Gallagher and Elbert Spark Wins

Albuquerque's Scott Elbert earned his first win of the season by stopping Salt Lake 6-2. Austin Gallagher knocked in the winning run in the eighth inning as Inland Empire edged Rancho Cucamonga 5-4 and Dayton handed Great Lakes a 6-2 loss but Jerry Sands ran his hitting streak to 11 games. Chattanooga was rained out.

Scott Elbert Wins First Game

Scott Elbert (1-1), one of the Dodgers top prospects, collected his first win of the season by stopping Salt Lake 6-2. Elbert, who battled his control, allowed only two hits but walked six and allowed a pair of runs.

He left in the sixth inning after 105 pitches and with a 6-2 lead in his pocket. Travis Schlichting and Justin Miller were perfect over the final three innings to sew up the win.

First baseman John Lindsey singled twice and cracked his fifth home run. Outfielder Prentice Redman homered twice and drove in three. Third baseman Russ Mitchell and shortstop Chin-Lung Hu collected the other two RBI.

Elbert allowed a pair of runs in the second inning, allowing a leadoff single and walking in a run with the bases loaded. A ground ball accounted for the second run.

The Isotopes tied the game in the top of the third when outfielder Hay Gibbons singled and Lindsey homered. They added four more in the sixth when Lindsey singled and scored on Redman's first long shot. A single by catcher Lucas Man, an RBI-double by Mitchell and Hu's sacrifice fly made it 6-2 and Redman's second homer ended the scoring.
 
 Score by Innings
Albuquerque	002 004 100-7
Salt Lake City	000 000 000-0

 Albuquerque	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hoffman cf	5  0  1  0  .324
De Jesus 2b	5  0  1  0  .233
Gibbons lf	5  1  1  0  .388
Lindsey dh	4  2  3  2  .431
Redman rf	4  2  2  3  .330
May C        	4  1  1  0  .270
Mitchell 3b	4  1  3  1  .306
Closser 1b	4  0  0  0  .217
Hu ss        	3  0  0  0  .277
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 Total	        38  7 12  7
 Salt Lake City	28  2  2  1  

 2B- Mitchell 2 (12). HR- Lindsey (5),
Redman 2 (7).RBI- Lindsey 2 (24), Redman
3 (26), Mitchell (22), HU (13). SF- Hu.
LOB- Albuquerque 5, Salt Lake City 5.
SB- Hoffmann (3). DP- Mitchell, De Jesus
and Closser; Hu, De Jesus and Closser.

 Albuquerque	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Elbert (1-1) 	5.1  2  2-2  6  5  6.40
Schlichting	2.2  0  0-0  0  3  4.18
Miller	        1.0  0  0-0  0  0  2.84
 T- 2:35. At- 6,739.

Chattanooga - Open Date



Two in the Eighth Dumps Ranchers

Inland Empire scored twice in the eighth inning to erase a 5-4 Rancho Cucamonga lead and held on to win 6-5. Travis Denker doubled in the tying run and Austin Gallagher knocked him in to record the winning run.

Jon Michael Redding lasted only three innings, allowing five hits and five run, four earned. Bobby Blevins recorded five shutout innings and earned the win, his first of the season. He allowed four hits and fanned a trio. Matt Sartor's perfect ninth nailed down the win and his first save.

Gallagher drove in four runs during the contest, including the winning run in the eighth, with a single and a triple. Travis Denker singled and doubled and added an RBI.

The Ranchers scored twice in the first inning but the 66ers bounced back to score four times. Outfielder Nick Buss doubled, shortstop Chris Gutierrez was hit by a pitch and outfielder Kyle Russell walked to load the bases. With one out, first baseman Austin Gallagher lugged a triple to deep right field, putting Inland Empire in the lead 3-2. Gallagher scored on catcher Matt Wallach's ground ball.

The 66ers put a runner on base each inning until the sixth but could not drive any of them across the plate.

In the meantime, Rancho Cucamonga scored a single run in the second and two in the fourth to retake the lead.

In the last of the eighth, Russell singled with one out and scored on denker's fourth double. Then Gallagher singled to drive in the lead run.
 
 Score by Innings
Rancho Cucamonga	210 200 000-5
Inland Empire	        400 000 02x-6

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Buss cf        	4  0  1  0  .220
Gutierrez ss	3  1  1  0  .274
Russell rf	3  2  1  0  .316
Denker 2b	4  2  2  1  .360
Gallagher 1b	4  1  2  4  .266
Wallach 3b	3  0  0  1  .262
Garcia 3b	1  0  1  0  .179
Delmonico c	3  0  1  0  .287
Caseres dh	4  0  0  0  .212
Calfee lf	3  0  0  0  .262
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 Total	        32  6  9  6
 Rch Cucamonga	35  5  9  4

 Error- Gallagher (4). 2B- Buss (4),
Denker (4). 3B- Gallagher (1).
RBI- Gallagher 4 (17), Wallach (11),
Denker (5). LOB- Inland Empire 5,
Rancho Cucamonga 7. 

 Inland Empire	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Redding	        3.0  5  5-4  3  2  4.58
Blevins (1-4)	5.0  4  0-0  0  3  7.09
Sartor (sv, 1)	1.0  0  0-0  0  1  0.00
 WP- Redding 2, Sartor. HBP- Gutierrez, by
Redding. T- 2:34. Att- 3,040.

Dayton Trips Great Lakes 6-2

Alex Wassle
Great Lakes Loons

Dayton used a pair of three-run innings to top Great Lakes 6-2 win at Dow Diamond. Three consecutive singles by the middle of the Loons order scored the first run of the game.  Great Lakes increased the lead to 2-0 on a single by right fielder Blake Smith that scored Angelo Songco from second.

Dayton pieced together four straight hits in the top of the sixth to score three runs, all earned and attributed to Loons starter Elisaul Pimentel. Despite fanning a season-high eight Dragons, the 21-year-old right-hander was tagged with the loss, his third, allowing three runs on five hits over five innings. Rubby de la Rosa came in to relieve Pimentel mid-inning.

"We got some big hits for the two-nothing lead." Loons Manager Juan Bustabad said. "Pimentel was just going to pitch one more inning and then de la Rosa was going to come in for the seventh. But it's that lead-off hitter you've got to get out; they put together a little rally ... and before you know it they scored three runs."

Dayton's next offensive surge came in the eighth inning; Rosa hit two batters and walked another to load the bases with one out. A wild pitch scored and a single drove in two more. De la Rosa allowed three runs on four hits to record his first blown save and finished the game with five wild pitches. J.B. Paxson retired the side in the Loons final inning.

Second baseman Rafael Ynoa was the only Loon to record multiple hits on the day. Jerry Sands extended his hit-streak to 11 games, going 1-for-4.

After an open date today for most of the Midwest League, the Loons will host a three-game series Tuesday against the Bowling Green Hot Rods. RHP Josh Wall (0-1, 5.03) will throw for the Loons, while LHP Aaron Dott will make his first start of the season.
 
 Score by Innings
Dayton	        000 003 030-6
Great Lakes	000 110 000-2

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Lara ss        	4  0  1  0  .333
Songco lf	4  1  1  0  .252
Smith rf	5  0  1  1  .286
Sands dh	4  1  1  0  .387
Ortiz 1b	4  0  1  0  .136
Wise c        	4  0  1  1  .210
McGee cf	3  0  1  0  .268
Yount 3b	4  0  0  0  .061
Ynoa 2b        	4  0  2  0  .309
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 Total	        36  2  9  2
 Dayton	        31  6  9  5

 2B- Songco (7), RBI- Wise (11), Smith
(24). LOB- Great Lakes 10, Dayton 6.
SB- Ynoa (11). 

 Great Lakes	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Pimentel (2-3)	5.0  5  3-3  1  8  .379
De La Rosa	3.0  4  3-3  1  2  3.38
Paxson	        1.0  0  0-0  0  0  1.84
 WP- De La Rosa. HBP- by De La Rosa 2.
T- 2:47. Att- 4,180. 

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