Tomin, Hoffman Lead Suns to Second Straight

Las Vegas lost 4-3 to Oklahoma despite Brad Pennys rehab start. Jacksonville collected 16 hits in winning their second straight over Mobile 7-4. Inland Empire was tagged for six in the first and lost to High Desert 9-3. The Loons won their second in a row 7-5 , surprizing Wisconsin with four in the ninth.

RedHawk Rally to Top Vegas Oklahoma scored single runs in the seventh and eighth inning and went on to top Las Vegas 4-3. Rehabbing Brad Penny worked four innings, hitting 98 on the speed gun but allowing four hits and a pair of runs, leaving the game trailing 2-1. The 52s built a 3-2 lead but B.J. LaMura (1-2) the loss on a apir of late runs.

Mitch Jones slammed a solo homer in the second but Oklahoma tagged Penny for a pair of runs in the fourth inning.

Las Vegas regained the lead quickly in the sixth inning when John Lindsey doubled to left and Xavier Paul banged his seventh homer over the left field wall for a 3-2 margin.

Jones, Paul and Chin-Lung Hu each had a pair of hits.

  Score by Innings
Las Vegas	010 002 000-3
Oklahoma	000 200 11x-4

 Las VegaS 	ab r  h  bi ave	
Repko rf	4  0  0  0  .273
Hu ss	        4  0  2  0  .355
DeWitt 3b-2b	4  0  2  0  .355
Lindsey dh	4  1  1  0  .309
Paul cf	        4  1  2  2  .302
Chavez 1b	4  0  0  0  .296
MJones ;f	4  1  2  1  .255
Ellis c	        4  0  1  0  .310
Howard 2b-3b	4  0  0  0  .258
  Totals	36 3  8 3
  Oklahoma	34 4 12 4

  2B- Lindsey (31). Hr- MJones (11),
Paul (7). RBI- MJones (33),Paul 2
(56). LOB- Las Vegas 7, Oklahoma 10.

  Las Vegas	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Penny	        4.0  6  2-2  1  4  4.50
LaMura (1-2)	4.0  6  2-2  1  1  7.14
  HBP- Repko. T- 2:28. Att- 8,259.
Suns Dump Mobile Again
Jacksonville collected 16 hits and won their second in a row for the first time since July 20-21, topping Mobile 7-4 behind the pitching of Jesus Rodriguez.

The Suns' (17-25) back-to-back wins over the BayBears come after Jacksonville had lost seven games in a row.

Rodriguez (2-3) allowed nine hits and four runs while working into the seventh inning. Jacobo Meque and Brent Leach (save #6) faced only 10 batters between them and didn't allow an earned run over the final 2.2 innings.

After falling behind 2-0 in the top of the first, the Suns scored the next five runs.

James Tomlin doubled and scored on Jamie Hoffmann's first inning single and Ivan De Jesus tripled and came across on Hoffmann's ground ball in the third to tie the game.

A three-run fifth gave Jacksonville a lead they would never relinquish. De Jesus and Hoffmann singled and scored on Russ Mitchell's double. Juan Gonzalez made it 5-2 with a one-base hit.

?De Jesus added another RBI in the sixth and Hoffmann added his second RBI in the eighth.

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

Tomlin now has 19 hits in his last 38 at-bats (.500), and DeJesus is 10-for-21 (.476) in the past five games.

"I changed my batting stance a while back, back to what it was like in spring training," Tomlin told the Jacksonville Times Union. "That's when I hit probably the best ever for me. I rock my bat more, kind of like a Gary Sheffield approach. Our hitting coordinator [Gene Clines] worked with me on it."

Suns LHP James Adkins (0-2, 7.45) is scheduled to oppose the BayBears today in the third game of the five-game series at the Baseball Grounds.

  Score by Innings
Mobile	        200 001 100-4
Jacksonville	101 031 11x-3

  Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi  ave
Tomlin lf	4  4  3  2  .303
De Jesus 2b	5  1  3  2  .302
Hoffmann rf	5  1  3  2  .85
Mitchell 1b	5  1  2  2  .264
JGonzalez ss	4  0  2  1  .274
May c	        3  0  1  0  .245
Justis 3b	3  0  2  0  .278
Godwin cf	4  0  0  0  .271
Rodriguez p	3  0  0  0  .000
 Meque p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Rogowski ph	1  0  0  0  .229
 Leach p	0  0  0  0  .000
  Totals	37 7 16 7
  Mobile	35 4 10 3

  Errors- De Jesus (17), JGonzalez
(15). 2B- Tomlin 2 (29), Mitchell
(18). 3B- De Jesus (2). RBI-
Hoffmann 2 (60), De Jesus 2 (45),
Mitchell 2 (51), JGonzalez (52).
LOB- Jacksonville 9, Mobile 10.
SB- Hoffmann (21), Tomlin 2 (12).
DP- De Jesus and Mitchell.

  Jacksonville	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Rodriguez (2-3)	6.1  9  4-4  1  4  5.02
Meque 	        1.2  0  0-0  1  3  4.05
Leach 	        1.0  1  0-0  0  0  3.56
  PB- May (20). T- 2:48. Att- 3,883.
Six in First Sinks 66ers
Tim Sexton, looking for his first home win since April 19, allowed the first six Mavericks to reach base and would leave the game after retiring only one batter. High Desert went on to win 9-3.

Alberto Bastardo took over in the first and was tagged for two more runs and High Desert preserved that six run lead the rest of the game.

Inland Empire managed three runs, scoring in the first on a walk and a wild pitch; in the sixth on a triple by Trayvon Robinson and a single by Bridger Hunt, then in the seventh inning on a walk to Tommy Giles and singles by Matt Berezay and Jaime Pedroza.

Dodgers relief pitcher Scott Proctor, on a rehabilitation appearance, was charged with three runs on three hits in just two-thirds of an inning.

Matt Sartor finished the game striking out five in 2.2 innings.

With the loss and the Lancaster win, Inland Empire falls to 1.5 games behind the JetHawks for first place in the Cal League South.

The final game of a three game series against High Desert is tonight.

  Score by Innings

High Desert	600 003 000-9
Inland Empire	100 001 100-3

  Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hunt rf	        4  1  1  1  .266
Fuller 2b	2  0  1  0  .248
Lara 2b	        3  0  0  0  .244
Gallagher 3b	4  0  0  0  .311
Giles dh	1  1  1  0  .287
 Van Slyke ph-dh1  0  0  0  .213
Berezay lf	4  0  1  0  .261
Pedroza ss	5  0  1  1  .280
Lopez c	        4  0  1  0  .261
Robinson cf	4  1  2  0  .266
  Totals	41 3 10 2
  High Desert	41 9 14 9

  Error- Gallagher (13). 3B-
Robinson (8). RBI- Hunt (23).
Pedroza (42). LOB- Inland Empire
13, High Desert 7. 
  
  Inland Empire	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Sexton (4-11)	0.1  5  6-6  1  0  5.97
Bastardo 	4.2  3  0-0  0  6  6.01
Proctor	        0.2  3  3-1  0  1 13.50
Sartor	        2.1  2  0-0  1  5  1.84
Koss	        1.0  1  0-0  0  1  3.28
T- 3:28. Att- 3,089.
Loons Score Four in Ninth to Win
Great Lakes, trailing 5-3 in the top of the ninth, scored four runs to give them an exciting 7-5 victory over Wisconsin.  

Down two with two out and runners at first and second, Andrew Lambo doubled down the right field line to score Francisco Lizarraga and Jovanny Rosario to tie the game at five. Eduardo Perez followed with a triple into left-center to score Lambo with the go-ahead run and Perez scored on a wild pitch.  

Given Kutz started and was tagged for four runs in six innings.

Cal Stanke (1-0) made his Loons' debut and recorded the win, pitching the seventh and eighth innings. He retired the first five batters he faced, then surrendered a run in the eighth. Bobby Blevins nailed it down, striking out two, for his fifth save, three of them against Wisconsin.  

The bulk of the game's scoring came in the third inning. The Loons' struck for two runs on a bases-loaded double by Jaime Ortiz. The T-Rats responded with four runs.  

The Loons scored a single run in the sixth on Parker Dalton's single and Wisconsin scored in the eighth to set up the dramatic ninth inning.  

The Loons (16-26) conclude their six-game road trip this afternoon against Wisconsin. Left-hander Thomas Melgarejo (2-5, 4.02 ERA) will start for Great Lakes. 

  Score by Innings
Great Lakes	002 001 004-7
Wisconsin	004 000 010-5

  Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi ave
Rosario rf	3  1  0  0  .261
Kanaby cf	5  0  0  0  .267
Lambo lf	5  2  3  2  .295
Perez 1b	5  2  2  1  .329
Taylor 3b	4  1  1  0  .214
Ortiz dh	4  0  1  2  .208
Jansen c	3  0  0  0  .246
Dalton 2b	4  0  1  1  .234
Lizarraga ss	4  1  1  0  .208
  Totals	35 7 9 6
  Wisconsin	33 5 9 5

  Errors- Jansen (10) Lambo (7).
2B- Ortiz (13), Lambo (30). 3B-
Perez (1). RBI- Ortiz 2 (34),
Dalton (14), Lambo 2 (72), Perez
(11). LOB- Great Lakes 7, Wisconsin
6. SB- Jansen (3).

  Great Lakes	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Kutz	        6.0  7  4-4  2   7  4.22
Stanke (1-0)	2.0  2  1-1  1  1  4.50
Blevins (sv 5)	1.0  0  0-0  1  2  2.34
  HBP- James, Taylor. T-2:54. Att- 7,174.

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