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Kuzmic Powers Lancaster to 5-4 Victory

August 04, 2000

Craig Kuzmic hit a home run and drove in three runs to help Lancaster defeat San Bernardino, 5-4, in a California League game Thursday at The Hanger in Lancaster.

Kuzmic hit his 17th home run to sparked a four-run rally in the eighth inning for Lancaster (29-12), which won its second consecutive game after a six-game losing streak.


Today's game: At The Hanger vs. San Bernardino, 7:15 p.m. Saturday's game: At The Hangar vs. San Jose, 7:15 p.m. Sunday's game: At The Hangar, vs. San Jose, 2 p.m. On the radio: KUTY-AM 1470.


Scanning Wednesday's box scores:

Triple A--Ryan McGuire (El Camino Real) had two hits and two RBIs for Norfolk (Mets) in a 5-4 loss at Scranton-Wilkes Barre. . . . Eric Gillespie (Cal State Northridge) hit his seventh home run for Toledo (Tigers) in a 15-6 loss to Columbus. . . . Bryan Corey (Thousand Oaks, Pierce College) improved to 7-3 for Sacramento (Athletics), allowing one run in five innings of a 4-2 victory at Edmonton. . . . Frank Charles (Montclair Prep, Pepperdine) had two hits for New Orleans (Astros) in a 13-0 loss at Albuquerque. . . . Tim Laker (Simi Valley, Oxnard College) hit his 16th home run for Nashville (Pirates) in a 7-2 loss to Memphis.

Double A--Darrell Dent (Montclair Prep) had two hits for Bowie (Orioles) in a 4-1 victory over New Britain. . . . Luis Figueroa, a former JetHawk, had three hits for New Haven (Mariners) in a 9-5 loss at Akron. . . . In his first game since being traded by the St. Louis Cardinals, Jack Wilson (Thousand Oaks) had a two-run double for Altoona (Pirates) in a 4-3 victory at Portland.

Class A--Pete Paciorek (Glendale College) had two doubles for San Bernardino (Dodgers) in a 9-6 loss at Lancaster. . . . Jon Schaeffer (Harvard-Westlake) had two hits for Modesto (Athletics) in a 5-4 victory over High Desert. . . . Bryan Warner (Glendale College) had three hits, including his seventh and eighth home runs, and four RBIs for Lansing (Cubs) in an 11-3 victory at Clinton. . . . Danny Phillips (Chatsworth, Northridge) had two hits, two stolen bases and knocked in a run for Asheville (Rockies) in a 7-6 loss to Savannah.

Short Season--Nathan Kaup (Camarillo) had two hits, an RBI and a stolen base for Hudson Valley (Devil Rays) in his first professional game, a 9-4 loss at Batavia. . . . Chris Parker (Westlake) had three hits and Barry Tolli (Newbury Park) added two for Oneonta (Tigers) in an 11-2 victory over Auburn. . . . Bryan Fatur (Calabasas, Moorpark College) had three hits, including his fifth home run, and Ryan Hamill (Chaminade) had two hits for Johnson City (Cardinals) in a 5-3 loss to Kingsport.

Independent--John Toven (Kennedy) doubled twice for St. Paul in a 6-3 loss to Sioux Falls.

Scanning Tuesday's box scores:

Triple A--Eric Gillespie (Cal State Northridge) had two hits, including his ninth double, and drove in two runs for Toledo (Tigers) in a 3-0 victory over Columbus. Gillespie is hitting .285. Brandon Knight (Buena, Ventura College) gave up seven hits in eight innings for Columbus (Yankees), giving up all three runs, two in the first and one in the eighth. He had seven strikeouts and walked two. His earned-run average is 4.37. . . . Andrew Lorraine (Hart) gave up five hits and one run in six innings to raise his record to 5-1 for Buffalo (Indians) in a 7-6 victory over Pawtucket. Lorraine, who had two strikeouts and four walks, lowered his ERA to 2.77. . . . Ryan Radmanovich (Pepperdine) had two hits and scored twice for Las Vegas (Padres) in a 7-5 loss to Tacoma. . . . Rob Crabtree (Northridge) threw two no-hit innings of relief for Fresno (Giants) to earn his third save in a 5-3 victory over Iowa. Jalal Leach (Pepperdine) had two doubles, his fifth and sixth, and Mike Glendenning (Crespi, Pierce) had two hits and each scored once for Fresno. . . . Tim Laker (Simi Valley, Oxnard) hits his 25th double and drove in a run for Nashville (Pirates) in a 4-3 loss to Memphis.

Class A--Wayne Nix (Monroe) gave up one run and one hit in six innings for Visalia (Athletics) in a 6-2 victory over San Bernardino. Nix (7-4) struck out seven, walked five and lowered his ERA to 4.76. Jack Cassel (Kennedy, Pierce) threw 1 1/3 innings, giving up one hit and no runs for Fort Wayne (Padres) in a 4-0 loss to West Michigan. Cassel lowered his ERA to 4.00. . . . Bryan Warner (Glendale) had two hits and drove in two runs for Lansing (Cubs) in a 4-2 loss to Clinton. . . . Danny Phillips (Chatsworth, Northridge) hit his second triple and scored once for Asheville (Rockies) in a 5-2 loss to Savannah.

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