Kershaw, Elbert, Sierra and Garate Sparkle

A troika of Jacksonville pitchers, Clayton Kershaw, Scott Elbert and Eduardo Sierra, held West Tenn to three hits and won 8-0. Inland Empire was edged 4-3 by Lake Elsinore, Great Lakes banged out 15 hits and Victor Garate pitched seven shutout innings to top Kane County 7-2, Ogden lost to Billings 9-3 and the DSL Dodgers dumped the Rays 6-3. Las Vegas and the GCL Dodgers did not play.

Las Vegas All-Star break

Three Suns Shut Out West Tenn
Clayton Kershaw, Scott Elbert and Eduardo Sierra dominated West Tenn and the Suns rapped out a team-high 15 hits to record an 8-0 win.

Kershaw (2-3) earned the win for the Suns (12-15 second half, 45-52 overall), pitching five scoreless innings. He threw 68 pitches, allowing one hit and a walk while striking out three to drop his ERA to 1.91.

He has now won consecutive starts, yielding only three hits over 12 scoreless innings during that stretch.

Elbert allowed one hit in his three innings and over 12 appearances this season has given up 11 hits in 23.1 innings or 4.25 hits per nine innings.

Sierra, who has allowed only five hits in his last eight appearances over 11 innings, surrendered the final hit of the day.

Jacksonville took a 1-0 lead on Lucas May's RBI double in the first. Ivan DeJesus' infield hit scored Adam Godwin in the second, May's sac fly in the fifth score a third run and the rout was on.

Juan Gonzalez homered (#11) to lead off the eighth, and DeJesus singled home his second run of the game with the bases loaded. Jamie Hoffman was hit by a pitch to force in another, and Mark Bellhorn's ground-out drove in a run in the ninth.

Russ Mitchell led the attack with three hits. Shane Justis, De Jesus, Hoffmann and May all added a pair.

The Suns, (12-15) who ended a two-game skid, continue the five-game series against the Diamond Jaxx tonight in Jackson, Tenn.

  Score by Innings
Jacksonville	110 010 041-8
West Tenn	000 000 000-0

Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi  ave
Justis lf	4  1  2  0  .282
De Jesus ss	5  1  2  2  .304
Hoffmann rf	3  1  2  1  .290
Bellhorn 1b	4  0  1  1  .233
May c        	4  0  2  2  .251
JGonzalez dh	3  1  1  1  .278
 Rogowski ph-dh	0  1  0  0  .125
Mitchell 3b	5  1  3  0  .260
AGonzalez 2b	5  1  1  0  .333
Godwin cf	4  1  1  0  .276
  Totals	31 8 15 7
  West Tenn	28 0  3 0

  2B- May (23). HR- JGonzalez (11).
RBI- May 2 (45), De Jesus 2 (38),
JGonzalez (42), Hoffmann (49),
Bellhorn (28). SF- May. LOB-
Jacksonville 10, West Tenn 4. SB-
Hoffmann (20), Godwin (20). DP-
AGonzalez. De Jesus and Bellhorn;
De Jesus, AGonzalez and Bellhorn.

  Jacksonville	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Kershaw (2-3)	5.0  1  0-0  1  3  1.91
Elbert        	3.0  1  0-0  2  3  2.42
Sierra        	1.0  1  0-0  0  1  5.06
  HBP- Hoffmann, Rogowski. 
T- 2:26. At- 1,566.
Early Runs Dump 66ers
Lake Elsinore tapped Tim Sexton for four runs in the first four innings and held on to beat Inland Empire 4-3.

The 66ers scored on an error in the fourth to cut the margin to 3-1 after Carlos Santana walked and Drew Locke singled.

Jaime Pedroza's homer made it 4-2 in the fifth and Santana doubled and scored on Locke's single with one out in the eighth to cut the lead to one. Austin Gallagher and Tommy Giles also singled to load the bases but they couldn't push over the tying run.

Sexton (3-10) allowed eight hits and all four runs without recording a strikeout. David Pfeiffer and Paul Koss worked a scoreless inning each.

Inland Empire had a 10-9 hit advantage but left eight on base, including five in scoring position.

Locke, Giles and Pedroza each had a pair of hits.

  Score by Innings	
Inland Empire	000 110 010-3
Lake Elsinore	210 100 00x-4

  Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Robinson cf	5  0  0  0  .254
Hunt rf        	5  0  1  0  .261
Santana c	3  2  1  0  .320
Locke 1b	4  0  2  1  .322
Gallagher 3b	4  0  1  0  .310
Berezay lf	4  0  0  1  .257
Giles dh	4  0  2  0  .285
Pedroza ss	4  1  2  1  .290
Fuller 2b	4  0  1  0  .240
  Totals	37 3 10 3
  Lake Elsinore	32 4  9 4

  2B- Santana (30). HR- Pedroza (5).
RBI- Berezay (34), Pedroza (34),
Locke (49). LOB- Inland Empire 8,
Lake Elsinore 3. DP- Pedroza,
Fuller and Locke; Pedroza and Locke.

  Inland Empire	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Sexton (3-10)	6.1  6  2-1  1  0  5.26
Pfeiffer	1.0  0  0-0  0  2  7.20
Koss        	1.0  1  0-0  0  1  3.00
  T- 3:31. Att- 3,000.
Loons Down Cougars 7-3
Starter Victor Garate (6-3) tied a career high with seven innings and the Great Lakes Loons tied a season high for hits (15) in a game en route to a 7-2 victory over Kane County.

Over Garate's seven innings he allowing four hits and struck out eight.  He retired 15 straight before leaving in the eighth. It was the longest outing in the United States for the Venezuelan native.

  The Loons scored the first seven runs of the game as Garate completely controlled the Cougars. Kyle Smit and Anthony Tomey were tagged for three runs over the final two innings.

Three second inning hits, singles by Eduardo Perez and Brandon Taylor and a double by Preston Mattingly, put the Loons up 2-0. They punched over two more in the third on consecutive doubles by Andrew Lambo and Taylor plus Parker Dalton's RBI single.

Taylor's third hit of the game, and Ortiz's single made it 6-0 in the fifth and Alfredo Silverio's RBI single in the eighth closed out the scoring.

  Lambo (two doubles) and Taylor (double) each recorded three hits and scored twice. Eduardo Perez (double), Scott Mattingly (doulbe) and Dalton each had a pair of hits.

The Loons and Cougars conclude the three-game series tonight. with right-hander Given Kutz (3-3, 4.63 ERA) scheduled to start for Great Lakes against right-hander Jamie Richmond (6-7, 4.18), a 2008 Midwest League all-star. 

  Score by Innings	
Great Lakes	022 020 010-7
Kane County	000 000 021-3

  Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Silverio rf	5  0  1  1  .263
Kanaby cf	4  0  1  0  .268
Lambo lf	5  2  3  0  .298
Perez 1b	4  2  3  0  .412
Taylor 3b	5  2  3  2  .189
Mattingly 2b	5  0  2  2  .234
Dalton ss	4  1  2  1  .243
Ortiz dh	3  0  1  1  .202
Jansen c	3  0  0  0  .226
  Totals	38 7 15 7
  Kane County	33 3  7 3

  Error- Taylor. 2B- Mattingly (13),
Lambo 2 (26), Taylor (2), Perez (1).
RBI- Mattingly 2 (23), Taylor 2 (8),
Dalton (13), Ortiz (30), Silverio
(30) LOB- Great Lakes 8, Kane
County 6. CS- Kanaby 2 (13). 

  Great Lakes 	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Garate (6-3)	7.0  4  0-0  0  8  1.85
Smit        	0.2  2  2-2  2  1  6.75
Tomey        	1.1  1  1-1  1  2  5.79
  HBP- Jansen, Perez. T-3:02. Att- 7,383.
Raptors Lose Game, Series
Ogden hadn't lost a series since the first week of the season but Billings handed them a 9-3 pasting, scoring seven in the sixth inning. They had also lost the opener 7-3.

Trailing 3-2, Billings sent 11 batters to the plate against a pair of Jonathans, Dutton and Runnels, and scored seven times. They never trailed after that.

?Ogden (11-17) dropped back-to-back games for the first time since July 3rd and 4th against Casper. Billings (18-11) has won five of six and remains in first place in the Pioneer League North Division. ?

?Ogden broke a 0-0 tie in the fourth inning. After Kyle Johnson walked and Pedro Baez singled, an error allowed the first run. Matt Wallach's first triple of the season drove in two more for a 3-0 lead. Billings scored two runs in their half of the 4th inning. ?

Dutton ran into trouble in the sixth, leaving the game after allowing the first five batters to reach base.

Runnels relieved him and allowed a pair of runs of his own and suddenly Ogden trailed by six.

Dutton finished by allowing five hits, six walks and seven runs, six earned. Runnels gave up three hits and a pair of runs.

The eight Ogden hits were equally distributed among eight batters.

The series finale is tonight with Jon Michael Redding (0-1) making the start for the Raptors.

  Score by Innings
Ogden	        000 300 000-3
Billings	000 207 00x-9

  Ogden	        ab r  h  bi  ave
Yount dh	5  0  1  0  .306
Gordon ss	4  0  1  0  .312
Russell rf	3  1  1  0  .302
Baez 3b        	4  1  1  0  .333
Caseres 1b	4  1  1  0  .270
Calfee lf	4  0  1  0  .253
Wallach c	3  0  1  2  .276
Herrera cf	3  0  0  0  .292
Becker 2b	4  0  1  0  .281
  Totals	34 3 8 2
  Billings	30 9 8 9

  Errors- Gordon (16), Baez (9).
2B- Gordon (7), Calfee (8). 3B-
Wallach (1). RBI- Wallach 2 (11).
LOB- Ogden 7, Billings 4. SB-
Russell (1). DP- Baez, Becker
and Caseres; Calfee and Wallach.

  Ogden	         in  h  r-er bb so  era
Dutton (2-2)	5.0  5  7-6  6  1  5.59
Runnels        	2.0  3  2-2  0  2  2.31
Stanke        	1.0  0  0-0  0  2  6.75
  HBP- Wallach. T- 2:38. Att- 3,271.
GCL Dodgersdid not play

DSL Dodgers Stop Rays 6-3
The Dominican Summer League Dodgers topped the Rays 6-3, scoring three times in the seventh inning to take a commanding lead.

Rubby De La Rosa starter for the Dodgers and went four innings, allowing three hits and a single run. Daniel Tamares (3-1) added three shutout innings and earned the win. Jose Dominguez finished the final two innings to preserve the win.

The Dodgers scored single runs in the first three innings. Enily Morales smacked his first home run in the opening inning, Rafael Aybar drove in a run in the second and Pedro Tavarez tripled and 16-year-old Tito Franco singled him across to make it 3-0 in the third.

Leading 3-1 in the seventh, Tavarez doubled in two more then scored on a wild pitch and a throwing error.

Morales, Tavarez and Erick Lantigua each had a pair of hits for the Dodgers who improved to 16-24 with the win.

  Score by Innings	
DSL Dodgers	111 000 300-6
DSL Rays	001 000 020-3

  Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Martinez cf	4  0  0  0  .248
Aviles lf	4  1  0  0  .293
Morales 2b	5  1  2  1  .343
Tavarez c	3  2  2  2  .269
TFranco rf	3  0  1  1  .232
Sucre dh	4  0  0  0  .257
Lantigua 3b	4  1  2  0  .250
Castillo 1b	3  0  1  0  .242
Aybar ss	3  1  0  1  .194
  Totals	33 6 8 5
  Rays	        34 3 8 3

  Error- Castillo (4). 2B- Tavarez
(5), Morales (18). 3b- (1). HR-
Morales (1). RBI- Morales (20),
Aybar (6), TFranco (9), Tavarez 2
(14). S- Martinez. LOB- Dodgers 7,
Rays 6. CS- Castillo (3). DP-
Castillo. 

  Dodgers	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
De La Rosa	4.0  3  1-1  1  4  2.01
Tamares (3-1)	3.0  3  0-0  0  2  0.82
Dominguez	2.0  2  2-2  1  2  6.55
  HBP- Castillo. T- 2:50.
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