Godwin's Single Gives Lookouts a 5-4 win

Eric Milton worked six innings and knocked in three but Albuquerque dropped a 6-5 decision to Round Rock. Adam Godwin's RBI single in the ninth gave Chattanooga a 5-4 win over Carolina, their fifth win in a row. Inland Empire walked eight, hit two and added three wild pitches in a 10-4 loss to Lake Elsinore. Tony Delmonico's unusual double play at the plate but Great Lakes lost 6-4 to Wisconsin.

Milton's Heroics Don't Help Isotopes 6-5
Starter Eric Milton did about as much as he could, working six strong innings and leaving with a 5-3 lead plus smacking a three-run double but his bullpen failed him and Albuquerque (10-11) let this one slip away to Round Rock by a 6-5 score.

'Topes reliever Henry Bonilla (1-1) was tagged for three runs in the seventh to turn the game around and earn himself the loss.

In the bottom of the second, Milton showed he wasn't a one-trick pony, driving in three Albuquerque runs. The Isotopes loaded the bases with a Blake DeWitt walk, a Hector Luna single to center, and a free pass to A.J. Ellis. With two outs, Milton smacked a three-run double to left center that gave the Isotopes a 3-2 lead.

Albuquerque upped the advantage to 5-2 in the bottom of the fourth when DeWitt lined a triple to right center and scored one batter later on Luna's sacrifice fly. Dee Brown followed with a walk, moved to third on an Ellis' single, and scored off a Repko single.

Milton went six innings for his third straight outing, but lost his streak of 13 consecutive scoreless innings when the Express scored two runs in the top of the second when Round Rock pitcher Jose Capellan belted a two-run double.

The Express trimmed the lead to 5-3 with a solo home run in the top of the fifth. They then rapped out four singles and scored three runs off Bonilla to give the Express the one-run advantage.

Three Express relievers to hold the Topes scoreless over the final five innings.

Albuquerque had an opportunity to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth, but catcher A.J. Ellis was gunned down at the plate in a double play to end the the 'Topes' chances.

Ellis, the only Isotope to record multiple hits on the night, legged out an infield single and moved to second when Round Rock second baseman Edwin Maysonet overthrew the bag. A sacrifice bunt from Sergio Garcia moved Ellis to third, but, with one out, Ellis was caught at the plate trying to tag up on a fly out from Jason Repko.

Albuquerque will start lefty Shawn Estes (1-1, 2.37) while Josh Mecke (0-2, 7.00) counters for Round Rock.

Roster Moves
Two Dodgers relievers that nearly made the club this Spring headed in different directions. Left-hander Brian Mazone, who had the best Spring stats in camp but was sidelined by an abscess on his buttock, has been activated and right-hander Tanyon Sturtze, who has pitched well at Albuquerque, was given his release after Jeff Weaver was promoted to Los Angeles instead of Sturtze.

  Score by Innings
Round Rock	020 010 300-6
Albuquerque	030 200 000-5

  Albuquerque	ab r  h  bi  ave
Repko rf	5  0  1  0  .221
Hu ss        	3  0  0  0  .264
Paul cf        	4  0  1  1  .400
pascucci 1b	4  0  0  0  .284
DeWitt 2b	3  2  1  1  .308
Luna 3b        	2  1  1  1  .327
 Strickland	0  0  0  0  .000
Brown lf	3  1  0  0  .245
Ellis c	        3  1  2  0  .333
Milton p	2  0  1  3  .333
 MJones ph	1  0  1  0  .185
 Bonilla p	0  0  0  0  .000
 DeBarr p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Garcia 3b	0  0  0  0  .200
-----------------------------
  Totals	33 5  8 5
  Round Rock	36 6 10 6

  Error- Pascucci (3). 2B- Milton
(2), Paul (9). 3B- DeWitt (1).
RBI- Milton 3 (5), Luna (12),
Repko (10). S- Garcia. SF- Luna.
LOB- Albuquerque 5, Round Rock 8.
CS- Paul (2). 
 
 Albuquerque	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Milton 	        6.0  6  3-2  2  6  3.67
Bonilla (1-1)	1.0  4  3-3  1  2  2.57
DeBarr	        1.0  0  0-0  1  0  4.32
Strickland	1.0  0  0-0  0  1  6.43
 WP- Milton. HBP- by Milton. T- 3:00.
Att- 8,327.	
Godwin's Single edges Mudcats 5-4
Outfielder Adam Godwin's single to right in the top of the ninth inning scored Lucas May to break a 4-4 tie and boost Chattanooga to a 5-4 win over the Carolina Mudcats for he Lookouts' fifth consecutive win.

Starter Tim Corcoran took a shutout and a 3-0 lead into the seventh inning but was gave up a pair of runs and left runners at first and third before handing the ball over to Francisco Felix who gave up a game-tying single.

The Lookouts (8-14) scored three runs in the sixth inning without any hits to take the lead. Russ Mitchell and Gaby Martinez opened the inning by drawing walks, and then a Mudcats reliever walked Lucas May and James Tomlin.

The second run scored on a double-play ball and an error allowed another run to boost the Lookouts up by three.

Chattanooga built the lead to 4-0 in the seventh when Tomlin's triple to center scored May.

Then in the ninth, May was hit by a pitch with one out and after Tomlin walked, Godwin drove a ground ball into right field to knock in the winning run.

Matt Sartor took over for Felix in the ninth and retired the side in order for his first save of the season.

Justin Sellers banged out thee his for the Lookouts and May scored three times to lead the attack.

The Lookouts and Mudcats meet again tonight for game three of a five-game series with Josh Lindblom (2-2, 6.00 ERA) scheduled to start for the Lookouts and Justin Mallett (0-0, 7.71) scheduled for Carolina.

  Score by Innings
Chattanooga	000 003 101-5
Carolina	000 000 400-4

  Chattanooga	ab r  h  bi  ave
Sellers ss	6  0  3  0  .310
JGonzalez 2b	3  0  2  0  .214
Lambo lf	4  0  1  0  .318
Mitchell 3b	4  1  0  0  .152
Martinez 1b	3  1  0  0  .321
May c        	3  3  1  0  .190
Tomlin cf	2  0  2  2  .300
Godwin rf	4  0  1  1  .293
Corcoran p	3  0  0  0  .000
 Felix p	0  0  0  0 1.000
 Bell ph	1  0  0  0  .268
 Sartor p	0  0  0  0  .000
-----------------------------
  Totals	33 5 10 3
  Carolina	34 4  9 2

  Error- JGonzalez (1). 2B- Lambo
(9), JGonzalez (2). 3B- Tomlin
(1). RBI- Tomlin 2 (4), Godwin
(2). S- JGonzalez. LOB-
Chattanooga 14, Carolina 8. CS-
Tomlin (2). DP- Mitchell,
JGonzalez and Martinez.

  Chattanooga 	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Corcoran	6.0  7  4-4  1  3  4.60
Felix (2-1)	2.0  2  0-0  1  2  2.70
Sartor (sv 1)	1.0  0  0-0  0  2  4.08
  HBP- by Felix, May.
T- 3:12 (1:00 rain delay). Att- 3,752.
Two Homers Not Enough for Sixers
DINO, CA – Inland Empire slugged two homers but they were not nearly enough as Lake Elsinore Storm capitalized on eight 66er walks, three wild pitches and a pair of hit batsmen to take a 10-4 win in the series opener.

Sixers starter Kendy Batista struck out 9 batters in his 4 innings of work, and remarkably allowed only a single run on 3 hits, 3 walks, 3 wild pitches, and 2 hit batsmen.

Inland Empire (8-14) tied the score at 1-1 in the fourth with a leadoff home run by Preston Mattingly (#2) on the first pitch of the inning.

The game went bad in the sixth inning when the Storm scored three times and they added six more runs over the final three innings to win easily. Luis Vasquez (0-3), Joe Jones and David Pfeiffer were all treated roughly.

Scott Van Slyke cut the Lake Elsinore lead to 5-3 in the the seventh with a two-run homer to left with Adolfo Gonzalez on base with a single, then knocked in another run in the ninth with a single, driving Gonzalez across the plate again.

Gonzalez continued his hot hitting, going 3-for-4 on the night to raise his average to .370. Van Slyke had two hits and three runs batted in.

Inland Empire continues its four-game series with the Lake Elsinore Storm on tonight with Steven Johnson (1-1) will attempt to stop a 3-game losing skid for the 66ers. Corey Luebke (1-3) gets the ball for the Storm.

  Score by Innings
Lake Elsinore	100 003 141-10
Inland Empire	000 100 201- 4

  Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Robinson cf	4  0  1  0  .315
Mattingly lf	4  1  1  1  .268
AGonzalez	4  2  3  0  .370
Perez 1b	4  0  0  0  .378
Van Slyke rf	4  1  2  3  .321
Baez 3b        	4  0  0  0  .267
Gibson dh	3  0  0  0  .091
Jansen c	2  0  0  0  .238
Green 2b	3  0  0  0  .220
-----------------------------
  Totals	32  4  7 4
  Lake Elsinore	39 10 11 8

  Error- Baez (3). HR- Mattingly
(2), Van Slyke (3). RBI-
Mattingly (6), Van Slyke 3 (13).
LOB- Inland Empire 2, Lake
Elsinore 13. CS- AGonzalez (2),
Robinson (5). DP- AGonzalez,
Green and Perez.

  Inland Empire  in  h r-er bb so  era
Bastisa	4.0  3  1-1  3  9  6.91
Vasquez (0-2)	1.2  1  3-3  1  2 10.00
Sanfler	        1.1  2  1-1  2  0  4.26
Jones        	1.0  4  4-4  1  2  9.00
Pfeiffer	1.0  1  0-0  1  1  3.18
  WP- Bastista 3. HBP- by Bastisa, by Vasquez.
T- 3:02. Att- 3,551.
Rattlers Take Series with 6-4 Win
Brad Golder
Great Lakes Loons

Wisconsin notched a 6-4 victory Friday night over the Great Lakes Loons to secure a 2-1 series win. The game featured a unique play in the third when Loons' catcher Tony Delmonico tagged two runners out at the plate trying to score on a single to right.

  Wisconsin never trailed in the game and scored two in the third prior to the bizarre play at the plate. 

The play occurred with runners at first and second. A drive over the head of Loons' right fielder Jerry Sands started the unusual double play. 

The runner at second waited to see if the ball would be caught before taking off for third and the plate with the second runner closely behind. Sands made a strong throw to Jaime Pedroza, who fired a one-hop throw to Delmonico and he applied the tag to the first runner sliding to the outside part of the plate and to and the second sliding to the infield side of the plate.

  Trailing 2-0, Kyle Russell led off the fourth with a double and scored on a Delmonico single to pull Great Lakes to within one. But Wisconsin scored in the bottom of the fourth.  

  Now fighting a 3-1 deficit, the Loons again pulled to within one on a single by Austin Gallagher singled to drive in Elian Herrera, who had walked. 

   Three runs in the sixth off reliever Luis Garcia made it 6-2. The Loons inched closer with a run in the eighth when Herrera walked, moved to second on a wild pitch and scored on a balk.

  They then scored another in the ninth on a two-out single by Jaime Pedroza after Alfredo Silverio had walked and Dee Gordon singled. Pedroza represented the tying run at first base when Austin Gallagher grounded out to end the game.

   Loons' starter Nathan Eovaldi (0-3) was charged with three earned runs in four innings for the loss. Garcia allowed three runs and Steve Smith worked two scoreless innings and hasn't allowed a run in his two outings (4.1 innings).

   The Loons begin a three-game series against the Beloit Snappers this afternoon. Right-hander Jon Michael Redding (2-1, 5.50) will start for the Loons against Beloit's right-hander Michael Bowman (0-1). 

  Score by Innings
Great Lakes	000 110 101-4
Wisconsin	002 103 00x-6

  Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi ave
Gordon ss	4  0  1  0  .301
Pedroza 2b	2  0  1  1  .333
Gallagher 1b	5  0  1  1  .299
Russell cf	3  1  1  0  .324
Delmonico c	4  0  2  1  .306
Hatch 3b	3  0  0  0  .226
Silverio lf	3  1  0  0  .308
Sands rf	4  0  1  0  .143
Herrera dh	3  2  1  0  .286
-----------------------------
  Totals	31 4  8 3
  Wisconsin	31 6 11 5

  2B- Russell (8). RBI- Delmonico
(12), Gallagher (13), Pedroza
(12).LOB- Great Lakes 8,
Wisconsin 5. SB- Gordon 2 (9).
CS- Herrera (1). DP- Sands,
Pedroza and Delmonico.

  Great Lakes 	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Eovaldi (0-3)	4.0  6  3-3  1  3  6.61
Garcia        	2.0  2  3-3  2  2  5.40
Smith        	2.0  3  0-0  0  3  0.00
  WP- Eovaldi, Garcia 2. 
T- 3:10. Att- 3,268.

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