Dodgers Teams Win Four of Five Games

Eric Milton (3-2) pitched six scoreless innings to lead Albuquerque to a 7-0 win over Oklahoma City. Chattanooga and Jacksonville played played two to make up for a rainout and the Suns took the first 6-3, while the Lookouts won 5-4 in the second. Scott Van Slyke had five hits and Inland Empire won 13-3 over High Desert. Jon Redding's six shutout innings helped the Loons defeat Quad Cities 5-1.

Pitcher Eric Milton (3-2) continued to add to his resumé by not allowing a run for the third consecutive game, leading Albuquerque (12-14) to a 7-0 win over Oklahoma City. His teammates helped out with 14 base hits to make things easier for him.

Milton and relief pitcher Henry Bonilla combined to allow the RedHawks just two hits while recording Albuquerque's second shutout of the season, both of which were started by the lefty Milton.

With a three-hit night Repko, increased his team-high hitting streak to seven straight games. Hu and Ellis also contributed three-hit performances as part of a 14-hit attack for the 'Topes and Blake DeWitt had two RBIs and a double.

Milton (3-2) retired the first 15 batters he faced through five perfect frames. But an infield single that Hu knocked down but was unable to make a strong trow to first opened the sixth. Milton allowed his second, and final, hit but then coaxed a 1-2-3 double play and ended the inning with a strikeout.

Milton finished the night allowing just those the two hits in six innings while striking out five and walking none. The six shutout frames extended his road scoreless streak to 18.0 straight innings. The two-hitter is the first thrown by Isotopes pitchers since a 2006.

The Isotopes wasted no time with the RedHawks starter, surging to a 6-0 lead after four innings. Hu roped a one-out single in the first and the hot-hitting Blake DeWitt hammered a double that scored him from first to put the Isotopes up 1-0.

Danny Ardoin banged a leadoff single in the third and advanced to second when the Hawks misplayed a Jason Repko sacrifice bunt. Hu advanced both runners 90 feet with another sacrifice before DeWitt collected his second RBI with a ground ball. Hector Luna's RBI single and another run-scoring single by John-Ford Griffin gave the 'Topes a 4-0 lead.

Repko added an RBI triple in the fourth and he scored on a single by Hu to put the 'Topes up 6-0.

Bonilla (1) closed out the game with three perfect innings to earn his first save of the season.

The Isotopes head home to begin a series with the New Orleans Zephyrs. Right-hander Miguel Pinango (1-3, 7.33) will get the ball for the Isotopes against Zephyrs righty Dallas Trahern (1-2 4.94) tonight

  Score by Innings
Albuquerque	103 200 010-7
Oklahoma City	000 000 000-0

  Albuquerque	ab r  h  bi  ave
Repko cf	3  2  3  2  .255
Hu ss	        4  1  3  1  .298
DeWitt 2b	5  0  1  2  .353
Luna 3b	        4  1  1  1  .300
Pasccucci dh	4  0  0  0  .277
Griffin lf	5  0  1  1  .143
MJones rf	4  0  0  0  .185
Ellis c	        4  2  3  0  .339
Ardoin 1b	4  1  2  0  .267
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  Totals	37 7 14 7
  Oklahoma City	28 0  2 0

  Error- DeWitt (2). 2B- DeWitt (3). 3B- Repko 
(2). RBI- DeWitt 2 (5), Luna (15), Griffin (1), 
Repko 2 (14), Hu (8). S- Repko, Hu. SF- Repko 
(2). LOB- Albuquerque 8, Oklahoma City 1.  
SB- Luna (1). CS- Repko (2). DP- Milton, Hu 
and  Ardoin; Bonilla, DeWitt and Ardoin.

  Albuquerque	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Milton (3-2)	6.0  2  0-0  0  5  3.00
Bonilla (sv 1)	3.0  0  0-0  0  1  5.52
  HBP- Pascucci. T- 2:32. Att- 4,561.
Lookouts Split with Suns
Chattanooga and Jacksonville played played two game to make up for a rainout and the Suns took the first game, 6-3, while the Lookouts used some late-inning heroics to come away with a 5-4 victory in the second contest.

Tim Corcoran (0-2) took the loss for the Lookouts. He allowed six runs on seven hits and two walks in the first game. Reliever J.D. Durban closed the game out with three shutout innings.

Jacksonville went on a spree, scoring two runs in each the second, third and fourth innings to ring up a 6-0 lead.

The Lookouts finally got on the scoreboard in the portion of the fourth frame, scoring three runs. Josh Bell singled and advanced to second on a Gaby Martinez walk. With one out, Lucas May lined an RBI single to center. James Tomlin's double drove in two more runners.

Chattanooga managed only five hits, with three of them coming in the sixth inning. Russ Mitchell and Tomlin led the attack with a double each.

  Score by Innings 1st Game
Jacksonville	022 200 0-6
Chattanooga	000 000 0-3

  Chattanooga	ab r  h  bi  ave
Sellers ss	4  0  0  0  .290
Abreu 2b	2  0  1  0  .167
 JGonzalez ph	1  0  0  0  .256
Lambo lf	4  0  0  0  .290
Hoffmann cf	2  0  0  0  .307
Bell 3b	        3  1  1  0  .279
Martinz rf	1  1  0  0  .289
Mitchell 1b	3  0  1  0  .167
May c	        2  1  1  1  .225
Corcoran p	1  0  0  0  .000
 Tomlin ph	1  0  1  2  .282
 Durbin p	1  0  0  0  .000
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  Totals	25 3 5 5
  Jacksonville	29 6 9 5

  Error- May (4), Abreu (1). 2B- Mitchell (2), 
Tomlin (2). RBI- May (8), Tomlin 2 (6). 
LOB- Chattanooga 6, Jacksonville 10. 
DP- Corcoran, Abreu and Mitchell.

  Chattanooga	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Corcoran (0-2)	4.0  7  6-6  2  1  6.41
Dubin 	        3.0  2  0-0  1  4  0.00
 PB- May (9). T- 2:07.
The Lookouts earned a 5-4 win in the second game, squandering a 3-0 lead in the fifth but fighting back to score single runs the fifth and sixth to win.

Chattanooga starting pitcher Josh Lindblom took a no-hitter into the fifth inning but allowed a pair of singles and a two-run double. Lindblom retired the next two Suns, but then served up a two-run homer to put Jacksonville in front 4-3.

Justin Sellers had led off the first with a double for the Lookouts. After two groundouts, Jamie Hoffman ripped a double to left to give the Lookouts an early 1-0 lead. Sellers walked in the third and promptly stole second. After two strikeouts, Jamie Hoffman tripled to drive in Sellers and Josh Bell followed with a single to center put the Lookouts up 3-0.

Now trailing 4-3, Sellers was once again the catalyst, leading off with a single. Juan Gonzalez followed with a single and both runners moved up on a wild pitch. Jamie Hoffmann's ground ball tied the score 4-4.

With two out in the bottom of the sixth, J.D. Closser doubled and Gaby Martinez and Sellers walked to load the bases. A second Jacksonville wild pitch allowed the lead run to score.

Travis Chick (2-0) earned the win by pitching a scoreless sixth inning in relief and Francisco Felix collected his first save of the season by recording the final three outs of the game.

Chattanooga will continue with their five-game homestand against the Jacksonville Suns

  Score by Innings 2nd Game
Jacksonville	000 040 0-4
Chattanooga	102 011 x-5

  Chattanooga	ab r  h  bi  ave
Sellers ss	2  3  2  0 .305
JGonzalez 2b	4  0  1  0  .256
Lambo lf	3  0  0  0  .262
Hoffmann rf	3  1  2  3  .319
Bell 3b	        3  0  1  1  .281
Mitchell 1b	3  0  1  0  .172
Godwin cf	3  0  0  0  .294
Closser c	3  1  1  0  .310
Lindblom p	2  0  0  0  .143
 Chick p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Martinez ph	0  0  0  0  .289
 Felix p	0  0  0  0  .500
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  Totals	22 5 8 4
  Jacksonville	26 4 4 4

  Error- JGonzalez (2). 2B- Sellers (11), 
Hoffmann (9), Closser (4). 3B- Hoffmann (2). 
RBI- Hoffmann 3 (16), Bell (12). 
LOB- Chattanooga 6, Jacksonville 3. 
SB- Sellers (3).

  Chattanooga	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Lindblom	5.0  3  4-1  1  6  4.18
Chick (2-0)	1.0  1  0-0  0  2  3.38
Felix (sv 1)	1.0  0  0-0  1  2  2.08
  T- 2:06. Att- 4,931.
Sixers Bats Hot, Johnson Cools Mavericks
Inland Empire struck for six runs in the first inning and added five in the ninth to bookmark High Desert behind the pitching of Steve Johnson and steady hitting.

Scott Van Slyke went 5-for-5 for his second five-hit game of the year. Van Slyke, who also went 5-for-5 at Lake Elsinore on April 25, doubled twice, knocked in a pair, and scored twice.

Despite losing two games in the three-game series, Inland Empire scored 36 runs on 56 hits.

Trayvon Robinson, who leads the California League with 24 leadoff hits, hit the first pitch of the ballgame over the wall in left for a leadoff home run.

Then in quick order, Adolfo Gonzalez singled Eduardo Perez walked, Van Slyke doubled, Steven Caseres singled and Pedro Baez singled. Christian Lara added another one base hit in a six-run first inning.

Staked to a 6-0 lead, Steve Johnson pitched six much-needed innings for a exhausted pitching staff that used infielder Adolfo Gonzalez on the mound in the second game of the series.

Johnson (2-2) recorded a season-high 10 strikeouts while limiting the Mavericks to 2 runs on 6 hits in his longest outing of the season.

After suffering consecutive comeback wins by the Mavericks, the 66ers made sure the lead was safe with a five-run ninth inning.

Van Slyke, Caseres and Baez singled to load the bases for Tommy Giles, who launched a grand slam for his fourth long ball of the year and Inland Empire's first slam.

Giles had three hits, while Pedro Baez (3 runs), Alex Garabedian (3 RBIs) and Robinson (2 RBIs) had two apiece. 

Marlon Arias and Miguel Sanfler allowed only a pair of hits and a single run over the final three innings.

Inland Empire travels to Lancaster tonight. RHP Chris Withrow (2-1, 4.26) takes the hill for the 66ers while the JetHawks counter with RHP Chris Hicks (3-2, 4.13).

  Score by Innings
Inland Empire	610 010 005-13
High Desert	010 100 000- 3
	
  Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Robinson cf	6  1  2  2  .350
AGonzalez 2b	5  2  1  0  .294
Perez dh	4  1  1  0  .393
Van Slyke lf	5  2  5  2  .363
Caseres 1b	4  2  1  0  .262
Baez 3b	        4  3  2  1  .310
Giles rf	5  1  2  4  .352
Grabedian c	5  1  2  3  .263
Lara ss	5  0  1  1  .221
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  Totals	43 13 18 13
  High Desert	34  3  8 13

  2B- Van Slyke 2 (12). HR- Robinson (4), Giles 
(4). RBI- Robinson 2 (16), Van Slyke 2 (17), 
Baez (16), Garabedian 3 (9), Lara (9), Giles 4 
(16). LOB- Inland Empire 7, High Desert 9. 
CS- Robinson (7). DP- Lara, AGonzalez and Caseres.

  Inland Empire	 ab  r-er bb so  era
Johnson (2-2)	6.0  6  2-2  1 10  4.75
Arias	        2.0  1  0-0  1  3  3.00
Sanlfer	        1.0  1  1-1  3  0  5.06
  WP- Johnson. T- 3:10. Att- 1,061.
Loons Win on School Kids Day
Brad Golder
Great Lakes Loons

JonMichael Redding is admittedly not a morning person, but the Loons' right-hander threw six shutout innings during the Loons' School Kids Day at Dow Diamond, and the Loons defeated Quad Cities 5-1. The game, which started at 10:35 am, was played before a crowd of 5,155, many of whom were area students on school field trips.  

Redding (4-1) struck out five en route to his fourth win, moving him into a six-way tie for first in the Midwest League in wins and to the top of the Dodgers' franchise clubs. Josh Walter surrendered a run in two relief innings. Javy Guerra struck out the side in the ninth in a non-save situation.

  The Loons struck for their first run in the second on a solo home run by Kyle Russell. He now moves into a tie for first in dingers with six and moves into first place all by himself in RBIs with 26.

  Then in the fourth, Great Lakes struck for three runs with two of the runs scoring on triples – one by Nick Buss and the other by Matt Wallach.

  Travis Vetters tacked on a final run for the Loons in the eighth with a solo home run, his first ever with the Loons.

  Vetters finished the game a perfect 3-for-3 with two runs and a walk. Tony Delmonico extended his team-high hitting streak to 12 with a seventh inning single.

  The Loons continue their 10-game homestand Friday with the first game of a three-game series against the Burlington Bees. Right-hander Ethan Martin (3-0, 1.29 ERA) takes the ball for the Loons against Bees' left-hander Brent Fisher (0-2, 6.19).

 Score by innings
Quad Cities	000 000 100-1
Great Lakes	010 300 01x-5

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Gordon ss	3  0  0  0  .333
Pedroza 2b	4  0  1  0  .356
Gallagher 1b	4  0  0  0  .294
Delmonico dh	4  0  1  0  .337
Russell rf	3  2  1  1  .330
Buss cf	        4  1  2  1  .375
Vetters lf	3  2  3  1  .316
Hatch 3b	4  0  0  1  .205
Wallach c	4  0  1  1  .176
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 Totals	33 5 9 5
 Quad Cities	34 1 7 1

 Error- Gordon (12). 2b hits- Buss (1), Wallach
(1). HR- Russell (6), Vetters (1).  RBI- Russell
(26), Buss (2), Hatch (4), Wallach (5), Vetters
(12). LOB- Great Lakes 7, Quad Cities 10. 
SB- Pedroza (9).

 Great Lakes	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Redding (4-1)	6.0  4  0-0  2  5  5.28
Walter	        2.0  3  1-1  1  2  1.80
Guerra	        1.0  0  0-0  0  3  1.84
 HBP- by Redding. T- 2:44. Att- 5.155.

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