Herrera's Walk-Off Bunt Beats Lancaster

A six-run seventh inning turned a 2-1 Chattanooga lead into an 8-2 Mobile win. Elian Herrera's perfect drag bunt in the bottom of the ninth gave Inland Empire a 4-3 win over Lancaster. Despite a Tony Delmonico home run, a four-run sixth inning carried Fort Wayne to an 8-4 win over Great Lakes. Albuquerque and Nashville were suspended by rain.

Albuquerque Suspended
The July 4th celebration between Albuquerque (42-39) Nashville Sounds was suspended in the fourth inning with the 'Topes holding a 2-1 advantage. The game will be resumed today at 4:00 PM MT and will be followed by Sunday's regularly-scheduled contest, which will be seven-innings in length. After the teams sat out a 1:24 minute rain delay to start the game, the Isotopes were leading 2-1 in the top of the fourth when the rain delayed the game for another hour before the decision was made to suspend it.

After the suspended game is completed, left-hander Scott Elbert (1-1, 4.91) will start the regularly-scheduled contest against Sounds southpaw Chris Cody (2-3, 3.73).

The 'Topes are on the road for series in Nashville and Memphis before adjourning for the Triple-A All-Star Break. After the break, the Isotopes will host 20 games in 28 days.

BayBears Slam Lookouts
A grand slam highlighted a six-run seventh inning as Mobile overcame a 2-1 deficit to crush Chattanooga 8-2 at Hank Aaron Stadium.

The blast came off reliever Tim Corcoran (2-6) after the Lookouts scored a pair in the fifth inning. Starter Jesus Castillo had allowed seven hits and a single run over the first five innings and Corcoran had worked a scoreless sixth.

Gabriel Gutierrez slugged a one-out double in the fifth and was singled home by Justin Sellers who took second on the throw home. Sellers came in on a two-out single by Adam Godwin.

Chattanooga was out-hit 14-8 with Russell Mitchell and Sellers each collecting a pair of hits.

The two clubs meet tonight in game two of their four-game series.

  Score by Innings
Chattanooga        000 020 000-2
Mobile             001 000 61x-8

 Chattanooga    ab r  h  bi  ave
Godwin cf	5  0  1  1  .232
Becker 2b	2  0  0  0  .192
Lambo lf	4  0  1  0  .269
Bell 3b        	2  0  0  0  .275
Mitchell 1b	4  0  2  0  .204
Giles rf	4  0  0  0  .270
Gutierrez c	3  1  1  1  .250
Corcoran p	0  0  0  0  .125
 Guerra p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Tomlin ph	1  0  0  0  .308	
Sellers ss	4  1  2  0  .293
Castillo p	2  0  0  0  .227
 May c        	2  0  1  1  .296
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  Totals	33  2  8  2
  Mobile	36 14  8  8  

  2B- Gutierrez (5), May (5).
RBI- Sellers (15), Godwin (10).
LOB- Chattanooga 8, Mobile 8.
SB- Godwin (8). CS- Bell (5).

  Chattanooga	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Castillo	5.0  7  1-1  1  1  4.67
Corcoran (2-6)	2.0  4  6-6  2  2  5.77
Guerra        	1.0  3  1-1  0  2  3.86
  HBP- by Corcoran. T- 2;54. Att- 5,562.
Herrera's Bunt Beats JetHawks
Elian Herrera's perfect bunt gave Inland Empire a 4-3 win over Lancaster before a season-high crowd of 7,811 at Arrowhead Credit Union Park.

With the game tied at three in the bottom of the ninth, Jessie Mier led off with a single and was bunted to second by Justin Fuller.

Garrett Green, running for Mier, moved to third on a groundout. Herrera dragged a bunt between first and second base for a single as Green raced home with the winning run.?

Sixers starter Chris Withrow worked five innings and allowed three runs on four hits while tying a career-high in strikeouts with 10 for the third time this season.?

?Miguel Sanfler pitched 2.2 scoreless innings before newcomer Zach Schreiber (1-0, 0.00) got the win in relief. Sanfler and Schreiber allowed one hit over the final four innings. Overall, the JetHawks were held hitless from the fourth through seventh. The Inland Empire bullpen has allowed just one unearned run in 12.2 innings in July.?

?Pedro Baez went 2-for-4 with two runs batted in on a single to left in the third. Trayvon Robinson also went 2-for-4, and delighted the big crowd with an 8 to 3 double play in the fourth after catching a looping fly ball to center and doubling up the runner who had been running with the pitch. ?

?Inland Empire has won a season-high four straight games coming off of their road sweep at Visalia and are in first place in the Southern Division of the California League for the second half of the season (7-3, 39-41 overall).?

?The 66ers continue their homestand with the JetHawks tonight. Mario Alvarez (1-1, 4.19) gets the start for Inland Empire against Lancaster's Leandro Cespedes (3-6, 6.66).

  Score by Innings 
Lancaster	102 000 000-3
Inland Empire	012 000 001-4

  Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Mattingly lf	5  1  1  0  .270
Herrera dh	4  0  2  1  .336
Robinson cf	4  0  2  0  .299
Baez 3b        	4  1  2  2  .287
Van Slyke rf	4  0  1  0  .310
Ortiz 1b	3  0  1  0  .246
Lara ss	        4  0  0  0  .253
Mier c        	4  0  1  0  .205
 Green pr	0  1  0  0  .225
Fuller 2b	3  1  1  0  .262
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  Totals	35  4 11  3
  Lancaster	33  3  5  3

    RBI- 2 (53), Herrera (19).
S- Fuller. LOB- Inland Empire 8,
Lancaster 4. SB- Robinson (28).
DP- Robinson and Ortiz.

  Inland Empire	 in  h r-r bb so  era
Withrow        	5.0  4  3-3  3 10  5.23
Sanfler        	2.2  1  0-0  0  4  4.33
Schreiber (1-0)	1.1  0  0-0  0  1  0.00
  WP- Sanfler. T- 3:01. Att- 7,811.
  TinCaps Rally Past Loons 8-4
Brad Golder
Great Lakes Loons A four-run sixth inning carried Fort Wayne to an 8-4 win over Great Lakes in the first of a four-game series.

  The game started well for the Loons, as they scored twice in the third inning. Matt Wallach singled with one out, stole second on a strikeout by Dee Gordon, and scored the first run on a two-out RBI single by Jaime Pedroza. Pedroza moved into scoring position on a stolen base and a throwing error and he was plated on an infield single by Nick Buss for a 2-0 lead.

  Starter Jon Michael Redding lasted five innings, allowing the first two TinCaps runs on five hits in a no-decision. Jordan Pratt (1-4) took the loss, allowing four runs (three earned) on three hits and two walks in just a third of an inning. Kyle Smit pitched the final 2.2 innings for the Loons in relief of Pratt.

  Fort Wayne tied it up with single runs in the fourth and fifth innings off Loons starter JonMichael Redding and then turned the game around with a four-run sixth. br>
  Tony Delmonico hit a solo home run to left in the seventh and scored in the ninth on a fielder's choice by Travis Vetters for the Loons final two runs.

  The Loons and TinCaps continue their four-game series with an afternoon contest at Parkview Field today. Right-hander Josh Walter (4-1, 2.27) starts for the Loons opposite TinCaps' southpaw Mike Watt (2-2, 4.64).

  Score by Innings 
Great Lakes 	002 000 101-4
Fort Wayne	000 114 11x-8

  Great Lakes	ab  r  h  bi  ave
Gordon ss	4  0  0  0  .311
Pedroza 2b	4  1  1  1  .272
Buss cf        	4  0  1  1  .256
Russell dh	4  0  2  0  .281
Hatch 3b	4  0  1  0  .267
Delmonico c	2  2  1  1  .262
Silverio rf	4  0  2  0  .267
Vetters lf	4  0  0  1  .232
Wallach 1b	4  1  1  0  .239
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  Totals	34  4  9  4
  Fort Wayne	30  8 10  8

  Error- Vetters (1). 2B- Russell (25).
HR- Delmonico (6), RBI- Pedroza (47),
Buss (33), Delmonico (28), Vetters (18).
S- Delmonico. LOB- Great Lakes 5, Fort
Wayne 10. SB- Pedroza (23). Wallach (1).
PO- Russell. 

  Great Lakes	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Redding	        5.0  5  2-2  2  4  4.29
Pratt (1-4)	0.1  3  4-3  2  0  5.46
Smit        	2.2  2  2-3  3  5  5.63
  WP- Pratt 2, Smit 2. Balk- Redding. 
HBP- by Smit, Delmonico. PB- Delmonico 2 
(10). T- 2:52. Att- 7,.849.

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