Twenty-Three Hits Boost 66ers to 18-3 Win

Chattanooga managed only seven hits and lost a doubleheader to Mobile 6-0 and 4-2. Inland Empire pasted High Desert 18-3 as Travis Denker knocked in six runs and Kyle Russell added five. Great Lakes, led by Brian Cavazos-Galvez's four RBI, smoked Bowling Green 9-1. Albuquerque had the day off.

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Chattanooga Loses Twin-Bill

The Lookouts and Mobile finally escaped the raindrops but it wasn't a good thing for Chattanooga because they only managed seven hits and a pair of runs in the two games while losing 6-0 and 4-2.

In the first game, starter Tim Sexton (2-2) allowed three hits and three walks that equated to four runs and took the loss. Kenley Jansen and Cole St. Clair finished out.

Elian Herrera and Tommy Giles each had two of the four Lookouts' hits. No Chattanooga runner reached second base in the game.
 
 Score by Innings
Chattanooga	000 000 0-0
Mobile        	200 031 x-6

 Chattanooga	ab r  h  bi  ave
Gordon ss	2  0  0  0  .277
Robinson cf	1  0  0  0  .241
Herrera ss	3  0  2  0  .252
Smith 3b	3  0  0  0  .275
Perez 1b	2  0  0  0  .280
Van Slyke rf	3  0  0  0  .266
Giles lf	3  0  2  0  .267
Pedroza 2b	3  0  0  0  .248
Mier c        	2  0  0  0  .340
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 Total	        24  0  4  0
 Mobile	        27  6  6  5

 Error- Smith (6). LOB- Chattanooga 4,
Mobile 8. 

 Chattanooga	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Sexton (2-2)	4.0  3  4-4  3  4  4.32
Jansen 	        1.0  1  1-0  2  2  0.00
St Clair	1.0  2  1-1  1  1  7.00
 T- 2:07. Att- 2,958.
Second Game
The Lookouts took a 2-0 lead in the fifth inning of the second contest. Scott Van Slyke had the only hit in the inning but Chattanooga was helped by an error and three wild pitches.

Only four Lookouts came to the plate in the weird inning. Trayvon Robinson lived on an outfield error and Van Slyke singled. Tommy Giles struck out but Robinson scored. Mario Alvarez also struck out and Van Slyke came around on two wild pitches. Dee Gordon walked but was picked off first base to end the inning.

Mario Alvarez (3-3) allowed five hits and four runs while picking up the loss. Giles and Gordon singled in the third but were left on base.
 
 Score by Innings
Chattanooga	000 020 0-2
Mobile	        002 020 x-4

 Chattanooga	ab r  h  bi  ave
Gordon ss	2  0  1  0  .281
Pedroza 2b	3  0  0  0  .255
Smith 3b	3  0  0  0  .284
Rivera c	3  0  0  0  .265
Perez 1b	3  0  0  0  .285
Robinson cf	3  1  0  0  .243
Van Slyke rf	3  1  1  0  .273
Giles lf	2  0  1  0  .253
Alvarez p	2  0  0  0  .000
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 Total	        24  2  3  0 
 Mobile	        19  5  5  1

 LOB- Chattanooga 2, Mobile 3
 PO- Gordon. DP- Smith, Pedroza and
Perez; Perez and Alvarez.

 Chattanooga	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Alvarez (3-3)	6.0  5  4-4  3  2  4.01
 WP- Alvarez. HBP- by Alvarez, Gordon. T- 1:46.

Inland Empire Rumbles to 18-3 Win

The rejuvenated 66ers exploded for 23 hits and 18 runs, including 11 in the final three innings, to overwhelm High Desert 18-3.

Rehabbing Charlie Haeger benefitted from the outpouring of runs, working five innings in his second start, allowing three hits and a single earned run while striking out five. Javier Solano added three hitless innings and Miguel Sanfler added a scoreless ninth.

Travis Denker had two doubles, two home runs (#2 & #3) and knocked in six runs. Kyle Russell added a single, two doubles, five runs batted in and his eighth home run and Justin Sellers produced three singles and a double. Ramon Jean, in his first game of the season, had three hits and a pair of RBI as did Nick Buss.

A double by Sellers, Russell's RBI single and Denker's first home run gave Inland Empire a 2-0 lead but High Desert tied the game in the bottom of the inning with the help of an error.

Sellers RBI single and Denker's three run home run broke the tie and the 66ers were off and running. Ramon Jean drive in his first run of the season in the sixth; an error and a ground ball by Anthony Hatch added two in the seventh; Russell's three run dinger in the eighth and six in the ninth, keyed by Jean's RBI single, Nick Buss's two-run single, Russell's RBI single and Denker's two-run double mercifully ended the scoring.

 Score by Innings
Inland Empire	204 001 236-18
High Desert	200 100 000- 3

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Sellers ss	5  4  4  1  .284
Buss lf        	5  3  3  2  .219
Russell rf	5  1  4  5  .333
Denker 2b	6  3  4  6  .367
Hatch 3b	6  0  2  1  .267
Delmonico dh	5  0  0  1  .264
Wallach c	5  1  1  0  .257
Caseres 1b	4  1  2  0  .220
Jean cf        	6  2  3  2  .500
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 Total        	47 18 23 17
 High Desert	30  3  4  3

 Error- Sellers. 2B- Sellers (7),
Russell (10), Denker 2 (6), Caseres
(3). HR- Denker 2 (3), Russell (8).
RBI- Russell 5 (31), Denker 6 (11),
Sellers (12), Jean 2 (2),Hatch (1),
Delmonico (4), Buss 2 (15). S- Buss.
LOB- Inland Empire 9, High Desert 6.
SB- Jean. CS- Russell (2). PO- Russell.
DP- Denker, Sellers and Caseres.
 
 Inland Empire	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Haeger (1-1)	5.0  3  3-1  3  5  2.70
Solano	        3.0  0  0-0  1  3  3.60
Sanfler	        1.0  1  0-0  1  1  7.91
 HBP- Solano. T- 3:00. Att- 1,1237.

Loons Bash Hot Rods 9-1

Alex Wassel
Great Lakes Loons

Great Lakes, led by right fielder Brian Cavazos-Galvez, smoked Bowling Green, out-hitting them 11-5 and out-scoring them 9-1.

Starter Brett Wallach (3-0) worked a season-high six innings and allowed five hits, a single run and struck out five. Justin Miller worked the final three innings without giving up a hit and earned his first save.

Brian Cavazos-Galvez, fresh off the disabled list, doubled and homered, knocking in four runs to lead the Loons. Brian Ruggiano and Gorman Erickson added a pair of hits each.

Great Lakes took a 1-0 led in the first inning on a ground ball that drove in Christian Lara. In the bottom of the second, Erickson and Rafael Ynoa singled and Ruggiano was hit by a pitch before Galvez tree-run double down the left field line. Galvez added his first home run, a solo-shot, in the sixth.

Ruggiano tripled and stole home in the fourth and with Galvez's homer in the sixth, Great Lakes led 6-1.

Three in the seventh iced the cake. Ynoa and Lara walked with the bases loaded and Ruggiano added a sacrifice fly.

"I felt good today and got some quick outs," Wallach said of his performance. "I was throwing my fastball in the right spot, and if you do that against any team I think you can definitely get guys out ... so I was definitely spotting my fastball pretty good tonight."

Miller notched the second save of his career and his first of 2010.

Loons first baseman Jerry Sands tied a career-high 13-game hit streak with a single through the gap at second. The three-time Midwest League Player of the Week finished the night 2-for-4, improving his average to a league-leading .389.

Great Lakes will play the rubber game of their three-game series against Bowling this morning at 10:35 a.m. in a School Kids Day at Dow Diamond. RHP Matt Magill (0-0, 2.70) gets the start for the Loons, while and RHP Jason McEachern (1-4, 5.45) will go for the Hot Rods.
 
 Score by Innings
Bowling Green	000 100 000-1 
Great Lakes	130 101 30x-9

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Lara ss        	4  1  1  1  .323
Ruggiano 3b	3  2  2  1  .259
Galvez rf	4  1  2  4  .243
Sands 1b	4  0  2  1  .389
Wise dh        	4  1  0  0  .202
Songco lf	3  1  1  0  .257
McGee cf	5  0  0  0  .246
Erickson c	3  2  2  0  .271
Ynoa 2b        	3  1  1  1  .310
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 Total	        33  9 11  8
 Bowling Green	31  1  5  1

 2B- Galvez (8), Erickson (3). 3B- Ruggiano 
(2). HR- Galvez (1). RBI- Sands (32), 
Galvez 4 (18), Ynoa (8), Lara (24),
Ruggiano (12). SF- Ruggiano. LON- Great
Lakes 10, Bowling Green 8. SB- Galvez 2
(13), Ynoa (13), Ruggiano (4). CS- McGee
(2). PO- McGee (1). Pickoff- Erickson.

 Great Lakes	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Wallach (3-0)	6.0  5  1-1  2  5  2.81
JMiller (sv 1)	3.0  0  0-0  2  1  1.31
 HBP- Ruggiano, Galvez, Sands, by Miller.
T- 2:40. Att- 2,755.

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