Loons Win on Parker Dalton's Walkoff Single

Albuquerque (49-45), who had scored 42 runs in their previous four games, scored only two in a 9-2 loss. Inland Empire's Scott Van Slyke had a pair of two-run doubles to give Inland Empire a 9-5 win over Lake Elsinore and Chris Withrow won his sixth game. Parker Dalton drove in the game-winning run in the ninth inning and Great Lakes earned 3-2 win over Cedar Rapids. Chattanooga had the day off.

Isotopes Cooled by Express Pitching
Albuquerque (49-45), who had scored 42 runs on 60 hits in their previous four games, ran into tough pitching at Round Rock Express and scored only one run on six hits in a 9-2 loss.

The defeat snaps a four-game winning streak for the first-place Isotopes, in the first of a four-game road trip against the Express after a franchise-record-tying ninth straight home win.

The 'Topes threatened in each of the first two innings, putting a runner in scoring position with fewer than two outs in each frame, only hit into double-plays each time.

The Express collected a thee-run home run in the third inning off Isotopes starter J.D. Durbin (0-1), who was making his 'Topes debut after joining the team from Chattanooga. Durbin allowing just the three runs on seven hits in six innings while walking two and striking out three but was tagged with the loss.

Red-hot Tony Abreu collected three of Albuquerque's six hits and accounted for the first run of the game in the seventh, driving in A.J. Ellis with a two-out double to trim the Express lead to 3-1.

Then Round Rock battered Malon Arias, making his second appearance for Albuquerque, for six runs on five hits and four walks to put the game out of reach. Infielder Luis Maza was used to finish the eighth inning.

In the ninth, Juan Gonzalez led off the inning with a walk and Sergio Garcia was hit by a pitch, Maza dropped a soft single into left to load loading bases and a balk allowed the final Albuquerque run.

The 'Topes face the Express again this afternoon in the resumption of a suspended game from June 11 followed by a regularly-scheduled seven-inning contest. Isotopes right-hander Giancarlo Alvarado (7-7, 3.30) will work the suspended contest, which coincidentally he started more than a month ago, facing Round Rock lefty Mark McLemore (3-4, 3.86) in a 4:40 start.

he Isotopes return home Friday for the first of a four-game series against the Iowa Cubs.

 Score by innings
Albuquerque	000 000 101-2
Round Rock	003 000 24x-9

 Albuquerque	ab r  h  bi  ave
Abreu ss	4  0  3  1  .333
Rosario cf	4  0  0  0  .242
Brown lf	2  0  1  0  .296
Jones rf	4  0  0  0  .280
Harper 1b	4  0  0  0  .273
JGonzalez 2b	2  1  0  0  .222
SGarcia 3b	3  0  0  0  .204
Ellis c	        4  1  1  0  .304
Durbin p	2  0  0  0  .000
 Hu ph	        1  0  0  0  .263
 Arias p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Maza p	        1  0  1  0  .292	
----------------------------------
 Totals	        31 2  6 1
 Round Rock	37 9 13 9	

 Two-base hits- Abreu (6). RBI- Abreu (20).
S- Rosario. LOB- Albuquerque 9, Round Rock
7. DP- Durbin, Abreu and Harper.

 Albuquerque	in  h r-er bb so  era
Durbin (0-1)	6.0  7  3-3  2  3  4.50
Arias	        1.1  5  6-6  1  2 23.14
Maza	        1.0  1  1-1  1  2  5.15
 HBP- SGarcia. T: 2:50. Att-8,119.
Chattanooga not scheduled.

Van Slyke's Four RBI Helps 66ers
Inland Empire's Scott Van Slyke had a pair of two-run doubles to boost Inland Empire to a 9-5 win over Lake Elsinore and Chris Withrow won his sixth game after allowing four hits and a pair of runs while striking out six.

Hong-Chic Kuo and Eric Krebs added scoreless innings, Marcel Prado was tagged for three runs but Zach Schreiber closed the game out without a run in the ninth.

The 66ers took a 4-0 lead after four, then put the game away with five runs in the seventh.

Elian Herrera singled in a run in the third before Van Slyke cracked his first double to drive in two more. Johan Garcia added an RBI in the fourth to extend the lead to 4-0.

Leading 4-2, Van Slyke hit his second two-run double off the wall in left and three consecutive RBI singles by Alex Garabedian, Christian Lara, and Jaime Ortiz to give the 66ers a commanding 9-2 lead.?

?Withrow (6-6, 4.82) allowed two runs in the fifth inning and left with a 4-2 lead. The Storm tagged Prado for three runs in the eighth to cut the margin to 9-5.?

?Jaime Ortiz made a leaping catch of a bases-loaded, two out line drive in the seventh to prevent at least a couple of runs from scoring.?

?The 66ers close their seven-game homestand tonight when RHP Mario Alvarez (2-2, 4.46) takes on Lake Elsinore and RHP Wynn Pelzer (8-6, 4.38)

 Score by innings
Lake Elsinore	000 020 030-5
Inland Empire	003 100 50x-9

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Mattingly lf	1  1  0  0  .259
Herrera 2b	5  1  2  1  .325
Robinson cf	5  2  1  0  .304
Van Slyke rf	4  1  2  4  .307
Caseres dh	4  0  0  0  .286
Garabedian c	4  1  1  0  .256
Lara ss	        4  2  3  1  .281
Ortiz 1b	4  0  1  1  .232
JohGarcia	3  1  1  1  .158
 Totals	        34 9 11 9
 Lake Elsinore	36 5 10 5

 Two base hits- Van Slyke 2 (31). RBI- Herrera
(26), Van Slyke 4 (70). JohGarcia (1),Lara (33), 
Garabedian (24), Ortiz (12). LOB- Inland Empire 
6, Lake Elsinore 13. SB- JohGarcia (1). DP- Lara,
Herrera and Ortiz.

 Inland Empire	 in  h r-er bb so era
Withrow (6-6)	5.0  4  2-2  4  6  4.82
Kuo	        1.0  1  0-0  0  2  0.00
Krebs	        1.0  1  0-0  2  0  3.65
Prado	        1.0  3  3-3  1  0  4.62
Schreiber	1.0  1  0-0  1  2  2.61
 HBP- by Kuo. T- 3:07. Att- 1,145.
Dalton's Walk-Off Tops Cedar Rapids
Brad Golden
Great Lakes Loon

  Parker Dalton drove in the game-winning run with one out in the ninth inning and Great Lakes walked off with a 3-2 win over Cedar Rapids in the rubber game of a three-game series. The Loons completed a six-game homestand with a 5-1 record and took two of three from the Kernels, the best team in the Midwest League's Western Division.

The defensive miscues in the eighth inning cost Loons starter Ethan Martin a victory. Martin worked five scoreless innings and left the ballgame with a 1-0 lead. Nathan Eovaldi followed with three innings of relief work, allowing three hits and a walk against four strikeouts. Cole St. Clair got the win, pitching a scoreless ninth inning by getting two strikeouts and ending the inning with a pickoff at first base.

Great Lakes took a 2-0 lead by scoring single runs in the third and seventh innings. In the third, Travis Vetters singled, moved to third on Dee Gordon's single, then scampered home from third while Gordon was in a rundown after being picked off first base.  

Then in the seventh, Nick Buss walked, stole second, moved to third on a groundout and scored on Angelo Songco's fielder's choice when the Kernels third baseman threw home to try and cut down Buss at the plate on a ground ball.  

In the eighth, Matt Wallach misplayed a hard ground ball at first base, then threw wildly past first to allow a run to score and the Kernels' hitter to reach second base with one out. Cedar Rapids later scored the tying run on a two-out single to the right side off Nathan Eovaldi to knot the score at 2-2.

With the game tied in the ninth, Wallach singled and moved to second when Songco beat out a bunt. Travis Vetters then moved both runners up on a second bunt.

With runners at second and third and one out and the Kernels' infield drawn in, Dalton ripped a ground ball to the left side that was gloved by a diving third baseman. He scrambled to his feet and threw home, but Wallach slid home before the throw with the winning run. It was just the second hit in 22 second half at-bats for Dalton and was his first RBI since June 9th.  

The Loons will enjoy an off day today before heading on a six-game road trip to Iowa to face Burlington and Quad Cities. The series opener in Burlington on Wednesday night will see Loons right-hander Jon Michael Redding (11-3, 4.46) opposing Bees righty Sam Runion (3-6, 6.37).

 Score by innings
Cedar Rapids	000 000 020-2
Great Lakes	001 000 101-3

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Gordon ss	3  0  1  0  .296
Pedroza dh	2  0  0  0  .263
Hatch 3b	4  0  1  0  .277
Delmonico c	3  0  2  0  .273
 Silverio pr	0  0  0  0  .273
 Lopez c	0  0  0  0  .141
Buss cf	        3  1  0  0  .266
Wallach 1b	4  1  1  0  .245
Songco lf	4  0  1  1  .150
Vetters rf	3  1  1  0  .226
Dalton 2b	3  0  1  1  .198
 Totals	        29 3 8 2
 Cedar Rapids	34 2 5 2

 Error- Buss (5), Wallach 2 (13). Two-base
hits- Hatch (26), Delmonico (19). RBI- Songco 
(3), Dalton (13). S- Vetters. LOB- Great Lakes
8, Cedar Rapids 6. SB- Pedroza (25), Buss (10).
CS- Gordon 2 (16). PO- Gordon. 

 Great Lakes	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Martin	        5.0  4  0-0  2  5  4.08
Eovaldi	        3.0  3  2-0  1  4  3.50
St. Clair (3-0)	1.0  1  0-0  0  2  2.66
 Pickoff- Clair. T: 3:05. Att- 3,974.

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