Three Dodger Teams Run the Table Sunday

Despite a rally in the ninth, Albuquerque lost 6-4 to Round Rock. Chattanooga received strong pitching from Scott Elbert and Francisco Felix, and a grand slam home run by Gaby Martinez to beat Carolina 5-1. Catcher Kenley Jansen hit a homer, doubled, and drove in four as Inland Empire dumped Lake Elsinore 8-2. Jaime Pedroza homered and Parker Dalton drove in three as Great Lakes topped Beloit 6-5.

'Topes Rally Falls Short
Albuquerque (10-13) trailed 6-1 into the last of the night and rallied for three runs and had the tying run at the plate before their rally fizzled out and Round Rock took a 6-4 decision.

The Isotopes started the rally when Xavier Paul, Valentino Pascucci, and Blake DeWitt singled to load the bases. Pinch-hitter Danny Ardoin singled to right-center, knocking in Paul and Pascucci to bring the 'Topes to within 6-3.

A sacrifice fly by Sergio Garcia drove in DeWitt to make the score 6-4 and a walk to A.J. Ellis put runners on first and second for Dee Brown who was the potential winning run.

Brown slugged a shot to dead center field that was tracked down by Yordany Ramirez just short of the wall. Jason Repko, who had homered earlier, flew out to right to end the game as the Express escaped with a 6-4 win.

The game was a pitching duel early on with Isotopes starter Shawn Estes and Express starter Josh Muecke taking a 1-1 tie through six innings.

Round Rock scored in the second on a passed ball by A.J. Ellis with the bases loaded and two out. Other than that unearned run, Estes allowed four hits while walking two and striking out three. From the third to the sixth, Estes retired 10 straight.

Jason Repko tied in the bottom of the third with his sixth home run.

Reliever Stephen Randolph (0-1) took over in the seventh and a walk and an RBI double broke the tie before a wild pitch made it 3-1.

Dwayne Pollok was hammered for three runs in the eighth, giving Round Rock a 6-1 margin in the ninth.

The 'Topes will travel to Oklahoma City for a quick four-game series against the RedHawks before coming back on Friday, May 8. In today's game, righty Giancarlo Alvarado (1-2, 3.44 ERA) will square off against Elizardo Ramirez (0-3, 3.98 ERA) from Bricktown Ballpark.

  Score by Innings
Round Rock	010 000 230-6
Albuquerque	001 000 003-4

  Albuquerque	ab r  h  bi  ave
Repko cf	5  1  1  1  .224
Maza 2b        	4  0  2  0  .227
Paul rf        	4  1  1  0  .379
Pascucci 1b	4  1  1  0  .282
DeWitt 3b	3  1  1  0  .300
MJones lf	3  0  0  0  .181
 Pollok p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Ardoin ph	1  0  1  2  .174
Garcia ss	3  0  0  1  .118
Ellis c        	2  0  0  0  .321
Estes p 	1  0  0  0  .000
 Randolph p	0  0  0  0  .000
Brown lf 1  0  0  0  .235
-----------------------------
  Totals	31 1 3 4
  Round Rock	31 6 8 4

  2B- Maza (3). HR- Repko (6). RBI- Repko 
(11), Ardoin 2 (3), Garcia (1). S- Estes. 
SF- Garcia. LOB- Albuquerque 6, Round Rock 
5. SB- MJones (2). 

  Albuquerque 	in  h r-er bb so  era
Estes        	6.0  4  1-1  2  3  2.16
Randolph(0-1)	1.0  1  2-2  1  1 17.61
Pollock	        2.0  3  3-3  1  2  6.46
  WP- Estes, Randolph, Pollok. 
PB- Ellis (4). T- 2:40. Att- 8,533.
Martinez, Elbert and Felix Boost Lookouts
Chattanooga received strong pitching from Scott Elbert and Francisco Felix, and a grand slam home run in the seventh inning by Gaby Martinez that broke a 1-1 and gave the Lookouts a 5-1 win, its sixth in seven games. The Lookouts clinched their second consecutive series and improved to 9-15 overall, matching Carolina's record.

Elbert took a three-hit shutout into the last of the fifth when things unraveled for the Dodgers No. 1 selection in the 2008 draft. An opening single started things and then Elbert threw the ball away on an attempted force play at second. A force play at third recorded the first out but a wild pitch moved both runners up and a walk loaded the bases.

A sac fly drove in the unearned run and Elbert got a strikeout to end the inning.

The Mudcats starting pitcher James Avery worked five scoreless innings but had to leave the game with an injury and the Lookouts tied the game with the same sort of convoluted inning they had just suffered with the same results -- one run.

Jamie Hoffmann singled off Avery and he left the game with a hand or wrist injury. A ground ball moved Hoffmann to second and Josh Bell and Russ Mitchell walked to load the bases.

Lucas May banged a sac fly to left with Bell moving to third. Mitchell stole second but James Tomlin hit for Elbert and bounced out to third base.

The Lookouts broke the tie in the seventh when Justin Sellers was hit by a pitch and with one out Andrew Lambo singled and Hoffmann walked to load the bases. Martinez quickly unloaded them with a booming drive to dead center field.

Reliever Francisco Felix (3-0) allowed only two hits over the final four innings to earn the win.

Hoffmann was the only Chattanooga batter to record more than one hit.

The Lookouts will wrap up their five-game series at Carolina tonight with James Adkins (0-2, 7.45) scheduled to start against Misael DeJesus (1-2, 9.92) for the Mudcats.

  Score by Innings
Chattanooga	000 001 400-5
Carolina	000 010 000-1

  Chattanooga	ab r  h  bi  ave
Sellers ss	4  1  1  0  .296
Mercedes 2b	5  0  0  0  .093
Lambo lf	5  1  1  0  .313
Hoffmann cf	4  2  2  0  .308
GMartinez rf	4  1  1  4  .308
Bell 3b        	2  0  1  0  .269
Mitchell 1b	4  0  1  0  .159
May c        	1  0  0  0  .188
Elbert p	2  0  0  0  .000
 Tomlin ph	1  0  0  0  .290
 Felix p	1  0  0  0  .500
-----------------------------
  Totals	32 5 7 5
  Carolina	31 1 6 1

  Error- Elbert (1). 2B- Sellers (9), Bell 
(7), Mitchell (1). HR- GMartinez (3). 
RBI- May (7), GMartinez 4 (19). LOB- Chattanooga 
11, Carolina 7. SB- Mitchell (2).

Chattanooga 	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Elbert        	5.0  4  1-0  2  6  2.08
Felix (3-0)	4.0  2  0-0  0  3  2.18
  WP- Elbert. HBP- by Elbert, Sellers.
T- 2:50. Att- 3,048.
Jansen's for RBI's boost Sixer
Catcher Kenley Jansen hit a homer, doubled, and drove in four as Inland Empire (9-15) dropped Lake Elsinore (14-10) 8-2 to end the Sixers losing streak at four games.

The 66ers were held hitless through the first four innings before Jansen slugged a three-run home run to right, his first homer of the year, scoring Eduardo Perez and Steve Caseres who had walked. Jansen finished the afternoon 2-for-4 with four RBIs.

The Storm got on the board first with a two-out rally off Marlon Arias, making his first 2009 start, in the second.

Inland Empire pitching made sure that that would be the only lead Lake Elsinore held all game, as David Pfieffer, Joe Jones, and Miguel Sanfler allowed only three hits and no runs the rest of the game.

Arias pitched 4 innings, giving up 2 runs on 6 hits while striking out 5. Pfieffer (1-2) earned the win, striking out 6 and allowing 1 hit in 2.1 innings.

The Sixers broke it open in the seventh with five runs that scored on a triple by Perez (his fifth on the season), a double by Jansen, and singles by Christian Lara and Preston Mattingly.

Inland Empire closes its four-game series with Lake Elsinore tonight with Tim Sexton (1-2, 3.86) drawing the start.

  Score by Innings
Lake Elsinore	002 000 000-2
Inland Empire	000 030 20x-8

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Robinson cf	4  0  1  0  .327
Mattingly lf	4  0  1  1  .263
AGonzalez	4  0  0  0  .333
Perez 1b	3  2  1  0  .386
Van Slyke rf	4  1  2  1  .325
Baez 3b        	4  0  0  0  .237
Caseres dh	2  2  0  0  .229
Jansen c	4  2  2  4  .250
Lara ss        	3  1  1  2  .219
-----------------------------
  Totals	35 2 9 2
  Lake Elsinore	32 8 8 6

Error- Mattangly (1). 2B- Van Slyke 2 (8), 
Jansen (4). 3B- Perez (5). HR- Jansen (1). 
RBI- Jansen- 4 (9), Van Slyke (14), Lara 2 
(7), Mattingly (7). LOB- Inland Empire 3, 
Lake Elsinore 14. CS- Van Slyke (3). 
DP- Lara, AGonzalez. 
  
  Inland Empire in  h r-er bb so  era
Arias        	4.0  6  2-2  3  5  4.50
Pfeiffer (1-2)	2.1  1  0-0  2  6  2.63
Jones        	1.1  1  0-0  2  0  3.86
Sanfler	        1.1  1  0-0  1  2  3.86
 T- 2:42. Att- 3,083.
Loons Take Second Straight in Beloit
Brad Golder
Great Lakes Loons

Jaime Pedroza homered and Parker Dalton drove in three as Great Lakes won their second straight over Beloit by a final of 6-5.

  Trailing 1-0 in the third, Pedroza belted a two-run home run over the wall in right field to give the Loons the lead for good. Great Lakes (13-10) scored four runs in the fourth inning when Dalton doubled with the bases loaded to drive in three. Dalton later scored on an RBI double by Dee Gordon to give the Loons a five-run lead.  

Beloit battled back with a three-run fifth inning but would never get closer.  

Josh Walter (1-0) relieved starter Bobby Blevins and pitched two scoreless innings for his first win. Javy Guerra hurled the game's final two innings for his seventh save, tied for first in the Midwest League.   

Gordon finished the game with three hits. Pedroza is now 11-of-22 (.500) on the Loons' Badger State road trip. Dalton has recorded eight RBIs in the series against Beloit.

The Loons are now four games behind first-place Fort Wayne and three and a half games behind second-place West Michigan.  

The Loons wrap up their six-game roadtrip Monday with a noon school kids' game at Pohlman Field. Right-hander Kyle Smit (0-1, 5.68 ERA) will make his second start of the season opposite right-hander Brad Tippett (1-0, 4.05).   

The Loons return to action at Dow Diamond Tuesday against Quad Cities. 

  Score by Innings
Great Lakes	002 400 000-6
Beloit	        010 030 010-5

  Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi ave
Gordon ss	5  0  3  1  .326
Pedroza 2b	4  1  2  2  .351
Gallagher 1b	4  0  0  0  .306
Delmonico c	4  1  1  0  .329
Russell cf	3  1  0  0  .329
Silverio rf	4  1  2  0  .311
Vetters lf	4  0  0  0  .265
Dalton 3b	4  1  1  3  .297
Hatch dh	3  1  1  3  .286
 Herrera pr-dh	0  0  0  0  .215
-----------------------------
  Totals	36 6  9 6
  Beloit	35 5 11 5

  2B- Silverio (5), Dalton (5), Gordon (2), 
Pedroza (6). HR- Pedroza (3). RBI- Pedroza 
2 (15), Dalton 3 (10), Gordon (9). 
LOB- Great Lakes 5, Beloit 7. DP- Pedroza, 
Gordon and Gallagher.

  Great Lakes 	in  h r-er bb so  era
Blevins        	4.0  6  4-4  3  3  7.06
Walter (1-0)	2.0  1  0-0  0  2  1.38
Martin         	1.0  1  0-0  0  2  1.29
Guerra (sv 7)	2.0  3  1-1  0  4  0.71
  WP- Blevins, Walter, Guerra. T- 2:47. 
Att- 613.
 

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