Chris Withrow Sharp in Lookouts' Win

Chris Withrow

The Royals took the third game of the four game series by banging Albuquerque 14-6. Chris Withrow, limited Montgomery to three hits and three runs over six innings. He took a one-hitter into the fifth in a 7-5 win. Aaron Miller and reliever Robert Boothe were roughed up by Stockton 10-5. Second baseman Rafael Ynoa started two big double plays to help Great Lakes top West Michigan 5-3.

Omaha Batters Isotopes 14-6

The Royals took the third game of the four game series by thumping three Albuquerque pitchers for 17 hits and a 14-6 win.

Scott Elbert (0-1), who was brilliant in his first start of the season (six innings, two hits, 10 strikeouts) was hit hard for the second start in a row, allowing nine hits and eight runs over his four inning start.

Just-activated Scott Dohmann worked a scoreless frame but Tim Corcoran and Hyang-Nam Choi were each touched for three runs before Justin Miller finished the game with a scoreless ninth.

The Isotopes fought back from a 3-1 deficit to score twice in the fourth but Omaha struck for five runs off Elbert and added six more in the seventh to put the game out of reach,'

Thirty-four-year-old first baseman John Lindsey continued to punish the ball, adding four more hits to his totals and crafting a gaudy .568 average. Outfielder Xavier Paul had three hits, including his third home run and two runs batted in. Designated hitter Jay Gibbons doubled, homered and knocked in two and third baseman Russell Mitchell had two hits in three trips.

Catcher Lucas May homered (#1) in the second to cut the Omaha lead to 2-1. Trailing 3-2 in the fourth, Gibbons homered with Lindsey on base to tie the game 3-3.

After Omaha went up 8-3, Outfielder Jamie Hoffmann, Paul and Lindsey singled and Gibbons walked, however the Isotopes left the bases loaded.

Trailing 14-5, Albuquerque scored once off former Dodgers pitcher Matt Herges on Paul's home run.

 Score by innings
Omaha	        102 050 600-14        	
Albuquerque	010 220 001- 6

 Albuquerque	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hoffmann cf	5  1  1  0  .239
Green 2b	5  0  0  0  .189
Paul lf        	5  2  3  2  .354
Lindsey 1b	5  1  4  0  .568
Gibbons dh	4  1  2  2  .471
Redman rf	5  0  1  1  .375
Mitchell 3b	3  0  2  0  .293
May c        	4  1  1  1  .091
Hu ss        	4  0  1  0  .238
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 Totals	        40  6 15  6
 Omaha	        40 14 17 14

 Two-base hits- Redman (3), Gibbons (7).
HR- May (1), Gibbons (3), Paul (3).
RBI- May (1), Gibbons 2 (14), Paul 2 (9),
Redman (16). S- Mitchell. LOB- Albuquerque
9, Omaha 6. RISP- Albuquerque 2-for-8,
Omaha 7-for-13.

 Albuquerque	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Elbert (0-1)	4.0  9  9-8  3  2  8.36
Dohmann	        1.0  1  0-0  0  0  0.00
Corcoran	1.0  3  3-3  1  1  9.00
Choi        	2.0  4  3-3  0  1 13.50
JMMiller	1.0  0  0-0  0  2  2.06
 WP- JMMiller 2. T- 2:54. Att- 4,017.
 

Lookouts Trip Montgomery 7-5

Chris Withrow, making his third start of the season, limited Montgomery to three hits and three runs over six innings. He took a one-hitter into the fifth and allowed a single,a walk and a three run home run. He walked a pair and struck out four in a 7-5 win.

Jesus Rodriguez and Javy Guerra combined to give up two hits and two runs over the final three innings with Guerra recording his third save.

Outfielder Andrew Lambo, who extended his hitting streak to seven games, rapped out three hits and boosted his average to .350. Lambo has batted .419 (13-for-31) over the streak. First baseman Eduardo Perez singled and doubled, knocking in two runs.

The Lookouts struck early, pasting a '4' on the scoreboard inn the second inning and adding two more in the third.

Lambo ignited the second inning attack with a double and scored quickly on Perez's two-base hit. Outfielder Scott Van Slyke singled and designated hitter Cory Smith reached on an error, Perez scoring. Catcher Jesse Mier rapped a sharp double, the third two-bast hit of the inning, to drive in Van Slyke and Smith.

The third started as a re-run of the second. Outfielder Trayvon Robinson, Lambo and Perez singled and Smith's ground ball made it 6-0.

Withrow, who allowed the first Montgomery hit to the leadoff man in the in the first inning, surrendered a second single in the fifth, walked the next Montgomery batter and then served up a home run.

He retired the next three in the fifth and completed his six innings with a 1-2-3 sixth.

Shortstop Dee Gordon knocked in Chattanooga's seventh run in the sixth inning.

Montgomery closed the gap to 7-5 in the eighth. Rodriguez gave way to Guerra with the bases loaded and two out. He allowed a two-run singled and then retired the last four Montgomery batters in order to nail down the win.

 Score by innings
Montgomery	000 030 020-5
Chattanooga	042 001 00x-7

 Chattanooga	ab r  h  bi  ave
Gordon ss	4  0  1  1  .341
Herrera 3b	4  0  1  0  .278
Robinson cf	4  1  1  0  .262
Lambo lf	4  2  3  0  .350
EPerez 1b	3  1  2  2  .235
Van Slyke rf	2  1  1  0  .303
CSmith dh	3  2  0  2  .158
Mier c	        4  0  1  1  .357
Pedroza 2b	4  0  0  0  .258
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 Totals	        32 7 9 4
 Montgomery	32 5 5 5

 Error- Pedroza (5). 2B- Lambo (3), EPerez
(2), Mier (2). RBI- EPerez 2 (5), CSmith
2 (4), Mier (3), Gordon (2). LOB- Chattanooga
5, Montgomery 3. RIPS- Chattanooga 6-for-14,
Montgomery 2-for-4.

 Chattanooga	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Withrow (1-1)	6.0  3  3-3  2  4  6.14
Rodriguez	1.2  1  2-2  1  0  4.00
Guerra (sv 3)	1.1  1  0-0  0  1  3.38
 HBP- Van Slyke. T-2:47. Att- 3,631.

Stockton Batters 66ers

Stockton hammered starter Aaron Miller and reliever Robert Boothe for 10 runs in the first six innings and Inland Empire could never recover, losing a game that was not as close as the 10-5 score would indicate.

Miguel Sanfler and Brandon Mann worked the final three innings and didn't allow a run but the hay was in the barn by then.

Miller's ERA ballooned to 4.50 after allowing six hits, two of them home runs, and seven runs, five of them earned. He walked four and fanned six. Boothe was unable to get an out, allowing a walk, two hits and another home run.

Stockton rang up a 3-0 lead before Inland Empire could get on the scoreboard. After the Sixers cut the lead to 4-3, the winners posted fur in the fifth and three more in the sixth to take a commanding lead.

In the fifth, outfielder Preston Mattingly slugged a one-out double, shortstop Justin Sellers singled and Kyle Russell lofted his third home run of the season over the right field wall.

Trailing 10-3 in the eighth, Sellers reached on a strikeout and a passed ball. A second wild pitch moved him to second. Third baseman Pedro Baez's single put runners at first and third and a third passed ball moved Baez to second. Both runners scored on catcher Tony Delmonico's single.

Sellers, Baez and Delmonico each had two of Inland Empire's nine hits.

 Score by innings
Inland Empire	000 030 020- 5
Stockton	012 043 00x-10

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Buss cf	        5  0  0  0  .143
Sellers ss	5  2  2  1  .231
Russell rf	4  1  1  2  .356
Baez 3b        	4  1  2  0  .320  
Gallagher 1b	4  0  0  0  .306
Delmonico c	3  0  2  2  .333
APerez dh	3  0  1  0  .385
 Hunt ph-dh	0  0  0  0  .200
Gutierrez 2b	4  0  0  0  .226
Mattingly lf	4  1  1  0  .167
--------------------------------
 Totals	        36  5  9 5		
 Stockton	35 10 11 8

 Errors- Buss (1), Baez (2), Sellers (1).
2B- Mattingly (1). HR- Russell (3).
RBI- Sellers (1), Russell 2 (10), Delmonico
2 (2). LOB- Inland Empire 6, Stockton 8.
RIP- Inland Empire 3-for-8, Stockton 
4-or-8. DP- Sellers, Gutierrez and Gallagher
2.

 Inland Empire	in  h  r-er bb so  era
AMiller (0-1)	5.0  6  7-5  4  6  4.50
Boothe	        0.0  2  3-3  1  0  5.63
Sanfler	        2.0  3  0-0  1  1  6.00
Mann        	1.0  0  0-0  0  1  2.35
 T- 3:-1. Att- 1.172.

Double Plays Doom Whitecaps

Brad Golder Great Lakes Loons

Second baseman Rafael Ynoa helped the Great Lakes Loons wiggle out of two jams in the late innings of Monday night's 5-3 win over the West Michigan Whitecaps at Fifth Third Ballpark.  

In the seventh inning, with the Loons up 5-3, West Michigan loaded the bases with no one out. But relief pitcher Justin Miller struck out Mike Gosse for the first out. Wade Gaynor followed with a hard ground ball up the middle, but Ynoa slid to his right, made the play, shuffled the ball to shortstop Pedro Guerrero, who relayed the throw to first for an inning-ending double play.   

With the score still 5-3 in the ninth, West Michigan loaded the bases with one out against closer Steve Smith. But Gosse hit a sharp line drive to Ynoa, caught the ball and stepped on second base to double off runner Eric Roof.   

Brett Wallach (2-0) threw a career-high 5 2/3 innings to notch his second win of the year. He surrendered an earned run in the second, his first earned run allowed this year, followed by two unearned runs in the sixth. The two unearned runs crossed the plate after Miller entered in relief on an error by third baseman Yohan Garcia.   

Smith did not allow a run in the eighth and ninth innings for his team-leading third save of the year.   

Chris Jacobs pushed across two key runs for the Loons in the sixth.  With two outs and the bases empty and Great Lakes leading 3-1, Gorman Erickson walked then scored on a two-run home run by Jacobs, his second long ball of the year. Those two runs proved to be the difference with West Michigan pushing across two unearned runs in the home half of the inning.   

On the day he was named the Midwest League Offensive Player of the Week, Jerry Sands went 1-for-3 to extend his hitting streak to 10 games. Sands' lone hit was a double leading off the second, which was followed by an RBI single by Blake Smith.  Smith later scored on a run-producing single by Garcia.   

Brian Cavazos-Galvez single-handedly pushed across a Loons run in the third. He led off the inning with a single, then stole second base.  One pitch later, he swiped third and advanced to the plate of an errant throw by Roof.   

The Loons travel to Eastlake, OH to play their first-ever game against the Lake County Captains, one of two new entrants to the Midwest League. Right-hander Allen Webster (2-0, 2.16 ERA) will start for the Loons. The Captains will send left-hander Chris Jones (1-0, 0.00) to the mound. Game time is 6:30 pm.  The game will be carried live on ESPN 100.9-FM.
 
 Score by Innings
Great Lakes	021 002 000-5
West Michigan	010 002 000-3

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Garcia 3b	5  0  1  1  .308
Guerrero ss	4  0  0  0  .138
Galvez cf	4  1  1  0  .347
Sands lf	4  1  1  0  .432
BSmith rf	4  1  1  1  .357
Wise dh	        4  0  0  0  .125
Erickson c	3  1  1  0  .333
Jacobs 1b	4  1  2  2  .194
Ynoa 2b	        3  0  1  0  .250
Wallach p	0  0  0  0  .000
 JTMiler p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Smith p	0  0  0  0  .000
--------------------------------
 Total	        31  5  8  4
 West Michigan	30  3  5  1
  Errors- Erickson (2), Garcia (3). 
2B- Sands (6). HR- Jacobs (2). 
RBI- BSmith (10), Garcia (1), Jacobs 2 
(6). LOB- Great Lakes 5, West Michigan 
8. SB- Erickson (1), Galvez 2 (9). 
CS- Sands (1). PO- Sands. DP- Ynoa, 
Guerrero and Jacobs; Ynoa unassisted. 

 Great Lakes	in  h r-er bb so  era
Wallach (2-0)	5.2  3  3-1  3  3  0.57
JTMiller	1.1  1  0-0  2  2  3.38
SSmith (sv3)	2.0  1  0-0  0  2  0.00
  HBP-SSmith. T- 2:40. Att- 1,313.

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