Pair of strong pitching outings nets wins

Moseley chalks up second complete game

On a night when the Travelers and Kernels were off for the first day of their all-star breaks, pitchers Dustin Moseley and Amalio Diaz pitched like all stars to earn a pair of victories for the system.

Bees win behind complete game
Dustin Moseley went the distance on the mound and Salt Lake got a balanced attack for a 4-3 victory over Las Vegas.

Moseley earned his second complete game of the season, giving up eight hits and one walk while striking out five. He surrendered two of the three 51's runs on home runs, the first time this year he has given up more than one in a game. Six of the nine round-trippers he has given up have been solo shots. The righty owns a 5-1 with a 2.75 ERA at Franklin Covey Field and is 7-3 overall.

Catcher Jeff Mathis extended his hitting streak to seven games with an RBI single in the first. He is now hitting .326 in June and .311 overall for the Bees, doing even more damage with runners in scoring position, when he has hit .353.

Casey Smith started his fifth straight game at shortstop for the Bees, going 2-for-4 with a double, run scored and RBI. He has seven hits in 20 at-bats while playing every day and has moved his batting average up to .296. Both of his hits came off left-handed starter Eric Stults, moving his average against lefties to .368 for the season.

Quakes open second half in fine fashion
Rancho Cucamonga got the second half of the season off to a strong start behind the arm of Amalio Diaz as the Quakes downed Lake Elsinore 1-0.

Diaz threw seven shutout innings to earn his third victory in four starts since joining the Quakes from extended spring training at the start of the month. The righty has not allowed a run in three of his four outings despite allowing a relatively high .264 average against. Diaz allowed seven hits on Monday, striking out two while walking one.

Sean Rodriguez picked up where he left off in winning the batter of the week award for last week, clubbing his 14th homer of the season for the game's only run. The shortstop also had a double in the contest, moving his average back to .299.

Reliever Kevin Jepsen got a scare in the ninth inning, loading the bases with two outs before securing his tenth save on the year with a flyout. The closer has not allowed a run in eight of his last nine appearances, lowering his season ERA to 3.42.

Both Arkansas and Cedar Rapids had the night off before their leagues' all-star games. The second halves of their seasons begin Thursday. The Orem Owlz begin their season Tuesday night and will be added to the daily reports. Recommended Stories

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