Becker's Walkoff Single Boosts Lookouts

Joseph Becker ... game-winning single

Chin-Lung Hu knocked three runs as Albuquerque dumped Omaha 7-4. Joseph Becker's eleventh inning, walkoff single gave Chattanooga a 5-4 over the Mississippi. Inland Empire was held to two hits and High Desert used a nine-run ninth inning to power to a 15-2 win. Great Lakes recorded a 6-4 victory over Lansing, their 10th in a row. The Dominican Dodgers lost 14-2 to the Rangers 1 team.

Hu Led the 'Topes? Chin lung of course
Chin-Lung Hu knocked three runs and Hyang-Nam Choi tossed three scoreless innings of relief Albuquerque (34-35) dumped the Omaha Royals 7-4 Saturday night in front of a season-high crowd of 11,544.

Starter Miguel Pinango gave up a bases-clearing double in the bottom of the first and a two-run home run in the top of the second to provide Omaha with the 4-0 lead.

After retiring the next seven batters he faced, Pinango exited in the fourth, gave way to Choi (2-0), who scattered three hits over three innings while logging four strikeouts for the third time in his last five outings.

Erick Threets and Scott Strickland (11) each provided a hitless inning of relief with Strickland picking up his eleventh save of the season.

Trailing 4-0, the Isotopes used two three-run innings to take a lead they would not relinquish.

In the third inning, Luis Maza singles and hustled from first to third on a groundout by Sergio Garcia. Jason Repko grounded to third and Maza simultaneously bolted for home. The throw home was off, allowing Maza to slide in safely and Repko to take first. Hu followed with a double to drive in Repko and Blake DeWitt pulled the 'Topes to within 4-3 with a first-pitch single to plate Hu.

Hu's second big hit came in the bottom of the fifth with after back-to-back singles from Garcia and Repko. Hu blasted his second double of the night, scoring the two 'Topes base-runners and giving Albuquerque its first lead, 5-4. Hu moved to third on a groundout before Jamie Hoffmann lifted a sacrifice fly to center for a 6-4 'Topes advantage.

The 'Topes added another run in the bottom of the eighth on a J.D. Closser run-scoring single that scored Dee Brown, who had doubled.

The 'Topes held the Royals scoreless after the second inning.

Albuquerque wraps up its series with the O-Royals today with lefty Will Ohman (0-0, 0.00) making a spot-start against Royals Major League righty Sidney Ponson (0-0, 0.00) who is rehabbing.

  Score by Innings
Omaha        	310 000 000-4
Albuquerque	003 030 01x-7

  Albuquerque	ab r  h  bi  ave
Repko cf	4  2  1  1  .251
Hu ss        	4  2  2  2  .253
DeWitt 2b	4  0  1  1  .259
Hoffmann rf	3  0  1  1  .259
Brown dh	4  0  1  0  .302
 Rosario pr-dh	0  1  0  0  .266
Closser c	2  0  1  1  .250
JGonzalez 3b	4  0  0  0  .226
Maza lf        	3  1  1  0  .257
Garcia 1b	4  0  0  0  .226
---------------------------------
  Totals  	31  7  9  7
  Omaha	        33  4  9  4

  2B- Hoffmann (4), Hu 2 (11), Brown
(15). RBI- Repko (30), Hu 3 (29), DeWitt
(23), Hoffmann (7), Closser (1).
SF- Hoffmann. LOB- Albuquerque 3, Omaha
5. CS- Closser (1). DP- DeWitt, Hu and
Garcia; Garcia, Hu and Garcia.

  Albuquerque	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Pinango	        4.0  6  4-4  1  1  7.55
Choi (2-0)	3.0  3  0-0  1  4  2.29
Threets 	1.0  0  0-0  0  0  2.01
Strickland 	1.0  0  0-0  0  2  4.35
  HBP- by Pinango. T- 2:27. Att- 11,544.
Becker Leads Lookouts to 5-4 Win
Joseph Becker's eleventh inning, walkoff hit gave Chattanooga a 5-4 over the Mississippi Braves. With the scored tied in the last of the 11th, Becker, a late-inning replacement, rifled a shot down the third base line with the bases loaded for the game-winning hit.

James Adkins started and was tagged with all four runs on seven hits and five walks. Victor Garate rescued him from a mess in the sixth inning and Jon Durbin stopped the Braves in their tracks, working 4.2 innings and allowing only one hit to drop his ERA to 1.09.

Matt Sartor (1-2) took over with two out in the top of the 11th and retired the only man he faced to get credit for the win on Becker's big hit in the bottom of the inning.

The Lookouts jumped off to a quick 1-0 lead in the first on Justin Sellers single Josh Bell booming triple to left-center.

Mississippi scored two in the second and two more in the fourth.

Chattanooga evened the score in the sixth with a single stroke of the bat by Andrew Lambo, who hit a three-run shot (#6) after Sellers singled and Bell doubled, to tie the game at four each.

Sellers and Bell each had two of the seven Lookout hits.

Chattanooga and Mississippi wrap-up their five-game series this afternoon.

  Score by Innings
Mississippi	020 200 000 00-4 
Chattanooga	100 003 000 01-5

  Chattanooga	ab r  h  bi  ave
Godwin cf	4  0  0  0  .263
Sellers ss	4  2  2  0  .282
Perez 1b	5  0  0  0  .299
Bell 3b        	4  1  2  1  .281
 Sartor p	0  0  0  0  .000
Lambo lf	4  2  1  3  .267
Rose c        	3  0  0  0  .224
Giles rf	5  0  1  0  .250
Mercedes 2b	3  0  0  0  .152
Adkins p	2  0  0  0  .059
 Garate p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Mitchell ph	1  0  0  0  .182
 Durbin p	1  0  0  0  .000
 Becker 3b	1  0  1  1  .429
---------------------------------
  Totals	48  5  7  5
  Mississippi	47  4  8  4

  Error- Rose (2). 2B- Bell (17),
3B- Bell (2).  HR- Lambo(6). S- Sellers.
LOB- Chattanooga 9, Mississippi 12.
DP- Adkins, Rose and Perez.

Adkins        	5.2  7  4-4  5  0  4.92
Garate        	0.1  0  0-0  0  1  3.09
Durbin        	4.2  1  0-0  4  6  1.09
Sartor (1-2)	0.1  0  0-0  0  0  2.28
  WP- Durbin. T- 4:01. Att- 5,296.
Sixers Crushed 15-2
Inland Empire was held to four hits and High Desert used a nine-run ninth inning to power to a 15-2 win.

Josh Wall (0-3, 6.16) was tagged for eight hits and six runs over four innings before the 66er bullpen was roughed up in the ninth.

Joe Dunigan feasted on Inland Empire pitching again, slugging a grand slam in the big ninth inning. He has now hit nine of his 17 home runs and has recorded 20 RBIs in 11 games against Inland Empire. ?

?The 15 runs allowed, the 13-run margin and the nine-run inning were the most allowed by the Sixers this season.   ?

?Inland Empire (31-38) its homestand against the Mavericks (43-26) on a Father's Day Sunday this afternoon. In celebration of all the Dads, the first 1,000 fans will receive a free fishing pole.

  Score by Innings
High Desert	010 140 009-15
Inland Empire	000 000 002- 2

  Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Mattingly lf	4  0  0  0  .281
Herrera dh	4  0  0  0  .298
Robinson cf	4  0  1  0  .301
Baez 3b        	4  1  1  0  .289
Caseres 1b	4  1  1  0  .289
Van Slyke rf	4  0  1  0  .298
AGonzalez 2b	3  0  0  0  .290
 Lara ph         1  0  0  0  .266
 Garabedian c	1  0  0  1  .298
Fuller ss	2  0  0  1  .298
---------------------------------
  Totals	31  2  4  2
  High Desert	41 15 15 15

  RBI- Garabedian (21), Fuller (10).
LOB- Inland Empire 8, High Desert 12.
SB- Robinson (24). 

  Inland Empire	 in h r-er bb so  era
Wall (0-3)	4.1  8  6-6  2  4  6.16
GMiller	        0.2  1  0-0  0  2  7.94
Brannon	        2.0  1  0-0  2  2  7.11
Prado	        1.0  0  0-0  2  0  4.61
Sanfler	        0.1  1  5-5  4  0  5.15
Smith	        0.2  4  4-4  1  1 10.13
  WP- Wall 2. HBP- Garabedian, by Prado. 
T- 3:28. Att- 3,435.
Loons Make It a Perfect Ten
Brad Golden
Great Lakes Loons

In front of a Dow Diamond record crowd of 5,887, Great Lakes Loons sent the throng home happy with a 6-4 victory over Lansing. The win was the 10th in a row for the Loons and pushed them to 40-29 with one game remaining in the first half of the season.

  The Loons used some seventh-inning heroics from Anthony Hatch to ultimately put away the Lugnuts, who battled back from three runs down in the top of the inning. Ethan Martin gave up a home run, then four walks, a wild pitch, an infield single and a sacrifice fly evened the score at 4-4.

With the bases loaded and one out, Martin was lifted for Luis Garcia, who got a strikeout and a groundout to escape the inning with the game still tied.

  In the bottom of the seventh, the Great Lakes made a winner of Garcia by taking the lead for good. Dee Gordon reached base on a fielder's choice and stole second base with one out. After a fly ball out by Jaime Pedroza, Hatch stepped to the plate with two outs and stroked an RBI triple to deep right-center field, scoring Gordon with what proved to be the game-winning run. The Loons added an insurance run in the eighth for the 6-4 final score.  

For the third night in a row, the Loons scored in their half of the first to take the early lead. Gordon extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a leadoff double and scored on an RBI blooper to left field off the bat of Pedroza.

  The lead stood until the fourth, when Lansing scratched across a run off Loons starter Nathan Eovaldi to square the game at 1-1. The run snapped Eovaldi's scoreless innings streak at 20.2 innings.

  Great Lakes came right back with three in its half of the fourth to take a 4-1 lead. A two-run homer by Nick Buss and a solo shot two batters later by Alfredo Silverio scored accounted for the three runs.

  Garcia (4-1) picked up the win, getting out of the seventh-inning jam and pitching to one batter in the eight before giving way to Javy Guerra. The Loons closer worked the final two innings for his 16th save of the year, striking out four and allowing only one hit.

In a roster moved, Loons RHP Robert Boothe was activated from the disabled list and RHP Josh Walter was placed on the Ogden roster.

The two teams wrap up their four-game series and the first half of the season this afternoon. Right-hander Justin Miller (3-2, 4.29) starts for the Loons against Lansing right-hander Henderson Alvarez (4-5, 3.88). The first 5,000 fans at the game receive a Kyle Russell poster and kids can run the bases after the game as part of Family Fun in the SUNday.

  Score by Innings
Lansing	        000 100 300-4
Great Lakes	100 300 11x-6

  Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Gordon ss	5  2  3  0  .307
Pedroza 2b	4  0  2  1  .282
Hatch 3b	4  0  1  1  .274
Russell rf	3  1  0  0  .278
Gallagher dh	4  0  1  0  .262
 Dalton pr-dh	0  1  0  0  .226
Buss cf        	3  1  2  2  .276
Delmonico c	3  0  0  0  .272
 Lopez c	1  0  1  0  .151
Silverio lf	4  1  1  1  .274
Wallach 1b	3  0  1  0  .233
---------------------------------
  Totals	34  6 12  5
  Lansing	29  4  9  3

  Error- Gordon (20). 2B- Gordon (8).
3B- Hatch (2). HR- Buss (6), Silverio
(4). RBI- Pedroza (42), Buss 2 (29),
Silverio (32), Hatch (30). LOB- Great
Lakes 7, Lansing 13. SB- Gordon (39),
Silverio (1). DP- Wallach and Gordon.

  Great Lakes	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Eovaldi	        5.0  5  1-1  2  3  4.38
Martin 	        1.1  3  3-3  4  2  4.58
Garcia (4-1)	0.2  0  0-0  1  1  3.18
Guerra 	        2.0  1  0-0  0  4  1.54
  WP- Eovaldi, Martin. HBP- by Eovaldi.
T- 2:58. Att- 5,887.
Rangers Batter DSL Dodgers
The Rangers 1 DSL team scored in each of the first eight innings to crush the Dodgers 14-2. The Dodgers used five pitchers to try to stop the onslaught with starter Jean Eusebio (0-1) taking the loss.

The Dodgers scored single runs in the fifth and seventh, with catcher Edwin Bens collecting a single and his first home run of the season. Bladimir Franco also had two hits.

  Score by Innings
DSL Dodgers	000 010 100- 2
DSl Rangers 1	131 142 20x-14

  Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Charles 2b	4  0  1  0  .341
 Mirabal ss	1  0  0  0  .250
Aguilar ph-ss	4  0  0  0  .227
Lugo rf        	3  0  1  0  .264
Morales dh	4  0  0  0  .397
Franco 3b	3  1  2  0  .371
Ramirez cf	4  0  1  0  .315
Perez c	        3  0  0  0  .258
Bens 1b        	4  1  2  2  .360
---------------------------------
  Totals	34  2  7  2
  Ranger 1	41 14 14  9

  Errors- Charles 2 (5), Franco 2 (7), 
Bens (3). 2B- Lugo (2). HR- Bens (1).
RBI- Bens 2 (6). LOB- Dodgers 9, Ranger
1 9. DP- Mirabal, Charles and Bens.

  Dodgers	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Gomez (1-1)	4.0  8  6-5  1  5  4.24
Nunez	        0.2  3  4-1  1  0  8.10
Martin	        1.1  2  2-1  0  1  6.75
De Aza	        1.0  1  2-1  2  2  1.69
Eusebio	        1.0  0  0-0  0  2 11.57
  WP- Nunez, De Aza. T- 2:50.

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