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Dishington Doubles in Triple-A Debut

July 05, 1998|DAVE DESMOND

Nate Dishington (Hoover High) made his triple-A debut Friday night, and hit a run-scoring double for the Memphis Redbirds in an 11-5 loss to Omaha.

Dishington started at first base and batted cleanup one day after being promoted by the St. Louis Cardinals from double-A Arkansas, where he was batting .253 with 17 home runs and 49 runs batted in.


Right-hander Jeff Suppan (Crespi) was sent back down to triple-A Tucson on Friday after falling to 1-7 for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Suppan lost, 3-2, to the Chicago Cubs on Thursday, throwing 115 pitches in five innings. In that game, Suppan also stole his first major league base.

It was the second time in a month that the expansion team has demoted Suppan, who has a 6.68 ERA and has given up 12 home runs in 66 innings.


Friday night's attendance of 7,071 was a franchise record for the JetHawks.

Scanning Friday's box scores:

Triple-A--Scott Richardson (Cal State Northridge) had two hits for Albuquerque (Dodgers) in a 5-2 victory over Oklahoma. . . . Chris Martin (Pepperdine) had four hits, including a two-run single with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning, for Durham (Devil Rays) in a 12-11 victory over Charlotte.

Double-A--Frank Charles (Montclair Prep) was four for seven with two RBIs and Jalal Leach (Pepperdine) added three hits, including his 10th home run, and five RBIs for Shreveport (Giants) in a 20-4 rout of El Paso. Leach improved his average to .345, while Charles' jumped to .318. . . . Former JetHawk Dusty Wathan hit a three-run home run for Orlando (Mariners) in a 10-5 loss to Mobile. . . . Del Marine (El Camino Real High, Moorpark College) had two hits for Jacksonville (Tigers) in a 5-2 victory over Birmingham. . . . Will Skett (Reseda High, Valley College) drove in two runs and Ryan Stromsborg (Notre Dame High) hit a home run for Knoxville (Blue Jays) in a 6-3 victory over Huntsville. . . . Stacy Kleiner (Taft High) had two doubles for Arkansas (Cardinals) in a 7-3 loss to Wichita.

Class-A--Fernando Rios (Glendale High) had three hits, including his fifth home run, and four RBIs for Burlington (Reds) in a 6-5 victory over Quad City. . . . David Matranga (Pepperdine) had a two-run double for Auburn (Astros) in a 9-5 loss to Batavia. . . . David Skeels (Thousand Oaks) had two doubles and two RBIs for Visalia (Athletics) in an 11-9 loss to San Jose. . . . Darrell Dent (Montclair Prep) had two hits and stole his 24th base for Frederick (Orioles) in a 10-3 loss to Kinston. . . . Kurt Airoso (Cal State Northridge) had four hits and three RBIs for Lakeland (Tigers) in a doubleheader sweep of St. Lucie.

Rookie--Aaron Dean (Hart High) had two doubles for Great Falls (Dodgers) in a 3-2 loss to Medicine Hat and is batting .455 since being sent down from Class-A San Bernardino last week.

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