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Jerry Sands ... three extra-base hits

Omaha white-washed Albuquerque 2-0 score, limiting Albuquerque to just six hits. Chattanooga's late inning rally fell just short and they lost 8-6 to Tennessee. Modesto scored six in the fourth held on to top Inland Empire 9-2. The West Michigan stopped Great Lakes 4-2 despite Jerry Sands three extra base hits -- two doubles and a triple.

Omaha Blanks Isotopes

Omaha took the second game of the series from Albuquerque by a 2-0 score, limiting the Isotopes to just six hits.

Josh Towers (1-1) surrendered a single run on six hits while working six innings and took tough the loss. Justin Miller was tagged with an unearned run in his two scoreless innings and Luis Ayala blanked Omaha in the ninth.

The Royals scored in the first on a pair of singles and a passed ball. They added their second run in the sixth on a throwing error by shortstop Ivan De Jesus.

Albuquerque had a final shot in the ninth when first baseman Jay Gibbons reached base onn a fielding error and outfielder Prentice Redman singled with two out but they were left stranded.

 Score by innings
Omaha        	100 000 100-2
Albuquerque  	000 000 000-0

 Albuquerque	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hoffmann cf	4  0  1  0  .222
Paul rf        	4  0  0  0  .300
De Jesus 2b	4  0  0  0  .225
Gibbons 1b	4  0  1  0  .444
Redman dh	4  0  2  0  .355
Green 3b	4  0  0  0  .219
May c        	3  0  0  0  .000
Restovich lf	3  0  1  0  .304
Hu ss        	3  0  1  0  .265
--------------------------------
 Totals	        33 0 6 0
 Omaha	        35 2 9 1

 Error- De Jesus (3), Paul (2). 2b- Gibbons
(6), Restovich (2). RISP- Albuquerque 1-for-8.
Omaha 2-for-10. LOB- Albuquerque 0, Omaha 6.

 Albuquerque	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Towers (1-1)	6.0  6  1-1  1  3  2.25
JMiller	        2.0  2  1-0  0  1  2.35
 PB- May (1). T- 2:12. Att- 6.604.

Late Lookout Rally Falls Short

Chattanooga put on a late inning rally but fell just short, losing 8-6 to Tennessee in the third game of the four game series for Tennessee bragging rights.

Trailing 8-2 in the top of the ninth, the Lookouts scored four times and left runners at first and third.

The Chattanooga pitching staff allowed Tennessee to score in five of the eight innings with starter John Koronka taking his second loss of the season. Jesus Rodriguez and Javy Guerra each allowed a run. A pair of errors by shortstop Dee Gordon allowed an unearned run when Koronka and Guerra were on the mound.

The Smokies tapped Koronka for a pair of runs in the second and one in the fifth. He pitched to three in the sixth and all three reached base and later scored.

Trailing 6-0 in the seventh, Chattanooga got on the scoreboard in the seventh when outfielder Tommy Giles led off with his first homer of the season. Another run came across when second baseman Jaime Pedroza was hit by a pitch and with two out, Corey Smith, Anthony Hatch and Giles walked to force across the run.

In the ninth, Gordon singled with one out, Pedroza added his first hit of the game and Trayvon Robinson launched his second home run of the season to cut the lead to 8-5. Andrew Lambo tripled and scored on Smith's ground ball. Giles and Van Slyke singled with two out but a game-ending strikeout left them on base.

Giles finished with three hits, Lambo and a pair.

 Score by innings
Chattanooga	000 000 114-6
Tennessee	020 013 11x-8

 Chattanooga	ab r  h  bi  ave
Gordon ss	5  1  1  0  .375
Pedroza 2b	3  2  1  0  .320
Robinson cf	5  1  1  3  .294
Lambo lf	5  1  2  0  .306
EPerez 1b	3  0  1  0  .154
 Rodriguez p	0  0  0  0  .000
CSmith ph-1b	1  0  0  1  .200
Giles rf	4  1  3  1  .313
Hatch 3b-1b	3  0  1  1  .111
 Guerra p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Van Slyke ph	1  0  1  0  .321
Mier c        	5  0  1  0  .400
Koronka p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Herrera 2b	2  0  0  0  .268
--------------------------------
 Totals	        37 6 12 6
 Tennessee	29 8 12 6

 Errors- Gordon 2 (5). 2b- Mier (1). 
3b- Lambo (1). HR- Giles (1), Robinson (2).
RBI- Chattanooga 11, Tennessee 7. RISP-
Chattanooga 1-for-10, Tennessee 4-for-10.
S- Koronka 2. DP- Hatch, Pedroza and Perez).

 Chattanooga	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Koronka (0-2)	5.0  7  6-5  4  3  5.40
Rodriguez	2.0  3  1-1  1  1  2.45
Guerra	        1.0  0  1-0  1  2  4.50
 WP- Guerra. HBBP- by Guerra; Pedroza.
T- 3:14, Att- 3,953.

Six-Run Fourth Sinks 66ers

Modesto tacked a big '6' on the board in the fourth inning and then held on to top Inland Empire 9-2. Starter Bobby Blevens (0-2) was credited with 12 hits all nine runs over his five innings of work.

Robert Boothe and Paul Koss pitched two scoreless innings each in relief.

Modesto, leading 8-0 in the bottom of the fourth, allowed the first 66ers run when third baseman Pedro Guerrero doubled and scored on designated hitter Andres Perez's single. A second Inland Empire run crossed the plate in the bottom of the ninth when Austin Gallagher doubled and Perez followed with another double, his second hit of the game and his second run batted in.

Inland Empire was out-hit 15-9 but four of the 66ers hits were doubles.

 Score by innings
Modesto	        011 310 000-9
Inland Empire	000 100 001-2

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Buss cf	        5  0  1  0  .175
Suarez 2b	4  0  1  0  .235
Silvero lf	4  0  1  0  .189
Russell rf	4  0  1  0  .378
Baez 3b	        3  1  1  0  .353
Gallagher 1b	4  1  2  0  .313
Delmonico c	3  0  0  0  .292
APerez dh	4  0  2  2  .500
Sellers ss	4  0  0  0  .000
--------------------------------
 Totals	        35 2  9  2
 Modesto	35 9 15  9 

 Two-base hits- Baez (2), Silvero (2),
Gallagher (2), APerez (2). RBI- APerez 2 (3).
LOB- Inland Empire 8, Modesto 9. RISP- Inland
Empire 2-for-14, Modesto 7-for-21. SB- Suarez
(2). DP- Blevins, Sellers and Gallagher.

 Inland Empire	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Blevins (0-2)	5.0 12  9-9  1  3 10.64
Boothe	        2.0  1  0-0  0  2  2.25
Koss        	2.0  2  0-0  1  3  2.57 
 PB- Delmonico. HBP- Blevins. T- 2:55.
Att- 2,276.

Late Lookout Rally Falls Short

Brad Golder
Great Lakes Loons
?
The West Michigan Whitecaps opened their three-game series with the Great Lakes Loons with a 4-2 win on a chilly, windy Saturday night in front of 2,243 fans at Fifth Third Ballpark. Jerry Sands led the Loons with three extra base hits – two doubles and a triple.?

?Both teams squandered multiple scoring opportunities in the game. West Michigan left 14 runners on base including the bases loaded three times.  Second baseman Mike Gosse batted three times with the bases loaded but failed to drive a runner home, stranding a total of 10 for the game.

The Loons had a runner at third with less than two outs in the second, third and fourth innings, but failed to score in those three frames.?

?The Whitecaps (5-5) jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second on a solo home. They later loaded the bases in the inning on three straight walks by Loons starter Elisaul Pimentel, who escaped the jam.?

?In the fifth, the Whitecaps capitalized on two errors charged to Loons third baseman Johan Garcia for three runs, two earned. ?

?Trailing 4-0, the Loons (6-4) cut the lead in half. After a leadoff walk by shortstop Christian Lara, outfielders Brian Cavazos-Galvez and Sands recorded back-to-back standup triples to plate one run each.?

?Pimentel (0-1) notched his first loss, walking three in four-plus innings, surrendering five hits and two earned runs. J.B. Paxson and Andy Suiter combined for four innings without allowing an earned run.?

?The Loons and Whitecaps meet for the second game of a three game series in Comstock Park this afternoon at 1 pm.  Right-hander Josh Wall (0-0, 6.00 ERA) will face righty Trevor Feeney (1-0, 1.38). The game will be carried live on ESPN 100.9-FM.?

 Score by innings
Great Lakes	000 002 000-2	
West Michigan	010 030 00x-4

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
JGarcia 3b	4  0  1  0  .250
Lara ss	        3  1  1  0  .257
Galvez cf	4  1  1  0  .375
Sands 1b	4  0  3  1  .421
Songco lf	4  0  0  0  .268
BSmith rf	3  0  0  0  .353
Erickson c	4  0  0  0  .333
Jacobs dh	4  0  1  0  .156
Ynoa 2b        	4  0  1  0  .231
--------------------------------
 Totals        	34 2  8 1
 WMichigan	35 4 10 4

 Errors- JGarcia (1), Erickson (10).
2b- Sands 2 (5). 3b- Galvez (1). RBI-
Galvez (9), Sands (10). LOB- Great Lakes
7, WMichigan 14. RISP- Great Lakes 1-for-11,
WMichigan 2-for-11. SB- Garcia (2). PO-
Garcia.

 Great Lakes	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Pimentel (0-1)	4.0  6  3-3  3  3  5.00
Paxson        	2.0  3  1-0  1  1  0.00
Suiter        	2.0  1  0-0  1  4  3.60
 PB- Erickson (1). WP- Pimentel. HBP- by Pimentel,
by Paxon. T-2:56. Att- 2.243.
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