billings 7-5 in front of more than 4,400 fans at Lindquist Field.

Ogden (9-13) has now won three in a roe and eight of their last 11 games while taking three series in a row.

"This is another case of a guy that has worked on making adjustments as he has come into this league. In the last two or there weeks he has really made some changes as far as some of the things he wants to do hitting-wise," manager Mike Brumley told the Ogden Standard.

Calfee wasn't the only one with a good day at the plate. Elian Herrera went 2-for-3 with an RBI, giving him seven hits in the last four games. Austin Yount, who came in batting .400, finished 2-for-4 with an RBI. Pedro Baez, batting .318 and first among the Pioneer League leaders with 22 RBIs, went 2-for-4 in the win.

Right-hander Robert Boothe got his first win of the season, allowing four hits and three earned runs over five innings. Jonathan Runnels and Marcel Prado held the line before Luis Garcia earned his second save.

The Raptors and the Mustangs play the final game of their series tonight at Lindquist Field before Great Falls comes to town.

  Score by Innings
Billings	200 020 010-5
Ogden	        300 021 01x-7

  Ogden	ab r  h  bi  ave
Yount dh	4  2  2  1  .421
Gordon ss	4  0  0  0  .306
Baez 3b        	4  1  2  1  .326
Orr 1b        	4  0  0  0  .234
Calfee lf	4  3  3  4  .276
Wallach c	3  0  0  0  .288
Becker 2b	3  0  0  0  .357
Herrera cf	3  1  2  1  .327
Poole rf	2  0  0  0  .136
  Totals	31 7 9 7
  Billings	31 5 6 4

  Error- Wallach 2 (4). HR- Calfee
2 (6). RBI- Calfee 4 (18), Yount
(5), Baez (22), Herrera (12). LOB-
Ogden 5, Billings 4. DP- Baez,
Becker and Orr.

  Ogden	         in  h  r-er bb so  era
Boothe (1-0)	5.0  4  4-3  2  5  4.26
Runnels        	2.0  1  0-0  1  4  1.17
Prado        	1.0  1  1-1  0  1  4.72
Garcia (sv 2)	1.0  0  0-0  0  0  2.77
  HBP- by Boothe. T- 2:16. Att- 4,488.
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