Las Vegas 6, Salt Lake 4
The Las Vegas 51s scored two runs today in the top of the ninth inning for a 6-4 victory at host Salt Lake in the first game of a five-game series. With the win, the 51s stayed in a first place tie with Sacramento in the Pacific Southern Division. Sacramento beat Tucson today, 5-3.
With the game tied at four, Eric Campbell singled with one out in the ninth for Las Vegas. He stole second, went to third on a wild pitch and scored the game-winning run on an RBI single from Zach Lutz. Later in the inning Matt den Dekker scored on a balk. Campbell had three hits for Las Vegas, Lutz hit his 12th home run of the year off opposing starter Tommy Hanson and Kirk Nieuwenhuis doubled and scored a run.
Chris Schwinden couldn’t finish six innings of work, but he did allow only three earned runs over 5.2 IP. Robert Carson would later allow an earned run in his inning of work to create the 4-4 tie, but John Church provided a perfect inning with two strikeouts in the bottom of the ninth to shut the door for the save.
Chris Schwinden: 5.2 IP, 8 H, 3 BB, 3 ER, 6 K
John Church: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 ER, 2 K
Robert Carson: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 ER, 2 K
Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 2-for-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 R
Zach Lutz: 2-for-5, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R
Eric Campbell: 3-for-5, 1 RBI
(Compiled From Team Report)