Tony Abreu Sparks Albuquerque Win

Tony Abreu knocked in four runs with a double and a triple as Albuquerque rolled past the Memphis 7-2. Alberto Bastardo worked seven innings in a 7-3 win over Huntsville. A walk-off three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth gave Lancaster an 11-8 win over Inland Empire. Kane County slugged two home runs en route to a 6-4 win over Great Lakes

Abreu, Albuquerque Drop Redbirds 7-2
Second baseman Tony Abreu knocked in four runs with a double and a triple as Albuquerque (45-43) slid past the Memphis 7-2.

The often injured infielder sparked an early 2-0 led in the third with a double and added a bases-loaded triple in the ninth.

Eric Stults (1-1) worked five shutout innings, at one point retiring 14 of 15 batters before being touched for a pair of runs in the sixth. Stults worked six innings, allowing the two runs on five hits while walking two and striking out eight.

The Isotopes bullpen was lights-out, starting with rehabbing Hong-Chih Kuo who pitched a scoreless seventh. Hyang-Nam Choi worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth.

Scott Strickland added a scoreless ninth to close out the win.

The first 'Tope run came after A.J. Ellis led off the with a single. Abreu lined a shot that became lodged in an outfield tri-vision sign for a one-out ground-rule double. With runners on second and third, Chin-Lung Hu's single drove in both runners to give Albuquerque a 2-0 lead.

Memphis tied the game in the sixth, then in the seventh Juan Gonzalez and Ellis drew back-to-back one-out walks before pinch-hitter Luis Maza dumped a soft single left that loaded the bases with just one down.

Abreu's hot grounder was turned into force out a Gonzalez sprinted home with the go-ahead run and a 3-2 Albuquerque lead.

The 'Topes' delivered the knock-out punch in the top of the ninth. J.D. Closser led off with a double and Gonzalez was issued an intentional walk. Ellis moving both runners up with a sacrifice and Jason Repko drew a free pass to load the bases.

Abreu turned a good game into an excellent won when he crushed long shot to right that cleared the bases for a triple. He scored when the catcher mishandled a throw from the outfield and Albuquerque had a 7-2 win.

Albuquerque will this afternoon in Memphis with rehabbing righty Jason Schmidt (2-0, 3.95) getting the start for the 'Topes before adjourning for the Triple-A All-Star Break.

  Score by Innings
Albuquerque	002 000 104-7
Memphis	        000 002 000-2

  Albuquerque	ab r  h  bi  ave
Abreu 2b	5  2  2  4  .255
Hu ss        	5  0  1  2  .260
Hoffmann cf-rf	5  0  1  0  .292
Brown lf	4  0  0  0  .295
Jones rf	4  0  0  0  .275
 Choi p        	0  0  0  0  .500
 Strickland p	0  0  0  0  .000
Closser 1b	4  1  3  2  .351
JuGonzalez 3b	2  2  0  0  .197
Ellis c        	2  1  1  0  .294
Stults p	2  0  0  0  .000
 Maza ph        1  0  1  0  .271
 Kuo p        	0  0  0  0  .000
 Repko cf	0  1  0  0  .256
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  Totals 	34  7  9  6
  Memphis	35  2  8  2

  2B- Abreu (5), Closser 2 (4).
3B- Abreu (1). RBI- Hu 2 (34). Abreu 4
(8). S- Ellis. LOB- Albuquerque 5,
Memphis 10. 

  Albuquerque	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Stults (1-1)	6.0  5  2-2  2  8  5.00
Kuo        	1.0  1  0-0  0  1  4.50
Choi        	1.0  1  0-0  2  2  2.28
Strickland	1.0  1  0-0  1  1  3.34
  HBP- by Strickland. T- 2:57. Att- 13,008. 
Lookouts Top Huntsville 7-3
Chattanooga starting pitcher Alberto Bastardo (2-1) allowed four hits and only a single earned run over his seven innings of work while striking out five in a 7-3 win over Huntsville.

The Stars scored first in the fourth inning to take a 1-0 lead but Chattanooga put a pair of two-run innings together and the Lookouts bullpen held on for the win.

Lucas May started the fourth inning rally with a one single and Russ Mitchell walked. Eddy Perez singled to right to score May and Mitchell scored on an Adam Godwin infield single by Godwin.

Leadoff singles by Bastardo and James Tomlin set-up a two-RBI double from Ramon Nivar, extended the Nivar's hitting streak to a team-high 13 games and putting the Lookouts up 4-1.

The Stars closed the gap in the eighth to 4-3 before Chattanooga added tree in the eighth to wrap it up.

Bell doubled and May beat out a singled to left that was fumbled by the outfielder and allowed Bell to score. Adam Godwin added a two-RBI double to right later in the inning.

Victor Garate pitched around a two-out single to close out the win.

The Lookouts will be off until July 15th due to the All-Star break. They will then hit the road to play a five-game away series against the Carolina Mudcats.

  Score by Innings
Huntsville	000 100 110-3
Chattanooga	000 220 03x-7

  Chattanooga	ab r  h  bi  ave
Tomlin cf	4  1  1  0  .318
Nivar 2b	4  0  2  2  .400
Bell 3b        	4  1  2  0  .278
May c        	3  2  2  0  .316
Mitchell rf	3  1  0  0  .208
Perez 1b	2  1  1  1  .282
Godwin lf	4  0  3  3  .239
Seller ss	4  0  1  0  .296
Bastardo p	2  1  1  0  .143
 Lambo ph	1  0  0  0  .272
 Corcoran p	0  0  0  0  .125
 Adkins p	0  0  0  0  .048
 Sartor p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Becker ph	1  0  0  0  .216
 Garate p	0  0  0  0  .000
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  Totals 	35  7 13  6
  Huntsville	34  3  6  2

  Errors- Bell 2 (16), Sellers (12).
2b- Bell 2 (23), Nivar (10), Godwin (8).
3B- Godwin (1). RBI- Perez (30), Godwin
3 (14), Nivar 2 (9). LOB- Chattanooga 5, 
Huntsville 7. SB- Godwin (9).

  Chattanooga	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Bastardo (2-1)	7.0  4  2-1  2  5  4.05
Corcoran	0.0  1  1-1  0  0  5.80
Adkins	        0.1  0  0-0  0  0  5.09
Sartor	        0.2  0  0-0  0  0  3.23
Garate        	1.0  1  0-0  0  2  2.10
  WP- Bastardo. T- 3:05. Att- 4,194.
Walk-Off Homer Sinks Sixers
A walk-off three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth broke an 8-8 tie and gave Lancaster an 11-8 win over the 66ers. Inland Empire reliever Marcel Prado (1-1) served up the game ending blast.

The game saw three different lead changes with the 66ers scoring a run in the top of the ninth to tie the game at eight.

Inland Empire, shutout in consecutive games for the first time since 2003, scored four runs in the second. Scott Van Slyke hit his team-leading 13th homer of the year to begin the inning. Steve Caseres followed with a double before Christian Lara put runners on the corners with a single to left. Jaime Ortiz drove in Caseres with a double before Garett Green drove in Lara with an RBI groundout.

The 66ers lost a run when Preston Mattingly smacked what looked like a run-scoring double that turned out to be a sacrifice fly after the umpires ruled the catch in center. Lancaster then appealed that Jessie Mier, who had walked, left first base early and turned the double into a double play.

Lancaster scored twice in the second off starter Josh Wall and grabbed the lead with three in the third. Trailing 5-4, Inland Empire scored two in the fourth on Trayvon Robinson's two-out, two-run single. The Jethawks tied it with two in the sixth off Jake McCarter and regained the lead with a run in the seventh off Eric Krebs.

Trayvon Robinson smacked a one-out double and scored when Scott Van Slyke followed with an RBI triple to briefly knot the score.

Wall went 5 innings, allowing five runs on eight hits and a walk with three strikeouts. Robinson led with three hits while Elian Herrera, Van Slyke and Caseres had two each

The 66ers and JetHawks meet again tonight with RHP Steve Johnson (7-4, 3.79) taking the mound for Inland Empire and RHP Chris Hicks (8-5, 5.01) starting for Lancaster.

  Score by Innings
Inland Empire	040 210 001- 8
Lancaster	023 002 103-11

  Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Mattingly lf	1  0  0  1  .254
JohGarcia 2b	2  0  0  0  .000
Herrera 2b-lf	5  0  2  0  .326
Robinson cf	5  1  3  2  .298
Van Slyke rf	5  1  2  2  .311
Caseres 1b	4  2  2  1  .295
Lara ss        	4  1  1  0  .259
Ortiz dh	3  2  1  1  .244
Green 3b	2  1  0  2  .218
Mier c        	3  0  1  0  .208
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  Totals 	34  8 12  8
  Lancaster	38 11 15 10

  Error- Van Slyke (4). 2B- Caseres 2
(19), Ortiz (5), Robinson (24).
3B- Van Slyke (4). HR- Van Slyke (13).
RBI- Van Slyke 2 (61), Ortiz (10), Green
2 (18), Mattingly (27), Robinson 2 (41).
SF- Mattingly, Green. LOB- Inland Empire
8, Lancaster 7. SB- Herrera (23), Ortiz
(2). CS- Robinson (15), Herrera (3).
PO- Robinson. DP- Green, JohGarcia and
Caseres.

  Inland Empire	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Wall        	5.0  8  5-5  1  3  5.68
McCarter	1.0  3  2-2  1  2  3.33
Pfeiffer	0.0  1  1-1  0  0  4.34
Krebs        	2.0  1  0-0  1  1  2.89
Prado (1-1)	0.0  2  3-3  1  0  4.15
  WP- Wall, McCarter. T- 3:52. Att- 3,096.
Cougars Top Loons 6-4
Brad Golder
Great Lakes Loons

Kane County slugged two home runs and broke a 3-3 tie with a three-run fifth inning en route to a 6-4 win over Great Lakes.

Josh Walter (5-3) started for the Loons and was roughed up for seven hits and six runs before leaving in the fifth. For the second straight game, the Loons bullpen did not allow a run, with Aguasviva, Steve Smith and Jordan Pratt combining on 3.2 scoreless frames.

Great Lakes took a 1-0 lead in the first when Tony Delmonico lived on an error and scored on Kyle Russell' triple. In the fourth, now trailing 3-1, Alfredo Silverio and Nick Buss singled with one out and Anthony Hatch tied the game at three each with a two-run double.

The Cougars added a three-spot in the fifth and were never headed from then on.

Nick Buss pulled the Loons to within two with a double scoring Tony Delmonico in the eighth, but that would be as close as the Loons would get.  

The Loons continue their series in Kane County this afternoon. Right-hander Bobby Blevins (5-2, 2.70 ERA) will start for the Loons.  The Cougars will counter with left-hander Anthony Capra (3-6, 3.62). 

  Score by Innings
Great Lakes	100 200 010-4
Kane County	012 030 00x-6

  Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Gordon ss	5  0  0  0  .297
Pedroza 2b	5  0  0  0  .258
Delmonico c	3  2  1  0  .263
Russell rf	3  0  1  1  .284
Silverio lf	4  1  1  0  .272
Buss cf        	4  1  2  1  .259
Hatch 3b	2  0  2  2  .271
Wallach 1b	4  0  0  0  .235
Vetters dh	4  0  0  0  .211
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  Totals 	34  4  7  4
  Kane County	33  6 10  3

  Error- Silverio (5), 2B- Hatch (22),
Buss (6). 3B- Russell (4). RBI- Russell
(66), Hatch 2 (36), Buss (38).
LOB- Great Lakes 7, Kane County 7.
Pickoffs- Delmonico.

  Great Lakes	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Walter (5-3)	4.1  7  6-6  0  5  3.43
Aguasviva	1.2  3  0-0  1  0  0.34
Smith        	1.0  0  0-0  1  0  3.22
Pratt        	1.0  0  0-0  1  1  5.13
  WP- Walter 2, Pratt 2. HBP- by Walter, 
Delmonico. T-2:47. Att- 10,304.
 

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