Barons Snap Suns Seven game Streak

Las Vegas rolled over Colorado Springs 11-6 as Delwyn Young cracked out four hits and had four RBI. Montgomery won 7-2 to break the Suns seven-game winning streak, despite four hits including a home run by Andrew Lmbo. Inland Empire was tagged with an 8-7 loss after leading 7-3 and Great Lakes lost 5-2 to Fort Wayne. Ogden leads by three games in the wildcard race after pasting Casper 5-4.

Young Sparks 11-6 win
Delwyn Young proved he was ready to return to The Show after banging out four hits and knocking in four runs in an 11-6 win over Colorado Springs. Young missed a cycle by a triple.

The 51s rang up 21 hits during the evening with Luis Maza adding three hits and scoring four runs and A.J. Ellis adding a double and three singles. Terry Tiffee had three hits and a pair of RBI.

Dodgers rehabbing right-hander Jason Schmidt started and allowed a only a walk and a scoreless inning. Scott Proctor (1-0) gave up one hit in two otherwise perfect innings, struck out four and hit 99 mph on the radar gun.

Eric Cyr pitched four and allowed three runs. Dwayne Pollok worked a scoreless eighth before Greg Miller walked three, threw a wild pitch and allowed a double and three runs to open the ninth. Eric Dubose took over and retired the side.

Ellis' four hits raised his batting average to .322. The 27-year-old has had an excellent season and is in line for a callup after the 51s season ends.

"I think he's done enough to go up there. I think he's one of the better catchers in the Pacific Coast League," Manager Lorenzo Bundy told the Las Vegas Review-Union. "He's had a great year offensively, and he takes a lot of pride in how he handles the pitchers and how the pitchers do. I would like to see him get rewarded."

The 6-foot-3-inch, 240-pound Ellis extended his hitting streak to eight games and threw out a runner trying to steal third in the first inning. He has gunned down more than 40 percent of runners attempting to steal (27 of 66) this season.

After batting .269 with eight homers and 57 RBIs for Double-A Jacksonville last year, Ellis has four homers -- including two grand slams -- and 59 RBIs for Las Vegas. He is second on the team in on-base percentage (.426) and has more walks (47) than strikeouts (43).

Outfielder Mitch Jones was placed on the disabled list with a right biceps rupture.

  Score by Innings
Colorado Springs	000 002 003- 6
Las Vegas	        201 421 01x-11

  Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi ave
Maza 2b        	4  4  3  1  .374
Young rf	5  2  4  4  .366
Tiffee 3b	5  0  3  2  .373
AJones 1b	3  0  0  0  .323
 Lindsey 1b	2  1  1  0  .310
Paul cf        	4  0  2  1  .315
Repko lf	5  1  2  1  .279
Ellis c        	5  1  4  0  .322
Hu ss        	5  1  1  0  .296
Schmidt p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Proctor p	1  0  0  0  .000
 Cyr p	        2  1  1  1  .333
 Pollok p	0  0  0  0  .190
 Miller p	0  0  0  0  .500
 DuBose p	0  0  0  0  .000
  Totals	41 11 21 11
  Colo Springs	34  6  9  6

  2B- Ellis (17), Cyr (1), Repko
(26), Young (5). 3B- Maza (5). HR-
Young (3). RBI- Young 4 (9), Cyr
(2), Tiffee 2 (64), Paul (68), Maza
(28), Ellis (59), Repko (48). S-
Cyr. LOB- Las Vegas 9, Colorado
Springs 10. DP- Tiffee, Maza and
Lindsey.   

  Las Vegas	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Schmidt	        1.0  0  0-0  1  0  7.30
Proctor (1-0)	2.0  1  0-0  0  4  0.00
Cyr        	4.0  6  3-3  3  7  9.00
Pollok        	1.0  1  0-0  0  0  4.57
GMiller        	0.0  1  3-3  0  0  7.71
DuBose        	1.0  0  0-0  2  0  0.00
  T- 3:19. Att- 8,234.
Jacksonville's Win Streak Ends
The Sun's season-high seven-game winning streak was snapped Friday by Montgomery with a 7-2 loss. The Baron's victory was their first of the season at home against the Suns (65-72, 32-35).

With the score tied 1-1 in the top of the third, Montgomery broke it open with a five-run inning against Suns reliever Danny Muegge (0-5). Muegge allowed six earned runs in four innings.

Jamie Hoffmann temporarily tied the game 1-1 with an RBI double in the third inning that scored Adolfo Gonzalez, who had singled.

The loss couldn't be blamed on red-hot Andrew Lambo who was 4-for-4 with a ninth-inning home run, his third in less than a week with the team, boosting his average to .409. Kelly Gulledge had a pair of singles.

Right-hander Jesus Castillo was activated from the DL.

Tonight Suns left-hander James Adkins will face Biscuits right-hander Colter Bean.

  Score by Innings	
Jacksonville	001 000 001-2
Montgomery	015 100 00x-7

  Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi  ave
Godwin cf	4  0  0  0  .257
Rogowski dh-lf	3  0  0  0  .210
Hoffmann rf	4  0  2  1  .277
Mitchell 3b	4  0  1  0  .266
Lambo lf-1b	4  1  1  1  .409
Gonzalez 2b	3  0  0  0  .261
Gulledge 1b-p	4  0  2  0  .295
Gutierrez c	3  0  0  0  .256
AGonzalez ss	4  1  1  0  .299
  Totals	33 2 10 2
  Montgomery	39 7 16 7

  2B- Hoffmann (19), HR- Lambo (3),
RBI- Hoffmann (70), Lambo (12).
LOB- Jacksonville 7, Montgomery 12.
CS- Hoffmann (9).

  Jacksonville	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Castillo 	2.0  3  1-1  1  1  3.24
Muegge (0-5)	4.0 11  6-6  2  2  4.82
Tomey	        1.0  2  0-0  0  0  5.47
Gulledge	1.0  0  0-0  0  2  0.00
  HBP- Gutierrez. T- 2:51. Att- 6,789.
66ers Have Playoff Opportunity
Inland Empire took a 7-3 lead in the fourth inning but lost 8-7 at Lake Elsinore when the Storm scored three in the eighth and the winning run in the last of the ninth.

Josh Wall allowed four runs in five innings, David Pfeiffer allowed up three runs in the eighth, and Paul Koss (3-2) who took the loss.

Drew Locke's two-run double in the first got Inland Empire off to a good start and he scored on Scott Van Slyke's single for a 3-0 lead.

Jamie Pedroza's sac fly and a two run double by Chris Lara in the third made it 6-3. Justin Fuller's double in the fourth knocked in Esteban Lopez for the 66ers biggest lead of the game

Fuller collected a season-high four hits and raised his batting average 17 points. Tommy Giles scored twice and while Drew Locke had a double and two runs batted in. But the 66ers couldn't score after the the fourth inning.

As far as the playoff situation goes, the Quakes lost to High Desert and if Inland Empire can sweep the three game set in Rancho Cucamonga, they will play the Storm on Wednesday in the first round of the playoffs.

If the 66ers are swept or lose two games, they are eliminated. If the 66ers win two games, they will be tied for the wild card and will have to play a one game tiebreaker on Tuesday and the winner earns the right to play Lake Elsinore.

Inland Empire will send Victor Garate to the mound today.

  Score by Innings	
Inland Empire	303 100 000-7
Lake Elsinore	210 100 031-8

  Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hunt cf	        5  1  1  0  .293
Fuller 2b	5  1  4  1  .246
Giles rf	4  2  1  0  .276
Locke 1b	4  1  1  2  .315
Pedroza ss	2  0  0  1  .297
Van Slyke lf	2  1  1  1  .256
Lara 3b	        4  0  1  2  .248
Garabedian dh	4  0  0  0  .105
Lopez c	        3  1  0  0  .220
  Totals	28 7 9 7
  Lake Elsinore	28 7 9 7

  2B- Locke (35), Lara (15), Fuller
(7). RBI- Locke 2 (84), Van Slyke
(24), Pedroza (56), Lara 2 (40),
Fuller (9). SF- Pedroza. LOB- Inland
Empire 5, Lake Elsinore 9. SB-
Pedroza (24), CS- Fuller (5). DP-
Pedroza, Fuller and Lock. 

  Inland Empire	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Wall	        5.0  7  4-4  4  0  6.28
Pfeiffer	2.1  3  3-3  2  1  5.58
Koss (3-2)	0.2  3  1-1  0  0  3.48
  HBP- Lopez. T- 2:58. Att- 4,444.
Wizards Drop Loons 5-2
A two run home run in the sixth inning broke a 2-2 tie and Fort Wayne picked up a 5-2 victory over the Great Lakes Loons in front of another booming crowd of 5,270 fans at Dow Diamond.

Jason Miller started and allowed a pair of runs in his three innings. Eric Thompson took over in the fourth and was tagged with the loss after serving up the home run despite having retired the seven batters in a row twice in the outing. Bob Zimmermann allowed the Wizard's final run in the ninth.

Jovanny Rosario got the Loons on the scoreboard in the first when his RBI grounder drove in Erik Kanaby who led off with a triple. They added another run in the second when Francisco Lizarraga singled to right-center field to score Alfredo Silverio give the Loons a 2-0 lead.

That ended the Loons offensive for the game.

Fort Wayne got two runs in the third inning and the two-run homer in the sixth to give them a lead they would never relinquish.

The Loons and Wizards continue their season-ending four-game series with Fort Wayne Wizards tonight at Dow Diamond.

  Score by Innings
Fort Wayne	002 002 001-5
Great Lakes	110 000 000-2
  
  Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Kanaby dh	2  1  1  0  .268
Rosario cf	4  0  0  1  .270
Perez 3b	4  0  1  0  .291
Ortiz 1b	4  0  1  0  .222
Silverio rf	4  1  1  0  .256
Dalton 2b	4  0  0  0  .227
Mier c	        4  0  1  0  .280
Lizarraga ss	4  0  1  1  .190
  Totals	33 2 7 2
  Fort Wayne	34 5 8 5

  2B- Perez (9). 3B- Kanaby (3).
RBI- Rosario (34), Lizarraga (9).
LOB- Great Lakes 6, Fort Wayne 3.
SB- Silverio (4). DP- Dalton,
Lizarraga and Ortiz.

  Great Lakes	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
JMiller	        3.0  3  2-2  1  2  3.99
Thompson (0-1)	5.0  3  2-2  0  3  4.85
Zimmermann	1.0  2  1-1  0  1  4.30
  T- 2:37. Att- 5,270.
Raptors Trump Casper's Ace
Ogden, rolling steadily toward a playoff spot in the Pioneer League, whacked Casper's No. 1 pitcher Dan Houston who was voted the top pitcher in the league, for five runs in the fourth inning to earn a 5-4 win. The victory gives the Raptors a three-game lead in the wild card battle.

Casper broke the 0-0 tie with a run off Robert Boothe after starter Jon Redding worked three scoreless innings.

In the bottom of the inning the Raptors gobbled Houston up, with Nick Buss scoring the first run on a single by Tony Delmonico and Steve Caseres tripling to drive in Delmonico with the lead run.

Travis Vetters boomed his ninth home run, the Raptors 11th homer in the last five games, and Clay Calfee drove in Austin Young with the final, and eventual winning run.

Boothe, despite allowing four runs, earned the win. Daigoro Rondon took over in the seventh and allowed a three-run triple that pulled Casper within a single run. Steve Smith provided a scoreless inning before Luis Garcia worked a scoreless ninth to earn his eighth save.

Dee Gordon and Yount had a pair of hits each for Ogden.

  Score by Innings
Casper	000 100 300-4
Ogden	000 500 00x-5

  Ogden	        ab r  h  bi  ave
Gordon ss	4  0  2  0  .320
Buss cf        	3  1  1  0  .287
Delmonico 2b	4  1  1  1  .322
Caseres 1b	3  1  1  1  .273
Vetters rf	2  1  1  2  .429
Wallach c	4  0  0  0  .280
Baez 3b        	4  0  1  0  .284
Yount dh	4  1  2  0  .292
Calfee lf	4  0  1  1  .229
 Ruggiano lf	0  0  0  0  .234
  Totals	32 5 10 5
  Casper	36 4 10 4
 
  2B- Yount (7). 3B- Caseres (2),
Yount (1), Buss (4). HR- Vetters
(9). RBI- Delmonico (32), Caseres
(38), Vetters 2 (40) Calfee (32).
LOB- Ogden 7, Casper 10. 

  Ogden	         in  h  r-er bb so  era
Redding	        3.0  3  0-0  1  1  5.17
Boothe (2-4)	3.0  5  4-4  3  2  6.83
Rondon        	1.0  1  0-0  0  3  1.35
Smith        	1.0  0  0-0  0  0  2.08
Garcia (sv 8)	1.0  1  0-0  0  0  2.48
HBP- Vetters. T- 2:41. Att- 4,010.

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