Lookouts Win on Tomlin's Double in Ninth

James Tomlin ... walkoff double

Albuquerque outscored Portland 12-7. Chattanooga used James Tomlin's walkoff double in the ninth to drop Jacksonville 3-2. Inland Empire lost 5-3 to Rancho Cucamonga on two ninth-inning runs. Great Lakes used four home runs to smother Dayton 10-1.

Albuquerque Back to Winning Ways
Albuquerque (62-51) rapped out 16 hit attack to overwhelm Portland 12-7. Chin-Lung Hu, Blake DeWitt and Jason Repko contributed three hits apiece as the 'Topes put 18 runners in scoring position and came up with a hit seven times.

Despite all the scoring it took a five-run eighth inning to clinch the win after Portland scored three times in the ninth.

Eric Stults worked only three innings, allowing a pair of hits and one run. He left the game leading 6-1 and reliever Hyang Nam-Choi (7-1) took over to earn the win, his fifth in a row. Cory Wade and Brent Leach pitched the final two innings, Leach allowing three in the ninth.

Hu put the Isotopes on a roll in the first inning when he slammed the first pitch for a triple. Blake DeWitt added an RBI single. Brett Harper hit safely before Dee Brown doubled and scored on Repko's single. Brown and Repko also picked on the first pitch to record their hits.

In the bottom of the third, with two outs and Repko aboard with his second single, Portland made a mistake when they walked A.J. Ellis to get to Stults. He lined opposite-field double to extend Albuquerque's lead to 6-1 and boost his average to .400.

The 'Topes would score again the sixth on a DeWitt triple, then for the second time in the game, Albuquerque went through the entire order in the eighth to score five more runs.

Hu opened with his second triple, driving in two and Brown added a two-run double for a game-high four RBI. Repko's single ended the scoring.

Albuquerque will send knuckleballer Charlie Haeger (11-6, 3.58) to battle Portland lefty Wade LeBlanc (2-8, 3.94) tonight.

  Score by Innings
Portland	010 002 103- 7
Albuquerque	402 001 05x-12

  Albuquerque	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hu ss        	5  3  3  2  .283
DeWitt 2b	5  1  3  2  .246
Harper 1b	4  1  1  0  .290
 Hoffmann ph	0  1  0  0  .289
 Leach p	0  0  0  0  .000
Jones rf	4  1  0  0  .289
Brown lf	5  1  2  4  .302
Luna 3b        	3  0  1  0  .353
Closser 1b	2  0  1  0  .312
Repko cf	5  1  3  1  .254
Ellis c        	2  2  0  0  .298
Stults p	2  0  1  2  .400
 Choi p        	0  0  0  0  .250
 SGarcia ph-3b	2  1  1  0  .230
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  Totals	39 12 16 11
  Portland	38  7 13  7

  2B- Brown 2 (27). Stults (1), SGarcia
(10. 3B- Hu 2 (3), Luna (6), DeWitt (6).
RBI- DeWitt 2 (29), Brown 4 (67), Repko
(39), Stults 2 (2), Hu 2 (43).
LOB- Albuquerque 8, Portland 6.
SB- Repko (17). DP- DeWitt, Hu and
Closser. Pickoffs- Stults.
 	  
  Albuquerque 	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Stults	        3.0  2  1-1  2  3  4.25
Choi (7-1)        3.0  6  2-2  0  4  2.13
Wade        	2.0  2  1-1  0  1  2.89
Leach	        1.0  3  3-3  1  0 13.50
  T- 2:52. Att- 6,903.
Lookouts Win on Tomlin's Walkoff Double
Chattanooga scored two in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat Jacksonville 3-2. James Tomlin's double drove in the tie-breaking run with two out to give the Lookouts a full game lead in the North Division of the Southern League.

Starter Jesus Rodriguez allowed both Suns runs in five, surrendering a single run in the first and fourth innings. He allowed three hits and three walks.

The Lookouts tied the score briefly in the second inning when Adam Godwin was hit by a pitch and advancing to second on a Jesus Rodriguez sacrifice bunt. Ramon Nivar's double off of the right field wall drove in Godwin.

Zach Shreiber, Victor Garate and Matt Sartor (4-4) gave up only two hits over the final four innings and struck out six to keep the Lookouts in the game long enough for the offense to generate the final two run.

Trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the ninth, Russ Mitchell worked a one-out walk and moved to second on Godwin's ground ball. Newcomer Vinny Rottino bounded single up the middle, scoring Mitchell to tie the game.

Tomlin followed by ripping shot down the third base line to drive in Rottino with the winning run.

  Score by Innings
Jacksonville	100 100 111-2
Chattanooga	001 000 002-3

  Chattanooga	ab r  h  bi ave
Tomlin cf	5  0  1  1  .310
Nivar ss	3  0  1  1  .346
Martinez 3b	4  0  0  0  .310
Perez 1b	3  0  2  0  .282
May c        	3  0  1  0  .304
Lambo lf	4  0  1  0  .264
Mitchell 2b	3  1  0  0  .220
Godwin rf	3  1  1  0  .256
 JuGonzalez ph	1  0  0  0  .202
 Giles ph       1  0  0  0  .272
 Rottino 1b	1  1  1  1  .259
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  Totals	31  3  8  3
   Jacksonville	31  2  5  1

  Error- Martinez (4), 2B- Nivar (155),
Lambo (32), Tomlin (18). RBI- Nivar (17), 
Rottino (52), Tomlin (27). S- Rodriguez.
LOB- Chattanooga 8, Jacksonville 8.
SB- May (3), Godwin (13). CS- Perez (2).
DP- May and Martinez.
Pickoffs- JeRodriguez. 

  Chattanooga	 in  h r-er bb so  era
JeRodriguez	5.0  3  2-2  3  1  3.41
Schreiber	2.0  0  0-0  1  3  1.00
Garate	        1.1  2  0-0  1  2  1.99
Sartor (4-4)	0.2  0  0-0  0  1  .351
  WP- Sartor. HBP- Godwin, Nivar. 
T- 2:37. Att- 2,796.
Ninth Inning Runs Sink 66ers
Inland Empire watched an early 3-1 lead slip away before Rancho Cucamonga broke a 3-3 tie in the ninth inning to earn a 5-3 win and their first series sweep of the season.

Rehabbing Dodger reliever Ronald Belisario started for Inland Empire with a scoreless inning in which he gave up a hit and a walk with two strikeouts. Mario Alvarez pitched into the seventh inning, nursing al slim 3-2 lead and Joe Torres blew the save by allowing a hit to ie the game. Marcel Prado was tagged with the two runs in the ninth and the loss.

The Sixers (50-61) used a leadoff blast to left by Scott Van Slyke in the second inning to gain the lead. Two batters later, Christian Lara doubled to left and scored on Johan Garcia's single to center for a 2-0 lead.

The Quake score in the third but Elian Herrera tripled in the last of the inning and scored on Joe Becker's ground ball to get the run back quickly. Rancho Cucamonga closed to 3-2 with a run in the fourth.

With the score tied at three going into the ninth inning, Prado allowed a a walk and a triple. An error by Lara at short accounted for the second run of the inning.

The 66ers went down 1-2-3 in the last of the ninth.

The 66ers head north for a six-game road trip against the Stockton Ports and Modesto Nuts.

  Score by Innings
Rancho Cucamonga	001 100 102-5
Inland Empire	        021 000 000-3

  Inland Empire ab r  h  bi ave
Herrera 2b	3  1  1  0  .307
Becker cf	4  0  0  1  .286
Robinson cf	4  0  0  0  .306
Van Slyke rf	3  1  2  1  .299
Ortiz 1b	4  0  1  0  .243
Mattingly lf	4  0  0  0  .244
Lara ss        	4  1  1  0  .268
JohGarcia 3b	4  0  2  1  .241
Mier c        	3  0  0  0  .239
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  Totals	31  3  7  3
  Rancho	31  5  7  5

  Errors- Alvarez (1), Lara (19).
2B- Lara (10), Van Slyke (35), Ortiz
(9). 3B- Herrera (3). HR- Van Slyke
(19). RBI- Van Slyke (84), JohGarcia
(2), Becker (4). LOB- Inland Empire 5,
Rancho 6. SB- JohGarcia (6).
Pickoffs- Mier.

  Inland Empire  in  h r-er bb so  era
Belisario	1.0  1  0-0  1  2  0.00
Alvarez	        5.2  4  3-3  2  4  4.60
Torres 	        1.1  1  0-0  0  1  0.00
Prado (1-2)	1.0  1  2-2  1  1  4.35
  T- 2:44. Att- 2,432.
Loons Homer Four Times in Win
Brad Golder
Great Lakes Loons

Four Great Lakes Loons players homered – although one was widely disputed – and the Loons erupted for 15 hits in a 10-1 trouncing of the Dayton Dragons. The win comes a day after the Loons were one-hit by three Dragons pitchers, it snaps a two-game losing streak, and it earns the Loons a split in the four-game series with Dayton.

Three pitchers threw three innings for the Loons, and the lone pitcher to surrender a run was credited with the win. Nathan Eovaldi started but left the game after just three scoreless innings. Ethan Martin (5-6) relieved Eovaldi and allowed a run in three innings to record the win. Jordan Pratt finished up the game for a three-inning save.  

The Loons scored single runs in the first and second innings  In the first, Jaime Pedroza tripled with one out. He then scored on an RBI ground out by Angelo Songco. Then in the second, Anthony Hatch walked with one out and scored all the way from first on a double to center by Nick Buss.   

The Loons got their first home run of the game in the fourth when Kyle Russell led off the inning with an opposite field shot. It was Russell's league-leading 24th long ball.   

The Loons' big inning was the sixth. With Matt Wallach aboard, Anthony Hatch hit his seventh home run of the season. Later in the inning, Alfredo Silverio hit a long shot down the right field line. The ball appeared to be to the right of the foul pole, but the shot was ruled a three-run home run despite protests from the Dragons players and manager to the home plate umpire, a local umpire filling in for injured regular Charles Billington.   

Matt Wallach drove in the Loons' ninth run an inning later with a solo home run. Wallach finished the game with a team-high four hits and has been on a tear, hitting .417 over his last eight games. Hatch had three hits and two RBIs.   

Dragons' reliever Ware recorded a rare feat in the eighth inning, striking out four batters in the inning.    

The Loons begin an eight-game homestand tonight and features a pitching matchup of two lefties making their second Midwest League appearances, the Dodgers #1 draft pick Aaron Miller (0-0, 3.00) for the Loons against Adam Wilk (1-0, 0.00) for the West Michigan Whitecaps. 

  Score by Innings
Great Lakes	110 105 110-10	
Dayton	        000 100 000- 1
 
  Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi ave
Gordon ss	5  0  0  0  .306
Pedroza 2b	5  2  1  0  .257
Songco lf	5  0  1  1  .160
Russell dh	5  1  1  1  .266
Wallach c	5  2  4  1  .256
Hatch 3b	4  2  3  3  .275
Buss cf        	4  1  2  1  .252
Calfee 1b	5  1  1  0  .161
Silverio rf	4  1  1  3  .271
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  Totals	42 10 15 10
  Dayton	32  1  8  1

  2B- Buss (10). 3B- Pedroza (4).
HR- Russell (24), Hatch (7), Silverio
(9), Wallach (3). RBI- Songco 2 (11),
Buss (51), Russell (78), Hatch 2 (50),
Silverio 3 (45), Wallach (39).
LOB- Great Lakes 7, Dayton 7.
CS- Wallach (1). DP- Pedroza, Gordon
and Calfee 2.

  Great Lakes  	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Eovaldi	        3.0  2  0-0  1  2  3.18
Martin (5-6)	3.0  3  1-1  0  3  4.13
Pratt (sv 2)	3.0  3  0-0  2  5  4.67
  T- 2:45. Att- 8,043.

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