Robinson, Smit, Webster Key Wins

Memphis overcame a 2-1 Albuquerque lead with the help of a pair of unearned runs to win 5-3. Chattanooga scored single runs in four different innings and beat Jacksonville 4-2, with the help of a home run and a RBI single by Trayvon Robinson. Kyle Smit shut down Lancaster in relief as Inland Empire won 7-6. Allen Webster (6-3) and Steve Smith blanked Lake County 6-0.

Three-Run Fifth Sinks Albuquerque

Memphis tagged Tim Corcoran for three runs in the fifth inning to overcome a 2-1 Albuquerque lead and then held on to win 5-3. A throwing error by Corcoran in the fifth and another by right fielder Jay Gibbons in the sixth led to a pair of unearned runs.

Corcoran (3-5) was ticketed with his fifth loss of the season. He finished his six innings after allowing nine hits and all five runs, three of them earned. Jon Link added two scoreless innings.

The Isotopes scored a single run in the second to tie the game 1-1 when Jamie Hoffman singled and with two out sole second. Justin Sellers cashed him in with another single.

Albuquerque took their only lead in the second when Ivan De Jesus walked and scored on John Lindsey's 22nd double. Lindsey added the third run in the eighth when he whacked his 10th home run leading off the eighth. The final six 'Topes went down in order.

The series final will be held this afternoon and after the game Albuquerque will travel to Nashville for a five game series.
 
 Score by Innings
Albuquerque	011 000 010-3
Memphis        	100 031 00x-5

 Albuquerque	ab r  h  bi  ave
Perez lf	5  0  2  0  .306
De Jesus 2b	2  1  1  0  .257
Gibbons rf	4  0  0  0  .389
Lindsey 1b	4  1  2  2  .429
Hoffmann cf	4  1  1  0  .317
Closser c	4  0  1  0  .200
Hu ss        	4  0  0  0  .291
Sellers 3b	4  0  1  1  .281
Corcoran p	1  0  0  0  .258
 Restovich ph	1  0  0  0  .000
 Link p        	0  0  0  0  .000
 Nivar ph	1  0  0  0  .268
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 Total	        35  3  9  2
 Memphis 	32  5 10  2

 Errors- Corcoran (1), Gibbons (1).
2B- Lindsey (22). HR- Lindsey (10).
RBI- Sellers (2), Lindsey 2 (42).
S- De Jesus. SB- Hoffmann (5).
DP- Sellers, DeJesus and Lindsey; Hu,
De Jesus and Lindsey.

 Albuquerque	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Corcoran (3-5)	6.0  9  5-3  2  4  4.56
Link        	2.0  1  0-0  0  3  5.66
 T- 2:29. Att- 10,479.

Suns Overcome Lookouts 4-2

Chattanooga scored single runs in four different innings and went on to top Jacksonville 4-2, with the help of a home run and a RNI single by Trayvon Robinson.

Jacksonville, the South Division leader, still won the five-game series 3-2 over Chattanooga who is in last place in the North Division.

The Lookouts broke a 2-2 tie with single runs in the sixth and seventh, presenting Mario Alvarez with his fourth win of the season. He worked six innings and allowed seven hits and two runs, one of them earned. David Pfeiffer added a scoreless seventh and Kenley Jansen collected his first save for Chattanooga. He didn't allow a hit over the final two innings to lower his ERA to 1.42.

Robinson homered (#6) in the first inning to give the Lookouts a 1-0 margin. With the game tied 1-1 in the fifth, Elian Herrera walked and stole his 15th base. Jessie Mier doubled and Dee Gordon's single put Chattanooga in a 2-1 lead.

Again Jacksonville tied the game, with the help of an infield error by third baseman Cory Smith, but again Chattanooga answered when Smith atoned for his error wit his sixth home run to put the Lookouts in the lead for good.

Robinson provided some insurance when he singled home Dustin Yount in the seventh.

Game one of a five-game series tonight against West Tenn will see Jesus Castillo (2-5, 2.44) starting against Mauricio Robles (3-2, 3.77) for the Diamond Jaxx.
 
 Score by Innings
Chattanooga	100 011 100-4
Jacksonville	100 010 000-2

 Chattanooga	ab r  h  bi  ave
Gordon ss	5  0  2  0  .295
Robinson cf	5  1  2  2  .240
CSmith 3b	5  1  1  1  .297
Perez 1b	3  0  1  0  .280
Van Slyke rf	4  0  1  0  .258
Giles lf	3  0  0  0  .237
Herrera 2b	2  1  1  0  .229
Mier c        	4  0  1  0  .355
Alvarez p	1  0  1  1  .063
 Yount ph	0  1  0  0  .250
 Pfeiffer p	0  0  0  0  .000	
 Rivera ph	1  0  0  0  .267
 Jansen p	0  0  0  0  .500
--------------------------------
 Total	        38  4 10  4
 Jacksonville	33  2  9  2

 Error- CSmith (11). 2B- Perez (13, Mier
(5). HR- Robinson (6), CSmith (6).
RBI- Robinson 2 (21), Alvarez (1), CSmith
(31). S- Herrera. SF- Alvarez.
LOB- Chattanooga 8, Jacksonville 7.
SB- Herrera (15). DP- Gordon, Herrera
and Perez.

 Chattanooga	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Alvarez (4-3)	6.0  5  2-2  1  0  3.60
Pfeiffer        1.0  2  0-0  0  2  2.75
Jansen (sv 1)	2.0  0  0-0  1  4  1.42
 WP- Alvarez. T- 3:00. Att- 5,714.

Smit Save 7-6 Win over Lancaster

Inland Empire built yet another solid lead, only to see it slip away as the game progressed but this time closer Kyle Smit came through, retiring the side in the eighth inning after Lancaster pulled within a run, then working a perfect ninth to record his second save of the season and the 66ers 7-6 win.

Smit retired the final five Lancaster batters, three of them by strikeout including the final batter of the game.

Josh Walter made his first start of the season for the 66ers after six appearances in relief, pitching four innings and allowing just one run on four hits.

Robert Boothe was tagged for three runs and could retire only one batter in the fifth. Brandon Mann rescued him and recorded his second win of the season. Paul Koss was roughed up before Smit nailed things down.

Inland Empire jumped out early when Johan Garcia and Chris Gutierrez delivered back to back hits with two down in the 3rd, Gutierrez single scored Garcia from second for a 1-0 advantage.

With one out in the fourth, Travis Denker doubled, Austin Gallagher and Tony Delmonico singled and Alfredo Silverio tripled. Steven Caseres made it five hits in succession with an RBI single. It was Silverio's first game since April 22nd when he went on the DL with a wrist injury.

The JetHawks wouldn't go away, scoring four runs in the next two innings, then tacking on two in the eighth on a home run to make things dicey. But Smit did his thing to preserve the win

Inland Empire has two more to go in Lancaster. Monday the 66ers will try for back-to-back wins with Nate Eovaldi taking the hill in search of his first win of the season.
 
 Score by Innings
Inland Empire	001 410 100-7
Lancaster	000 130 020-6

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Garcia 3b	5  1  1  0  .196
Gutierrez ss	5  1  2  1  .303
Russell rf	4  1  1  0  .337
Denker 2b	4  1  1  0  .355
Gallagher 1b	4  1  3  2  .264
 Buss pr        0  0  0  0  .245
 Wallach 1b	0  0  0  0  .293
Delmonico c	4  1  2  0  .286
Silverio lf	4  1  1  2  .211
Caseres dh	3  0  2  1  .235
Jean cf        	4  0  1  0  .333
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 Total	        29  7 14  6
 Lancaster	37  6 12  6

 2B- Garcia (5), Denker (10), Gallagher
(10). 3B- Silverio (1), Gutierrez (1),
Jean (1). RBI- Gutierrez (14), Gallagher
2 (24), Silverio 2 (8), Caseres (18).
LOB- Inland Empire 8, Lancaster 10.
SB- Russell 2 (6). CS- Caseres (2).
PB- Delmonico (13). DP- Garcia, Denker
and Gallagher.

 Inland Empire	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Walter	        4.0  4  1-1  1  2  4.02
Boothe	        0.1  2  3-3  2  0  8.64
Mann (2-0)	1.2  2  0-0  0  2  1.88
Koss        	1.1  4  2-2  0  1  5.96
Smit (sv 2)     1.2  0  0-0  0  3  3.56
 WP- Booth. HBP- by Walter, Caseres. 
T- 2:58. Att- 2,015.

Loons Blank Captains, 6-0

Alex Wassel
Great Lakes Loons

After collecting just six hits over the first two games against Lake County, the Loons banged out nine on Sunday and scored six runs, while Allen Webster (6-3) and Steve Smith shut down the Captains.

Webster crafted his best performance of the season, allowing four hits over seven innings and cutting his earned run average to 1.94 over seven starts. Consistent he has been. In each of Webster's losing starts he had recorded a quality start. Steve Smith added a pair of hitless innings and is sporting a 1.71 ERA.

"We've been pitching well, we've just got to start hitting the ball better and hopefully today will be [the start of something]," Loons Manager Juan Bustabad said of the increase in plate production. "Austin Yount came through with a couple hits; we're just trying to get more production in the offense."

The Loons offense started early as right fielder Jerry Sands registered his first hit of the series to bring in Brian Cavazos-Galvez for the team's first score. The Loons then extended their lead in the second inning when Jaime Ortiz hit his third home run of the season just over the right field wall to score two runs and make it 3-0 Loons.

The Loons doubled their lead in the sixth inning as designated Austin Yount tripled to lead off the inning and was driven in by Gorman Erickson's single to right. Later in the sixth, Angelo Songco hit a double to move Erickson to third and then Loons center fielder Brian Cavazos-Galvez hit a two-run single.

"It's good to get some run support for ‘Webby' (Loons starter Allen Webster) up here and capitalize with runners in scoring position," Cavazos-Galvez said. "And I am happy we were able to do that. "

In what's been a trend for the Loons this series, the team's pitchers turned in another strong performance, limiting Lake County to four hits. Webster (6-3, 1.94) allowed no runs on four hits over a season-long seven innings of work, fanning four Captains and walking one before Smith came in for relief in the eighth to toss two hitless innings to complete the shutout.

In this afternoon's finale of their four-game series RHP Matt Magill (1-0, 3.08) faces off against Lake County's RHP Clayton Cook (1-4, 5.00).
 
 Score by Innings
Lake County	000 000 000-0
Great Lakes	120 003 00x-6

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Lara ss        	5  0  0  0  .302
Songco lf	3  1  1  0  .280
Galvez cf	4  1  2  2  .256
Sands rf	2  0  1  0  .355
Ruggiano 3b	3  1  1  0  .235
Ortiz 1b	4  1  1  2  .214
Yount dh	4  1  2  0  .093
Erickson c	4  1  1  1  .242
Ynoa 2b        	3  0  0  0  .269
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 Total        	32  6  9  6
 Lake County	31  0  4  0

 2B- Songco (10). 2B- Yount (1).
HR- Ortiz (3). RBI- Sands (37), Ortiz
2 (10), Erickson (4), Galvez 2 (23).
LOB- Great Lakes 10, Lake County 5.
SB- Galvez (16), Lara (10). 

 Great Lakes	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Webster (6-3)	7.0  4  0-0  1  4  1.94
SSmith        	2.0  0  0-0  0  1  1.71
 T- 2:16. Att- 3,383.

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