'Topes Add to Nashville's Woes with 14-2 Win

Jerry Sands ... 12 home runs

Albuquerque unloaded a 15-hit attack that featured a pair of home runs on their way to a 14-2 thrashing of Nashville. Carolina scored the final eight runs to top Chattanooga 11-6. Inland Empire took a 3-2 lead into the seventh but Lancaster scored three to win 5-3. Great Lakes used two Jerry Sands home runs and an RBI single by Christian Lara in the ninth inning to top Lake County 4-3.

Chattanooga Crushes Nashville

As if the Nashville area hasn't had enough troubles with the recent floods, Albuquerque unleashed a 15-hit attack that featured a pair of home runs on their way to a 14-2 thrashing of the Sounds.

Tim Corcoran was the beneficiary of the outpouring and recorded his second win of the season. He allowed four hits and no runs over his five-inning start, striking out four. Travis Schlichting and Juan Perez finished the game out.

Red-hot Jamie Hoffmann led the attack with three hits, including his 8th and 9th double, and knocked in a run. Prentice Redman also collected three hits, plus a double and an RBI.

Jay Gibbons and Chin-lung Hu had two hits each and big John Lindsey slugged a two-run home run.

Albuquerque scored once in the second, two in the third and four in each the fourth and fifth to put the game away early.

Russ Mitchell double across Redman, who had singled in the second; Lindsey's fourth home run was hit in the third. Corcoran helped him self with an RBI single in the fourth and Ramon Nivar's triple drove in two in the fifth.

Hu drove in the first run in the fifth and with a single, the only hit of the inning. A passed ball, a wild pitch and a ground ball added the other runs. Gibbons added a solo home run (#4) in the sixth and May and Redman doubled back to back to run the scored to 13-2. Hoffmann closed out the scoring with an RBI double in the seventh.

'Topes Topics-- Right-hander Tim Corcoran made his second start and his first at Isotopes Park start, coming off a solid performance in his first start of the season on May 3 at Memphis. ...Albuquerque's bullpen continues to be lights-out. Over their last six games, ‘Topes relievers have posted a 1.95 ERA (6 ER/27.2 IP). Over that span, the bullpen has struck out 22 while allowing 19 hits. ...Although the Isotopes are 10-5 against teams in their division, but against Omaha, Memphis, and Nashville in the American Northern Division, Albuquerque is 5-8. The only team the Isotopes have yet to play in the Pacific Coast League's American Conference is Iowa. ...Timo Perez became the first Isotopes position-player to take the mound since infielder Luis Maza tossed 0.2 scoreless innings on July 20 of last year in a 9-2 loss at Round Rock. Perez worked a hitless and scoreless inning.
 
 Score by Innings
Nashville	000 001 100- 2
Albuquerque	012 442 10x-14

 Albuquerque	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hoffman cf	5  1  3  1  .302
Nivar 2b	5  1  1  2  .250
Gibbons lf	5  2  2  1  .400
 Perez p 	0  0  0  0  .000
Lindsey 1b	5  1  1  2  .394
May c        	4  2  1  0  .259
Redman rf	5  2  3  1  .303
Mitchell 3b	2  2  1  1  .253 
Hu ss        	4  2  2  1  .241
Corcoran p	2  1  1  1  .250
 restovich ph	1  0  0  1  .246
 Schlichting p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Perez ph-lf	1  0  0  0  .185
--------------------------------
 Total	        39 14 15 11
 Nashville 	32  2  8  2

 2B- Mitchell (6), Hoffmann 2 (9),May
(4), Redman (7). 3B- Nivar (1).
HR- Lindsey (4), Gibbons (6).
RBI- Mitchell (16), Lindsey 2 (19),
Corcoran (1), Nivar 2 (2), Hu (6),
Restovich (8), Gibbons (21), Redman
(20), Hoffmann (13). LOB- Albuquerque
4, Nashville 7. PB- May (2).
DP- Mitchell, Nivar and Lindsey; Hu,
Nivar and Lindsey.  

 Albuquerque	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Corcoran (2-2)	5.0  4  0-0  1  4  5.40
Schlichting	2.0  3  2-2  1  1  5.00
JPerez 	        2.0  1  0-0  1  0  4.40
 WP- Corcoran, JPerez. HBP- by Corcoran.
T- 2:52. Att- 9,441.

Carolina Out-Lasts Chattanooga

The Mudcats ran off the final eight runs of the game to top the Lookouts 11-6. Marlon Alvarez worked six innings and left trailing 3-2 before the bullpen exploded.

Cole St. Clair gave up a pair of runs in the seventh but Chattanooga added three of their own in the eighth to tie the game before the big inning, keyed by an error on Eddy Perez at first base, tagging Henry Garcia (0-1) with the loss.

The Lookouts had seven hits. Corey Smith doubled in a run and slugged a solo home run in the ninth. Trayvon Robinson singled and doubled, knocking in a run.

Chattanooga took a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning. Elian Herrera walked and Robinson doubled him in. Robinson then stole third and home. Carolina bounced back with a single run in the bottom of the inning and added two more in the fifth on a two-run home run to take a 3-2 lead. Two doubles and a single boosted the lead to 5-2.

Robinson and Scott Van Slyke worked opening walks in the eighth before Smith added a double, Perez singed and Jaime Pedroza double to tie things up. The Lookouts left the bases loaded.

Trailing 11-5 in the ninth, Smith whacked his fourth homer of the season to close out the scoring.
 
 Score by Innings
Chattanooga	000 200 031- 6
Carolina	000 120 26x-11

 Chattanooga	ab r  h  bi  ave
Gordon ss	5  0  0  0  .284
Herrera lf	3  1  1  0  .245
 Yount ph	1  0  0  0  .000
 Garcia P	0  0  0  0  .000
Robinson cf	4  2  2  1  .255
Van Slyke rf	4  1  0  0  .312
Smith lf	4  2  2  2  .286
Perez 1b	5  0  1  1  .258
Pedroza 2b	2  0  1  1  .264
Rivera c	2  0  0  0  .308
 Giles ph	1  0  0  0  .250
 St. Clair p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Hatch ph-3b	0  0  0  0  .190
--------------------------------
 Total	        33  6  7  5
 Carolina	34 11 13  6

 Error- Rivera (1), Perez (2), Smith 2
(4). 2B- Robinson (6), Smith (6), Pedroza
(5). HR- Smith (4).LOB- Chattanooga 9,
Carolina 7. SB- Smith (3), Pedroza (2),
Herrera (11), Robinson 2 (7). DP- Gordon
and Perez.

 Chattanooga	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Alvarez	        6.0  8  3-3  2  1  4.40
St. Clair	1.0  3   2-2  0  2  7.20
HGarcia (0-1)	1.0  2  6-1  2  1  7.04
 WP- HGarcia. T- 3:25. Att- 4,462.

Three-run seventh Sinks Inland Empire

The 66ers took a 3-2 lead into the seventh inning behind the pitching of Nathan Eovaldi (0-2) but Lancaster tagged him four three runs in the seventh to win 5-3.

Kyle Smit and Kenley Jansen didn't allow a run over the final 1.2 innings but the 66ers couldn't get any closer.

Austin Gallagher was the only member of the team with multiple hits. He singled and doubled. Justin Sellers added a double.

Eovaldi allowed a single, a pair of walks, a wild pitch and three stolen bases in the first inning but got out of the mess with only a single run scoring.

Bridger Hunt's RBI single in the third tied the game 1-1. Inland Empire then went up 2-1 in the fifth on Seller's double and an infield error. The Roses again tied the game on an error by shortstop Christian Gutierrez in the bottom of the inning.

The 66ers last rally gave them the lead in the sixth after a walk to Tony Delmonico and singles by Gallagher and Gutierrez. With one out and the bases loaded it looked as if they could break the game open but the next two batters were retired.

Instead, Lancaster broke the contest up with three in the seventh. Eovaldi gave up three singles and a run before he was replaced by Smit. A wild pitch moved both runners up before a sacrifice fly and the fourth hit of the inning made it 5-3 and ended the scoring.
 
 Score by Innings
Inland Empire	001 011 000-3
Lancaster	100 010 30x-5

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Sellers ss	5  1  1  0  .260
Hunt lf        	5  0  1  1  .194
Russell rf	4  0  1  0  .333
Denker 3b	4  0  1  0  .389
Delmonico c	4  0  0  0  .297
Caseres 1b	1  1  0  0  .213
Gallagher dh	4  0  2  0  .265
Buss cf        	3  0  0  0  .219
--------------------------------
 Total	        33  3  7  2
 Lancaster	31  5 11  4

 Error- Gutierrez (3). 2B- Gallagher (8),
Sellers (4). RBI- Hunt (7) Gutierrez (4).
S- Buss. LOB- Inland Empire 8, Lancaster
7. SB- Russell (3). PO- Denker (1).
DP- Sellers, Gutierrez and Caseres.

 Inland Empire	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Eovaldi (0-2)   6.1  8  5-4  2  0  3.80
Smit	        0.2  1  0-0  0  0  3.32
Jansen	        1.0  2  0-0  1  2  1.06
 WP- Eovaldi, Smit. HBP- Caseres.
T- 3:30. Att- 2,593.

Sands, Lara Key Loons 4-3 Win

Great Lakes tied the game on two Jerry Sands home runs, then won it on an RBI single by Christian Lara in the ninth inning to top Lake County 4-3. The Loons improved to 18-10 with the win.

"For the past few weeks, [Lara's] been swinging at will, showing a little pop, and just hitting the ball everywhere," Sands said of his teammate. "From the double to start off the game tonight to the game-winning hit, he's been doing real well."

Lara hit a leadoff double to begin the game and scored on Blake Smith's single to give the Loons an early 1-0 advantage.

Lake County answered in the fourth inning by scoring three runs, helped by a Lara effort. A passed ball, a pair of wild pitches by Matt Magill and a couple singles put the Captains up 3-1.

Sands launched two solo homers, one in the fourth and one in the eighth, to tie the game 3-3.

Magill fanned a season-high eight Captains and walked three over four innings, improving the right-hander's ERA to 2.25.

"It was a great night, definitely a chilly one," Sands said. "I just saw a couple of fastballs ... and I put a good swing on them. I'm just working on getting my balance back after struggling a little bit against West Michigan."

The two homers bring Sands total to 12 on the year and eight against Lake County. Sands also had a single and a double, going four-for-four to increase his average to .375. Sands and Lara combined to produce six of the Loons eight hits.

Relievers Justin Miller and Andy Suiter combined to hold the Captains scoreless with one hit over five innings. Suiter picked up his first win of the season.

The Loons (18-10) will host two seven-inning games today against the Lake County Captains to pick up Friday's rained out game. Allen Webster (4-1, 1.61) will face Trey Haley (2-0, 3.66) in the first game and Will Savage (2-1, 2.35) will oppose Lake County's Clayton Cook (1-3, 4.56) in the second.
 
 Score by Innings
Lake County	000 300 000-3
Great Lakes	100 100 011-4

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Lara ss        	5  1  2  1  .333
Songco dh	4  0  0  0  .262
Smith rf	4  0  1  1  .284
Sands 1b-lf	4  2  4  2  .375
Galvez lf	2  0  0  0  .243
Yount 1b	1  0  0  0  .075
Ruggiano 3b	3  0  0  0  .200
Wise c        	4  0  1  0  .216
Garcia pr	0  1  0  0  .196 
McGee cf	3  0  0  0  .222
--------------------------------
 Total	        28  4  8  4
 Lake County	28  3  4  1

 Error- Lara (8), Ruggiano (3). 2B- Lara
(5), Sands (8). HR- Sands 2 (12).
RBI- Smith (20), Sands 2 (28), Lara (17)
 S- McGee. LOB- Inland Empire 8, Lake
Smith and Yount. Pickoff- Suiter.

 Great Lakes	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Magill	        4.0  3  3-0  3  8  2.55
Miller	        3.0  0  0-0  3  1  2.31
Suiter (1-2)	2.0  1  0-0  1  3  4.97
 WP- Magill 3, Miller. HBP- By Magill, 
by Suiter.  T- 2:58. Att- 2,549.

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