Round Rock 12, Las Vegas 6
The Las Vegas 51s surrendered 20 hits Friday in a 12-6 loss to visiting Round Rock at Cashman Field in the final game of a four-game Pacific Coast League series.D.J. Mitchell struggled in this one, allowing six earned runs over just 4.1 innings pitched.
Las Vegas scored four runs in the third inning to take a 4-1 advantage, but Round Rock scored six runs over the next three innings to take the lead for good. Round Rock put the game away in the ninth inning with four runs — all scoring before Las Vegas recorded an out.
Lutz had a run-scoring double and Campbell plated a pair of runs with a single in the 51s’ four-run third inning.
Las Vegas and Round Rock split the series, winning two games each. Saturday, the 51s open a series against the Albuquerque Isotopes, the Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Top-prospect Zack Wheeler is scheduled to start Saturday for the 51s, looking to build on a pair of solid starts last week. He went 2-0 at Reno and Sacramento, combing to pitch 12 and 2/3 innings with 12 strikeouts and a 0.69 earned run average.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 3-for-5, 1 R, 1 SB
Zach Lutz: 2-for-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 R
Eric Campbell: 3-for-4. 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R
D.J. Mitchell: 4.1 IP, 7 H, 1 HR, 4 BB, 6 ER, 1 K
Greg Peavey: 1.0 IP, 4 H, 2 BB, 4 ER, 1 K
Justin Hampson: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 K