Repko Sparks Isotopes to a Sweep

Jason Repko ... hot bat

An unearned run in the last of the ninth gave Huntsville a 2-1 win over Albuquerque and dropped the Isotopes back into the division basement. Chattanooga swept New Orleans with Jason Repko knocking in two and scoring two in a 5-3 win. Both Inland Empire and Great Lakes had the day off.

Albuquerque Takes Seventh Straight from Z'
The Isotopes wrapped up their homestand with a four-game sweep of New Orleans, winning 5-3 win. The victory extended their season-high winning streak to six games, gave Albuquerque its first four-game sweep of the young season and was the seventh straight win over the Zephyrs.

The 'Topes packed 11,006 fans into the Park, its largest single game crowd to date for 2009.

Jason Repko had three hits and drove in a pair of runs. The 28-year-old outfielder is hitting .419 (18-for-43) over his last 10 games and .560 (14-for-25) over his last eight.

Hector Luna also had three hits and raised his average to .373.

Nick Debarr (2-0) earned the win in relief of Eric Milton who worked only tdwo innings, allowing one hit while striking out two. Brian Mazone, Dwayne Pollok and Scott Strickland earned his third saver of the season with a perfect ninth.

Repko led the bottom of the first off with a triple and scored on a Hector Luna single. Albuquerque added a pair of runs in the second inning, A.J. Ellis walked and scored with two-out on Repko's single. Luis Maza then tripled Repko home.

The Z's tied the game in the third with a solo home run off DeBarr, He gave up a pair of walks and a two-run single that tied the game 3-3.

Repko then came up with another two-out, RBI single after Danny Ardoin had tripled in the fourth to break the tie. Dee Brown tacked on an insurance run in the fifth with a two-out double that scored Blake DeWitt.

Four of the five Isotopes runs scored with two out, and Albuquerque went 6-for-15 with runners in scoring position, compared to the Zephyrs' 1-for-6.

The Isotopes moved to Sacramento for a four game series starting tonight. They move to Fresno May 16-19 before returning home against Salt Lake on My 21-14.

  Score by Innings
New Orleans	003 000 000-3
Albuquerque	120 110 00x-5

  Albuquerque	ab r  h  bi  ave
Repko cf	4  2  3  2  .296
Griffin cf	0  0  0  0  .133
Maza 2b	        4  0  1  1  .220
DeWitt ss	4  1  1  0  .360
Luna 3b	        4  0  3  1  .373
MJones rf	3  0  1  0  .237
Brown lf	4  0  1  1  .296
Ellis c	        3  1  0  0  .328
Ardoin 1b	4  1  2  0  .282
Milton p 	0  0  0  0  .333
 DeBarr p	1  0  0  0  .000
 Mazone p	1  0  0  0  .000
 Polok p	1  0  0  0  .000
 Pascucci ph	1  0  0  0  .271
 Strickland p	0  0  0  0  .000   
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  Total	        33 3  5 3
New Orleans	28 5 12 5

  Albuquerque	   in  h r-er bb so  era
Milton	          2.0  1  0-0  0  2  2.83
DeBarr (2-0)	  3.0  3  3-3  2  1  7.82
Mazone 	          2.0  1  0-0  0  1 14.54
Pollok	          1.0  0  0-0  0  0  5.79
Strickland (sv 3) 1.0  0  0-0  0  1  4.35
  T- 2:39. Att- 11,060.
Stars Win With a Run in the Ninth
A sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth pushed Huntsville past the Lookouts (12-19) 2-1 in the opener of a five-game set. The Stars have won a season-high five in a row to improve to 15-12 and take a one game lead over Tennessee in the North Division, while Chattanooga dropped to 12-19 and an into last place five games behind.

The game developed into and old-fashioned pitcher's duel with each team scratching for hits -- each of them finished with four -- and runs. Both teams had an earned run but the one that killed the Lookouts was unearned.

A one out in the ninth off Matt Sartor to end a string of 14 straight Huntsville hitters retired by starter Jesus Castillo and Jesus Rodriguez.

A fly ball to center fielder Adam Godwin bounced off his glove in front of the wall and allowed the runners to advance to second and third. Drew An intentional walk loaded the bases before Sartro gave up a line drive to left field that was caught by Andrew Lambo. However, the runner was able to tag and score ahead of the throw home to give the Stars their fifth straight walk-off win at home.

The Stars retired the first 10 batters before issuing back-to-back walks to Russ Mitchell and Josh Bell in the fourth inning. Jamie Hoffman and Lambo struck out to end the threat.

Trailing 1-0, he Lookouts were hitless until Mitchell's single with one out in the sixth and took a 1-0 lead into the seventh.

Lambo led off the seventh with a single, moved to third base on a Lucas May double and scored to tie the game on a Godwin infield hit. Juan Gonzalez advanced the two runners with a sacrifice bunt but pinch-hitter James Tomlin and Justin Sellers both bounced out to keep the game deadlocked.

Starter Jesus Castillo made his best start of the season, working six innings, yielding a run on three hits, walking one and striking out a season-high six. He set down the last seven batters he faced and was followed to the mound by Jesus Rodriguez, who threw two perfect innings. Sartor suffered his second loss.

The series continues tonight with right-hander Jeremy Jeffress taking the hill for the Stars against Lookouts' right-hander Travis Chick.

 Score by innings
Chattanooga	000 000 100-1
Huntsville	000 100 001-2

 Chattanooga	ab r  h  bi  ave
Sellers ss	5  0  0  0  .280
Mitchell 1b	3  0  1  0  .173
Bell 3b	        3  0  0  0  .273
Hoffmann rf	3  0  0  0  .307
Lambo lf	4  1  1  0  .281
May c	        3  0  1  0  .259
Godwin cf	3  0  1  1  .281	
JGonzalez 2b	3  0  0  0  .235
Castillo p	2  0  0  0  .286
 Tomlin ph	1  0  0  0  .279
 Rodriguez p	0  0  0  0  .000	
 Martinez ph	0  0  0  0  .278
 Sartor p	0  0  0  0  .000	
-----------------------------------
 Totals	        30 1 4 1
 Huntsville	30 2 4 2	

 Error- Sellers (5) Godwin (2). 2b- May (4). 
RBI- Godwin (3). S- JGonzalez, Godwin. 
SB- Godwin (3). LOB- Chattanooga 9, Huntsville 
(5). DP- Sellers and Mitchell.	

 Chattanooga	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Castillo	6.0  3  1-1  2  6  5.85
Rodriguez	2.0  0  0-0  0  0  0.87
Sartor (0-2)	0.2  1  1-0  1  1  3.27
 T- 2:24/ Att- 574.
High Desert not scheduled. The 66ers host Stockton for three games starting tonight.

Great Lakes not scheduled. The Loons host Fort Wayne tonight in the first game of a four-game series.

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