Berezay Helps 66ers Into First Place Tie

Las Vegas was tagged for six runs in the sixth and lost 12-7 to Iowa despite four RBI by Blake DeWitt. Jacksonville dropped a fifth straight, losing 6-3 to Carolina. Inland Empire moved into a first place tie by beating Lancaster 10-6 as Mike Berezay slugged a bases-loaded triple. Great Lakes lost 7-5 to spoil a 4-for-4, four RBI game by Brandon Taylor.

Six-Run Sixth Sinks 51s
Iowa scored six to brake a 4-4 tie in the sixth inning, tagging Miguel Pinango (4-7) for seven hits and all six runs in a 12-7 decision.

Fernando Felix surrendered another five runs before Jerome Williams made his Las Vegas debut (two innings, four hits, one run) in the eighth.

Until the big explosion Vegas was in the game, scoring one in the first and three in the third. Blake DeWitt whacked a homer in the first and his RBI single, a hit-by-pitch and Mitch Jones' sac fly accounted for the four runs runs.

DeWitt continued his rampage when he added an RBI double in the sixth, finishing the day 3-or-4 with four runs batted in. In his first two games back withe the 51s he has four hits in eight trips (.500) with six RBI.

Former Dodgers minor league catcher Koyie Hill had three hits for the Cubs, including his 13th homer of the season.

Heath Totten draws the start for Las Vegas against Oklahoma tonight.

  Score by Innings
Iowa	        030 106 110-12
Las Vegas	013 003 000- 7

  Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi  ave
Paul cf        	4  1  0  0  .305
Repko rf	4  2  0  1  .275
DeWitt 3b	4  1  3  4  .500
Lindsey 1b	3  0  0  1  .312
MJones fl	3  0  0  1  .246
Maza 2b	        3  0  0  0  .408
 Felix p  	0  0  0  0  .000
 Ruan ph	1  0  0  0  .348
 Williams p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Rundgren ph	1  0  0  0  .196
Chavez ss	5  0  2  0  .298
Ellis c	        3  1  1  0  .309
Pinango p	1  1  1  0  .067
 Howard 2b	2  1  2  0  .269
  Totals	39  7  9  7
  Iowa	        40 12 16 12

  3B- Dewitt (1). HR- Dewitt (2).
RBI- Dewitt 4 (&), Lindsey (82),
MJones (29), Repko (38). SF-
MJones. LOB- Las Vegas, Iowa 9.

  Las Vegas	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Pinango (4-7) 	5.1  7  6-6  2  4  5.70
Felix        	1.2  5  5-5  3  1  7.84
Williams	2.0  4  1-1  1  2  4.50
  Balk Pinango. HBP- Lindsey.
T- 3:13. Att- 3,311.
Cubs Edge 51s in 10 innings
Monday, reliever Tanyon Sturtze (1-1) allowed a pair of runs in the 10th inning to break a 9-9 tie and the Cubs stopped Las Vegas 11-9. Blake DeWitt, in his first game after being sent down from Los Angeles, smacked a game-tieing, two run home run in the ninth to send the game into extra innings.  

Carolina Pulls Away and Wins 6-3
Carolina broke a 3-3 tie in the third inning on a throwing error, then went on to score again in the fourth and fifth and throttled the Suns offense in a 6-3 win.  

It was the fifth loss in a row for Jacksonville (15-23 second half).  

The Suns scored in the first on Ivan De Jesus' RBI double and an RBI single by Juan Gonzalez. The third Jacksonville run was unearned. After collecting five hits in the inning, the Suns managed only three more over the final eight innings.  

Suns starter James Adkins (0-2) gave up eight hits and six runs over five innings and took the loss. Jacobo Meque, Scott Elbert and Anthony Tomey combined to pitch three hitless innings.  

Jacksonville stranded six runners. De Jesus, Russell Mitchell and Lucas May each had a pair of hits.  

Suns right-hander James McDonald is scheduled to face Mudcats tonight.

  Score by Innings
Jacksonville	300 000 000-3
Carolina	301 110 00x-6

  Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi  ave
Justis 3b-lf	4  1  1  0  .272
De Jesus 2b	4  1  2  1  .294
Hoffmann rf	4  1  1  0  .279
JGonzalez ss	4  0  1  1  .273
Mitchell 1b	4  0  2  0  .257
May c        	4  0  2  0  .242
 Tomey p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Rogowski lf	1  0  0  0  .240
 AGonzalez 3b	2  0  0  0  .331
Godwin cfg	3  0  1  0  .273
Adkins p	1  0  0  0  .000
 Tomlin ph	1  0  0  0  .286
 Meque p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Elbert p	0  0  0  0  .250
 Gutierrez c	1  0  0  0  .224
  Totals	33 3 10 2
  Carolina	26 6  8 5

  Errors- De Jesus (15). JGonzalez (14). 
2B- Justis (15), De Jesus 2 (17). RBI- 
De Jesus (42), JGonzalez (51). S- Adkins, 
Rogowski. LOB- Jacksonville 6, Carolina 8. 
DP- JGonzalez, De Jesus and Mitchell.

  Jacksonville	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Adkins (0-2)	5.0  8  6-5  4  3  7.45
Meque        	1.0  0  0-0  0  0  5.17
Elbert        	1.0  0  0-0  1  0  2.70
Tomey        	1.0  0  0-0  0  0  4.15
  HBP- by Adkins. T- 2:32. Att- 2,783.
Mudcats Drop Suns 8-3
Monday Carolina scored seven runs in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings Monday to take an 8-3 win over Jacksonville. Danny Muggee allowed a single run over four innings but Travis Schlichting (3-2) was tagged for three runs and drew the loss. Russell Mitchell doubled twice and drove in a run.  

66ers Muscle Up on Lancaster
Inland Empire banged out 13 hits, including 12 singles, and outlasted Lancaster 10-6, overcoming a 6-5 JetHawk lead and moving into a first place tie with Rancho Cucamonga.  

Josh Wall (9-4) was hit hard over the first three innings, allowing six runs, but stuck around to pitch the fourth and fifth and earn the win.  

Alfredo Bastardo gave up only a single hit in two scoreless innings and Javy Guerra added two hitless innings to close out the big win.  

Drew Locke drove in the first 66er run to tie in the opening inning 1-1, then Matt Berezay tripled with he bases loaded for a 4-1 lead. Lancaster regained the lead in the third, 6-5.  

A second four-run inning put the win in the books for Inland Empire.  

An Esteban Lopez single and an error scored Justin Fuller to tie the game and Bridger Hunt and Locke added RBI singles. The fourth run scored on an error.  

Leadoff man Trayvon Robinson singled three times as did Lopez.

  Score by Innings
Lancaster 	141 000 000- 6
Inland Empire	410 410 00x-10

  Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Robinson cf	5  1  3  1  .267
Hunt lf        	4  2  1  1  .266
Gallagher 3b	4  1  1  1  .321
Locke 1b	4  1  2  2  .322
Giles rf	3  1  0  0  .284
Berezay dh	4  0  1  3  .259
Pedroza ss	4  0  0  0  .282
Fuller 2b	2  1  1  0  .248
 Lara ph-2b	2  1  1  0  .254
Lopez c        	4  2  3  0  .128
  Totals	36 10 13 8
  Lancaster	34  6  9 8

  2B- Berezay (7). RBI- Locke 2
(60), Berezay 3 (42), Gallagher
(49), Hunt (22), Robinson (38). S-
Hunt. SF- Gallagher. LOB- Inland
Empire 5, Lancaster 7. 

  Inland Empire	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Wall (9-4)	5.0  8  6-6  2  3  5.84
Bastardo 	2.0  1  0-0  1  3  6.31
Guerra	        2.0  0  0-0  1  2  4.60
   HBP- by Wall. T-2;49. Att- 7,193.
Inland Empire did not play Monday.   

Taylor Has Big Night in Loss
Third baseman Brandon Taylor had four hits – including a homer and two doubles – and drove in four runs, but Beloit jumped on Great Lakes' starter Thomas Melgarejo early and won 7-5.  

The threat of rain cut the attendance to 845 fans and the game lasted nearly three hours with a 17-minute delay.   

With the Loons trailing 2-1 in the top of the second, Taylor drove a pitch over the wall in right-center for two run home run to give the Loons the lead.  The homer was his fifth of the year, all five coming on the road.  

The Snappers tied the score in the second and took the lead in the third on three runs off Melgarejo.   

Taylor doubled in the sixth inning to drive in Mattingly to pull the Loons to within two at 6-4.   

In the eighth Taylor doubled again, scoring pinch runner Jovanny Rosario running for Kenley Jansen, who led off the inning with a double, to make the score 6-5 Beloit.   

  Eduardo Perez also recorded a four-hit game for the Loons.   

Miguel Sanfler pitched a season-high five innings in relief, allowing one run and four hits. Sanfler retired the first 11 batters he faced. Melgarejo (2-5) pitched two innings, allowing nine hits and six runs (five earned).   

The Loons continue the series against the Snappers tonight.

  Score by Innings
Great Lakes	030 001 010-5
Beloit	        213 000 01x-7

  Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Kanaby cf	5  0  1  0  .271
Silverio rf	5  0  0  0  .250
Lambo lf	5  0  2  0  .294
Perez 1b	5  1  4  0  .328
Ortiz dh	5  1  1  0  .204
Jansen c	3  0  1  1  .250
Rosario pr	0  1  0  0  .264
Garabedian c	0  0  0  0  .266
Mattingly 2b	4  1  1  0  .224
Taylor 3b	4  1  4  4  .221
Dalton ss	3  0  0  0  .247
  Totals	36 5 14 5
  Beloit	35 7 12 5

  Errors- Perez (1), Mattingly (12).
2B- Ortiz (12), Perez (3), Taylor 2
(6), Lambo 2 (28), Jansen (12). HR-
Taylor (5). RBI- Jansen (25), Taylor
4 (15). LOB- Great Lakes 9, Beloit
4. DP- Taylor, Mattingly, Jansen
and Taylor.

  Great Lakes	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Melgarejo (2-5)	3.0  9  6-5  0  2  4.02
Sanfler        	5.0  4  1-1  0  2  3.39
  T- 2:56 (:17 delay). Att- 845.
Great Lakes did not play Monday.

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