51s Lose Via Walk-Off Homer Off Carson, Drop Game One 4-3


Salt Lake 4, Las Vegas 3

Oh, come on! Binghamton already went down via walk-off tonight…and the Las Vegas 51s suffered the same unfortunate fate. This is just too much to take in for one night. Robert Carson surrendered a home run with two outs to Matt Long in the ninth that ended the ballgame.

Dustin Lawley put the 51s on the board first with a two-out, two-run base knock in the first inning. Eric Campbell added an RBI in the third to make it a 3-0 game at the time. Matt Fox, who was relatively effective, surrendered both his runs in the bottom of the fourth. Leading into the eighth, however, the score stood at 3-2.

Robert Carson entered in the eighth to two men on base and permitted one to score — charged to John Church — and well…you know the story in the ninth.

Tough game, tough loss. We’ll try to get ’em in the next game.

Key Stats

Mike Baxter: 2-for-4, 1 3B, 1 R

Dustin Lawley: 1-for-4, 2 RBI

Eric Campbell: 1-for-3, 1 BB, 1 RBI, 1 R

Matt Fox: 5.2 IP, 5 H, 3 BB, 2 ER, 2 K

Justin Hampson: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 ER

Robert Carson: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 HR, 1 ER