Magill, Songco Spark Great Lakes Win

Albuquerque fell behind 4-0 and could never overcome the lead, losing 4-2 to Las Vegas. Chattanooga lost 6-4 to Carolina in a game limited to eight innings by rain. High Desert scored the final three runs of the game to edge Inland Empire 7-6. Angelo Songco was 3-for-3 with three RBI in Great Lakes' 7-5 win over Bowling Green.

Early Las Vegas Lead Tops 'Topes

Albuquerque fell behind 4-0 and could never overcome the lead, losing 4-2 to Las Vegas. Starter Tim Corcoran (3-3) left in the seventh inning and took the loss.

The Isotopes scored twice in the seventh inning on Lucas May's third home run of the season, a triple by Michael Restovich and a double play.

Out-hit 10-9, Albuquerque was 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position. Restovich collected three of the hits and Prentice Redman had a pair.

Jamie Hoffmann increased his consecutive hitting streak to 13 games with a double in the seventh. The 25-year-old outfielder is batting .414 (24-for-58) with a home run and 12 RBI dating back to May 5 and is tied for 12th in the PCL with a .320 overall average.

The Isotopes are 10-10 in the American South Division and one game behind Oklahoma City.

Ayala Signs with Snakes
Luis Ayala, who opted out of his contract with the Dodgers when he didn't make the big club by mid-May, has signed a minor league contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Ayala was 103 with a 4.50 earned run average over 14 games with the Isotopes.
 
 Score by Innings
Las Vegas	001 020 100-4
Albuquerque	000 000 200-2

 Albuquerque	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hoffmann cf	3  0  1  0  .320
De Jesus 2b	4  0  0  0  .228
Mitchell 3b	3  0  1  0  .319
Lindsey dh	3  0  1  0  .419
Redman rf	3  0  2  0  .331
May c        	4  1  1  1  .259
Restovich lf	3  1  3  0  .280
Closser 1b	3  0  0  0  .212
Hu ss        	4  0  0  0  .286
--------------------------------
 Total        	36  2  9  1
 Las Vegas	38  4 10  4

 Error- Mitchell (5). 2B- Hoffmann (11).
3B- Restovich (1). HR- May (3). RBI- May
(14). LOB- Albuquerque 7, Las Vegas 7.
CS- Restovich (1). 

 Albuquerque	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Corcoran (3-3)	6.2  9  4-4  0  6  4.72
JPerez        	1.0  1  0-0  0  2  3.96
Schlichting	1.1  0  0-0  0  2  3.96
 HBP- Hoffmann. T- 2:50. Att- 8,295.

Chattanooga Loses in the Rain

The Lookouts could probably triple their individual salaries if they just barnstormed across the country, playing exhibition games in drought-stricken areas. They drew rain -- again -- while playing Carolina and lost a 4-2 decision after the ninth inning was washed out.

The game featured a 42-minute rain delay and a Lookout rally from a 6-1 deficit to close the gap before the rains came.

The Chattanooga defense coughed up four unearned runs in the loss. Starter Jesus Castillo was ticketed for three runs, one earned, before getting himself ejected in the second. David Pfeiffer worked four innings and also allowed three runs, one earned. Jesus Rodriguez closed the game out with two scoreless innings.

Eddy Perez doubled and singled, knocking in two runs. Jamie Pedroza, Mike Rivera and Scott Van Slyke also had a pair of hits.

Trailing 4-0, Chattanooga got on the board in the third when Van Slyke and Tommy Giles doubled back-to-back. In the fifth, Pedroza doubled with two out and Corey Smith walked. Rivera's single scored one and Perez's ground rule-double knocked in a second run to make it 6-3.

The final run was helped by a one-out error. Rivera and Perez singled to make it 6-4 but a double play ended the Lookouts last rally.

Chattanooga is now 17-24, last in the South Division eight games behind league-leading Jacksonville.
 
 Score by Innings
Carolina	121 110 00-6
Chattanooga	001 020 10-4

 Chattanooga	ab r  h  bi  ave
Herrera ss	5  0  0  0  .241
Pedroza 2b	3  1  2  0  .259
Smith 3b	3  2  0  0  .266
Rivera c	3  0  2  1  .288
EPerez 1b	4  0  2  2  .287
Robinson cf	4  0  1  0  .241
Van Slyke rf	4  1  2  0  .273
Giles lf	3  0  1  1  .269
--------------------------------
 Total        	32  4 10  4
 Carolina	31  6  9  2

 Errors- Herrera 2 (5), Pfeiffer (1).
2B- Van Slyke (5), Giles (3),Pedroza
(9), Perez (10). RBI- Giles (10), Rivera
(8), Perez 2 (21). LOB- Chattanooga 9,
Carolina 6. CS- Pedroza (2). DP- Rivera
and Smith.

 Chattanooga	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Castillo (2-4)	1.2  2  3-1  2  2  2.20
Pfeiffer       	4.0  5  3-1  3  2  2.55
Rodriguez	2.1  2  0-0  0  1  5.24
 WP- Pfeiffer 2. Balk- Castillo. HBP- Pedroza. 
T- 2:59 (:42 delay). Att- 2,315. 

66ers Let Win Slip Away in the Ninth

High Desert scored the final three runs of the game, including a tie-breaking unearned run in the ninth, to edge Inland Empire 7-6. The 66ers overcame a 3-0 first inning deficit to take the lead in the eighth.

Cody White, making his third start of the season, was tagged with the three first-inning runs and after Inland Empire scored twice to close the gap, gave up a fourth run in the third. A three-run eighth inning put the 66ers in front for the first time but it didn't last long.

Matt Sartor pitched a pair of scoreless innings, allowing a single run. Paul Koss was nailed for a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth that tied the game and in the last of the ninth, a single to right and a throwing error by right fielder Kyle Russell put the winning run on third base and he scored on a ground single up the middle.

Designated hitter Christian Gutierrez banged out for singles and knocked in two, while third baseman Anthony Hatch had a double and a pair of singles to lead the 66ers. Nick Buss, Travis Denker had two hits each.

Russell added his ninth home run of the season in the loss. However Inland Empire left 11 on base and were an incredible 4-for-18 with runners in scoring position. They also had two runners thrown out at the plate.

Still, in all, Inland Empire won its first series in almost a month in High Desert, and travel to Rancho Cucamonga for three games to complete the road trip. The Sixers re 13-19, last in the South Division, trailing Lake Elsinore by 14 games.
 
 Score by Innings
Inland Empire	011 010 030-6
High Desert	301 000 021-7

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Sellers ss	5  1  0  0  .269
Buss lf        	5  1  2  1  .225
Russell rf	5  1  1  1  .329
Denker 2b	4  1  2  0  .375
Hatch 3b	4  0  3  1  .368
Delmonico c	5  1  1  0  .261
caseres 1b	4  0  1  0  .221
Gutierrez dh	5  1  4  2  2.98
Jean cf	        3  0  1  0  .444
--------------------------------
 Total	        40  6 15  5
 High Desert	31  7  8  6

 Errors- Delmonico 2 (4), Russell (3),
Smit (2). 2B- Denker (7), Lean (1),
Hatch (1), Buss (5). HR- Russell (9).
RBI- Gutierrez 2 (10), Russell (32),
Hatch (2), Buss (16). S- Jean.
LOB- Inland Empire 11, High Desert 8.
CS- Buss (4), PB- Delmonico (12).
DP- Denker, Sellers and Caseres.

 Inland Empire	in  h  r-er bb so  era
White        	5.0  4  4-4  5   5  8.27
Sartor        	2.0  1  0-0  2  2  0.00
Koss        	1.0  1  2-2  1  2  5.59
Smit (3-2)	0.0  2  1-0  0  0  3.04
 WP- Sartor. T- 2:59. Att- 1,479. 

Loons Take 7-5 Win and Series>/b>

Angelo Songco, the Dodgers' #4 selection in the 2009 draft, has caught fire. Hitting .254 after the game on May 11, he has hit in seven of his last eight games, collecting 10 hits in 29 at bats (.345), and capping the streak with a 3-for-3 game performance and three RBI in a 7-5 win over Bowling Green in front of a record-high School Kids Day attendance of 5,613.

Songco doubled in the second inning to bring in Blake Smith for the first run of the game. In his second at-bat, the 21-year-old hit a two-run triple and was driven in on a double from first baseman Jaime Ortiz to increase the lead to 4-0. Songco added a second double in the sixth.

The Loons put added three more runs in the eighth inning, with a solo home run by Jerry Sands, an RBI-single by Ortiz, and a J.T. Wise sacrifice fly.

The recipient of all that run production was starter Matt Magill, who recorded his first win of the season by fanning six Hot Rods over five scoreless innings.

"I felt good and I was getting ahead of hitters," Magill told Alex Wassel of the Loons. "I felt like my fastball was coming out better and I was throwing my curveball for more strikes, but it was my offense that helped me get the ‘W'."

Loons reliever Allen Webster worked three innings in relief, allowing two runs on three hits over three innings. Luis Vasquez was tagged for three runs on three hits in the ninth.

Sands is batting .480 (24-for-50) with three homers and seven RBI during his current 14-game hitting streak. Sands is a three-time winner of the Midwest League Player of the Week Award and leads the league with a .395 batting average, a .467 on-base percentage, a 1.25 on-base plus slugging average and 14 homers in 40 games. He is also second in the league with 31 runs scored and 33 runs batted in.

Brian Ruggiano and Ortiz also contributed a pair of hits.

The Loons (25-14) travel to Lansing (25-14), who has a half-game margin on Great Lakes for second place in the Midwest League Eastern Division. RHP Will Savage (2-1, 2.53) will throw in game one of the series for Great Lakes. The Lansing starter was not announced. 
 
 Score by Innings
Bowling Green	000 002 003-5
Great Lakes	010 300 03x-7

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Lara ss        	4  0  1  0  .321
Ruggiano 3b	4  0  2  0  .271
Galvez cf	3  1  0  0  .237
Sands lf	3  2  2  1  .395
Smith rf	2  2  0  0  .273
Songco dh	3  2  3  3  .272
Ortiz 1b	4  0  2  2  .167
Wise c        	3  0  1  1  .206
Henderson 2b	4  0  0  0  .125
--------------------------------
 Total        	33  7 11  7
 Bowling Green	31  5  9  4

 2B- Songco 2 (9), Ortiz (1), Ruggiano
(4). 3B- Songco (2). HR- Sands (14).
RBI- Songco 3 (20), Ortiz 2 (5), Sands
(33), Wise (12). SF- Wise. LOB- Great
Lakes 5, Bowling Green 8. SB- Smith (1).
CS- Ruggiano 2 (5). 

 Great Lakes	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Magill (1-0)	5.0  3  0-0  2  6  2.31
Webster 	3.0  3  2-2  4  2  1.93
Vasquez	        1.0  3  3-3  1  2  2.16
 HBP- Galvez, by Vasquez. T- 3:06. Att- 5,613.

LA Dodgers Insider Top Stories