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BUZZ GET EVEN WITH CANNONS ON `DUES-DAY’

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Wednesday was "dues-day" for the Salt Lake Buzz - 9-3 victors over Calgary at Franklin Quest Field.

Not only did the Buzz avenge Tuesday's 10-inning setback to the Cannons, they also claimed victory on the one day of the week that has eluded them this season. And in doing so, gave pitcher Mike Trombley a win after three tough losses, Scott Dunn a night to remember and Steve Hazlett his first hit in eight games and 26 at-bats."How about Steve Dunn tonight? Wow," said Salt Lake manager Phil Roof. "Between him and Trombley, what a game he pitched."

Dunn smacked a pair of three-run doubles, while Trombley scattered seven hits and struck out six in 72/3 innings of work as the Buzz improved to 13-12 on the year.

"That's the best, most consistent he's been with his pitches so far," said Roof. "We need that kind of performance out of him. It sets the tone."

The Cannons sent just 13 batters to the plate in the first four innings.

"About time, huh?," said Trombley, who leads the PCL in strikeouts with 33. "We started great. Five runs right off the bat."

The Buzz sent nine batters to the plate in the first inning, recording four hits and two walks, to set the stage for RBI singles by Bernardo Brito and Scott Stahoviak prior to Dunn's initial run-scoring blast - aided by poor fielding and bright sunlight.

"You take what you get," said Dunn. "You don't see me complaining."

And trailing 5-0, the visiting Cannons were silent as well - only responding with single scores in the fifth, eighth and ninth innings.

Meanwhile, the deficit grew when Dunn sent another shot into left field with the bases-loaded in the seventh and catcher Damian Miller followed with a run-scoring single.

"It's great for the opportunities to be there," said Dunn. "Guys got on base and I was just fortunate to be in those situations."

BUZZ BRIEFS: A crowd of 6,372 attended the contest - though most every luxury suite television had the Jazz playoff game tuned in . . . Pitcher Scott Watkins and outfielder Riccardo Ingram were named Twins Organizational Pitcher and Player of the Month for April. Watkins was 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA earning four saves in 10 games. He gave up just four hits while striking out 13. Ingram, who leads the PCL in hits, batted .367 with five doubles and 12 RBI. He opened the season with an 11 game hitting streak. . . . The Buzz hit the road for two weeks - visiting Tucson, Phoenix and Las Vegas - after games with Calgary Thursday and Friday.