Dalton Gets Four Hits, Five RBIs in Win

Albuquerque was shut out 5-0 by Round Rock, their fifth shutout of the season. Chattanooga struggled for 14 innings before losing 3-2 despite Russ Mitchell's two run homer. Inland Empire held Lake Elsinore to six hits but they made the most of them in a 5-3 win. Great Lakes set records all over the place with 25 hits and an 18-6 win over Beloit with Parker Dalton collecting four hits and five RBI.

Isotopes Shut Down by Round Rock
Albuquerque (10-12) were fanned a season-high 13 times en route to a 5-0 shutout at the hands of Round Rock at Isotopes Park. The 'Topes' offense couldn't muster an extra-base hit and pushed only one base runner past second base and only two past first.

They were shut out for the fourth time this season and it was the second for the 'Topes at home.

Albuquerque could only manage four hits over the first six innings and struck out nine times.

In the first inning, Jason Repko singled and with one out Xavier Paul walked. With Blake DeWitt at the plate, Repko was caught stealing to end the threat.

In the bottom of the third, A.J. Ellis led off with a single and moved to third after a sacrifice bunt from pitcher Miguel Pinango and a single from Chin-Lung Hu. Paul to leave runners on the corners.

Pinanago (1-3) was collected the loss, working 6.2 innings and allowing five runs on seven hits. Pinango retired nine straight at one point, before Round Rock struck for three in the top of the fifth. Brian Mazone worked a scoreless 1.1 innings and struck out two in his first action of the season.

The 'Topes were held to three hits over the final three innings. Hu was 2-for-3 and each member of Albuquerque's starting nine save Hu and Pinango went down via strikeout at least once.

Albuquerque hopes to preserve a series split today behind lefty Shawn Estes (1-1, 2.37) while left-hander Josh Muecke (0-2, 7.00) counters for Round Rock in the final game of the homestand.

  Score by Innings
Round Rock	000 030 200-5
Albuquerque	000 000 000-0

  Albuquerque	ab r  h  bi  ave
Repko rf	4  0  1  0  .222
Hu ss        	3  0  2  0  .280
Maza 2b        	1  0  1  0  .211
Paul cf        	3  0  0  0  .386
Luna 1b        	4  0  0  0  .305
DeWitt 2b-3b	4  0  1  0  .294
Jones lf	4  0  1  0  .188
Garcia 3b-ss	4  0  0  0  .143
Ellis c	        3  0  1  0  .333
Pinango p	1  0  0  0  .000
 Mazone p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Brown ph	1  0  0  0  .240
 Threets p	0  0  0  0  .000
-----------------------------
  Totals        32 0 7 0
  Round Rock    32 5 9 5

  Error- Ellis (2). S- Pinango.
LOB-7. CS- Repko (1). DP- 3 Hu,
DeWitt and Luna; Maza and Garcia;
Luna, DeWitt, Hu and Luna.

  Albuquerque 	in  h r-er bb so  era
Pinango (1-3)	6.2  7  5-5  3  2  7.33
Mazone        	1.1  0  0-0  1  2  0.00
Threets        	1.0  2  0-0  0  0  .279
  WP- Pinango. HBP- by Pinango. 
T- 2:39. Att- 10,981.
Lookouts Lose in 14
Chattanooga pitching allowed Carolina to score in only two of the 14 innings played, but a Mudcats run in the final inning handed them a 3-2 loss and broke their five-game winning streak.

Miguel Pinango, sixth pitch of the night for the Lookouts, allowed a single and a successful bunt that resulted in a single but then retired the next two batters before a wild pitch moved them both up a base and a game-winning hit ended the four hour and 19 minute game.

The Lookouts drew first blood in the fifth inning when Josh Bell doubled and Russell Mitchell homered. Save for that long hit Chattanooga didn't score all evening.

The Mudcats tied the score just as suddenly. A single and a home run in the seventh sent the game into five extra innings.

Chattanooga had chances to drive in a run in the seventh when pitcher Travis Chick walked and Justin Sellers singled him to second. On Andrew Lambo's single to left field, Chick was nailed at the plate.

The Lookouts put two on in the eighth, Juan Gonzalez doubled to open the 10th and Mitchell and James Tomlin walked in the 11th but they couldn't come up with a hit when they needed it.

Obviously Chattanooga received excellent pitching until the 14th inning.

Josh Lindblom allowed only two hits over five scoreless innings. Chick made one mistake in the seventh and it cost him two runs in three innings worked. Carmen Cali pitched two scoreless innings, Jesus Rodriguez and Matt Sartor added one each.

Chattanooga picked up nine hits with Gonzalez (both doubles) and Lambo collecting two each.

  Score by Innings
Chattanooga	000 020 000 000 00-2
Carolina	000 000 200 000 01-3

 Chattanooga	ab r  h  bi  ave
Sellers ss	6  0  1  0  .298
JGonzalez 2b	6  0  2  0  .235
Lambo lf	6  0  2  0  .319
Hoffmann cf	6  0  0  0  .297
GMartinez rf-1b	5  0  1  0  .311
Bell 3b	        5  1  1  0  .263
Mitchell 1b	5  1  1  2  .155
 Meque p	0  0  0  0  .000
Closser c	5  0  1  0  .292
Lindblom p	2  0  0  0  .200
 Chick p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Mercedes ph	0  0  0  0  .100
 Cali p	        0  0  0  0  .000
 Tomlin ph	0  0  0  0  .300
 JRodriguez p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Sartor p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Godwin rf	1  0  0  0  .286
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  Totals	47 2  9 2
  Carolina	48 3 11 3

  Error- Closser (3). 2B- JGonzalez 2 (4), 
Bell (6), Martinez (8). HR- Mitchell (2). 
RBI- Mitchell 2 (9). LOB- Chattanooga 11, 
Carolina 12. CS- Mercedes (2). DP- Bell, 
JGonzalez and Mitchell.

  Chattanooga    in  h r-er bb so  era
Lindblom	5.0  2  0-0  0  1  4.70
Chick        	3.0  4  2-2  1  3  3.54
Cali        	2.0  0  0-0  0  2  4.32
JRodriguez	1.0  2  0-0  0  0  1.04
Sartor        	1.0  0  0-0  1  1  3.86
Meque (1-4)	1.2  3  1-1  1  2 15.26
  WP- Meque 2. HBP- by Lindblom, by Cali, 
Sellers. T- 4:19. Att- 4,244.
Sixers Lose 5-3 to Storm
Inland Empire out-hit the Lake Elsinore Storm 11 to six but the Storm had three extra base hits and turned three walks into runs for a 5-3 win.

The game turned on the second inning when the Storm jumped out in front 3-0 on 66ers starter Steven Johnson. An triple and a one-out single scored the first run. Two walks and a double added another before Johnson hit a batter an walked in a run. Johnson also served up a long home run in the fifth inning to make it 4-1.

Consecutive singles by Adolfo Gonzalez, Eduardo Perez and Scott Van Slyke had loaded the bases in the fourth for Inland Empire and Pedro Baez's grounder put them on the board for the first time.

Lake Elsinore added single runs in the fifth and sixth to take a 5-1 lead.

In the sixth, Perez tripled the right fielder and didn't stop at third, scoring when the right fielder threw high to the catcher.

Christian Lara singled in the seventh, moved up on a single by Tray Robinson and scored on a wild pitch. On the play, Trayvon Robinson (who was 3-for-5) tried to score from second, but was tagged at the plate to keep the score 5-3.

Daigoro Rondon allowed the fifth run of the game in his two innings before Greg Miller and Justin Orenduff worked a scoreless eighth.

For the third time the Inland Empire pitching staff hit double figures in strikeouts, finishing with 11. Johnson contributed 8 of them, along with 3 walks, 4 hits, 2 hit batters, and 4 runs allowed over 5 innings to take the loss, his second against a single win.

Inland Empire continues its four-game series with the Lake Elsinore Storm this afternoon. Marlon Arias makes his season debut for the 66ers. Cha Seung Baek will make a rehab start for the Storm.

  Score by Innings
Lake Elsinore	030 011 000-5
Inland Empire	000 101 100-3

  Inland Empire ab r  h  bi  ave 
Robinson cf	5  0  3  0  .330
Mattingly lf	5  0  1  0  .263
AGonzalez 2b	4  1  1  0  .360
Perez dh	3  1  2  0  .388
Van Slyke rf	4  0  1  0  .316
Baez 3b        	4  0  1  1  .265
Caseres 1b	3  0  0  0  .235
 Gibson pr-1b	0  0  0  0  .091
Garabedian c	2  0  0  0  .207
 Jansen c	2  0  0  0  .227
Lara ss        	4  1  2  0  .214
-----------------------------
  Totals	36 3 11 1
  Lake Elsinore	35 5  6 5

  2B- Robinson (8). 3B- Perez (4).
RBI- Baez (9). LOB- Inland Empire
9, Lake Elsinore 7. 

  Inland Empire  in  h r-er bb so  era
Johnson (1-2)	5.0  4  4-4  3  8  5.18
Rondon        	2.0  2  1-1  1  2  4.15
Miller	        0.1  0  0-0  0  0  5.40
Orenduff 	1.2  0  0-0  0  0  2.31
 PB- Jansen (3). HBP- by Johnson, by Miller. 
T- 3:00. Att- 2,599.
Loons Collect 25 Hits in Big Win
Brad Golder
Great Lakes Loons
The Great Lakes Loons established new franchise records for runs (18) and hits (25) en route to a convincing 18-6 win over Beloit in the first game of a three-game set from Pohlman Field.

Three different Loons players - Tony Delmonico, Travis Vetters and Parker Dalton - recorded four hits in the game and Dalton, selected out of Texas A&M in the 24th round of the June 2007 First-Year Player Draft, drove in five in the contest. Both he and Vetters notched two doubles each. Dee Gordon finished a double shy of the cycle. Austin Gallagher reached base six times on three hits and three walks.

Every Loons' offensive starter reached base. Only Esteban Lopez was held hitless, and he drove in two runs on two sacrifice flies and was hit by a pitch.

After a scoreless first inning, the Loons sent 10 men to the plate in the second, scoring seven times. The inning included home runs by Gordon, his first of the year, and Kyle Russell, his fourth. The Loons added three more in the third.

Beloit cut the Loons' lead to four with a four-run third, but never got closer, with Great Lakes tacking on three in the sixth, four in the seventh and one in the eighth.

Jon Michael Redding (3-1) started and recorded the win despite allowing six runs in his five innings. Robert Boothe and Jordan Pratt combined for four perfect innings of relief. At one point, the relief duo struck out seven consecutive Snappers. Redding, Boothe and Pratt combined to retire the last 17 Beloit batters.

The Loons continue their three-game series against the Snappers this afternoon. Right-hander Ethan Martin (3-0, 1.35) will start for the Loons opposite right-hander Bobby Lanigan (2-0, 3.68).

  Score by Innings
Great Lakes	073 003 410-18
Beloit	        024 000 000- 6

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Gordon ss	7  2  3  3  .311
Pedroza 2b	6  1  3  1  .347
Gallagher 1b	4  2  3  0  .321
Delmonico dh	6  3  4  0  .333
Russell cf	5  2  3  4  .342
Silverio rf	5  2  1  0  .300
Vetters lf	6  4  4  3  .289
Dalton 3b	6  2  4  5  .303
Lopez c        	3  0  0  0  .056
-----------------------------
  Totals	44 18 25 18
  Beloit	33  6  6  6

  2B- Dalton 2 (4), Vetters 2 (2),
Pedroza (5), Gallagher (5). 3B-
Gordon (4). HR- Dalton 5 (7),
Russell (4). RBI- Dalton 5 (7),
Lopez 2 (2), Gordon 3 (8), Russell
4 (22), Pedroza (13). Vetters 3
(8). SF- Lopez 2. LOB- Great
Lakes 13, Beloit 1. CS- Pedroza (4). 

  Great Lakes 	in  h r-er bb so  era
Redding (3-1)	5.0  6  6-6  1  4  6.65
Boothe        	2.0  0  0-0  0  3  3.00
Pratt        	2.0  0  0-0  0  5  5.54
  HBP- Pedroza, Lopez. T- 2:50. Att- 831.

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