Redding Wins 16th; Gould Makes Pro Debut

Garrett Gould, the Dodgers' second round draft choice, made his professional debut for Ogden, tossing a scoreless inning in a 7-2 loss to Orem. Albuquerque edged Round Rock 5-4. Chattanooga lost to Birmingham 9-5, missing a chance to moved into a tie for first place. San Jose no-hit the 66ers 3-0. JonMichael Redding earned his league-leading 16th win as Great Lakes won 8-4 victory at Fort Wayne.

Maza's Walkoff Dumps Express
Luis Maza's third hit of the game drove in the winning run as the Isotopes edged Round Rock 5-4. The lead switched hands twice in the third inning and the Express tied the game in the eighth.

Eric Stults drew the start and allowed nine hits and three runs over his six innings. He left with a 4-3 lead before Hyang-Nam Choi served up a solo home run in the eighth.

After Scott Strickland (2-1) pitched a scoreless ninth, Chin Lung Hu singled, Tony Abreu bunted him to second and with two out, Maza grounded an RBI single into right field to knock in the winning run.

Mitch Jones singled and doubled, adding his 99th run batted in. Dee Brown smacked his 19th home run to put Albuquerque into a temporary, 4-3 lead in the sixth.

Wallach Manager of the Year
Tim Wallach
After guiding Albuquerque to their first playoff berth since 2003, Tim Wallach has been named Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year by vote of his fellow managers, league General Managers, and media personnel, the PCL announced.

Wallach's Isotopes have built a 77-63 record, second best in the PCL. Albuquerque is also just one win away from tying a franchise mark for victories in a season and has spent a team-record 73 straight days alone atop the PCL's American Southern Division.

Despite undergoing over 150 separate roster moves since the season began he has kept the 'Tops on an even keel and has sent 21 players to The Show.

Wallach was named the "Best Manager Prospect" by Baseball America.

A veteran of 17 Major League seasons as a player, Wallach was a five-time National League All-Star, a three-time Gold Glove Winner, and twice won the Silver Slugger Award.

He is the third man in Albuquerque baseball history to earn PCL Manager of the Year honors, joining Terry Collins and Kevin Kennedy, who won the accolade while managing the Dukes in 1988 and 1990, respectively.

The Isotopes wrap up the regular season with a series against the I-Cubs on Des Moines. They return home to kick off the 2009 PCL Playoffs at Isotopes Park on Wednesday, September 9.

Attendance Record Set
With a crowd of 8,939 on hand to see their final regular season game, the Albuquerque Isotopes shattered their single-season attendance mark, welcoming 602,129 fans to The Lab in 2009.

By reaching the 600,000 plateau, the Isotopes not only have surpassed their previous record of 593,606 set a year ago. Currently only two teams in all of Minor League Baseball have drawn more than 600,000 fans this season. Over 72 total openings, the 'Topes have averaged a franchise-high 8,363 fans per contest, marking the seventh straight year the Isotopes have averaged more than 8,000 a game.

This season, the 'Topes have drawn more than 10,000 fans a record 15 separate times, including a record throng of 15,358 that came to see the Isotopes on July 3.

 Score by Innings
Round Rock	012 000 100-4
Albuquerque	102 001 001-5

 Albuquerque	ab r  h  bi  ave
Paul cf	        3  0  0  0  .350
 Choi p	        0  0  0  0  .250
 Strickland p	0  0  0  0  .000	   
 Rose ph-lf	1  0  0  0  .000
Maza 2b-lf	5  0  3  1  .304
DeWitt 3b	2  2  0  0  .257
Jones rf-cf	4  1  2  1  .292
Luna 1b        	4  0  1  1  .359
Brown lf-rf	4  1  1  1  .290
Closser c	4  0  1  0  .290
Hu ss        	4  1  3  0  .296
Stults p	2  0  0  0  .412
 Abreu ph-2b	1  0  0  0  .350
---------------------------------
 Totals 	34  5 11  4
 Round Rock	35  4 12  4

 2B- Jones (26). HR- Brown (19).
RBI- Jones (99), Luna (62), Brown (80),
Maza (43). S- Abreu. LOB- Albuquerque
7, Round Rock 6. CS- Maza (1), Closser
(3). DP- DeWitt, Maza and Luna.
 	  
 Albuquerque	   in  h r-er bb so  era
Stults	          6.0  9  3-3  1  3  5.20
Choi         	  2.0  2  1-1  0  4  2.38
Strickland (2-1)  1.0  1  0-0  0  1  2.98
 WP- Stults. HBP- DeWitt. T- 2:39. Att- 8,939.
Lookouts One Game Out of First
Chattanooga lost to Birmingham 9-5 to and missed a chance to moved into a tie for first place. They trail Tennessee and West Tenn, who are tied for the league-lead, by a single game.

The Lookouts host Birmingham for five more games while the Tennessee teams play each other. The results of these two series will determine the division winner.

The Barons scored twice in the first, then swept past Chattanooga with three in the third. The Lookouts scores runs in the fifth and seventh to tie the game but four runs in the final two innings killed their chances.

Birmingham took an initial lead off starter Alberto Bastardo when John Shelby, Jr., son of the former Dodgers outfielder, led off the game with a solo shot.

The Lookouts bounced back to score three times. Singles by Eddy Perez and Lucas May and an RBI double by Mitchell drove in one. Vinny Rottino followed with a RBI single, and a Juan Gonzalez double play resulted in the final run.

A three-run home run off Bastardo put the Barons up 5-3.

Trayvon Robinson helped the Lookouts by hitting a run-resulting triple in the fifth inning and an RBI ground out in the seventh to tie-up the game, 5-5.

Jesus Castillo (7-9), who cleared waivers and was reassigned to Chattanooga, allowed a pair of runs in the eighth, one earned, and Kendy Batista served up a two-run homer in the ninth to nail down the painful loss.

James Tomlin singled three times and boosted his team-leading average to .312. Perez, May and Rottino added a pair of hits each. The Lookouts were 2-for-9 with runners in scoring position.

Hooton Elected to Texas Sports Hall of Fame
Former Dodgers pitcher joined Houston Astros slugger Lance Berkman and AFL co-founder and Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams headline as this year's inductees for the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Hooton, who now serves as the pitching coach for the Round Rock Express, went 35-3 in his Longhorns career with a 1.14 ERA, including two no-hitters. He pitched in 151 major-league games with the Cubs, Dodgers and Rangers.

He pitched for the Dodgers 1975-1984 and finished in the National League top 10 in earned run average five times and was in the top 10 in wins four times. He finished with a 112-84, 3.14 record in Dodger Blue.?

?Other inductees for this year's class include former Dallas Cowboys players Dan Reeves, Chuck Howley and the late Harvey Martin; Baylor women's basketball coach Kim Mulkey; former Rice quarterback Tommy Kramer; former Baylor wide receiver Lance Elkins; and Max Williams, the founder of professional basketball in Texas.

 Score by Innings
Birmingham	203 000 022-9
Chattanooga	030 010 100-5

 Chattanooga 	ab r  h  bi ave
Tomlin rf	5  1  3  0  .312
Robinson cf	4  0  1  2  .244
Lambo lf	4  0  0  0  .256
Martinez 1b	4  0  0  0  .293
Perez dh	4  1  2  0  .282
May c        	4  1  2  0  .306
Mitchell 2b	4  0  0  0  .239
Rottino 3b	4  1  2  1  .258
---------------------------------
 Totals 	37  5 12  4
 Birmingham	37  5 12  4

 Error- May (10). 2B- Mitchell (30), May
(18). 3B- Robinson (2). RBI- Mitchell
(62), Rottino (53), Robinson 2 (8).
LOB- Chattanooga 6, Birmingham 8.
DP- Gonzalez, Mitchell and Martinez. 	
Pickoff- May. 

 Chattanooga	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Bastardo	5.0  8  5-5  2  3  4.23
Castillo (7-9)	2.1  1  2-1  1  1  4.37
Batista	        1.2  5  2-2  0  2  2.24
 HBP- by Castillo. T- 2:54. Att- 2,264.
Giant's No-Hit Inland Empire
San Jose swept the 66ers final home series, holding them hitless in a 3-0 decision. The loss also puts them four games out of a playoff slot with only four games left in the season.

Reliever David Mixon talked the Giants manager into giving him a start to allowed the starters a breather and he combined with two other's out of the San Jose bullpen to allow only four walks during the game.

Miguel Sanfler started for the 66ers and left the game in a 0-0 tie after four, having allowed three hits. Eric Krebs (0-1) was tagged with a two-run home run in the fifth inning and the Giants had all the runs they needed.

The first 17 Sixers were retired in succession before Jessie Mier drew a walk in the sixth. A total of 14 Inland Empire batters struck out.

The no-hitter was the first in the California league since Marlon Arias blanked Bakersfield on May 9, 2007. It is also the first combined no-hitter since Patrick Green and Jarod Plummer of High Desert teamed up against Inland Empire August 21, 2006. The last three no-hitters in the California League have all come in San Bernardino.

Inland Empire travels to Lancaster for a four-game series that ends the regular season. RHP Josh Wall (4-8, 5.91) gets the nod against LHP Chris Salamida (4-2, 6.49).

 Score by Innings
San Jose	000 021 000-3
Inland Empire	000 000 000-0

 Inland Empire 	ab r  h  bi  ave
Rosario cf	4  0  0  0  .183
Herrera 2b	4  0  0  0  .288
Van Slyke rf	2  0  0  0  .296
Perez dh	3  0  0  0  .326
Caseres 1b	2  0  0  0  .261
Mattingly lf	3  0  0  0  .229
Lara ss	        3  0  0  0  .257
JohGarcia 3b	3  0  0  0  .178
Mier c        	2  0  0  0  .225
---------------------------------
 Totals 	21  0  0  0
 San Jose	31  3  7  3

 Errors- Lara (25), Caseres (8),
LOB- Inland Empire 4, San Jose 6.
DP- Lara, Herrera and Caseres 2.
Pickoff- Mier.  	
  
 Inland Empire 	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Sanfler	        4.0  3  0-0  1  0  5.48
Krebs (0-1)	0.2  2  2-2  1  1  3.04
Pfeiffer	1.1  1  1-0  1  1  2.96
Jansen	        2.0  0  0-0  2  3  4.22
Prado	        1.0  1  0-0  0  0  4.39
 HBP- Perez. T- 2:43. Att- 4,134.
Sweet 16 for Redding
Brad Golder
Great Lakes Loons

Jon Michael Redding
JonMichael Redding racked up his league-leading 16th victory as the Great Lakes Loons won for the first time in six games at new Parkview Field with an 8-4 victory over the Fort Wayne TinCaps.

  Redding (16-3) went 5.2 innings, allowing eight hits and three earned runs in his final start before the Midwest League playoffs.  Anthony Hatch, Alfredo Silverio and Jerry Sands recorded multi-hit games to pace the Loons.

  The Loons jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second on a three-run home run over the wall in left by Joe Becker. It was was Becker's first home run in over two years. He last homered on July 18, 2007 with the Gulf Coast League Dodgers against the GCL Cardinals. 

  The Loons never trailed, although Fort Wayne did pull to within one. Great Lakes extended its lead to four with a fifth-inning single by Anthony Hatch, which scored Dee Gordon and extended Hatch's hitting streak to 10 games. 

  The TinCaps matched the Loons' fifth-inning run with an RBI single by their No. 3 hitter Jaff Decker.

  Fort Wayne then pulled to within one with a two-run sixth inning. But the Loons responded with a four-run seventh inning. 

With the bases loaded and one out, Kyle Russell lifted a sacrifice fly to center to score Nick Buss and record his 99th run batted in. A two-run double by Alfredo Silverio and another double by Jerry Sands made it 8-3.

  In the ninth, the TinCaps loaded the bases on Cole St. Clair. He allowed a bloop single before retiring the side. br>
  Mike Watt (7-4), a former Dodgers farmhand, took the loss for Fort Wayne, who stranded 14 base runners in the loss.

  The Loons (79-57, 39-27) and TinCaps meet for the final time in the regular season tonight. Right-hander Josh Walter (10-4, 3.46 ERA) is scheduled to start for the Loons against righty Simon Castro (10-6, 3.48).

 Score by Innings
Great Lakes	030 010 400-8
Fort Wayne	000 012 001-4

 Great Lakes 	ab r  h  bi ave
Gordon ss	5  1  1  0  .302
Pedroza 2b	5  1  1  0  .257
Hatch 3b	3  1  2  1  .296
Russell rf	3  0  0  1  .273
Silverio fl	4  2  2  2  .278
Sands 1b	3  1  2  1  .226
Becker dh	4  1  1  3  .326
Lopez c	        4  0  0  0  .197
Buss cf        	4  1  1  0  .259
---------------------------------
 Totals	        38  8 10  8
 Fort Wayne	37  4 11  4

 Errors- Pedroza (27), Lopez (1).
2B- Silverio (31), Sands (5). HR- Becker
(1). RBI- Becker 3 (9), Hatch (73),
Russell (99), Silverio 2 (60), Sands
(16). SF- Russell. LOB- Great Lakes 6,
Fort Wayne 6. SB- Pedroza (36), Buss
(14). DP- Gordon, Pedroza and Sands.

 Great Lakes	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Redding (16-3)	5.2  8  3-3  3  3  4.60
Feliciano 	1.0  1  0-0  2  1  0.00
Pratt	        1.1  0  1-1  3  3  4.75
St. Clair	1.0  2  0-0  0  0  2.55
 T- 3:17. Att- 5,822.
Gould Makes Professional Debut
Young pitchers were the pitchers of choice as Orem beat Ogden 7-2.

Garrett Gould, the Dodgers' highly-prized second round draft choice, made his professional debut for Ogden, tossing a 1-2-3 first inning. The Raptors had a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second, after J.T. Wise hit a sacrifice fly.

Nineteen-year old right-hander Carlos Frias (0-1) relieved Gould. He was also making his league debut after a promotion from Arizona. Frias' defense did not help him out in the second.

A lead-off error by shortstop Pedro Guerrero was followed by a single and a walk. The Owlz went on to scored three unearned runs.

Angelo Songco cut the deficit to one with a solo home run, his 16th, in the fourth but Frias gave the run back in the bottom half.

Lefty Greg Wilborn served up a three-run homer with two on and two out, to put the game out of reach.

Supplemental first-round draft choice Fabio Martinez (1-0), just recalled from the Arizona League started for the Owlz, and they followed with Tyler Skaggs who also made his Pioneer League debut.

The clubs have now split the first two games of a four-game series. The Raptors return home for games three and four. Matt Magill and Patrick Corbin are the scheduled starters.

 Score by Innings
Ogden	010 100 000-2
Orem	030 100 03x-7

 Ogden	        ab r  h  bi  ave
Ruggiano 3b	4  0  0  0  .374
Guerrero ss	4  0  1  0  .255
Galvez cf	4  0  1  0  .324
Songco lf	4  1  1  1  .319
Erickson c	4  1  1  0  .311
Calfee 1b	3  0  0  0  .348
Wise dh        	3  0  2  1  .328
Akins rf	3  0  0  0  .259
Iden 2b        	3  0  0  0  .232
---------------------------------
 Totals	        32  2  6  2
 Orem	        31  7  8  7

 Error- Guerrero (18). 2B- Guerrero (12),
Wise (6). HR- Songco (9). RBI- Wise (21), 
Songco (26). S- Wise. LOB- Ogden 7, Orem
6. SB- Galvez (15).  

 Ogden	         in  h r-er bb so  era
Gould	        1.0  0  0-0  0  0  0.00
Frias (0-1)	4.0  5  4-1  1  4  2.25
Lee        	1.0  1  0-0  1  1  0.00
Wilborn	        1.2  2  3-3  3  2  5.50
Ferreras	0.1  0  0-0  0  0  2.93
 WP- Wilborn. HBP- Akins. T- 2:25. 
Att- 2,205.
 

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