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DAILY REPORT : AROUND THE LEAGUES

Kapler Shining for the Suns

April 24, 1998|DAVE DESMOND

Gabe Kapler (Taft) of the Jacksonville Suns was player of the week in the double-A Southern League.

Kapler, a 57th-round pick of the Detroit Tigers in 1995, was nine for 21 (.429) with two home runs and 13 runs batted in.

The 22-year-old outfielder's .307 average is fifth in the league, and he leads the circuit with 20 RBIs.

Last season, he led the Class-A Florida State League with 40 doubles and 65 extra-base hits for Lakeland.

SCANNING WEDNESDAY'S BOX SCORES

Triple-A--Torey Lovullo (Montclair Prep) hit his fifth and sixth home runs for Buffalo (Indians) in a 7-4 loss to Ottawa.

Double-A--Mike Glendenning (Crespi, Pierce College) hit an RBI single in the ninth to give Shreveport (Giants) a 2-1 victory over Jackson. . . . Will Skett (Valley College) hit his second homer for Knoxville (Blue Jays) in a 13-2 victory over Birmingham. . . . Dan Cey had two hits and stole two bases for New Britain (Twins) in a 5-3 victory over Bowie.

Class-A--Robert Crabtree (Cal State Northridge) struck out five in 3 2/3 innings of shutout relief for San Jose (Giants) in a 3-2 victory over Modesto. . . . Kurt Airoso (Cal State Northridge) had two home runs and five RBIs for Lakeland (Tigers) in a 16-7 victory over Kissimmee. . . . Jon Schaeffer (Harvard-Westlake) was four for four for Fort Wayne (Twins) in a 4-3 victory over South Bend.

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