Nineteen Hits Don't Help Sixers in 16-13 loss

Jacksonville battered Jesus Castillo early en route to an 8-4 win over Chattanooga. A late touchdown turned a 13-9 Inland Empire lead into a 16-13 win for High Desert. A two-strike, two-run single in the ninth inning gave Quad Cities an 8-7 win over Great Lakes. Albuquerque was rained out in Oklahoma City.

Rain Postpones Topes and RedHawks
The same weather system that delayed the Albuquerque Isotopes (10-14) and Oklahoma City for two hours the night before managed to completely wash out game. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on May 30 when Albuquerque returns to Oklahoma City.

The 'Topes and 'Hawks will try it again tonight with a matinee AT&T Bricktown Ballpark. Scheduled starter Charlie Haeger (2-2, 5.76) will get the ball for the 'Topes against RedHawks lefty Michael Ballard (1-1, 3.78).

Suns Whack Lookouts
Jacksonville jumped Lookouts starting pitcher Jesus Castillo early, scoring seven times in the first three innings, en route to an 8-4 win.

Castillo (0-3) left the gam with one out in the third, having allowed eight hits and all seven runs. Travis Schlicting, Jacobo Meque and Jesus Rodriguez combined to give up only a single hit and no runs over the final 6.2 innings but the game was in the bag by then.

Jacksonville led 5-0 before Chattanooga got on the scoreboard in the second on a Castillo's two-RBI single that scored Jamie Hoffman who had walked and James Tomlin, on base on a Suns' error.

The Lookouts chipped away some of the 7-2 Jacksonville lead in the fifth when J.D. Closser singled and scored on pinch-hitter Josh Bell's double. Justin Sellers drove him in with a single.

Chattanooga was 1-for-15 the rest of the game.

The Lookouts slipped to 10-16 and will continue with their five-game homestand against the Jacksonville Suns this afternoon.

  Score by Innings
Jacksonville 	322 000 100-8
Chattanooga	020 020 000-4

  Chattanooga	ab r  h  bi ave
Sellers ss	4  0  1  0  .303
Abreu 2b	4  0  0  0  .000
Lambo lf	4  0  0  0  .301
GMartinez 1b	4  0  0  0  .293
Hoffmann rf	3  1  0  0  .314
Mitchell 3b	4  0  0  0  .161
Tomlin cf	3  1  0  0  .263
Closser c	2  1  1  0  .308
 Bell ph        1  1  1  1  .277
 Godwin p	1  0  1  0  .313
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  Totals	30 4 5 4
  Jacksonville	32 8 9 8

  2B- Bell (8). RBI- Castillo 2 (2), Bell 
(11), Sellers (7). LOB- Chattanooga 2, 
Jacksonville 3. DP- Abreu and GMartinez.

  Dodgers 	in  h r-er bb so  era
Castillo (0-3)	2.1  8  7-7  3  0  6.84
Schichting	2.2  0  0-0  0  2  0.00
Meque        	3.0  1  1-1  2  4 11.81
Rodriguez	1.0  0  0-0  0  2  0.98
  T- 2:36. Att- 3,737.
Seven-Run Eighth Sinks Sixers
The 66ers fought back from a 7-1 deficit and collected 19 hits, but the High Desert Mavericks tacked seven runs on the scoreboard in the eighth inning to take a 16-13 win.

The game lasted four hours and six minutes, one minute shy of the California League record for a nine-inning game set by the same franchises in a 20-17 San Bernardino triumph at this ballpark on June 16, 1995.

After Preston Mattingly doubled and scored on Eduardo Perez's single in the first, the first place Mavericks took a 7-1 lead into the fourth on a pair of home runs from off Inland Empire starter Alberto Bastardo who lasted two innings in his shortest outing of the year.

The Sixers trimmed the lead to 9-4 heading into the sixth, when Steve Caseres doubled and scored on Tray Robinson's sac fly in the fourth; RBIs by Caseres and Christian Lara in the fifth and then they rallied for five hits and five runs with Garett Green tying the game at nine with a two-out, two-run single to left.

Inland Empire (10-15) took what appeared to be a commanding 13-9 lead with a four-run eighth. Alex Garabedian doubled and scored on Robinson's single and Caseres smacked his third homer with Pedro Baez on base with a single.

Then High Desert answered in the bottom half, sending 11 batters to the plate and scoring seven times off Daigoro Rondon and Miguel Sanfler.

Each Sixers batter recorded a hit, while Robinson, Perez and Caseras led the way with three apiece.

Preston Mattingly, Scott Van Slyke, Baez and Garabedian all chipped in with two.

Inland Empire and High Desert meet again tonight with RHP Kendy Batista (0-2, 6.91) starting for the 66ers while the Mavericks send RHP Juan Ramirez (2-1, 2.73) to the hill.

The Sixers return home Monday May 11 for the Meet The Team Dinner featuring Dodgers legend Tommy Lasorda as the keynote speaker and an Italian feast.

  Score by Innings
Inland Empire	100 125 040-13
High Desert	331 020 07x-16

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Robinson cf	5  1  3  2  .342
Mattingly lf	5  2  2  0  .284
Perez dh	5  1  2  1  .398
Van Slyke rf	5  2  2  1  .330
Baez 3b        	6  2  2  1  .271
Caseres 1b	5  2  3  3  .253
Lara ss        	4  1  1  1  .222
Garabedian c	4  1  2  0  .242
Green 2b	4  1  1  2  .222
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  Totals	43 13 19 11
  High Desert	39 16 15 16

  Error- Lara (8). 2B- Mattingly (3), Caseres 
(5), Van Slyke (9). Garabedian (3). HR- Caseres 
(3). RBI- Perez (15), Robinson 2 (13), Caseres 
3 (6), Lara (8), VanSlyke (15), Baez (12), Green 2
(10). S- Mattingly. SF- Robinson,Lara. LOB- Inland 
Empire 12, High Desert 11. SB- Lara (5), Robinson
(5). CS- Mattingly (3). DP- Lara, Green and Caseres. 

  Inland Empire 	in  h r-er bb so  era
Bastardo  2.0  6  6-5  1  1  5.17
Vasquez        	2.2  3  3-3  3  2 10.03
Jones        	2.0  2  0-0  1  0  7.27
Miller        	0.1  0  0-0  0  1  4.50
Rondon (1-2)	0.0  3  5-5  2  0  7.62
Sanfler        	1.0  1  2-2  1  1  4.80
  WP- Bastado Vasquez. HB - 2 by Vasquez, 
by Jones. T- 4:06. Att- 865. 
River Bandits Steal 8-7 Win
Brad Golder
Great Lakes Loons
A two-strike, two-run single in the ninth inning drove home the game-tying and go-ahead runs and the Quad Cities River Bandits battled back from a four-run deficit to defeat the Great Lakes Loons 8-7 Tuesday night.

Javy Guerra (1-1) blew his first save of the year, walking two and throwing two wild pitches in the ninth inning to put two runners in scoring position, setting the stage for the Bandit's dramatics.

Quad Cities (14-10) jumped out to a 2-0 lead against Loons' starter Justin Miller in the first. But the Loons responded with four in the bottom of the first to take the lead. In the inning, Austin Gallagher singled home one. Kyle Russell followed with an RBI double. Then with one out, Travis Vetters singled up the middle driving in two.

With the score 4-3 in the second, the Loons tacked on three. Russell notched his second RBI on a single to right. Tony Delmonico hit a sac fly to center. Then Vetters followed with his third RBI of the game on a double to right.

The Loons (13-12) did not score the rest of the game, and Quad Cities pulled to within one run with two in the third and one in the fifth.

Loons hitters had 12 hits and walked nine times in the game but they left 11 on base and were 5-for-17 with runners in scoring position. Dee Gordon, Jaime Pedroza and Delmonico reached base four times each.

Miller allowed six runs in five innings. Jordan Pratt hurled three shutout innings of relief.

The Loons continue their three game series against Quad Cities and their 11-game homestand tonight. Right-hander Nathan Eovaldi (0-3, 6.61 ERA) will start for the Loons against lefty Hector Cardenas (2-0, 3.68).

  Score by Innings
Quad Cities	212 010 002-8
Great Lakes	430 000 000-7

  Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Gordon ss	4  1  2  0  .330
Pedroza 2b	3  2  1  0  .357
Gallagher 1b	5  2  2  0  .298
Russell rf	5  2  2  1  .330
Delmonico c	1  0  1  0  .333
Silverio lf	4  0  1  0  .309
Vetters dh	5  0  2  1  .278
Hatch 3b	5  0  1  0  .214
Herrera cf	5  0  0  0  .250
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  Totals	37 7 12 7
  Quad Cities	37 8 13 8

  2B- Russell (9), Vetters (3). RBI- Gallagher 
(14), Russell 2. SF- Delmonico. LOB- Great Lakes
13, Quad Cities 5. SB- Gordon 3 (12), Delmonico 
(3). CS- Herrera (2). DP- Gordon, Pedroza and
Gallagher.

  Great Lakes 	in h  r-er bb so  era
Miller        	5.0 10  6-6  0  4  5.53
Pratt        	3.0  2  0-0  0  5  4.50
Guerra (1-1)	1.0  1  2-2  2  0  1.98
  PB- Delmonico (4). WP- Miller, Pratt, 
Guerra 2. T- 3:02. Att- 1,936.

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