1. Charlton Jimerson, OF, Tacoma
In his second game back from the DL, Jimerson hit two home runs and drove in five in the Rainiers' 7-4 win in Salt Lake. He has eight home runs this season in 36 games, after hitting 23 in 82 games with West Tenn last season. Jimerson has 11 stolen bases this year.
2. Blake Ochoa, C, Wisconsin
Ochoa extended his hitting streak to 10 games last night. He's hitting .385 during the streak. The 22-year-old Venezuelan has raised his season average to .279, and is getting on base at a .347 clip.
3. Travis Mortimore, P, Wisconsin
Mortimore got more good news when he was named as a replacement to the Midwest League All-Star Game. Mortimore has a 0.68 ERA in 19 appearances for the Timber Rattlers, and is holding opponents to a .143 batting average.
Tacoma 7, Salt Lake 4
The Rainiers avoided a sweep by jumping on the Buzz for six runs in the first inning. Charlton Jimerson's grand slam off of Salt Lake starter Nick Adenhart set the tone. Jimerson added a second home run in the top of the third. Chris Jakubauskas had an adventurous four innings, throwing two wild pitches and balking once, but he only allowed two earned runs. Jake Woods picked up the win in relief to move to 5-1 on the season, and Jared Wells picked up his second save since coming to Tacoma.
Chattanooga 5, West Tenn 1
Sam Lecure threw seven scoreless innings for the Lookouts in a 5-1 win in Jackson, TN. Chattanooga got three runs in the first inning off of Jaxx starter Doug Fister and never looked back. The Jaxx got their only run in the eighth inning on an RBI single by Michael Saunders.
Rancho Cucamonga 3, High Desert 1
Two nights after lighting up the Quakes for 17 runs, the Mavs could only push one across in a 3-1 loss. The Mavs left nine runners on base and could not capitalize on four Quakes errors. Kyle Parker was wild in 6 1/3 innings, walking six, but he only allowed 1 earned run to lower his ERA to 3.60. The Mavs had eight hits, but only one went for extra bases.
Burlington 5, Wisconsin 0
The Timber Rattlers were shut out for the sixth time on the season --- the second time by the Bees. Alexander Caldera shut down the Rattlers over 5 2/3 innings and has thrown 12 2/3 scoreless innings against Wisconsin this season. The Bees scored twice in the first and third innings and added a final run in the seventh. The Rattlers committed three throwing errors. Edward Paredes took the loss.
Tacoma (W 7-4)
Tug Hulett: 1-3, R, 2 BB; Jeff Clement: 2-5, R; Bryan LaHair, 1-4, R, BB; Charlton Jimerson: 2-5, 2 R, 2 HR (8), 5 RBI; Chris Jakubauskas: 4 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, K, HR, 2 WP, BK; Jake Woods: W (5-1), 2 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, K, HR; Cesar Jimenez: 2 IP, 3 H, BB, 5 K; Jared Wells: S (11), 1 IP, BB, 2 K
West Tenn (L 1-5)
High Desert (L 1-3)
Carlos Peguero: 2-4, R; Erick Monzon: 2-4, 2B; Gerardo Avila: 1-3; Greg Halman: 0-3, BB, SB; Kyle Parker: L (5-3), 6.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, ER, 6 BB, 2 K; Bryan Harris: 1 IP; Julio Santiago: 1.2 IP, 2 H, ER, BB, K, WP, BK
Wisconsin (L 0-5)
Edilio Colina: 2-4, BB; Ronald Garth: 2-4, Denny Almonte: 1-2, 2B, BB; Blake Ochoa: 1-3, 2B, 10 game hit streak; Edward Paredes: L (4-6), 4.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 2 ER, BB, K; Jose Escalona: 2.2 IP, H, ER, BB, 4 K, HR
VSL Mariners (W 3-2)
DSL Mariners (Postponed)
WHERE THEY STAND
Tacoma: 32-34, 3rd in PCL Pacific North, 11.5 GB
West Tenn: 39-28, 2nd in SOU North, 1 GB
Wisconsin: 27-34, T-5th in MID Western, 12.5 GB
VSL Mariners: 15-11, 3rd in VSL, 1 GB
DSL Mariners: 8-2, 1st in DSL SD North, 2 GA