Berezay's Homer Puts 66ers Back in First

Eric Stults pitched Vegas to a 4-3 win over Oklahoma and Jacksonville lost 12-11 to Carolina despite Shane Justis' six RBI. Inland Empire moved back into first place on Matt Berezay's homer as they topped Lancaster 6-5. Great Lakes lost 3-2 game to Beloit and Ogden lost 5-4 to Casper. The Coasties scored three in the ninth to top the Nationals 7-3 and the DSL Dodgers lost 21-8 to the White Sox.

51s Hold on for 4-3 Win
Las Vegas did all their scoring in the first two innings, then handed things over to the pitching staff and they delivered a 4-3 win over Oklahoma.

Jason Repko doubled and Chin-Lung Hu walked to lead off the first inning, then both players scored on singles by Blake DeWitt and Mitch Jones.

In the second, Wilkin Ruan singled and Hu reached first base on an error that allowed Ruan to score. DeWitt came through again with another single and John Lindsey wrapped up the 51s offense for the night with a single to left that made it 4-0.

Eric Stults (6-6) worked into the seventh inning, allowing three runs on seven hits. The ubiquitus Dwayne Pollok took the game into the ninth and Tanyon Sturtze collected his second save with a hitless inning.

DeWitt went 3-for-4 to boost his average to .500 and Lindsey, Angel Chavez, A. J. Ellis and Ruan added two hits each.

  Score by Innings
Las Vegas	220 000 000-4
Oklahoma	000 010 200-3

  Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi  ave
Repko rf	5  1  1  0  .276
Hu ss	        4  2  1  0  .352
De Witt 3b	4  0  3  1  .500
Lindsey dh	5  0  2  1  .313
MJones 1b	4  0  1  1  .238
Chavez 2b	5  0  2  0  .300
Paul cf	        5  0  0  0  .300
Ellis c	        5  0  2  0  .311
Ruan lf	        4  1  2  0  .355
  Totals	33 4 14 3
  Oklahoma	41 3  8 3
  

  2B- Repko (21), Lindsey (30). RBI-
DeWitt (8), MJones (30), Lindsey
(84). LOB- Las Vegas 14, Oklahoma 6.
SB- Chavez (5). DP- DeWitt, Chavez
and MJones.

  Las Vegas	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Stults (6-6)	6.1  7  3-3  1  3  3.88
Pollok 	        1.2  1  0-0  0  1  4.43
Sturtze (sv 2)	1.0  0  0-0  1  0  3.91
  T- 2:52. Att- 6,784.
Suns Outslugged 12-11
In a game that featured 23 runs, 31 hits, 16 walks and with a pair of errors thrown in, Jacksonville was tapped for two runs in the last of the 10th and lost a 12-11 decision.

Jacksonville pitchers needed a GPS to locate the plate, walking 11 and when they did get the ball over, Carolina rapped out 17 hits.

The loss extended the Suns (15-25) losing streak to seven, while the Mudcats earned their seventh consecutive win.

Starter Cody White was battered for eight runs and six hits over 3 innings, and Travis Schlichting (3-2) blew a save by allowing two runs in the 10th after Jacksonville broke a 10-10 tie in the top of the inning on an RBI single by Ryan Rogowski.

The lead bounced back and fourth with Carolina leading 5-1 and 8-5 at one time and the Suns holding 10-8 and 11-10 leads.

Shane Justis went 2-for-5 with a three run home run (#2) in the fifth and a total six RBI, and Lucas May went 3-for-4 with a homer (#12), also in the fifth, to lead the Suns. Russell Mitchell and James Tomlin chipped in with a pair of hits each.

Jesus Castillo (7-4, 2.99) is scheduled to start for the Suns against Mobile BayBears tonight.

  Score by Innings
Jacksonville	010 450 000 1-11
Carolina	041 301 100 2-12

  Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hoffmann rf	5  0  1  1  .276
De Jesus ss	5  1  1  0  .291
Tomlin lf-cf	5  2  2  0  .293
Mitchell 1b	3  3  2  0  .257
Justis 3b	5  2  2  6  .271
May c	        4  2  3  1  .245
AGonzalez 2b	5  1  0  1  .316
Godwin cf	4  0  1  0  .274
 Meque p	0  0  0  0  .000
 JGonzalez ph	0  0  0  0  .273
 Schlichting p	0  0  0  0  .333
White p	        2  0  1  0  .308
 Leach p	1  0  0  0  .000
 Tomey p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Rogowski lf	2  0  1  1  .258
  Totals	41 11 14 10
  Carolina	38 12 17 12

  Error- De Jesus (16). 2B- Justis
(16), De Jesus (18). 3B- Mitchell
(4). HR- Justis (2), may (12). RBI-
Justis 6 (30), AGonzalez (15),
Hoffmann (55), May (49), Rogowski
(2). LOB- Jacksonville 5, Carolina
15. SB- May (4). CS Hoffmann (7).
DP- De Jesus and Mitchell. 

  Jacksonville	   in  h  r-er bb so  era
White	          3.1  6  8-8  3  1  7.59
Leach	          1.2  2  0-0  4  3  3.64
Tomey	          1.1  2  2-2  2  2  6.35
Meque 	          2.2  5  0-0  1  4  4.42
Schlichting (3-3) 2.0  2  2-1  1  1  3.70
  HBP- by White. T-3:44. Att- 3,558.
Berezay Homer Puts 66ers in First
Matt Berezay was unable to bunt the tying run into scoring position in the last of the ninth, but he was forgiven after he tagged a 3-1 pitch over the right field wall to drop Lancaster 6-5 and move Inland Empire back into first place in the division.

Steven Johnson started for Inland Empire (22-18) and struck out five in the first two innings but experienced control problems, walking five. He allowed four hits and three runs, leaving after the fifth inning trailing 3-1.

The 66ers batters got untracked in the bottom of the fifth when right fielder Tommy Giles hit a solo home run over the right field fence. Joe Johnson gave up another JetHawk run in the top of the sixth.

In the bottom of the inning, Bridger Hunt and Austin Gallagher singled with one out and Drew Locke doubled over the center fielder's head to drive in both runners. Giles added his second RBI with a single and Berezay, with his delighted parents in attendance, singled to tie the game.

Lancaster broke the tie in the eighth off Javy Guerra (2-3), who would become the winning pitcher after Berezay's ninth homer of the year.

Trailing by a run in the last of the ninth, Giles's third hit, a broken bat single, preceded the game-winning homer.

The 66ers host High Desert for a three-game weekend series. Jordan Pratt will make his first start of the season.

  Score by Innings
Lancaster	001 021 010-5
Inland Empire	000 013 002-6

  Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave	   
Robinson cf	4  0  0  0  .262
Hunt dh	        4  1  1  0  .266
Gallagher 3b	4  1  1  0  .311
Locke 1b	4  1  1  2  .317
Giles rf	4  2  3  1  .284
Berezay lf	3  1  2  3  .265
Pedroza ss	3  0  1  0  .283
Lara 2b	        3  0  0  0  .251
Lopez c	        3  0  0  0  .127
  Totals	32 6  9 6
  Lancaster	35 5 10 5
  
  Error- Lopez (3). 2B- Locke (28).
HR- Giles (16), Berezay (9). RBI-
Giles (79), Locke 2 (62), Berezay
3 (45). LOB- Inland Empire 3,
Lancaster 10. SB- Berezay (6). DP-
Lara, Pedroza and Locke.

 Inland Empire	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Johnson 	5.0  4  3-3  5  7  5.33
Jones	        2.0  3  1-1  0  1  4.80
Guerra (2-3)	2.0  3  1-1  1  2  4.59
  T- 2:46. Att- 1,637.
Game Gets Away in the 11th
Beloit picked up a triple and a single in the last of the 11th to top Great Lakes 2-1 in 11 innings, completing a three-game series sweep. The Loons are now 2-10 in extra innings games.  

The loss negated fine pitching by the Great Lakes staff. Josh Lindblom started and pitched three scoreless innings in his fourth professional appearance. Luis Ferreras debuted for the Loons and allowed one run in three innings.   

Blake Brannon also threw three innings and also surrendered one run before Miguel Ramirez (2-8) entered the game in the 10th and allowed the winning run to score in the 11th.  

The Loons got on the scoreboard in the third, when Preston Mattingly collided with the first baseman in a rundown between third and home. Interference was called and Mattingly was allowed to score.   

Beloit tied the game in the fifth on a home run and in the seventh, the Snappers took a 2-1 lead on a second solo homer.  

  The Loons tied it up again in the eighth. After back-to-back singles by Andrew Lambo and Eduardo Perez and a sac bunt by Alfredo Silverio, Kenley Jansen's ground ball scored Lambo.   

The Loons lost for the fifth time in their last six games and nine of their last 11, finishing July with a 10-18 record.  

They continue their six-game road trip with their first game of the season in Appleton, WI against the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. Right-hander Justin Miller (3-8, 3.80 ERA) will start for the Loons. 

  Score by Innings
Great Lakes	001 000 010 00-2
Beloit	        000 010 100 01-3

  Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Rosario rf	4  0  0  0  .261
Kanaby cf	5  0  1  0  .272
Lambo lf	4  1  1  0  .292
Perez 1b	4  0  1  0  .328
 Ortiz dh	1  0  1  0  .207
 Silverio ph-dh	1  0  0  0  .246
Jansen c	4  0  1  1  .250
Taylor 3b	5  0  0  0  .212
mattingly 2b	5  1  1  0  .224
Dalton ss	3  0  0  0  .239
  Totals	36 2  6 1
  Beloit	37 3 10 3

  2B- Mattingly (14), Jansen (13).
RBI- Jansen (26). S- Rosario,
Silverio. LOB- Great Lakes 11,
Beloit 6. SB- Dalton (6), Perez
(1), Ortiz (2), Rosario (28). DP-
Mattingly, Dalton and Perez.

  Great Lakes	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Lindblom	3.0  2  0-0  0  5  2.70
Ferreras	3.0  4  1-1  1  0  3.00
Brannon	        3.0  1  1-1  1  6  4.29
Ramirez (2-8)	1.0  3  1-1  0  0  4.04
  T- 3:14. Att- 654.
Ghosts Edge Raptors 5-4
Casper rang up a 4-1 lead after four innings and then beat off a Ogden rally to win 5-4.

Michael Watt (4-3) drew the start and allowed six hits and four runs, leaving he game trailing 4-2. The Raptors could never overcome the lead and Watt was tagged with the loss.

Ogden took a brief 1-0 lead in the second inning on Steven Caseres triple and a single by Elian Herrera. They closed the score to 4-2 in the fifth on Travis Vetter's RBI single.

Nick Buss homered (#4) for the second game in a row in the eighth inning with Herrera on base with a walk to make it 5-4 but they could never get closer.

Caseres led the attack with three hits. Vetters and Herrera chipped in with two each.

  Score by Innings
Ogden	010 010 020-4	
Casper	021 100 10x-5

  Ogden 	ab r  h  bi  ave
Buss dh	        4  2  1  2  .302
Ruggiano 2b	5  0  0  0  .229
Russell rf	5  0  0  0  .310
Vetters cf	5  0  2  1  .389
Caseres 1b	4  1  3  0  .278
Baez 3b	        4  0  0  0  .281
Herrera lf	3  1  2  0  .319
Mier c	        4  0  1  0  .258
Becker ss	3  0  0  0  .283
  Totals	37 4 9 3
  Casper	29 5 8 5

  3B- Caseres (1). HR- Buss (4).
RBI- Vetters (11), Buss 2 (12).
LOB- Ogden 10, Casper 8. SB-
Herrera (3). 

  Ogden	         in  h  r-er bb so  era
Watt (4-3)	5.0  6  4-4  2  1  3.46
Thompson	2.0  2  1-1  3  0  5.46
Smit	        1.0  0  0-0  0  1  0.00
  Balk- Thompson. HBP- by Watt 2, Becker.
T- 2:28. Att- 1,751.
Sands' RBI Single Wins for Coasties
Jerry Sands' RBI single topped off a three-run rally in the last of the ninth and the Dodgers dumped the Nationals 7-6, boosting their league-leading margin to two games.

Jake New singled to lead off the final inning and Rafael Ynoa walked. Ramon Jean's sac bunt was thrown away, allowing New to cross the plate with the first run. A passed ball tied the game and Sands' single capped off the winning rally.

Keyter Collado's double and an error put the first Dodgers run on the board and Albie Golder hit his first homer in the fourth.

Jose Arias made his first start for the Dodgers and didn't get out of the first inning, allowing a pair of hits and a walk before being replaced by Edwin Contreras.

Contreras left in the sixth after allowing three hits and three runs, one earned. Sands' two-run homer made it 5-4 in the bottom of the inning.

Carl Webster (2-0) held the line, taking the game into the ninth and giving the game to Jacob McCarter (2-0) who was victimized by another unearned run, the fourth of the game, but got the win on Sands' heroics.

Albie Golder

  Score by Innings
GCL Nationals	200 003 001-6
GCL Dodgers	001 102 003-7

  Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Ynoa 2b	        4  1  0  0  .278
Jean ss	        3  1  0  0  .245
Green 3b	5  0  0  0  .280
Goulder dh	4  2  3  1  .275
 Poole pr-dh	0  0  0  0  .067
 Garcia ph-dh	0  0  0  0  .282
Sands rf	3  1  2  3  .230
Jacobs 1b	3  0  0  0  .247
 Guzman ph	1  0  0  0  .235
 Sullivan 1b	0  0  0  0  .033
 Erickson pr-c	2  0  0  0  .278
McGee lf	4  0  0  0  .220
New cf	        4  1  1  0  .219
  Totals	28 7 7 4
 Nationals	26 6 6 3

  Errors- Collado (2), Contreras
(1), Jean (5), McCarter (2). 2B-
Collado (3). HR- Goulder (1), Sands
(7). RBI- Goulder (4), Sands 3 (24).
S- Jean. LOB- Dodgers 9, Nationals
4. DP- McGee and Ynoa. 

  Dodgers	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Arias 	        0.0  2  2-1  1  0  --
Contreras	5.2  3  3-1  0  3  1.26
Webster	        2.1  1  0-0  3  1  2.19
McCarter (2-0)	1.0  0  1-0  1  1  3.52
  HBP- Collado, by Contreras. T- 3:10.
DSL Dodgers Crushed 21-8
There may have been talk in the stands about replacing the Dodgers defensive line coach after the White Sox lined out 24 hits and scored in every inning but the sixth and won a 21-8 decision.

The Dodgers scored a touchdown, er, seven runs in the sixth inning but they were trailing 15-0 at the time and it made little difference in the final score. Enily Morales banged a two-run homer and Erick Lantigua and Yorniel Martinez had RBI hits.

Jose Dominguez (0-4) was the first of six Dodgers pitchers, five of which were treated roughly.

Morales singled, doubled and homered (#2), driving in two runs, and Martinez and Lantigua each chipped in with a pair of runs batted in.

  Score by Innings
DSL Dodgers	000 007 001- 8
DSL White Sox2	242 430 42x-21

  Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Martinez cf	5  0  1  2  .260
Aviles rf	4  1  0  0  .250
Morales 2b	4  2  3  2  .314
Sucre lf	5  1  1  0  .248
BFranco 3b	3  1  0  0  .191
Bens c	        2  0  0  0  .244
Eusebio c	1  1  0  0  .050
Lantigua dh	3  1  1  2  .270
 Charles ph-dh	1  0  0  0  .296
Crispin ss	3  1  1  0  .253
  Totals	35  8  9  7
  White Sox2 	40 21 24 20

  Errors- Dominguez (3), Sucre (3).
2B- Morales (20). HR- Morales (2).
RBI- Morales 2 (23), Lantigua 2
(16), Martinez 2 (19), Tavarez (19).
LOB- Dodgers 6, White Sox2 10. CS-
Morales (6). DP- Crispin, Morales
and Tavarez. 

  Dodgers	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Dominguez (0-4)	1.0  4  4-4  3  1  6.67
Gomez	        1.0  5  4-4  0  2  5.40
Hanson	        2.0  6  7-7  2  0  7.36
Lopez	        2.0  2  0-0  1  4  8.03
Guzman	        1.0  4  4-4  2  0 12.27
Chery	        1.0  3  2-2  0  2  6.75
  HBP- By Dominguez, Gonzalez, Morales.
T- 2:16.

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