51s, Suns and Loons Win With Home Runs

Homers by Mitch Jones and Angel Chavez allowed Las Vegas to top Oklahoma 5-4 and Jacksonville broke a seven game losing streak, scoring three in the ninth on home runs by Russell Mitchell and Jamie Hoffman in a 9-8 win. Inland Empire was battered 10-1 by High Desert but Great Lakes dumped Wisconsin as Andrew Lambo banged his 15th homer and knocked in four in a 8-6 win.

Homers Give Vegas 5-4 Win
Home runs by Mitch Jones and Angel Chavez keyed a 5-4 win over Oklahoma. Justin Orenduff (3-7) worked five innings to earn the win, and Tanyon Sturtze pitched the ninth to gain his third save despite giving up a run.

The RedHawks scored twice in the first inning off Orenduff but the 51s tied the game in the second on a pair of walks, a wild pitch and a ground ball.

Xavier Paul singled and Jones slugged his 10th homer in the fourth inning to put Las Vegas in the lead for good.

Eduardo Sierra and Jerome Williams worked three hitless innings between them to take the game into the ninth.

Angel Chavez added a solo shot (#9) in the sixth and the lead held up despite the Oklahoma run in the ninth. Sturtze struck out the final RedHawk batter with the tying run at third base.

Jones led the team with two of the 51s seven hits.

  Score by Innings
Las Vegas	002 201 000-5
Oklahoma	200 100 001-4

  Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi  ave
Repko rf	4  0  1  0  .276
Hu ss	        4  0  1  0  .345
DeWitt 1b	4  0  0  1  .409
Lindsey dh	4  0  0  0  .309
Paul cf	        4  1  1  0  .300
Chavez 3b	4  1  1  1  .299
MJones lf	3  1  2  2  .248
Howard 2b	3  1  0  0  .264
Rivera c	3  1  1  0  .291
  Totals	33 5 7 4
  Oklahoma	33 4 8 4

  HR- MJones (10), Chavez (9). RBI-
De Witt (9), MJones 2 (32), Chavez
(61). S- Repko. LOB- Las Vegas 5,
Oklahoma 5. SB- MJones 2 (3), Hu
(1).

  Las Vegas	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Orenduff (3-7)	5.0  7  3-3  3  6  7.11
Sierra	        2.0  0  0-0  0  1  0.00
Williams	1.0  0  0-0  0  2  3.00
Sturtze (sv 3)	1.0  1  1-1  2  2  4.13
  T- 2:58. Att- 9,139.
Mitchell and Hoffmann Homers Beat BayBears
?Ninth inning home runs by Russell Mitchell and Jamie Hoffman keyed a three-run ninth inning and a 9-8 win over Mobile. It was the first win of the season after the Suns trailed into the ninth, giving them a 1-47 record on those occasions.

The Suns (16-25) broke a seven-game losing streak and had lost eight of their previous nine. And to accomplish all of this, Jacksonville had to fight back from an 8-2 deficit in the sixth inning.

Starter Jesus Castillo slipped on the mound in the first inning and had to leave the game with an injury having allowed four hits and three runs. Danny Muggee took over and gave up only a single hit in the next 3.1 innings.

Kieran Mattison, in his first game with Jacksonville, was tagged for four runs, three earned, and Anthony Tomey surrendered Mobile's eighth run.

Scott Elbert (2-1) struck out three and allowed only one his in his two innings and earned the win after the Suns' ninth-inning heroics.

A four-run sixth inning, keyed by Hoffmann's two run double, a triple by Adam Godwin and Gabriel Gutierrez's single, put Jacksonville back in the game.

Trailing 8-6 in he last of the ninth, James Tomlin doubled with one out, Mitchell homered (#10) to tie the game. Then Hoffmann's two-out homer (#10) won it.

Ivan DeJesus Jr. was 4-for-4 and was called out at home while trying to score on a sacrifice fly to end the seventh inning and was ejected for throwing the helmet in anger over the call.

Tomlin and Mitchell had three hits, Hoffmann and Justis added two each.

RHP Jesus Rodriguez (1-3, 4.88) is scheduled to oppose the BayBears tonight.

  Score by Innings
Mobile	        300 041 000-8
Jacksonville	200 004 003-9

  Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi  ave
Rogowski lf	3  0  0  0  .235
 Tomey p	0  0  0  0  .000
 JGonzalez ph-ss2  0  0  0  .271
De Jesus ss	4  2  4  1  .298
 Elbert p	0  0  0  0  .250
 May ph	        1  0  0  0  .244
Tomlin rf-lf	5  2  3  0  .298
Mitchell 3b	4  2  3  3  .262
Justis 2b	5  0  2  0  .273
 Gulledge 1b	2  0  0  0  .214
 Mattison p	0  0  0  0  .000
Hoffmann rf	3  2  2  3  .281
Godwin cf	3  1  1  1  .275
Gutierrez c	3  0  1  1  .231
Castillo p	0  0  0  0  .087
 Muegge p	1  0  0  0  .143
AGonzalez 1b	3  0  0  0  .311
  Totals	46 9 16 9
  Mobile	34 8 10 8

  2B- De Jesus 2 (20), Hoffmann
(14), Tomlin (27). 3B- Godwin (3).
HR- De Jesus (3), Mitchell (10,
Hoffmann (10). RBI- De Jesus (43),
Mitchell 3 (49), Hoffmann 3 (58),
Godwin (29), Gutierrez (6). LOB-
Jacksonville 7, Mobile 12. CS-
Mitchell (3). 

  Jacksonville	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Castillo	0.2  4  3-3  0  1  3.21
Muegge	        3.1  1  0-0  2  3  .330
Mattison	1.0  2  4-4  3  1 15.00
Tomey	        2.0  2  1-1  1  4  5.87
Elbert (2-1)	2.0  1  0-0  1  3  .253
  HBP- Gutierrez, by Castillo, by
Mattison 2. PB- Gutierrez (3).
T- 3;32. Att- 6,741.
66ers Pasted 10-1
Inland Empire 66ers (22-19) fell behind 6-0 before they got on the scoreboard and trailed throughout on the way to a 10-1 loss to High Desert.

Converted reliever Jordan Pratt (2-3) drew a rare start and left in the third inning without retiring a batter. He struck out five but allowed four walks and five runs. Luis Vazquez, Joe Jones, and Brandon Tuten followed up with seven innings of relief, allowing an additional five runs.

Tommy Giles slammed his 17th home run in the fourth inning, and Trayvon Robinson and Austin Gallagher had a pair of hits each for Inland Empire. Gallagher reached base in his first three plate appearances on two singles and a walk.

The 66ers meet High Desert tonight in the second game of their three-game weekend series.

  Score by Innings
High Desert	024 000 220-10
Inland Empire	000 100 000- 1

  Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hunt cf	        4  0  1  0  .266
Robinson dh	4  0  2  0  .264
Gallagher 3b	3  0  2  0  .315
Locke 1b	4  0  1  0  .316
Giles rf	3  1  1  1  .285
Berezay lf	3  0  0  0  .262
Pedroza ss	3  0  0  0  .281
 Ishibashi ph	1  0  0  0  .000
Lara 2b	        4  0  0  0  .247
Lopez c	        3  0  0  0  .121
  Totals	32  1  7 1
  High Desert	33 10 10 9

 Error- Lopez (4). HR- Giles (17).
RBI- Giles (80). LOB- Inland Empire
7, High Desert 5. DP- Pedroza, Lara
and Locke.

  Inland Empire	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Pratt (2-3)	2.0  4  5-5  2  5  5.51
Vasquez	        4.0  3  3-3  1  2  5.19
Jones	        2.0  3  2-2  0  0  4.92
Tuten	        1.0  0  0-0  0  0  3.75
  HBP- by Pratt, by Vasquez, by Jones.
T- 2:57. Att- 3,867.
Loons Snap Losing Streak
Andrew Lambo, LDugout's 2007 Rookie of the Year, homered and drove in four runs, and Great Lakes began the month of August on a winning note, besting Wisconsin 8-6.

Starter Justin Miller (4-8) gave up four runs in five innings but, thanks to the Loons' offense, won his fourth game. Miller struck out seven batters in five innings to record his first win since June 14 in Lansing.

Garrett White pitched three innings in relief, allowing a solo home run. Bobby Blevins hurled a scoreless ninth inning for his fourth save of the season.

The Loons jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the third. Lambo drove in the first run on a ground ball to second. Brandon Taylor followed later with a two-run single and Alex Garabedian added an RBI single.

  A Miller wild pitch in the bottom of the third made it 4-1.  But Great Lakes responded with four runs in the fourth, keyed by a three-run home run by Lambo, his 15th blast of the year. Lambo now has 70 RBIs on the season.

  Jovanny Rosario collected two of the Loons seven hits.

  Great Lakes (15-26 second half) continue their six-game road trip with their second game against the Timber Rattlers. Right-hander Given Kutz (3-3, 4.06 ERA) will start for the Loons. 

  Score by Innings
Great Lakes	004 400 000-8
Wisconsin	001 310 010-6

  Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Rosario cf	4  2  2  0  .263
Kanaby lf	2  2  0  1  .271
Lambo dh	4  1  1  4  .291
Perez 1b	4  1  1  0  .324
Taylor 3b	4  0  1  2  .213
Garabedian c	3  0  1  1  .267
Silverio rf	4  0  0  0  .243
Dalton 2b	4  0  0  0  .234
Lizarraga ss	3  2  1  0  .207
  Totals	32 8 7 8
  Wisconsin	34 6 9 5

  2B- Perez (4). HR- Lambo (15).
RBI- Lambo 4 (70), Taylor 2 (17),
Garabedian (21), Kanaby (19). LOB-
Great Lakes 5, Wisconsin 5. SB-
Rosario (29), Lizarraga (1). CS-
Rosario (11). DP- Garabedian and
Dalton.

  Great Lakes	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Miller (4-8)	5.0  6  5-5  1  7  4.03
White	        3.0  2  1-1  1  4  2.42
Blevins (sv 4)	1.0  1  0-0  0  3  2.40
  HBP- by White, Perez.
T- 3:04. Att- 2,774.

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