Sixers Starter Breaks A Seven Game Jinx

A hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and the score tied in the bottom of the ninth handed Albuquerque a 5-4 loss to New Orleans. Mobile took a perfect game into the seventh in a 7-3 win over Chattanooga. Inland Empire's Alberto Bastardo scattered seven hits and ended a seven-year winless string while topping High Desert 6-2. A four-run fifth pushed West Michigan to a 6-4 win over Great Lakes.

'Topes Lose on Hit-by-Pitch
Reliever Henry Bonilla hit a former Dodgers minor leaguer John Lindsey with the bases loaded and the score tied in the bottom of the ninth and Albuquerque lost a 5-4 decision to New Orleans.

James McDonald started for the Isotopes and allowed only three hits in his five innings of work but one of them, a home run, came in the second inning with two runners on base and put them in an immediate hole.

The Isotopes fought back from the 3-0 deficit, scoring one in the fifth and three in the sixth to take a brief lead. Hyang-Nam Choi allowed the tying run and Bonilla gave up the winner.

Hector Luna continued to be a one-man demolition crew, putting the Isotopes on the scoreboard in the fifth with a towering lead-off home run. Then in the sixth, with Blake DeWitt on first and two away, Luna hammered a triple to right, trimming the lead to 3-2. Valentino Pascucci then followed with a monstrous two-run shot of his own that gave the Isotopes their first lead of the entire series.

New Orleans would respond in the seventh with a game-tying single off Choi.

In the ninth, a pair of singles and an intentional walk loaded the bases and Bonilla ended the game by drilling Lindsey, who had knocked in the game-winning run the night before with a single.

Albuquerque loaded the bases with one out in the eighth, but a pair of strikeouts ended the final threat.

Luna, Pascucci and Jovanny Rosario, who broke a 1-for-10 slump, each had a pair of hits for Albuquerque.

The Isotopes still cling to a 1.5 game lead over Round Rock i the South Division of the Pacific Coast League. They will play two today against the Zephyrs. Lefty Shawn Estes (3-2, 3.00) will start the first game against right-hander Rick VandenHurk (1-0, 1.80) while left-handed reliever Stephen Randolph (0-2, 9.70) will get the ball in game two against New Orleans righty Daniel Barone (2-5, 5.72).

Albuquerque Saturday for a four-game homestand against the Oklahoma City.

  Score by Innings
Albuquerque	000 013 000-4
New Orleans	030 000 101-5

  Albuquerque	ab r  h  bi  ave
Maza lf        	5  0  1  0  .234
Hu ss        	3  0  1  0  .230
DeWitt 2b	4  1  1  0  .259
Luna 3b        	4  2  2  2  .359
Pascucci 1b	3  1  2  2  .238
Garcia rf	4  0  0  0  .169
Ellis c        	3  0  0  0  .327
Rosario cf	4  0  2  0  .294
Mcdonald p	2  0  0  0  .000
 threets p	0  0  0  0  .000
 MJones ph	1  0  0  0  .269
 Choi p	        0  0  0  0 1.000
 Repko ph	1  0  0  0  .294
 Bonilla p	0  0  0  0  .000
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  Totals  	33  4  9  4
  New Orleans	32  5  7  5

  Error- Pascucci (5). 3B- Luna (5).
HR- Luna (12), Pascucci (7). RBI- Luna 2
(43), Pascucci 2 (27). LOB- Albuquerque 6,
New Orleans 9. SB- Hu (6). CS- Garcia.
DP- Luna and Pascucci.

  Albuquerque	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
McDonald	5.0  3  3-3  3  5  5.51
Threets 	1.0  1  0-0  0  0  2.08
Choi        	2.0  1  1-1  2  4  3.55
Bonilla (2-3)	0.2  2  1-1  1  1  3.52
  HBP- By Bonilla. T- 2:40. Att- 2,525.
Mobile Stops Chattanooga 7-3
Mobile starting pitcher Cody Evans dominated the Lookouts, carrying a perfect game into the seventh and the Mobile offense banged out 12 hit in a 7-3 win.

Lookouts starter Jesus Castillo (1-5) lasted four innings allowing four runs on eight hits and one walk with two strikeouts

Mobile took a 5-0 lead into the sixth inning and James Tomlin broke up the perfect game with a triple to lead off the inning. Tomlin was thrown on a collision at home on a Victor Mercedes fly out to center.

The BayBears added two more insurance runs in the eighth, highlighted by an Evan Frey RBI double.

The Lookouts offense got untracked in the eighth. Singles by Mike Rose, Eddy Perez, and Justin Sellers loaded the bases. After two strikeouts, Tomlin singled to drive home two runs.

A wild pitch on a swinging third strike, a fielding error, and a walk loaded the bases with no outs in the ninth. With one out, Justin Sellers hit a ball to the left field warning track to drive in Josh Bell with the final run of the game.

Chattanooga and Mobile wrap-up their five-game series tonight.

 Score by innings
Mobile	        002 210 020-7
Chattanooga	000 000 021-3

 Chattanooga	ab r  h  bi  ave
Tomlin cf	4  0  2  1  .305
Mercedes 2b	4  0  0  0  .089
Bell 3b        	4  1  0  0  .291
Rose c        	3  1  1  1  .306
Perez 1b	4  1  1  0  .256
Sellers ss	3  0  1  1  .268
Giles rf	4  0  0  0  .120
Castillo p	1  0  0  0  .167
 Koss p	        0  0  0  0  .000
 Godwin ph	1  0  0  0  .253
 Garate p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Mitchell ph	1  0  0  0  .176
 Durbin p	0  0  0  0  .000
-----------------------------------
 Totals	        29 3  5 3
 Mobile	        35 7 12 6

 3b hits- Tomlin (2). RBI- Tomlin (11), Sellers 
(10). SF- Sellers. LOB- Chattanooga 5 Mobile 5. 
DP- Sellers, Mercedes and Perez.

 Chattanooga	 in  h r-er  bb so  era
Castillo (1-5)	4.0  8  4-4  1  2  5.04
Koss        	2.0  1  1-1  0  3  2.61
Garate        	2.0  2  2-2  1  3  3.32
Durbin        	1.0  1  0-0  0  0  1.20
 WP- Garate. T- 2:40. Att- 3,162.
Bastardo Breaks Maverick Jinx
Alberto Bastardo (5-2), who entered the game with a 15.67 ERA in seven career appearances at Maverick Stadium, scattered seven hits and three walks while winning 6-2 to clinch the series for Inland Empire.

The lefthander was helped by three pivotal double plays and ran his consecutive scoreless innings streak to 21 innings before High Desert scored an unearned run in the fifth.

Jake McCarter, who has allowed 1 hit in 13.1 scoreless innings since joining the 66ers, worked two perfect innings before Eric Krebs pitched a scoreless ninth to nail down the series win.

After taking a 1-0 lead in the second on Elian Herrera's double and an RBI single by Christian Lara, Inland Empire struck for three runs in the fifth.

Herrera singled, stole second and scored on Preston Mattingly's base hit. Mattingly was picked off first but in the rundown the pitcher neglected to cover first base. Mattingly scored on Trayvon Robinson's and Scott Van Slyke's infield hit made it 4-0 Sixers.

Lara led off the seventh with a single, Mattingly doubled, Adolfo Gonzalez hit a sacrifice fly and Robinson singled in Mattingly to make it 6-1.

With the triple, double and single, Robinson finished a homer short of the cycle for his sixth multi-extra base hit game of the year, doubling his total from last season.

Herrera added three hits after his four-hit game Sunday, while Mattingly, Van Slyke and Lara each had two hits.

The Sixers earned their first four-game series win of the season while forcing the Mavericks to ground into a season-high four double plays.

The 66ers meet Lake Elsinore tonight with RHP Josh Wall (0-1, 5.50) and RHP Jeremy Hefner (4-6, 4.39) is slated for the Storm.

Inland Empire returns home Tuesday to host the Lancaster JetHawks.

  Score by Innings
Inland Empire	010 030 200-6
High Desert	000 010 100-2

  inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Mattingly lf	5  2  2  1  .299
AGonzalez 2b	4  0  0  1  .267
Robinson cf	4  1  2  3  .314
Van Slyke rf	4  0  2  1  .323
Baez 3b        	4  0  0  0  .277
Ortiz 1b	4  0  0  0  .269
Garabedian c	4  0  0  0  .269
Herrera dh	4  2  3  0  .344
Lara ss        	3  1  2  1  .260
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  Totals  	36  6 12  6
  High Desert	31  2  7  1  

  Errors- Ortiz (2), Van Slyke (2).
2B- Robinson (14), Herrera (4), Mattingly
(5). 3B- Robinson (5). RBI- Lara (19),
Mattingly (21), Robinson 2 (26),
Van Slyke (35), AGonzalez (18). S- Lara.
SF- AGonzalez. LOB- Inland Empire 7,
High Desert 6. SB- Herrera (8).
CS- Van Slyke (4). DP- Lara and Ortiz; 
Bastardo, Lara and Ortiz; Lara,
AGonzalez and Ortiz 2.

  Inland Empire	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Bastardo (5-2)	6.0  7  2-1  3  3  3.08
McCarter	2.0  0  0-0  0  1  0.00
Krebs	        1.0  0  0-0  1  2  0.00
  T- 2:49. Att- 1,076.
Four-Run Fifth Tops Loons
Brad Golden
Great Lakes Loons

A four-run fifth inning erased a Great Lakes (27-25) lead and pushed the West Michigan Whitecaps to a 6-4 win. The teams are now even at one win apiece in the four-game series.

  Casey Crosby (4-0), the No. 4 prospect in the Detroit Tigers organization, struggled through five innings but earned the win. He outdueled Loons right-hander Ethan Martin (3-3), the Dodgers No. 3 prospect. 

  Crosby allowed five hits and four runs, three earned in five innings. Martin gave up five hits and six runs, five earned, over four innings.

Steve Smith worked a scoreless inning in relief before Nathan Eovaldi took over and held the Whitecaps to one hit and no runs over the final four innings in his second relief appearance of he season.

After falling behind 1-0 on a triple and a sacrifice fly in the first, the Loons scored in the third and fourth innings to take a 4-1 lead.

Alfredo Silverio led off the third with a single and scored on a double by Matt Wallach. Jaime Pedroza also delivered a sacrifice fly later in the inning to make it 2-1.

In the fourth, a Kyle Russell double and a Tony Delmonico single opened the inning and they scored on an RBI groundout by Nick Buss and a sac fly by Silverio.

The Whitecaps scored four in the bottom of the fifth to take a lead they never relinquished. A pair of doubles and an error cost a run plus a bad hop single on an apparent double play ball did the damage. West Michigan's bullpen finished up with four shutout innings.  

The Loons and Whitecaps play game three of their four-game series tonight.  Right-hander Justin Miller (3-2, 4.72 ERA) will start for the Loons, while the Whitecaps will send right-hander Mark Sorenson (0-2, 3.71) to the mound.

  Score by Innings
Great Lakes	002 200 000-4
West Michigan	100 140 00x-6

  Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Gordon ss	3  0  0  0  .293
Pedroza 2b	3  0  0  1  .278
Hatch 3b	4  0  0  0  .271
Russell rf	4  1  1  0  .285
Delmonico c	4  1  2  0  .281
Silverio lf	3  1  2  1  .296
Buss cf	        4  0  0  1  .296
Silverio lf	3  1  2  1  .208
Wallach 1b	3  1  1  1  .221
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  Totals  	37  4  7  4  
  West Michigan	31  6  8  6

  Error- Pedroza (10). 2B- Wallach
(10), Russell (14), Silverio (11).
RBI- Wallach (15), Pedroza (30), Buss
(17), Silverio (23). SF- Pedroza,
Silverio. LOB- Great Lakes 3, West
Michigan 5. SB- Mathews (1). CS- Gordon
(6). 

  Great Lakes	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Martin (3-3)	4.0  5  6-5  1  3  4.43
Smith	        1.0  2  0-0  0  1  3.42
Eovaldi	        3.0  1  0-0  0  2  5.79
  HBP- by Martin, by Smith. 
T- 2:21. ATt- 4,135.

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