Silverio's Bat Gives Loons a 4-1 Win

Las Vegas was held to two hits and lost 3-1 to Tacoma. Jacksonville blew a 3-0 lead, losing 5-3 in 10 innings to Montgomery. Inland Empire rallied to top Lake Elsinore 8-4. Great Lakes Alfredo Silverio's three RBI helped beat Dayton 4-1. Ogden, behind three hits by Travis Vetters thumped Missoula 9-2. The Dominican Dodgers lost 3-2 to the Royals and the Coasties were not scheduled.

Vegas Held to Two Hits in Loss
Travis Chick pitched a complete game two-hitter with nine strikeouts Thursday to lead Tacoma to a 3-1 Pacific Coast League victory over Las Vegas.

The only two baserunners for Las Vegas (64-62) were Jason Repko, who hit his 10th home run of the season with one out in the fourth inning, and A.J. Ellis, who led off the sixth with a double.

Miguel Pinango (4-9) took the loss, allowing three runs, two earned, on 10 hits and one walk in seven innings. Vegas lost their third straight game and sixth in their past seven.

Pinango, who threw 71 of his 109 pitches for strikes, struck out six. Greg Miller added a scoreless ninth.

Tacoma, which has won three straight games and 13 of the last 16, hosts the 51s in the finale of the teams' four-game series tonight.

  Score by Innings
Las vegas	000 100 000-1
Tacoma	        110 010 00x-3

  Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi ave
Paul cf	        4  0  0  0  .299
Repko rf	4  1  1  1  .278
DeWitt 2b	3  0  0  0  .271
Lindsey 1b	3  0  0  0  .307
MJones lf	3  0  0  0  .270
Chavez dh	3  0  0  0  .298
Maza 3b	        3  0  0  0  .278
Ellis c	        3  0  1  0  .299
Hu ss	        3  0  0  0  .293
  Totals	38 1  2 1
  Tacoma	38 3 10 3

  Error- MJones (6).2B- Ellis (12).
Repko (10). RBI- Repko (45). LOB-
Las Vegas 1, Tacoma 8. 

  Las Vegas	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Pinanago (4-9)	7.0 10 3  2  1  6  5.39
Miller	        1.0  0  0-0  0  1  7.38
  T- 2:07. Att- 6,220.
Biscuits Score Late, Drop Suns
Jacksonville took 3-0 lead and a one-hitter into the eighth inning but Montgomery tagged a pair of Suns pitchers for five runs, three earned, to win 5-3.

James Adkins was brilliant for seven innings, allowing one hit and working around four walks. He turned the game and a 3-0 score over to Jacobo Meque who retired the side in order in the eighth, then walked the leadoff man in the ninth.

Manager John Shoemakers replaced Meque with Travis Schlichting (4-4) to the mound and he got a force at second base, then allowed a single and a home run to tie the game 3-3.

In the 10th he had even more trouble, helped along by an error on first baseman Adolfo Gonzalez. A walk and a single gave Montgomery a 4-3 lead but Jaime Hoffmann threw the batter out at second attempting to stretch the hit into a double. However, Schlichting's wild pitch allowed a second run.

The Suns scored three times in the third inning. Lucas May opened with a one-out single and Shane Justis walked before Gabriel Gutierrez singled to load the bases.

Adam Godwin singled two runs in and Ryan Rogowski added an RBI single before a double play abruptly ended the rally.

Justis' single in the seventh was the only Jacksonville hit over the final six innings.

The Suns out-hit Montgomery 6-4. Six different Suns collected singles in the game.

  Score by Innings	
Montgomery	000 000 003 2-5
Jacksonville	030 000 000 0-3

  Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi  ave
Rogowski lf	4  0  1  1  .250
De Jesus 2b	4  0  1  0  .309
Hoffmann rf	3  0  0  0  .277
Mitchell 1b	2  0  0  0  .265
AGonzalez 1b	2  0  0  0  .308
JGonzalez ss	3  2  0  0  .271
May dh	        4  1  1  0  .236
Justis 3b	3  1  1  0  .273
Gutierrez c	4  1  1  0  .242
Godwin cf	4  0  1  2  .271
  Totals	30 3 6 3
  Montgomery	34 5 4 4

  Errors- JGonzalez (17, AGonzalez
(6). RBI- Godwin 2 (33), Rogowski
(9). LOB- Jacksonville 3,
Montgomery 5. SB- Hoffmann (24).
CS- Justis (8). DP- De Jesus and
Mitchell. 
 
  Jacksonville	   in  h  r-er bb so  era
Adkins	          7.0  1  0-0  4  4  4.39
Meque 	          1.0  0  1-1  1  2  4.50
Schlichting (4-4) 2.0  3  4-2  1  2  4.53
  HBP- Justis. T- 2:48. Att- 8,144.
Seven Late Runs Boost 66ers
Inland Empire trailed 4-1 into the last of the seventh but then erupted for five runs, adding two more in the eighth to win 8-4.

Singles by Scott Van Slyke and Bridger Hunt put Inland Empire up 1-0 but the Storm scored the next four runs, three of starter Victor Garate and one off Matt Sartor (1-3) who ended up with his first win after the 66ers rally.

With one out, Van Slyke reached first on interference by the catcher and Esteban Lopez singled. Hunt knocked in his second run of the game with a double before Christian Lara tripled two more home to tie the game.

An Andrew Locke RBI single and a ground ball by Matt Berezay accounted for the next two runs

Inland Empire clinched things in the eighth on a single by Pedroza, Van Slyke getting hit by a pitch and Esteban Lopez's RBI single. An error allowed Van Slyke to score.

Javy Guerra had held the Storm scoreless and Paul Koss pitched around a leadoff double in the ninth to close out the win.

Due to injuries, the 66ers have 14 pitchers and only 11 position players, meaning there are only two position players on the bench available for any game.

Inland Empire moved back into third place on the South Division of the California League, trailing Lancaster by three games.

  Score by Innings	
Lake Elsinore	000 031 000-4
Inland Empire	001 000 52x-8

  Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hunt cf	        4  1  2  2  .279
Lara 2b	        4  1  1  3  .244
Giles rf	3  1  0  0  .287
Locke 1b	4  0  1  1  .310
Berezay lf	4  0  2  1  .260
Gallagher 3b	4  0  0  0  .290
Pedroza ss	4  1  1  0  .285
Van Slyke dh	2  3  1  0  .218
Lopez c	        4  1  2  1  .213
  Totals	33 1 10 7
  Lake Elsinore	38 4 11 4

  Error- Lopez (5). 2B- Hunt (14).
3B- Lara (7). RBI- Hunt 2 (27),
Lara 3 (32), Locke (70), Berezay
(54), Lopez (5). LOB- Inland
Empire 7, Lake Elsinore 12. SB-
Lara (8). DP- Pedroza and Locke;
Sartor, Pedroza and Locke.

  Inland Empire	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Garate	        5.0  6  3-3  3  6  3.80
Sartor (1-3)	2.0  4  1-1  1  1  2.10
Guerra 	        1.0  0  0-0  2  1  4.42
Koss	        1.0  1  0-0  0  3  3.45
  HBP- Van Slyke, by Garate.
T- 3:02. Att- 1,437.   
Silverio's Homer Powers Loons
Great Lakes got solid pitching from Garrett White, Cal Stanke, and Miguel Ramirez and Alfredo Silverio's three-run home run helped the Loons to a 4-1 win over the Dayton.

Loons pitching was dominant as they combined to two-hit the Dragons with both hits by catcher Devin Mesoraco, who doubled in the second and singled with two outs in the ninth.

A fielding error allowed the Dragons to take a 1-0 lead and it the Loons were held to three singles until the fifth when Silverio boomed his eighth home run to lead off the inning.

The home run was the first for the Loons since Andrew Lambo hit his 15th on August 1. Silverio's shot broke a Loons homerless streak of 106.2 innings and 11 games.

In the sixth, after Eduardo Perez and Jaime Ortiz walked, the ubiquitous Silverio delivered a one-out, tie-breaking single to right field to give the Loons a 3-1 lead.

Andrew Lambo added on an insurance run with an RBI single in the seventh to make it 4-1 Loons to end the Great Falls scoring.

The Dragons threatened in the ninth, putting runners with a single and a walk. Closer Miguel Ramirez only needed one pitch job end the game and wrack up his 19th save.

   White started and pitched five innings, allowing one hit and one unearned run, Stanke pitched 3.2 quality innings allowing the second Dragon hit and picked up the victory to improve to 2-0 in 2008.

The win was the first Loons victory at Dow Diamond since July 28 when they beat the Quad Cities River Bandits 6-2.

The game was the 13th sellout for the Loons this season. The two teams play the rubber game of the series tonight.

  Score by Innings
Dayton	        010 000 000-1
Great Lakes	000 012 10x-4
  
  Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Kanaby cf	3  0  0  0  .265
Rosario rf	4  0  2  0  .262
Lambo lf	3  0  1  1  .296
Perez 3b	3  1  0  0  .291
Ortiz 1b	3  1  1  0  .216
Taylor ss	3  0  0  0  .224
Silverio dh	4  1  3  3  .252
Dalton 2b	3  0  1  0  .216
Mier c	        4  1  2  0  .316
  Totals	30 4 10 4
  Dayton	31 1  2 0

  Error- Perez (3), Roserio (5),
Ortiz (8). 2B- Mier (1). HR-
Silverio (8). RBI- Silverio 3 (39),
Lambo (75). S- Kanaby, Taylor. LOB-
Great Lakes 8, Dayton 6. 

  Great Lakes	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
White	        5.0  1  1-0  1  5  3.41
Stanke (2-0)	3.2  1  0-0  2  2  3.38
Ramirez (sv 19)	0.1  0  0-0  0  0  3.91
T- 2:31. Att- 5,363.
Raptors Snap Out of Their Funk>br> The big bats of Kyle Russell, Pedro Baez and Travis Vetters helped Ogden snap a three-game losing streak, pounding Missoula 9-3 in the first game of the current road trip.

Vetters fell a triple short of the cycle and has knocked in 30 runs in his 20 games with the Raptors. Russell launched a three-run homer that erased a 2-0 deficit in the fifth and put the Raptors in the lead for good. He also tripled. Baez homered for the second day in a row.

Jonathan Dutton took advantage of the run support, working six innings and allowing eight scattered hits to moved into first place in the Pioneer League with his seventh save.

Marcel Prado pitched two scoreless innings in relief and Luis Garcia dropped his ERA to 2.01 with a scoreless ninth.

Vetter's three hits moves him into Manny Ramirez country with a .463 average.

Ogden was held to one hit over the first four innings before Joe Becker and Dee Gordon singled with one out in the fifth. Russell's line drive over the right field fence came with two out.

Baez boosted the Raptor lead to 4-0 in the sixth with a long shot over the left field wall and in the eighth, Russell led off with a triple and scored on Vetter's double. Clay Calfee knocked in Vetters with a one out single and after he swiped second, scored on Kyle Orr's single to center.

Gordon and Elian Herrera singled in the top of the ninth before Vetters launched his third hit of the game and his sixth home run of the season.

  Score by Innings	
Ogden	        000 031 032-9
Missoula	002 010 000-3

  Ogden 	ab r  h  bi  ave
Gordon ss	5  1  1  0  .308
Herrera cf	5  1  1  0  .300
Russell rf	5  2  2  3  .310
Vetters dh	4  2  3  3  .463
Wallach c	4  0  0  0  .283
Calfee lf	3  1  1  1  .234
Baez 3b	        3  1  1  1  .263
Orr 1b	        4  0  1  1  .228
Becker 2b	4  1  1  0  .291
  Totals	31 9 11 9
  Missoula	31 3  9 3

  Error- Calfee (2). 2B- Vetters
(13). 3 Russell;; (4). HR- Russell
(8), Baez (8), Vetters (6). RBI-
Russell 3 (38), Baez (40), Vetters
3 (30), Calfee (28), Orr (19). LOB-
Ogden 5, Missoula 8. SB- Herrera
(5), Calfee (2). 

  Ogden	         in  h  r-er bb so  era
Dutton (7-2)	6.0  8  3-3  1  3  5.28
Prado	        2.0  1  0-0  1  3  5.08
Garcia	        1.0  0  0-0  0  1  2.05
  HBP- by Prado, Baez.
T- 2:24. Att- 1,911.
Gulf Coast Dodgers not scheduled.

Royals Score Two in Ninth, Nip Dodgers
The Dominican Dodgers took a 2-0 game into the last of the ninth but the Royals used a one out single to tie the game and a two-out single to win it 3-2.

Rehabbing Yhency Brazoban started and worked one inning, allowing no hits or runs and striking out one.

Joady Nuñez took over the was nearly untouchable for four innings, allowing only one hit. Yennifree Hanson was tagged with the first Royals run in his two innings but led 2-1 when he handed the ball to Charlie Mirabal in the eighth.

Mirabal (4-2) added a scoreless eighth but allowed a single and hit a batter in the bottom of the ninth. After a force out at second, Rogelito Chery took over and walked a Royal to load the bases then surrendered a pair of hits that drove in the tying and winning runs.

The Dodgers scored in the first on Adrian Aviles singled and an RBI double from Tito Franco. The moved up to 2-0 in the sixth when Pedro Tavarez walked, Jerry Castillo singled him to second and he scored on Rafael Aybar's single.

Adrian Aviles banged out four singles to lead the offense. Aybar had three hits, Mario Grispin, Morales and Franco had a pair each. Franco, Aybar and Grispin are 16-years-old.

  Score by Innings	
DSL Dodgers	100 001 000-2
DSL Royals	000 000 102-3

  Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Charles dh	3  0  0  0  .264
Aviles cf	5  1  4  0  .280
Morales 3b	4  0  2  0  .300
TFranco rf	4  0  2  1  .261
Tavarez c	3  1  0  0  .224
Castillo 1b	4  0  1  0  .175
 Martinez ph	1  0  0  0  .235
 Lantigua 1b	0  0  0  0  .252
BFranco lf	5  0  0  0  .180
Aybar 2b	3  0  3  1  .248
Crispin ss	4  0  2  0  .248
  Totals	39 2 14 2
  Royals	31 3  8 3
  
  2B- TFranco (8), Morals (22). RBI-
TFranco (15), Aybar (7). S- TFranco.
LOB- Dodgers 14, Royals 10. CS-
Charles 2 (3).

  Dodgers	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Brazoban	1.0  0  0-0  0  1  0.00
Nuez	        4.0  1  0-0  2  1  3.32
Hanson 	        2.0  3  1-1  0  0  5.85
Mirabal (4-2)	1.1  2  2-2  1  2  2.22
Chery 	        0.1  2  0-0  1  1  6.84
  HBP- by Nunez, by Mirabal, Charles. 
T- 2:45.

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