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Travis Schlichting ... tight-walk save

Josh Lindblom allowed a grand slam in the first inning but the 'Topes stopped Colorado Springs 6-5. Mississippi topped Chattanooga 5-0. Aaron Miller allowed three singles and a run in the first inning and that was all Lake Elsinore needed to win a 1-0 decision. RBI singles by Christian Lara and Brian Ruggiano in the top of the ninth propelled Great Lakes to a 2-0 victory over South Bend.

Lindblom Battles to 6-5 Win

Starter Josh Lindblom fought through a four-run first inning and left the game after the sixth inning leading 5-4. Travis Schlichting earned his first save by preserving the lead over the final three innings, allowing five hits a single run as Albuquerque topped Colorado Springs 6-5.

Lindblom (2-1) finished the game having allowed only four hits while walking two and striking out five.

The Lookouts scored three in the top of the first but trailed 4-3 going into the second inning. Single runs in the third, fourth and seventh provided enough runs for the win.

First baseman John Lindsey was 5-for-5 with a double and a triple plus an RBI. Outfielder Travis Redman knocked in three runs with a pair of singles. Outfielder Jamie Hoffman's bat continued to smoke. He had three hits to raise his average to .325.

Big First
Those fans among the 2,705 who attended the game but arrived late and missed the first innings and the first seven runs

Hoffmann led off with a single. Paul followed the another single and Lindsey smacked a ground-rule double to drive in the first run. Redman's single drove in two more.

Colorado Springs wasted no time getting the runs back. With one out, Lindsey issued a walk. Then followed two singles to load the bases and former Colorado catcher Chris Iannetta unloaded them with a home run over the fence in center.

Albuquerque tied the game in the third on Lindsey's triple and Redman's single. They took the lead the next inning when shortstop Chin-lung Hu singled, was bunted to second, then scored on an error.

A final Isotope run came across in the seventh after Lindsey walked, catcher Lucas May and Hu singled to load the bases. A wild pitch allowed the all-important run. Albuquerque loaded the bases in the eighth but left them there.

Schlichting gave up a walk and two singles to draw the SkySox to within a single run but he finished out the inning with a double play and a bouncer to second. He continued to flirt with disaster but worked around a pair of singles and a walk in the ninth to nail down the win and his first save.

Former Dodger catcher Paul Lo Duca played first base for Colorado Springs and went 0-for-4, dropping his average to .233.
 
 Score by Innings
Albuquerque	        301 100 100-6
Colorado Springs	400 000 010-5

 Albuquerque	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hoffmann cf	5  1  3  0  .325
De Jesus ss	4  0  0  0  .236
Paul lf        	4  1  1  0  .354
Lindsey 1b	5  2  5  1  .417
Redman rf	5  0  2  3  .317
May c        	4  1  0  0  .258
Mitchell 3b	5  0  3  0  .274
Lindblom p	2  0  1  0  .375
 Nivar ph	1  0  0  0  .286
 Schlichting p	1  0  0  0  .000
--------------------------------
 Total        	36  6 17  4
 Colo Springs   35  5  9  5

 Error- Mitchell (4). 2B- Lindsey (13)
3B- Lindsey (1), RBI- Lindsey (20),
Redman 3 (23). S- Lindblom, De Jesus.
LOB- Albuquerque 12, Colorado Springs 7.
CS- Redman (2). PO- Redman. DP- Hu, De
Jesus and Lindsey   

 Albuquerque	         in  h  r-er bb so  era
Lindblom (2-1)	        6.0  4  4-4  2  5  5.50
Schlichting (sv, 1)	3.0  5  1-1  2  1  4.71
 T- 2:02. Att- 2,705.

Lookouts Held to Five Hits in 5-0 Loss

Mike Minor, the Braves first round pick in the 2009 draft, limited Chattanooga to five hits in an 5-0 loss to Mississippi. Minor retired the first 10 in order and allowed one hit, Eddy Perez's single in the fifth, over his six innings.

Alberto Bastard (2-3) allowed four runs before leaving the game with two out in the seventh inning and took the loss. He allowed eight hits and struck out eight.

Perez collected another single in the seventh and moved to second on a passed ball but was left stranded. Anthony Hatch singled and shortstop Dee Gordon lived on an error in the eighth but they were left at second and third. Cory Smith and Perez singled with two out in the ninth but couldn't advance.

Perez finished with three of Chattanooga's five hits.
 
 Score by Innings
Mississippi	011 020 001-5
Chattanooga	000 000 000-0

 Chattanooga	ab r  h  bi  ave
Gordon ss	4  0  0  0  .269
Pedroza 2b	3  0  0  0  .268
Robinson cf	4  0  0  0  .254
Van Slyke rf	4  0  0  0  .286
Smith 3b	3  0  1  0  .290
Perez 1b	4  0  3  0  .288
Giles lf	4  0  0  0  .321
Bastardo p	2  0  0  0  .091
 St. Clair p	1  0  1  0  .211
 Garcia p	0  0  0  0  .000
--------------------------------
 Total        	31  0  5  0
 Mississippi	37  5 10  5

 LOB- 7, Mississippi 9. SB- Gordon (9).
CS- Hatch (1). PO- Perez. 

 Chattanooga	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Bastardo (2-3)	6.2  8  4-4  3  8  5.50
St. Clair	1.1  0  0-0  1  4  5.68
Garcia        	1.0  2  1-1  0  1  7.16
 WP- Garcia. T- 2:58. Att- 4,134.

66ers Lose Tough 1-0 Contest

Aaron Miller (0-2) allowed three singles and a run in the first inning and that was all Lake Elsinore needed to win a 1-0 decision. The Dodgers staff gave up only one hit the rest of the game but couldn't push a run across.

Miller, making his sixth start of the season, allowed only four walks over the next five innings and struck out nine. Javier Solano, Brandon Mann and Kyle Smit held the Storm scoreless while working in relief. Mann allowed the fourth, and final, Lake Elsinore hit in the ninth.

Rehabbing Rafael Furcal was 0-for-2, struck out once and drew the only walk Lake Elsinore pitching allowed.

Designated Steve Caseres singled in the second and the 66er didn't manage another hit until the seventh when outfielder Kyle Russell and first baseman Austin Gallagher singled. That was the only time they had a man in scoring position. Catcher Matt Wallach collected the final Inland Empire hit in the eighth.
 
 Score by Innings
Lake Elsinore	100 000 000-1
Inland Empire	000 000 000-0

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Furcal ss	2  0  0  0  .000
Garcia ss	1  0  0  0  .185
Hunt lf        	4  0  0  0  .193
Russell rf	4  0  1  0  .328
Denker 3b	3  0  0  0  .333
Gallagher 1b	3  0  1  0  .227
Caseres dh	3  0  1  0  .227
Gutierrez 2b	3  0  0  0  .268
Wallach c	3  0  1  0  .227
Buss cf        	3  0  0  0  .222
--------------------------------
 Total        	29  0  4  0
 Lake Elsinore	30  1  4  1

 Errors- Gallagher (3), Solano (1). 
LOB- Inland Empire 3, Lake Elsinore 8.
CS- Caseres (1). DP- Denker,m Gutierrez
and Gallagher.

 Inland Empire	in  h  r-er bb so  era
AMiller (0-2)	6.0  3  1-1  4  9  3.47
Solano	        1.0  0  0-0  1  0  3.00
Mann        	1.2  1  0-0  1  1  2.76
Smit        	0.1  0  0-0  0  1  3.57
 WP- AMiller. Balk- Mann. T- 2 :17. 
Att- 2,268.

Loons Edge South Bend 2-0

Brad Golder Great Lakes Loons
?Christian Lara and Brian Ruggiano notched RBI singles in the top of the ninth inning, untying a scoreless game and propelling the Great Lakes Loons to a 2-0 victory Tuesday night over the South Bend Silver Hawks.?

?Pitching dominated on a foggy, misty evening in Northern Indiana. Josh Wall allowed just two hits over seven scoreless frames for his best pitching performance of the season. Justin Miller (3-0) fired a scoreless eighth inning and was in line for the victory when the Loons rallied in the ninth. ?

?In the top of the ninth the South Bend reliever retired the first two but Rafael Ynoa followed with a single and stole second base, putting him in position to score on a single up the middle by Lara. Ruggiano followed with a single to left scoring Lara for the Loons second run of the game.?

?South Bend threatened in the bottom of the ninth inning against reliever Luis Vasquez. After a single and a hit batsman preceded a second-to-short-to-first double play. After a walk, Vasquez used three low and away sliders for a strikeout and the final out of the game.?

?The Loons out-hit the silver Hawks 11-4, including three hits by Lara and two each from Jerry Sands and Ynoa. The Loons are now 8-0 against South Bend this season.?

?The Loons (20-12) and Silver Hawks (16-17) play Wednesday morning in the final game of a brief three-game road trip at 10:30 am. Right-hander Brett Wallach (2-0, 3.23 ERA) is scheduled to start for the Loons against South Bend right-hander Eric Smith (3-2, 2.43). 
 
 Score by Innings
Great Lakes	000 000 002-2
South Bend	000 000 000-0

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Lara ss        	5  1  3  1  .360
Ruggiano 3b	5  0  1  1  .232
Smith rf	4  0  1  0  .282
Sands lf	3  0  2  0  .388
Songco dh	4  0  0  0  .254
Ortiz 1b	4  0  0  0  .000
Erickson c	4  0  1  0  .309
McGee cf	4  0  1  0  .244
Ynoa 2b        	4  1  2  0  .280
--------------------------------
 Total        	37  2 11  2
 South Bend	31  0  4  0

 Error- Ortiz (1). 2B- Smith (9).
RBI- Lara (20), Ruggiano (9). LOB- Great
Lakes 10, South Bend 6. SB- Ynoa 2,
Songco (5). CS- Mc Gee. DP- Ynoa, Lara
and Ortiz.

 Great Lakes	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Wall        	7.0  2  0-0  0  2  5.03
JTMiller (3-0)	1.0  1  0-0  0  1  2.13
Vasquez (sv, 7)	1.0  1  0-0  1  1  0.71
 HBP- by Vasquez. T- 2:40. Att- 1,166.

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