Dodgers Teams Run the Table

Las Vegas scored early and topped Colorado Springs 7-3. Jacksonville scored three in the 12th and got a save from second baseman Juan Gonzalez to beat Montgomery 9-6. Inland Empire stayed in line for a playoff slot by stopping Rancho Cucamonga 6-4 behind Vic Garate and Tony Delmonico. Great Lakes bopped Fort Wayne 3-1 and John Dutton pitched Ogden to a 6-4 win and within a game of a playoff spot.

Five Lucky Number for Vegas
Las Vegas rolled a '5' in the fourth inning and made it stand up for a 7-3 win over Colorado Springs. Jerome Williams (2-2) pitched six shutout innings to earn the decision.

After Xavier Paul singled in a run in the second inning, the 51s open their big inning with an unusual play.

Jason Repko bunted to lead the inning off and when the third baseman threw the ball into right field, he zinged towards third. The right fielder was even a bit wilder than the third baseman and his off-line throw went for a second error and allowed the speedy outfielder to score on a ball hit 45 feet down the third base line.

A.J. Ellis followed with a walk but Chin-lung Hu forced him at second. Williams also drew a walk before Luis Maza doubled to center, scoring Hu. A fielder's choice on a ball hit by Delwyn Young plated Williams, Terry Tiffee's grounder scored another. John Lindsey's single drove in the fifth run.

Tiffee's RBI single in the sixth ended the 51s scoring.

Williams turned the ball over to Dwayne Pollok, who gave up a two-run homer in the seventh. Mike Koplove worked the eighth and the ninth, surrendering a two-out run in the final inning.

Maza and Tiffee had a pair of hits each, with Tiffee knocking in two runs.

  Score by Innings
C Springs	000 000 201-3
Las Vegas	010 501 00x-7

  Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi ave
Maza 2b	        5  1  2  1  .375
Young rf	4  1  1  1  .356
Tiffee 3b	5  1  2  2  .373
Lindsey 1b	3  0  1  1  .310
Paul cf        	4  0  1  0  .314
Repko lf	4  2  1  0  .279
Ellis c	        1  0  0  0  .321
Hu ss        	4  1  1  1  .295
Williams p	2  1  0  0  .000
 Pollok p	0  0  0  0  .190
 Ruan ph	1  0  1  0  .342
Koplove p	0  0  0  0  .250
  Totals	29 7 10 6
  Colo Springs	30 3  7 3

  2B- Maza (11). RVI- Hu (15), Maza
(29), Young (100, Tiffee 2 (66),
Lindsey (96). LOB- Las Vegas 8,
Colorado Springs 6. SB- Repko (20).
DP- Hu, Maza and Lindsey.

  Las Vegas	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Williams (2-2)	6.0  1  0-0  3  7  2.08
Pollok	        1.0  2  2-2  0  0  4.70
Koplove	        2.0  3  1-1  0  3  3.46
  HBP- Lindsey, by Koplove.
T- 2:42. Att- 10,385.
Suns Win on 12th Inning Rally
Shane Justis, Adolfo Gonzalez and Adam Godwin had RBI singles in the 12th inning as Jacksonville won a wild, 9-6 game. The two teams banged out 26 hits, walked 11 and committed nine errors that allowed seven unearned runs. Second baseman Juan Gonzalez earned a save by pitching a scoreless 12th.

The Suns overcame an early 3-0 Montgomery lead, fell into a 4-4 tie and then trailed 5-4 before tying the game in the ninth on Russell Mitchell's RBI single to send the game into extra innings.

On this difficult day for pitchers, Brian Akin started and allowed six hits and four runs, only one earned, before leaving with two out in the fourth. Travis Schlichting closed out the fourth and pitched through the sixth, giving up two hits and an unearned run.

Jacobo Meque allowed the second (and final) earned run in his two innings. Tony Tomey (1-1) collected the win and the versatile Gonzalez nailed it down with his first save.

Mitchell and Justis each had two-run singles in the Suns fourth inning.

Trailing 6-5, Ivan De Jesus (who hit in his 22nd consecutive game) singled with two out, moved to second on Jamie Hoffmann's hit and scored when Mitchell tied the game with a third single.

Knotted at 6-6 in the 12th, Andrew Lambo lived on an error and Lucas May reached also on an error on a sacrifice bunt. Justis singled to score Lambo, Gonzalez singled to score May and Godwin singled to score Justis.

Hoffman and Godwin each had three hits. Lambo, Mitchell and Adolfo Gonzalez had a pair each.

The Suns (33-35 second half, 66-72 overall) lead the current series with the Biscuits and are 7-1 in Montgomery this season.

Suns right-hander Jesus Rodriguez is scheduled to face right-hander Jeremy Hellickson tonight.

  Score by Innings	
Jacksonville	000 410 001 003-9
Montgomery	210 101 010 000-6

  Jacksonville	        ab r  h  bi  ave
Rogowski lf	        2  0  0  1  .206
 JGonzalez ph-2b-p	3  0  0  0  .258
De Jesus ss	        4  2  1  0  .325
Hoffmann rf	        7  1  3  0  .279
Mitchell dh-1b	        6  1  2  3  .267
Lambo 1b-lf	        5  2  2  0  .407
May c        	        4  1  1  0  .224
Justis 3b-2b-3b-2b	6  1  2  3  .270
AGonzalez 2b-3b-1b-3b	6  0  2  1  .300
Godwin cf	        5  1  3  1  .261
  Totals	        44 9 16 9
  Montgomery 	        48 6 10 4

  Errors- AGonzalez 2 (8), Lambo
(1), Justis (13), May (8). 2B- May,
Hoffmann (20), Lambo (2). 3B- Lambo
(1). RBI- Mitchell 3 (75), Justis 3
(35), Rogowski (11),AGonzalez (20),
Godwin (36). S- Rogowski, May. SF-
Rogowski. LOB- Jacksonville 12,
Montgomery 11. SB- De Jesus 2 (16),
Hoffmann (27), Godwin 2 (29). DP-
Justis and Lambo.
  
  Jacksonville	  in  h  r-er bb so  era
Adkins	         3.2  6  4-1  3  2  4.74
Schlichting	 2.1  2  1-0  1  3  3.86
Meque	         2.0  2  1-1  0  3  3.55
Leach	         2.0  0  0-0  0  1  2.91
Tomey (1-1)	 1.0  0  0-0  0  2  5.27
JGonzalez (sv 1) 1.0  0  0-0  1  1  0.00
  T- 3:58. Att- 5,247.
66ers Say "That's One"
Inland Empire won game one in their battle with Rancho Cucamonga for the final wild card spot in the playoffs by a final score of 6-4. Both the Quakes and 66ers are tied at 66-72. Should one team win the next two games they will play Lake Elsinore in game one of the playoffs. If the teams split the final two games, they will have to play a one game tiebreaker contest on Tuesday in San Bernardino and the winner would host the Storm the very next day.

Tommy Giles slugged a three-run homer (#22) in the fifth inning to erase a 1-0 Storm lead. Giles also moved into a tie with the departed Carlos Santana for the team lead with 96 runs batted in. 

  In the bottom of the inning, the Quakes would get a pair of homers to regain the lead at 4-3.

In the top of the sixth inning Jaime Pedroza led off with an infield single and Scott Van Slyke doubled him home to tie the score. With one out, Esteban Lopez dropped a ball just behind the second baseman into right field to score Van Slyke. Giles doubled to score Bridger Hunt with in an insurance run in the ninth.

Giles finished with a double and a homer good for four RBI. Hunt had two hits and scored twice. Lopez and Trayvon Robinson had a pair of hits each.

Victor Garate lasted five innings and earned the win. Garate (3-0) gave up four runs on seven hits and fanned six Quakes. Paul Koss earned his 14th save with a scoreless ninth.

Game two this afternoon will see Michael Anton and 66er Tim Sexton battle in the important game.

  Score by Innings	
Inland Empire	000 032 001-6
Rch Cucamonga	100 030 000-4

  Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hunt 3b        	5  2  2  0  .294
Lara 2b        	4  1  1  0  .248
Giles rf	5  1  2  4  .277
Locke 1b	4  0  0  0  .312
Pedroza ss	4  1  1  0  .297
Van Slyke lf	3  1  1  1  .258
Garabedian dh	3  0  0  0  .098
Lopez c	        4  0  2  1  .229
Robinson cf	3  0  2  1  .275
Herrera cf	1  0  0  0  .167
  Totals	27 3 6 3
  Cucamonga	28 1 5 1

  Error- Hunt (9). 2B- Lara (16),
Van Slyke (8), Giles (28). HR-
Giles (22). RBI- Giles 4 (96), Van
Slyke (25), Lopez (13). S-
Garabedian. LOB- Inland Empire 7,
Great Lakes 7. DP- Van Slyke and
Lara.

  Inland Empire	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Garate (3-0)	5.0  7  4-4  3  6  4.70
Pratt        	3.0  1  0-0  2  2  4.63
Koss (sv 14)	1.0  2  0-0  0  3  3.42
  T- 3:08. Att- 6,097.
White, Loons Win 3-1
Starter Garrett White pitched seven shutout innings and Jaime Ortiz blasted a two-run homer to highlight a three-run sixth inning as Great Lakes picked up a 3-1 victory over Fort Wayne in front of 5,567 fans at Dow Diamond.

The big crowd marked the eighth consecutive sellout and the 20th overall in a season that saw the young Loons battle for survival.

Great Lakes scored first in the sixth inning when Jovanny Rosario followed Erik Kanaby's single with a RBI single up the middle to make it a 1-0 ballgame. They added two more when Jaime Ortiz ripped a two-run home run to right field, his 13th of the season, to give the Loons a 3-0 lead.

Fort Wayne picked up their only run in the eighth and threatened in the ninth with two outs when reliever Miguel Sanfler dropped a throw from first baseman Jaime Ortiz to allow a Fort Wayne runner. He advanced to third on a single but Sanfler got the final Whitecap to bounce to short to end the ballgame.

White picked up the win to improve to 3-3 and lowered his ERA to 3.67. Miguel Sanfler worked the final two innings, allowing two runs to pick up his second save of the season.

The third game of the four-game series will is this afternoon.

  Score by Innings
Fort Wayne	000 000 010-1
Great Lakes	000 003 00x-3

  Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Kanaby cf	4  1  2  0  .270
Rosario dh	3  1  1  1  .270
Perez 3b	3  0  0  0  .286
Ortiz 1b	3  1  1  2  .223
Silverio rf	3  0  1  0  .257
Dalton 2b	2  0  0  0  .226
Jansen c	3  0  0  0  .230
Lizarraga ss	3  0  1  0  .193
Garcia lf	3  0  0  0  .100
  Totals	27 3 6 3
  Fort Wayne	28 1 5 1

  Error- Sanfler (4). 2B- Silverio
(15). HR- Ortiz (13). RBI- Rosario
(35), Ortiz 2 (48). S- Rosario,
Dalton. LOB- Great Lakes 2, Fort
Wayne 7. SB- Rosario (37). DP-
White, Lizarraga and Ortiz.

  Great Lakes	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
White (3-3)	7.0  2  0-0  3  5  3.67
Sanfler (sv 2)	2.0  3  1-1  1  2  3.95
  T- 2:11. Att- 5,567.
Raptors Close to Clinching
The Magic Number is One.

Ogden's 6-4 victory over Casper cut their magic number to one, with six games left in the season. They now lead the Ghosts by four games and a win this afternoon would clinch a playoff slot no matter what the teams do over the final games of the season.

They only thing that might hold the Raptors back is a weather report that calls for a possibility of thunder storms.

The Raptors battled back from an early 4-1 deficit to take tie the game in the fourth and then added runs in the fifth and seventh.

Tony Delmonico's RBI double in the first put Ogden on the board and he added a two-run double in the third. Matt Wallach's homer (#9) in the fourth tied the game. Delmonico's homer in the fifth (#9) put the Raptors in front to stay and Dee Gordon whacked his second homer in the seventh for an insurance run.

Delmonico went 3-for-4 at the plate, including a home run, and four RBI. Gordon went 3-for-4 at the plate and a second home run. Wallach also homered and first baseman Kyle Orr finished 2-for-4.

Ogden got another strong performance from starting pitcher Jon Dutton, who earned his ninth win and continues to lead the Pioneer League in that department.

Dutton allowed nine hits, four runs and struck out two Casper batters. Elisaul Pimentel, in his first game since being promoted from the Gulf Coast League, and Marcel Prado allowed one hit between them over the next three innings.

Allen St. Claire closed it out for his fifth save of the season. Over his 15 innings, he has struck out 18 and walked three.

Ogden's last trip to the playoffs came in 2005. That year they lost to Orem, 2-1. They lost by the same margin in 2003 and 2002 and to Idaho Falls in 2000.

The last time Ogden played in the Pioneer League finals was 1996 when it lost to Helena, 2-0. That year the Raptors and the Brewers were both Milwaukee affiliates.

The game with Casper this afternoon closes out the series. The Raptors then host league-leading Orem for a single game before closing out the regular season with four games at Orem.

  Score by Innings
Casper	310 000 000-4
Ogden	102 110 10x-6

  Ogden	        ab r  h  bi  ave	
Gordon ss	4  2  3  1  .328
Buss cf        	4  1  1  0  .286
Delmonico 2b	4  1  3  4  .336
Russell rf	4  0  0  0  .289
Baez 3b        	4  0  0  0  .280
Wallach c	4  1  1  1  .279
Yount dh	3  0  1  0  .293
Orr 1b        	4  0  2  0  .220
Ruggiano lf	4  1  1  0  .234
  Totals	35 6 12 6	
  Casper	37 4 11 2
  
  Error- Orr (8). 2B- Delmonico 2
(18), Ruggiano (9), Yount (8), Orr
(12). HR- Wallach (9), Delmonico
(9), Gordon (27). RBI- Delmonico 4
(36), Wallach (33), Gordon (2).
SB- Gordon (14). DP- Dutton and
Orr; Wallach, Delmonico and Wallach;
Gordon, Delmonico and Orr; Baez,
Delmonico and Orr.

  Ogden	         in  h  r-er bb so  era
Dutton (9-2)	 5.0  9  4-4  4  2  5.35
Pimentel 	 1.0  1  0-0  1  1  0.00
Prado        	 2.0  0  0-0  1  3  4.89
St. Clair (sv 5) 1.0  1  0-0  0  0  3.38
  HBP- by Dutton. T- 2:21. Att- 5.054.

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