Rogowski's Blast Beats Biscuits

Las Vegas lost a marathon, 6-5 game in 14 innings to Taoma. Ryan Rogowski's eighth inning homer drove in two and gave Jacksonville a 3-2 over Montgomery. Lancaster drove Inland Empidre down into fourth place with a 6-2 victory and errors killed the Loons' hopes om a 4-2 loss to Dayton.

In a game that not only missed the evening papers it also missed the morning editions, Las Vegas and Tacoma tussled for nearly five hours before Jerome Williams (0-2) allowed a run in the last of the 14th to lose a 6-5 decision.

It was an evening of frustration for both clubs. Tacome left a staggering 22 runners on base and the 51s stranded 16.

B.J. LaMura started but left in the fourth inning with a 5-2 lead. Francisco Felix added 3.1 scoreless innings before Eduardo Sierra took over in the eighth and allowed three runs to tie the game.

Tanyon Sturtze added a scoreless inning and Justin Orenduff allowed a single hit and no runs in his three innings, then handed the tie game over to Williams in the 13th.

Singles by Luis Maza and Mitch Jones plus a pair of errors in the first inning put Jacksonville up 2-0. Tacoma tied the game in the third before the 51s scored three times to take the lead in the eighth.

René Rivera and Rex Rundgren walked and Jason Repko was hit by a pitch to load the bases with none out. Chin-Lung Hu drew the third walk of the inning to break the tie. Maza's single knocked in the last two runs.

Las Vegas could not score over the final 10 innings.

Maza and Hu led the attack with three hits; Jones and Angel Chavez each had a pair.

  Score by Innings
Las Vegas	200 300 000 000 00-5
Tacoma	        101 000 030 000 01-6

  Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi ave
Repko cf	6  1  1  0  .278
Hu ss	        6  1  3  1  .032
Maza lf	        4  1  3  2  .384
Lindsey dh	4  0  1  0  .309
MJones 1b	7  0  2  1  .275
Chavez 3b	6  0  2  0  .300
Ruan rf	        6  0  0  0  .349
Rivera c	3  1  0  0  .278
 Paul pr	0  0  0  0  .303
Ellis c	        2  0  0  0  .298
Rundgren 2b	5  1  1  0  .190
 DeWitt ph-2b	1  0  0  0  .284
  Totals	48 5 13 4
  Tacoma	42 6 13 5

  Errors- Hu (2), MJones (5), Sturtze
(1). 2B- Lindsey (35). RBI- MJones
(39), Hu (8), Maza 2 (26). S- Maza,
Chavez. LOB- Las Vegas 16, Tacoma 22.
DP- Hu and Rundgren; Repko and
Rundgren.

  Las Vegas	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
LaMura	        3.2  7  2-1  4  2  6.69
Felix	        3.1  1  0-0  2  3  5.50
Sierra	        1.0  1  3-2  3  0  5.40
Sturtze	        1.0  0  0-0  1  2  4.13
Orenduff	3.0  1  0-0  4  3  6.95
Williams (0-2)	1.1  3  1-1  2  1  3.72
  HBP- Repko. t-4:48. Att- 4,036.
Rogowski's Homer Beats Biscuits
The Sun's got clutch performances from Outfielder Ryan Rogowski, starting pitcher Eric Dubose and reliever Scott Elbert to boost the Suns (21-31) to a 3-2 win, their sixth in seven games against the Biscuits.

Ryuan Rogowski slugged a two-out, two-run homer into the right-field bleachers in the eighth inning to wipe out Montgomery's 2-1 lead.

Former Major Leaguer Eric Dubose, 32, allowed a two-run homer in the first inning, then held Montgomery to two hits over the next 5.2 innings. However, he trailed 2-1 when he left the game. He had seven strikeouts in his first game for Jacksonville.

SCott Elbert (3-1) earned the win with another strong showing since joining the Suns in early June after spending the first two months of the season in extended training. He could be called up to the Dodgers when major-league rosters expand in September.

"If that's going to happen, it's going to happen, and if not, I've got to worry about my pitching right here," said Elbert, who turned 23 on Wednesday. "They want to protect their players and want to make sure you're fully healthy. I could go up there and get hurt again.

"Obviously, the outlook is there, but I'm not worried about it right now. I just want to finish strong this year, stay healthy and see what happens next year."

Rogowski, Ivan De Jesus and Shane Justis led the Suns with a pair of hits each.

The game drew the smallest crowd (1,706) of the season at the Grounds for the Suns, who will lead the league in attendance for the sixth consecutive season.

Suns LHP James Adkins (0-3, 5.95) will oppose the Biscuits tonight in the third game of a five-game set.

  Score by Innings	
Montgomery	200 000 000-2
Jacksonville	100 000 02x-3

  Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi  ave
Rogowski lf	4  1  2  2  .250
De Jesus ss	4  1  2  1  .309
Hoffmann rf	4  0  1  0  .279
Mitchell 1b	4  0  0  0  .266
JGonzalez 2b	3  0  0  0  .274
May C	        3  0  0  0  .236
AGonzalez 3b	3  0  1  0  .312
Justis dh	3  1  2  0  .272
Godwin cf	3  0  0  0  .272
  Totals	31 3 8 3
  Montgomery	32 2 5 2

  Error- May (6). HR- De Jesus (4),
Rogowski (2). RBI- De Jesus (52),
Rogowski 2 (8). LOB- Jacksonville 4, 
Montgomery 8. SB- Rogowski (3). CS-
Godwin (5). 

  Jacksonville	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
DuBose	        6.0  3  2-2  4  7  3.24
Elbert (3-1)	2.0  1  0-0  0  5  2.19
Leach (sv 8)	1.0  1  0-0  1  0  3.47
  T-2:13. Att- 1,706.
Lancaster Wins Rubber Game
League-leading Lancaster used a strong pitching performance to drop Inland Empire into fourth plays with a 6–2 win.

Josh Wall (9-6) drew the start and was tagged for four runs in the first three innings an took the loss. A leadoff home run started the game off on a bad foot. Luis Vasquez allowed two runs in the eighth and David Pfeiffer got him out of an eighth inning mess with one pitch.

The Dodger's 2007 first round draft pick Chris Withrow worked the ninth and walked two, but didn't allow a hit or a run.

Inland Empire scored single runs in the third and eighth innings. Esteban Lopez doubled and scored on Matt Berezay's ground ball in the third and Brezay doubled and scored on Austin Gallagher's double in the eighth.

Christian Lara, Jaime Pedroza and Lopez had a pair of hits each with Lopez adding a double and Pedrozia a triple.

Tonight the 66ers will send Victor Garate to the mound and he will face rehabbing major leaguer Shawn Estes for Lancaster.

  Score by Innings
Lancaster	112 000 020-6
Inland Empire	001 000 010-2

  Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hunt cf	        5  0  1  0  .276
Lara 2b	        5  0  2  0  .244
Berezay lf	3  1  1  1  .256
Giles dh	4  0  0  0  .289
Locke 1b	4  0  1  0  .310
Gallagher 3b	4  0  1  1  .294
Pedroza ss	4  0  2  0  .285
Van Slyke rf	4  0  0  0  .213
Lopez c	        3  1  2  0  .200
  Totals	36 2  10 2
  Lancaster	37 6  10 3

  2B- Lopez (3), Berezay (10),
Gallagher (33), Hunt (13). 3B- Pedroza
(7). RBI- Berezay (53), Gallagher (54).
LOB- Inland Empire 9, Lancaster 8. 
SB- Pedroza (20).	

  Inland Empire	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Wall (9-6)	6.0  8  4-4  0  5  6.37
Vasquez	        1.2  2  2-2  2  2  6.28
Pfeiffer	0.1  0  0-0  0  0  5.69
Withrow	        1.0  0  0-0  2  0  4.50
  T- 2:52. Att- 1,599.
Errors Bite Loons
Inland Empire tied a season high by committing four errors in a 4-2 loss to the Dayton Dragons in front of 4,546 fans at Dow Diamond. Justin Miller, who had stellar defense in his last sart and made a bid for a no-hitter didn't get the same help this time.

Miller (4-9) hurled five innings allowing four runs (three earned) ianad was tagge with his ninth loss of the season. The defense was shaky behind him, as they committed four errors, three by Miller's battery mate, Kenley Jansen.

The Loons' defensive woes were underlined by a fourth-inning, double-error. Jansen tried to pick off a Dragons at first base but his throw was low and got away from Jaime Ortiz. Then right fielder Alfredo Silverio's throw got away from shortstop Brandon Taylor and ended up in the Dragons bullpen to allow the runner to score on the play and give Dayton a 3-0 lead.

  Singles by Andrew Lambo, Jaime Ortiz and Brandon Taylor accounted for the first Great Lakes run in the third. they added one more n the sixth on Eduardo Perea's double and Alfrdo Silverio's single.

Andrew Lambo had to of the the Loons seven hits.  

Luis Ferreras and Blake Brannon shared the final four innings and allowed a pair of hits and no runs but the Loons could never manage to get on the scoreboard again as they were held hitless over the final three innings.

The Loons and Dragons play the second game of this three-game series tonight at Dow Diamond.

  Score by Innings
Dayton	        020 110 000-4
Great Lakes	000 101 000-2
  
  Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Kanaby cf	4  0  0  0  .267
Rosario dh	4  0  0  0  .259
Lambo lf	3  0  2  0  .296
Perez 3b	4  2  1  0  .299
Ortiz 1b	4  0  1  0  .215
Taylor ss	4  0  1  1  .228
Silverio rf	4  0  1  1  .246
Dalton 2b	4  0  0  0  .215
Jansen c	3  0  1  0  .238
  Totals	34 2  7 2
  Dayton	36 4 10 3

  Errors- Jansen 3 (13), Silverio (6).
2B- Jansen (14), Perez (6). RBI
Taylor (23), Silverio (36). LOB-
Great Lakes 7, Dayton 9. SP- Taylor,
Dalton and Ortiz.

  Great Lakes	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Miller (4-9)	5.0  8  4-3  2  3  3.96
Ferreras	2.0  1  0-0  1  2  5.68
Brannon	        2.0  1  0-0  1  4  3.25
  T- 2:21. Att- 4,546.

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