Albuquerque, Chattanooga Earn Wins

The Isotopes scored twice in the top of the ninth inning without the aid of a hit to top the Royals 3-2. Andrew Lambo and Mike Rivera each knocked in three runs as Chattanooga coasted to a 12-3 win over Huntsville. Inland Empire pitchers worked nine scoreless innings but Lake Elsinore scored once in the third and twice in the 11th to take a tight, 3-1 win. Bowling Green downed the Loons, 4-2.

Albuquerque Edges Omaha 3-2

The Isotopes scored twice in the top of the ninth inning without the aid of a hit and then fought of a Royals rally in the bottom of the inning to win 3-2.

Starter Josh Towers worked six innings and allowed six hits and an unearned run but didn't get a decision. Brent Leach added two more scoreless innings, Travis Schlichting (1-0) earned his first win of he season and Luis Ayala staggered but didn't fall in earning his second save.

Omaha scored in the second inning on a single, a fumbled throw on a pickoff attempt by first baseman Russ Mitchell and a sacrifice fly.

The 'Topes tied the game in the third when shortstop Chin-Lung Hu, who figured in all three Albuquerque runs, walked, moved to third on a single by outfielder Timo Perez and scored on second baseman Ivan De Jesus' sacrifice fly.

The 1-1 scored held until the top of the 10th when catcher Lucas May walked and was bunted to second by outfielder Jamie Hoffmann. Nick Green walked and with Hu at bat, they pulled a successful double steal, with a run scoring on a throwing error by the catcher. Hu's ground ball scored the all-important third run.

With one out, Ayala walked two Royals in the bottom of the inning and a single made it 3-2 wit runners at first and third. Ayala got a popup and a ground ball to second base to end the game.

Albuquerque managed only four hits, De Jesus singled in the first, Perez singled in the third, Hoffmann and outfielder Prentice Redman singled in the fourth. The Isotopes were held hitless over the final six innings.
 
 Score by Innings
Albuquerque	100 000 000 2- 3
Omaha	        100 000 000 1- 2 

 Albuquerque	ab r  h  bi  ave
Perez lf	5  0  1  0  .182
De Jesus 2b	3  0  1  1  .232
Gibbons dh	4  0  0  0  .404
Redman rf	4  0  1  0  .362
Mitchell 1b	4  0  0  0  .297
May c        	3  1  0  0  .240
Hoffmann cf	3  0  1  0  .257
Green 3b	3  1  0  0  .184
Hu ss        	3  1  0  1  .218
--------------------------------
 Total	        32  3  4  2
 Omaha	        36  2  9  2

 Error- Mitchell (1), Green (1).
RBI- De Jesus (6), Hu (4). S- Hoffmann.
SF- De Jesus. LOB- Albuquerque 4, Omaha
9. SB- Green (1), May (1). DP- De Jesus,
Hu, and Mitchell. 

 Albuquerque	  in  h  r-er bb so  era
Towers        	  6.0  6  1-0  0  2  3.13
Leach        	  2.0  2  0-0  0  1  4.26
Schlichting (1-0) 1.0  0  0-0  0  0  4.09  
Ayala (sv 2)	  2.0  0  2-1  2  2  3.27
 WP- Towers. T- 2:45. Att- 15,701.

Lookouts Blast Huntsville 12-3

Outfielder Andrew Lambo and catcher Mike Rivera each knocked in three runs as Chattanooga scored four in the first and eight in the third, then coasted to a 12-3 win over Huntsville.

Starter Tim Sexton (1-0) enjoyed the huge cushion, working five innings and allowing only two runs to record his first win of the season. Matt Sartor and James Adkins had no trouble over the final three innings.

Shortstop Dee Gordon opened the game with a walk, second baseman Elian Herrera walked and an error on a force play allowed both of them to score. Rivera's two-out, two-run single made t 4-0.

In the third, Rivera, third baseman Anthony Hatch, Gordon, Herrera and Trayvon Robinson all knocked in runs in the third inning before Lambo slugged his second home run of the season with Robinson on base.

Gordon finished with three hits, two runs and a stolen base. Rivera and Hatch had a pair of hits each.
 
 Score by Innings
Chattanooga	400 000 000-12
Huntsville	000 002 001- 3

 Chattanooga	ab r  h  bi  ave
Gordon ss	6  2  3  1  .366
Herrera 2b	4  1  1  1  .237
Robinson cf	4  2  0  0  .209
Lambo lf	5  2  1  3  .328
Perez 1b	4  1  0  0  .241
Giles rf	4  1  0  0  .333
Rivera c	4  1  2  3  .308
Hatch 3b	5  1  2  1  .222
Sexton p	2  1  0  0  .000
 Pedroza ph	1  0  1  0  .311
 Adkins p	0  0  0  0  .000
--------------------------------
 Total	        34 12 10  9
 Huntsville	36  3  9  3

 Error- Hatch (4). HR- Lambo (2).
RBI- Lamb 3 (12), Rivera 3 (4), Rivera 3
(4), Hatch (6), Gordon (5), Herrera (8).
LOB- Chattanooga 7, Huntsville 8.
SB- Gordon (5). DP- Gordon and Perez. 

 Chattanooga	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Sexton (1-0)	6.0  5  2-2  1  4  5.63
Sartor        	2.0  2  0-0  0  2  7.00
Adkins        	1.0  2  1-1  1  2 11.25
  WP- Sartor. HBP- Rivera. T- 2:48. Att- 493.

Sixers Waste Great Pitching in Loss

Inland Empire pitchers worked nine scoreless innings but Lake Elsinore scored once in the third and twice in the 11th to take a tight, 3-1 win.

Nathan Eovaldi, making his second start of the season, held the Storm to four hits and a single run over five innings but left the game in a 1-1 tie. Brandon Mann and Cole St. Clair added two more scoreless innings and Paul Koss (1-3) retired the side in order in the 10th but was tagged with a pair of runs in the 11th and took the loss.

The 66ers drew first blood in the third when outfielder Clay Calfee singled and moved to second on a wild pitch. Shortstop Justin Sellers' RBI single with two out made it 1-0.

Lake Elsinore tied it up n the fourth on a leadoff triple and a ground ball.

Inland Empire had a shot at winning the game in the ninth when Kyle Russell walked and was bunted to second. Designated hitter Austin Gallagher was issued an intentional walk before catcher Matt Wallach bounced into a double play.

In the 11th, Koss allowed a single, a stolen base and another single to break the tie but Calfee threw the batter out attempting to stretch the hit. A solo home run accounted for the third run.

Gallagher, Calfee and Cesar Suarez each had a pair of hits for Inland Empire.

 Score by innings'
Lake Elsinore	000 100 000 02-3
Inland Empire	001 000 000 00-1

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Buss cf        	2  0  0  0  .167
Gutierrez 2b	3  0  0  0  .214
Sellers ss	5  0  1  1  .195
Russell rf	4  0  0  0  .342
Caseres 1b	4  0  0  0  .226
Gallagher dh	3  0  2  0  .277
Wallach c	4  0  0  0  .185
Suarez 3b	4  0  2  0  .206
Calfee lf	4  1  2  0  .500
Hunt 2b-of	4  0  0  0  .118
--------------------------------
 Totals        	37 1  7 1
 Lake Elsinore	37 3 10 3

 RBI- Sellers (2). SB. Suarez 2 (5).
S- Caseres. LOB- Inland Empire 6, Lake
Elsinore 9. RIP- Inland Empire 1-for-7.
Lake Elsinore 1-for-10. SB- Suarez 2
(5). DP- Calfee and Gutierrez; Sellers,
Hunt and Caseres. Outfield Assist-
Calfee 2. 
 
 Inland Empire	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Eovaldi	        5.0  4  1-1  4  2  2.70
Mann        	2.0  2  0-0  1  2  1.74
St. Clair	2.0  0  0-0  0  3  2.25
Koss (1-3)	2.0  4  2-2  1  0  3.86
 PB- Wallach. T- 3:08. Att- 947.

Hot Rods Pitching, Balks Cost Loons

Brad Golder
Great Lakes Loons

?In the first-ever meeting between Great Lakes and Bowling Green Hot Rods, the Hot Rods limited the Loons to just three hits and took advantage of two timely balk calls to down the Loons, 4-2. The game was played in front of 2,132 at Bowling Green Ballpark.?

?Loons leadoff hitter Christian Lara hit an 0-2 pitch over the fence to begin the game for his first home run of the season. The Hot Rods tied the score with a run in the second inning on an RBI single.?

?Then in the fourth, Jerry Sands singled and took third on an error by the shortstop on a ball hit to first by Angelo Songco.  With one out J.T. Wise lifted a fly ball to right field on which Sands scored after a vicious collision at home plate.?

?But with the Loons up one in the fifth inning, Matt Magill allowed a double and was tagged for a balk on a pickoff attempt at second base.  He later scored on a groundout.?

?Three disputed calls, including another balk, aided Bowling Green's efforts in the sixth. With one out, Chris Murrill appeared to strikeout on a swing-and-miss on a 3-2 pitch in the dirt but it was ruled a foul tip extending the at bat, which resulted in a walk.  A double down the third base line followed. 

That drew Loons manager Juan Bustabad out of the dugout to argue, claiming the ball was foul. Pitcher Allen Webster was then called for a balk, scoring the go-ahead run and advancing the runner to third.  Later, catcher Gorman Erickson tried to a pickoff throw at third, but his throw was mishandled by third baseman Pedro Guerrero allowing the fourth run to score.?

?Webster (3-1) was the tough-luck loser.?

?The Loons and Hot Rods meet again Wednesday night at 7:35 pm ET for the second game of their three-game series. Right-hander Will Savage (1-1, 2.55 ERA) will start for the Loons. 

Roster Moves
Great Lakes has added RHP Rubby de la Rosa and OF Lenell McGee from extended spring training. 1B Chris Jacobs was returned to extended spring training and RHP Nick Gaudi added to Ogden roster.

 Score by innings
Great Lakes	100 100 000-2
Bowling Green	001 012 00x-4

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Lara ss        	4  1  1  1  .313
Ynoa 2b	        3  0  0  0  .222
CGalvez cf	4  0  0  0  .257
Sands 1b	4  1  1  0  .431
Songco lf	4  0  0  0  .265
BSmith rf	3  0  0  0  .283
Wise dh        	3  0  0  0  .157
Erickson c	2  0  0  0  .333
Guerrero 3b	3  0  1  0  .175
---------------------------------
 Totals	        30 2 3 2
 BGreen	        29 4 6 4

 Error- Guerrero (2), Lara (6), HR- Lara (1).
RBI- Lara (6), Wise (9). SF- Wise. LOB- Great
Lakes 5, Bowling Green 2. RISP- Great Lakes
0-for-5, Bowling Green 1-for-8. 

 Great Lakes	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Magill	        5.0  4  2-2  0  3  3.18
Webster (3-1)	3.0  2  2-1  1  5  2.20
 Balk- Magill, Webster. T- 2:36. Att- 2,132.

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