Johnson's Win Boosts Him to 12-3

Las Vegas topped Omaha 7-1 behind the pitching of Heath Totten. Jacksonville dropped a 2-0 decision to Mobile. Inland Empire road Steven Johnson's pitching to a 7-2 win at Lake Elsinore. Great Lakes used homers by Alfredo Silverio and Eduardo Perez to beat Clinton 7-3. Ogden out-battled Idaho Falls 5-3 and the DSL Dodgers scored in the ninth to top the Marlins 6-5.

Las Vegas Stops the Royals
Starter Heath Totten (4-2) pitched five scoreless innings and strong relief work by Francisco Felix and Tanyon Sturtze gave the 51s a 7-1 win over Omaha.

Vegas scored single runs in the second and third, then dropped a "5" on the Royals in the fifth inning in the win.

Jason Repko led off with his eighth home run of the year and Mitch Jones singled and scored on Angel Chavez's double in the second.

The 51s collected nine hits in the game and four of them came in the five-run fifth. René Rivera and Kevin Howard walk and an error on Repko's ground ball allowed Rivera and Howard to cross the plate. Xavier Paul singled to score Repko, Terry Tiffee singled before John Lindsey's single scored Paul and Chavez's single drove in the fifth run.

Paul, Jones and Chavez each had a pair of hits in the win.

Eric Stults, just down from the Dodgers, draws the start against Iowa tonight. A demotion can be tough to deal with but Stults has a handle on the situation.

"You can either go two ways," Stults told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "You can pout and say you deserve to be there and complain, or it can light a fire under you and you can go out and take advantage of the opportunities here and get better.

"I would rather be in the big leagues -- that's everybody's goal -- but they had to make some moves to open up some roster spots up there, so I was kind of prepared for it," he said.

"Hopefully I'll get another opportunity to go back up. I felt like I pitched well enough that I could've stayed up there."

Stults, 28, allowed 34 hits in 34 innings for L.A., with 13 walks and 25 strikeouts, and he allowed one run or fewer in three starts.

"I'm going to keep trying to prove myself. Every time I pitch, I've got to prove I belong in the big leagues. I feel my stuff is good enough."

  Score by Innings
Omaha 	        000 000 100-1
Las Vegas	110 050 00x-7

Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi  ave
Repko rf	4  2  1  1  .278
Paul cf	        5  1  2  1  .302
Tiffee 1b	4  1  1  0  .379
Lindsey dh	4  0  1  1  .317
MJones lf	4  1  2  0  .245
Chavez 3b	4  0  2  2  .297
Hu ss	        3  0  0  0  .281
Rivera c	3  1  0  0  .297
Howard 2b	3  1  0  0  .267
  Totals	34 7 9 5
  Omaha	        35 1 9 1

  2B- Chavez (22). HR- Repko (8).
RBI- Repko (35), Chavez 2 (60).
Paul (49), Lindsey (78). S- Hu.
LOB- Las Vegas 7, Omaha 4. DP- Hu,
Howard and Tiffee.

  Las Vegas	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Totten (4-2)	5.0  5  0-0  2  1  6.00
Felix	        3.0  3  1-1  0  4  5.80
Sturtze	        1.0  1  0-0  1  0  3.60
  T- 2;36. Att- 8,544.
Young Suns Improving
Jacksonville (15-19), with one of the youngest teams in the Southern League, couldn't come up with much offense, losing 2-0 to Mobile and dropping into last place in the South Division.

The Suns managed only five hits, two by James Tomlin, but got excellent pitching from starter Cody White and relievers Travis Schlichting and Scott Elbert.

White allowed only three hits and a single run over five innings but the run was enough to hand him his fifth loss of the season against three win.

Schlichting gave up the second run and Elbert finished the game out with a pair of perfect innings, striking out two and dropping his ERA to .279.

But amidst it all, there are bright spots.

"It's been an interesting year for them as a group," De Jon Watson, Dodgers Assistant GM, Player Development, told the Jacksonville Times-Union after the Suns' loss to the BayBears.

"Offensively, we've seen some highs and lows from different guys. Watching a guy like outfielder Jamie Hoffmann struggle coming out of the chute for the first time at this level, but who has now really turned it around -- we're really excited by his overall development.

"Shortstop Ivan DeJesus has also stepped up well for playing at this level for the first time and played exceptionally well in the Futures Game."

Watson, an assistant general manager for the Los Angeles Dodgers, was in town to watch the Suns' series against the BayBears.

Suns RHP Jesus Castillo (7-4, 2.85) is scheduled to face BayBears RHP Brooks Brown (6-10, 3.54) tonight in the series finale.

  Score by Innings
Mobile	        100 001 000-2
Jacksonville	000 000 000-0

  Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi  ave
Tomlin lf	4  0  2  0  .288
De Jesus 2b	3  0  0  0  .295
Hoffmann rf	2  0  0  0  .286
May c	        3  0  0  0  .242
JGonzalez ss	3  0  0  0  .271
Justis 3b	4  0  0  0  .271
AGonzalez 1b	4  0  1  0  .340
Godwin cf	3  0  0  0  .272
White p	        1  0  1  0  .273
 Gulledge ph	1  0  1  0  .375
 Schlichting p	0  0  0  0  .333
 Rogowski ph	1  0  0  0  .211
 Elbert p	0  0  0  0  .250
  Totals	29 0 5 0
 Mobile	        31 2 7 2 

  Error- JGonzalez (13). 2B-
Gulledge (3). S- De Jesus. LOB-
Jacksonville 7, Mobile 5. 

  Jacksonville 	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
White (3-5)	5.0  3  1-1  2  2  6.61
Schlichting	2.0  4  1-1  0  2  3.03
Elbert	        2.0  0  0-0  0  2  2.79
  HBP- May. T- 2:35. Att- 5,765.
Johnson Leads 66ers
Steve Johnson (3-1) made his moved from Great Lakes to Inland Empire without much of a hitch, earning is third win for the 66ers. He worked five innings, allowing six hit and striking out four in a 7-2 win over Lake Elsinore.

His combined win-loss record at Great Lakes and Inland Empire is 12-3 this year.

The 66ers (19-16) were seeing the ball well this night. Drew Locke added three hits and a monster homer for the second straight night.

Austin Gallagher collected two more hits, both doubles, both when he was behind in the count. Bridger Hunt had a pair of hits and pair of RBI and Tommy Giles had an RBI single and moved closer to second place in the Cal League in runs batted in.

Trayvon Robinson in the lead off spot crushed the ball and collected three hits, including a triple to begin the contest. The 66ers have more triples on the road and at home than any other California League team, no one is even in the same neighborhood as Inland Empire when it comes to triples.

Javy Guerra, just activated off the disabled list before the game, worked two scoreless frames and then let David Pfeiffer finished with two more scoreless innings.

Game two of the series tonight will feature a start by former big league pitcher Jerome Williams, who has played with both the Giants and Cubs

  Score by Innings
Inland Empire	301 002 100-7
Lake Elsinore	200 000 000-2

  Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Robinson cf	5  2  3  0  .264
Hunt dh	        4  1  2  2  .266
Giles rf	5  1  1  1  .288
Locke 1b	5  2  3  2  .319
Gallagher 3b	5  0  2  1  .328
Berezay lf	5  0  0  1  .258
Pedroza ss	4  0  0  0  .284
Lara 2b	        4  0  0  0  .252
Lopez c	        4  1  1  0  .083
  Totals	41 7 12 7
  Lake Elsinore	34 2  8 2

  2B- Gallagher 2 (30), Robinson
(16). 3B- Robinson (7). RBI- Giles
(78), Locke 2 (58), Berezay (38),
Gallagher (45), Hunt 2 (21). LOB-
Inland Empire 8, Lake Elsinore 8.
DP- Pedroza, Lara and Locke.

  Inland Empire	 in  h  r-er bb so  era	
Johnson (3-1)	5.0  6  2-2  2  4  5.31
Guerra	        2.0  2  0-0  0  2  4.80
Pfeiffer	2.0  0  0-0  1  1  6.75
  T- 3:04. Att- 6,102.
Perez, Silverio Chop LumberKings
Alfredo Silverio and Eduardo Perez each homered and drove home three runs, and the Great Lakes Loons finally solved the Clinton Lumber Kings, winning Friday night, 7-3. The game was played in front of the second-largest regular-season crowd of the year at Dow Diamond, 5,628.

The win snapped a four-game losing streak for the Loons and was the team's first win over Clinton this year.

The Loons struck for three runs in the first inning, highlighted by a two-run single by Perez. Silverio's second inning homer gave the Loons a 4-0 advantage.

Bryan Morris (2-4) recorded his second win with five innings, allowing one run. Blake Brannon entered in the sixth and allowed two runs and had the potential tying and go-ahead runs in scoring position with no outs. But Brannon retired the next three Clinton batters to escape the jam. 

Perez's homer in the eighth inning gave the Loons a 6-3 lead and Silverio drove in a seventh run with a triple scoring Brandon Taylor.

Miguel Ramirez pitched a scoreless ninth for his 17th save of the year.

The Loons continue their homestand Saturday against the Quad Cities River Bandits tonight. The game, featuring replica 1940s uniforms and a firework show, has been sold out.

  Score by Innings
Clinton	        001 002 000-3
Great Lakes	310 001 02x-7 

  Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Rosario cf	4  1  1  0  .265
Kanaby dh	3  1  0  0  .270
Lambo lf	4  1  1  0  .293
Perez 1b	3  1  2  3  .268
Garabedian c	4  0  0  1  .272
Taylor 3b	4  2  2  0  .200
Mattingly 2b	4  0  1  0  .227
Silverio rf	4  1  2  3  .250
Lizarraga ss	4  0  1  0  .196
  Totals	31 7 10 7
  Clinton	30 3  8 2

  Errors- Morris (2), Garabedian
(6), Lizarraga (4). 2B- Taylor
(4). 3B- Silverio (4). HR- Silverio
(7), Perez (1). RBI- Perez 3 (6).
Garabedian (20), Silverio 3 (33).
LOB- Great Lakes 5, Clinton 11.
SB- Rosario (27). DP- Mattingly,
Lizarraga and Perez.

  Great Lakes	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Morris (2-4)	5.0  5  1-0  5  4  3.39
Brannon 	3.0  3  2-1  0  4  4.50
Ramirez 	1.0  0  0-0  2  2  3.12
  T- 3:05. Att- 5,628.
Raptors Top Idaho Falls
Ogden ground out a tough, 5-3 win over Idaho Falls behind the solid pitching of Geison Aguasviva (2-2) who allowed only a single earned run over the first seven innings. He left the game leading 4-3, with two unearned runs charged to him.

Five Raptor errors made things difficult for the pitching staff but they battled through it successfully.

Kyle Russell's seventh home run gave the Raptors an insurance run and Steve Smith and Allen St. Clair worked scoreless innings with Clair, the Dodges #7 pick in the 2008 draft, earning his first professional save.

Brian Ruggiano singled twice and knocked in a pair of runs. Steve Caseres also had a pair of hits and Matt Wallach added a pair of triples.

  Score by Innings
Idaho Falls	000 101 100-3
Ogden	        100 021 10x-5

  Ogden	ab r  h  bi  ave
Gordon ss	4  1  1  0  .316
Buss cf	        4  0  0  0  .212
Caseres 1b	4  0  2  1  .265
Russell rf	4  1  1  1  .306
Baez 3b	        4  0  0  0  .303
Calfee lf	2  0  0  0  .243
Vetters dh	2  1  0  0  .357
Wallach c	3  2  2  1  .309
Ruggiano 2b	3  0  2  2  .236
  Totals	30 5 8 5
  Idaho Falls	35 3 6 3

  Errors- Ruggiano (2), Wallach (5),
Caseres 2 (4), Buss (1). 3B- Wallach 2 
(3). HR- Russell (7). RBI- Caseres (18), 
Wallach (12), Ruggiano 2 (13), Russell 
(22). LOB- Ogden 3, Idaho Falls 7. 
SB- Gordon (6). 
  
  Ogden 	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Aguasviva (2-2)	7.0  6  3-1  0  9  3.67
Smith	        1.0  0  0-0  1  1  2.45
St. Clair (sv 1)1.0  0  0-0  0  1  0.00
  HBP- Vetters, by Aguasviva. PB- Wallach (4). 
T- 2:08. Att- 3,714.
DSL Dodgers Nail the Marlins The Dominican Summer League Dodgers scored a run in the last of the ninth to drop the Marlins 6-5. Alexis De La Cruz singled to right field with two out in the bottom of the ninth to score Jerry Castillo, who had walked, with the winning run.

The Dodgers used six pitchers, with starter Jose Dominguez working four innings and allowing only a pair of unearned runs.

A three-run seventh inning erased a 3-2 Marlin lead, keyed by an RBI single from Castillo and a two-run double by Alexis Aguilar. The Marlins tagged Yennifree Hanson for a pair of runs in the eighth to tie the game and Charlie Mirabal (2-1) preserved the tie by retiring the final to batters, then worked a scoreless ninth to earn the win.

Yomiel Martinez led the Dodgers with three hits. Aguilar singled and doubled, knocking in two runs.

  Score by Innings
DSL Marlins	010 101 020-5
DSL Dodgers	110 000 301-6

  Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Martinez cf	5  1  3  0  .263
Aviles lf-rf	4  0  1  1  .259
Morales dh	3  1  0  1  .300
Lantigua 1b	3  0  1  0  .272
 Sucre pr-lf	1  1  0  0  .239
TFranco rf	2  0  1  0  .235
Castillo rf-1b	2  2  1  1  .237
BFranco 3b	3  0  0  0  .201
Aguilar ss	3  1  2  2  .219
 Eusebio c	4  0  0  0  .000
 De La Cruz Ph	1  0  1  1  .313
Charles 2b	4  0  3  0  .350
  Totals	35 6 13 6
  Marlins	34 5 10 5

  Errors- Martinez (5), Dominguez
2 (2). 2B- Lantigua (7). Aguilar
(1). RBI- Morales (21), Aviles
(11), Castillo (4), Aguilar 2 (7),
De La Cruz (2). S- Aguilar 2. SF-
Morales, Aviles. LOB- Dodgers 12,
Marlins 6. SB- Martinez (9). CS-
Martinez (9). 

  Dodgers	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Dominguez	4.0  4  2-0  3  5  5.54
Chery	        2.0  2  1-1  0  0  6.53
Martinez	1.0  0  0-0  0  0  4.70
Guzman 	        0.1  2  2-2  0  0  9.90
Hanson 	        0.0  1  0-0  1  0  3.55
Mirabal (2-1)	1.2  1  0-0  0  5  1.80
  HBP- Morales. PB- Eusebio (4). T- 3:05

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