Haeger and Redding Pitch 'Topes, Loons to Win

Charlie Haeger's second consecutive complete game boosted Albuquerque to a 6-2 victory over Oklahoma City. Tonight is Dukes Retro Night, featuring the induction of Albuquerque's Baseball Hall of Fame. Chattanooga lost 5-4 in 12 innings to Carolina. The 66ers lost to Lake Elsinore 6-4 win. JonMichael Redding won his 12th game as Great Lakes took advantage of four errors by Beloit to win 8-5.

Haeger Knuckles RedHawks Under
Charlie Haeger
Charlie Haeger fired his second consecutive complete game, and fourth this season, boosting Albuquerque (56-47) to a 6-2 victory over Oklahoma City. The knuckleballer (10-6), flipped a season-high 137 pitches, and is now tied for the league-lead with 10 as the 'Topes stretched their lead to 2.5 game lead over the 'Hawks in the PCL's American Southern division.

Haeger allowed the first run in the first inning before holding the 'Hawks scoreless over the next seven. Although he allowed 11 hits, the reliable righty stranded eight total base-runners.

"He was outstanding," Isotopes manager Tim Wallach said. "He's been good all year. He's saved our bullpen all year and he did it again tonight.

"I expect this to be a great series," he added. "Haeger with the knuckleball can be frustrating but I expect Oklahoma City to come back tomorrow. It's great to win the first game, but we have three more games to go."

Mitch Jones fell a triple short of the cycle with three hits and two RBI. Jones, who now had hit a home run in all four of the 'Topes home games against Oklahoma City this season, sent a first-pitch solo shot out of the park for his seventh home run against the RedHawks this season. Jones has 15 RBI against the 'Topes' division arch-rival.

The Isotopes earn their 11th win in the past 12 games and improve to 16-7 in July.

Trailing 1-0 in the first, Blake DeWitt lined a two-out single and Jones, who is hitting a stunning .516 in nine games against Oklahoma, doubled to tie the game 1-1. J.D. Closser and Sergio Garcia doubled in the second for a 2-1 lead.

Brett Harper added a sacrifice fly in the third and knocked in Jones with a single in the fourth. Jamie Hoffmann extended his hitting streak to a team-high-tying 16 contests, dumping a single just inside the line in right field to pull within four games of tying the franchise record of 19 straight.

In the sixth, Jason Repko singled and scored on Tony Abreu's single. Jones' solo home run came in the seventh to end a three-game losing streak against the RedHawks.

Albuquerque will send lefty Scott Elbert (1-1, 6.27) out against RedHawks right-hander Luis Mendoza (3-4, 4.55) tonight.

  Score by Innings
Oklahoma City	100 000 010-2
Albuquerque	111 011 10x-6

  Albuquerqueab r  h  bi  ave
Abreu 2b	5  0  1  1  .342
Mientkiewicz dh	5  0  0  0  .000
DeWitt 3b	4  2  2  0  .251
Jones lf	3  2  3  2  .302
Harper 1b	2  0  1  2  .294
Hoffmann cf	3  0  1  0  .288
Closser c	4  1  1  0  .330
Repko rf	4  1  2  0  .256
SGarcia ss	3  0  2  1  .218
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  Totals	33  6 13  6
  Oklahoma City	31  2 11  1

  Error- Closser (4). 2B- Jones (16),
Closser (8), SGarcia (8). HR- Jones (26),
RBI- Jones 2 (66), SGarcia (9), Harper 2
(67), Abreu (30).S- SGarcia. SF- Harper.
LOB- Albuquerque 8, Oklahoma City 8,
SB- Jones (7), Hoffmann (7), Abreu (2-1),
DP- Abreu and Harper; DeWitt, Abreu and
Harper; Haeger, SGarcia and Harper. 
Pickoffs Haeger.

  Albuquerque    in  h r-er bb so  era
Haeger (10-6)	9.0 11 12-2  2  5  3.74
  HBP- Jones, by Haeger. T- 2:35. Att- 7,605.
Lookouts Lose 5-4 in 13 Innings
Chattanooga pitching allowed Carolina five hits over a 13-inning marathon but two of them, both home runs, came in the third, and another, a double came in the 13th to drive in the winning runs after the Lookouts had scored in the top of the inning.

Jesus Castillo started and surrendered three hits and three runs, including the two home runs in the third, over his six innings. Jesus Rodriguez, Javy Guerra, Zach Schreiber and Victor Garate ran the scoreless streak to nine before losing the game in the bottom of the 13th.

The Lookouts battled back to tie the game with a single run in the fifth and then scored twice in the ninth to send it into extra innings. James Tomlin tripled and scored on Justin Seller's ground ball in the fifth.

In the ninth, trailing 3-1 with two out, Tomlin singled and Sellers smacked his second home run of the season to tie the game.

The Lookouts got back to back singles by Gabe Gutierrez and Josh Bell the 12th but were unable to drive one of them in.

Chattanooga scored in the top of the 13th when the Lookouts worked five walks. Eduardo Perez drew a free pass to open the inning but was caught stealing. Then Juan Gonzalez, Tomlin, Sellers and Gutierrez walked to force in a run. Bell flew out to center, leaving the bases loaded.

Garate could only get a single out n the bottom of the inning. He walked two, then gave up a game-winning, two-run double.

Chattanooga was 0-for-12 with runners in scoring position and overall left 15 on base.

Sellers homered and knocked in three runs. Tomlin singled twice and tripled. Bell and Martinez each added a pair of hits.

  Score by Innings
Chattanooga	000 010 002 000 1-4
Carolina	003 000 000 000 2-5

 Chattanooga	ab r  h  bi  ave
Tomlin cf	6  2  3  0  .315
Sellers ss	5  1  1  3  .294
Lambo lf	5  0  0  0  .265
 Gutierrez ph-c	1  0  1  1  .319
Bell 3b	        7  0  2  0  .300
Martinez 1b- rf	6  0  2  0  .300
May c	        4  0  1  0  .307
 Garate p	0  0  0  0  .000
Giles rf	4  0  0  0  .270
 Perez ph-1b	1  0  0  0  .272
JuGonzalez 2b	4  1  1  0  .202
Castillo p	2  0  0  0  .200
 Godwin ph	1  0  1  0  .261
 Rodriguez p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Guerra p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Mitchell ph- lf2  0  0  0  .221
 Schreiber p	0  0  0  0  .000
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  Totals	48  4 12  4
  Carolina	42  5  5  5

  2B- Bell (30), Martinez (11). 3B- Tomlin
(4), HR- Sellers (2), RBI- Sellers 3 (23), 
Gutierrez (8). LOB- Chattanooga 15,
Carolina 5. SB- Tomlin (8). CS- Perez (1), 
Godwin (6), Martinez (1). PO- Godwin.

  Chattanooga	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Castillo	6.0  3  3-3  2  4  4.81
Rodriguez	1.0  1  0-0  1  0  3.57
Guerra	        1.0  0  0-0  0  2  3.48
Schreiber	3.0  0  0-0  0  4  0.00
Garate (0-1)	1.2  1  2-2  2  3  2.23
  T- 3:55. Att- 4,202
Inland Empire Loses Fourth in a Row
The 66ers out-hit the Storm 11-7 but two big double plays helped Lake Elsinore to a 6-4 win and Inland Empire to their four loss in a row.

With no score in the third, the 66ers loaded the bases with no outs off Nick Schmidt. After Christian Lara struck out, Trayvon Robinson hit a comebacker that Schmidt turned into a 1-2-3 double play to end the inning.

Trailing 6-3 in the ninth, Robinson knocked in Elian Herrera with an RBI single to put the tying runs at first and second. Alex Garabedian hit a long drive to deep right-center that Brad Chalk was able to flag down on the warning track to preserve the lead. With runners at the corners, Steve Caseres bounced into the second lethal double play of the night to end the game.

Inland Empire starter Kyle Smit got off to a good start, retiring the first seven batters he faced before getting into trouble in the third. Smit hit Luis Martinez with a pitch, walked Andy Parrino, and allowed an RBI single to Chalk. Next, Beamer Weems followed with a two-run triple that put Lake Elsinore in front 3-0.

Storm starter Nick Schmidt (2-5) pitched well with the lead, limiting the 66ers to 4 hits and 2 walks while fanning 5 in 6 scoreless innings for the win.

Smit (0-2) pitched better than his line indicated, yielding 5 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks with 3 strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings. All four hits Smit allowed came with two strikes on the batter.

The Storm added two runs in the fourth to chase Smit before capping the scoring with a run in the sixth.

The 66ers scored twice in the seventh on RBI singles from Jessie Mier and Lara.

The bottom three of the 66ers lineup went 7-for-12 with three runs and two RBIs. Joe Becker led the way with three hits while Garett Green, Mier and Herrera had two apiece.

Game two of the series tonight will see RHP Tim Sexton (6-9, 3.29) getting the nod for the 66ers while RHP Aaron Breit (0-5, 3.20) takes the ball for the Storm. The Sixers return home to Arrowhead Credit Union Park on Friday

  Score by Inning
Inland Empire	000 000 211-4
Lake Elsinore	003 210 00x-6

  InLand Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Herrera lf-rf	4  1  2  0  .319
Lara ss        	4  0  1  1  .271
Robinson cf	3  0  1  1  .304
Van Slyke rf	3  0  0  0  .298
Garabedian c	1  0  0  0  .247
Caseres 1b	1  0  0  0  .247
Mattingly dh	4  0  0  0  .248
Green 3b	4  1  2  0  .226
Becker 2b	4  1  3  1  .500
Mier lf        	4  1  2  1  .233
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  Totals  	35  4 11  4
  Lake Elsinore	27  6  7  5

  Error- Becker (2). 2B- lara (8), Green
(3). RBI- Mier (6), Lara (35), Becker (1),
Robinson (49). LOB- Inland Empire 10, Lake
Elsinore 6. SB- Becker (1). 
	  
 Inland Empire	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Smit (0-2)	3.1  4  5-5  2  3 14.21
Pfeiffer	2.2  2  1-1  1  1  4.25
Brannon	        2.0  1  0-0  0  1  4.64
  WP- Schmidt. HBP- by Smit, by Pfeiffer; 
Caseres. T- 2:53. Att- 1,500
Redding Wins His 12th as Loons Bounce Back
  Brad Golder
Great Lakes Loons

Jon Michael Redding
Great Lakes took advantage of four errors by Beloit Snappers to grab an early lead on their way to an 8-5 win in the opener of a six-game homestand. After getting swept at Quad Cities, the Loons won for the ninth time in 11 second-half games on their home field in front of another sellout crowd of 5,442 on Tuesday night.

  JonMichael Redding (12-3) won his 12th game of the season, working six innings and allowing four runs on seven hits. His victory and matched the Loons franchise record.  

  Beloit scored three time off Redding in the sixth, but Redding retired Dominic De La Osa on a pop out to leave runners at the corners.

Steve Smith gave up the Snappers final run in his second inning of work in the eighth, and Cole St. Clair notched his seventh save of the year by working a scoreless ninth.

Tony Delmonico homered, doubled and drove in three runs, while Jaime Pedroza reached base all four times he batted and scored three runs. Pedroza also stole three bases and drove in a run with a double.

   The first of Pedroza's stolen bases came as part of a double steal in the bottom of the first inning. Kyle Russell struck out on a 3-2 pitch for the second out of the inning with Pedroza and Anthony Hatch both on the move.

The Beloit catcher threw to second base to try and gun down Hatch, but no Snapper covered the bag and the throw sailed into center field. Pedroza scored for a 1-0 lead, and Delmonico followed with his eighth homer of the year to give Great Lakes an early 3-0 lead.  

  The Loons added two more runs in the fifth, again with some help from the Snappers poor defense. Back-to-back doubles by Matt Wallach and newcomer Clay Calfee leading off the inning made it a 4-0 game, and later in the inning the Loons attempted another double steal with Dee Gordon and Pedroza on base.

This time, Rams threw to an unoccupied bag at third and the throw went into left allowing Gordon to score the Loons fifth run.  

  After Beloit scratched out a single run in the fourth, the Loons put the game away in the bottom of the fifth with two more runs. Dee Gordon led off with a bunt single to third and raced all the way around to third on a wild throw past first base. Gordon scored easily on a double by Pedroza, and three batters later Delmonico plated Pedroza with a two-out bloop double to center for a 7-1 advantage.

Roster Move
The Great Lakes Loons and Los Angeles Dodgers announced today the addition of outfielder/first baseman Clay Calfee to the Loons' active roster. To make room for Calfee, catcher Fumi Ishibashi has been returned to the disabled list. Ishibashi was active for Monday's game but did not play.

  Calfee was batting .270 with two homers and 12 runs batted in 16 Arizona League games this season. Primarily an outfielder last season, this year he has played exclusively first base.

  A left-handed hitter, Calfee hit .232 with eight home runs and 35 RBIs last year with Ogden. He played collegiately at Angelo State (TX), where he is the career leader in average, slugging, on-base percentage, home runs, RBIs, walks, runs and total bases. He also pitched at ASU.

  Score by Inning
Beloit	        000 103 010-5
Great Lakes	320 020 10x-8

  Great lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Gordon ss	4  2  2  0  .302
pedroza 2b	2  3  2  1  .261
Hatch 3b	4  1  1  1  .277
Russell rf	2  0  0  0  .268
Songco lf	2  0  0  0  .111
Delmonico dh	4  1  2  3  .279
Silverio lf-rf	4  0  1  0  .278
Wallach c	4  1  1  0  .245
Calfee 1b	4  0  1  1  .250
Buss cf	        3  0  0  0  .263	
---------------------------------
  Totals	33  8 10  6
  Beloit	36  5 10  4

  Error- Gordon (3). 2B- Wallach (17),
Calfee (1), Pedroza (26), Delmonico (21).
HR- Delmonico (8). RBI- Delmonico 3 (39), 
Calfee (1), Pedroza (5(0, Hatch (45).
LOB- Great Lakes 3, Beloit 7. SB- Pedroza
2 (29), Hatch (4), Gordon (56).
DP- Pedroza, Gordon and Calfee.  	
	  
  Inland Empire 	in  h r-er bb so  era
Redding (12-3)          6.0  7  4-4  1  1  4.57
Smith	                2.0  2  1-1  1  3  2.98
St. Clair (sv 7)	1.0  1  0-0  0  1  3.86
  WP- Redding 2, Smith. HBP- Pedroza. 
T- 2:29. At- 5,442.

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