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Lancaster's Streak Hits Seven, 4-3

August 09, 2000

Terrmel Sledge's solo home run in the bottom of the 10th inning gave Lancaster a 4-3 victory over the Bakersfield Blaze on Tuesday night in a California League game at Lancaster.

The JetHawks have won seven consecutive games.

Lancaster (34-12) parlayed one hit and two errors into two runs to tie it, 3-3, in the ninth. Bakersfield fell to 26-21.

Brandon Parker (3-2) pitched two innings of one-hit relief and struck out two.

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Melqui Torres (5-4) gave up one hit and struck out seven in seven innings to help the JetHawks complete a three-game sweep of the San Jose Giants with an 8-1 victory Monday night at The Hangar in Lancaster.

Juan Silvestrehad three hits and drove in two runs, and Sledge and Scott Maynardeach had two hits and two runs batted in for Lancaster, which scored five runs in the second inning.

Silvestre has driven in 120 runs this season before Tuesday's game, most in professional baseball. Three major leaguers have eclipsed the 100-RBI mark--Edgar Martinez of Seattle (103), Bernie Williams of the New York Yankees (100) and Sammy Sosa of the Chicago Cubs (100). The other minor leaguers in triple digits are Alex Cabrera of Midland (107) and Sean McGowan of San Jose (103).

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Today's game: At The Hangar vs. Bakersfield, 7:15 p.m. Thursday's game: At The Hangar, vs. Bakersfield, 7:15 p.m. Friday's game: At The Hangar vs. Rancho Cucamonga, 7:15 p.m. On the radio: KUTY-AM 1470.

AROUND THE LEAGUES

Scanning Sunday's box scores:

Triple A--Right-hander Brandon Knight (Buena High, Ventura College) struck out five, allowed six hits and an unearned run in seven innings but got no decision for Columbus (Yankees) in a 8-1 loss to Richmond. . . . Andrew Lorraine (Hart) improved to 6-1 by striking out three and allowing five hits in eight innings for Buffalo (Indians) in a 2-0 victory over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. . . . Right fielder Ryan Radmanovich (Pepperdine) had three hits, including two doubles, for Las Vegas (Padres) in a 6-1 victory over Edmonton.

Double A--Right fielder Eric Cole (Antelope Valley High, Antelope Valley College) hit a single and his 18th home run, and drove in three runs for Round Rock (Astros) in a 14-3 victory over San Antonio.

Class A--Catcher Jon Schaeffer (Harvard-Westlake) had three hits for Modesto (Athletics) in an 8-7 victory at Bakersfield.

Scanning Monday's box scores:

Triple A--Keith McDonald (Pepperdine) had a two-run double in the seventh inning to give Memphis (Cardinals) a 3-2 victory at Sacramento. . . . Jalal Leach (Pepperdine) had two hits for Fresno (Giants) in a 3-2 loss at Tacoma. Willie Bloomquist, a former JetHawk, had two hits for Tacoma (Mariners).

Double A--Darrell Dent (Montclair Prep) had two hits, two stolen bases and scored twice for Bowie (Orioles) in an 11-6 victory at Akron. . . . Greg Wooten of New Haven (Mariners), a former JetHawk, pitched a complete game but lost to Norwich, 5-1, ending his 14-game winning streak. . . . Kurt Airoso (Cal State Northridge) had two hits for Jacksonville (Tigers) in a 5-2 victory over Carolina.

Class A--Pete Paciorek (Glendale College) had two hits for San Bernardino (Dodgers) in a 13-8 victory at High Desert. . . . Jorge Piedra (Notre Dame) had three hits and a stolen base for Daytona (Cubs) in a 10-4 victory at Jupiter and is batting .295. . . . Danny Phillips (Chatsworth, Northridge) had three hits and his 32nd stolen base for Asheville (Rockies) in a 10-5 loss to Macon.

Short Season--Nathan Kaup (Camarillo) had two hits and an RBI for Hudson Valley (Devil Rays) in a 13-2 victory over Oneonta and is batting .407. Barry Tolli (Newbury Park) had two hits for Oneonta (Tigers). . . . Chris Testa (Palmdale) had two hits for the Rockies in a 3-2 Arizona League victory over Mexico.

Independent--Andy Wilson (Thousand Oaks, Northridge) had two hits and drove in four runs for Fargo-Moorhead in an 8-6 victory at Winnipeg. . . . John Toven (Kennedy) had two hits and two stolen bases for St. Paul in a 9-2 victory at Duluth-Superior.

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