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DAILY REPORT: JETHAWKS

Cruz Returning to Lancaster

May 08, 1999

The Seattle Mariners assigned first baseman Cirilo Cruz and pitcher Neil Longo to Lancaster. Cruz, who was batting .164 at double-A New Haven, was the JetHawks' most valuable player last season with a .311 average and 104 runs batted in.

The right-handed Longo was promoted from Wisconsin, where he was 2-2 with a 0.96 earned-run average. Last season at Everett, Longo was 6-2 with a 2.26 ERA.

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Gerald Eady had three hits, including a double, and two RBIs and Harvey Hargrove had three RBIs for host Lancaster in an 11-9 victory over San Jose (17-12) on Friday. Brandon Parker (3-0) remained unbeaten by going six innings to help the JetHawks (11-18) snap a four-game losing streak.

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Up next: Tonight vs. San Jose at the Hangar; Sunday-Tuesday at Rancho Cucamonga.

AROUND THE LEAGUES

Scanning Thursday's box scores:

Triple A--Left fielder Kevin Millar (Hart High) had three hits, including his sixth home run, for Calgary (White Sox). . . . Catcher Tim Laker (Simi Valley, Oxnard College) had a two-run home run among his three hits for Nashville (Pirates). . . . Second baseman Steve Sisco (Thousand Oaks High) had three hits for Richmond (Braves).

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