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Hart's Shields Signs With Devil Rays

August 16, 2000

Jamie Shields of Hart High has signed with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

Shields, a 16th-round selection in June and the Times' 1999 player of the year as a junior, signed Friday, one day before he was scheduled to leave for Louisiana State University.

He will not report until Sept. 13, when he will join the major league club for a series at Anaheim. He then will report to Tampa Bay's instructional league team in Florida.


Craig Kuzmic had three hits--including his 18th home run--drove in two runs and scored twice to help Lancaster to a 6-2 victory over Rancho Cucamonga at the Hangar on Tuesday night.

Peanut Williams also had two RBIs for the JetHawks (36-16 in the second half), who tied a club record with 76 victories overall this season with 18 games remaining.

Jeff Heaverlo (13-5) allowing eight hits and two earned runs in eight innings. He walked two batters and struck out eight.


Today's game: at San Bernardino, 7:15 p.m. Thursday's game: at Rancho Cucamonga, 7:15 p.m. On the radio: KUTY-AM 1470.


Scanning Sunday's box scores:

Triple A--Reliever Rob Crabtree (Cal State Northridge) allowed one hit in 1 2/3 scoreless innings for Fresno (Giants) in a 6-4 loss to Memphis. . . . Designated hitter Tim Laker (Simi Valley High, Oxnard College) hit his 17th home run for Nashville (Pirates) in a 5-3 loss at Oklahoma.

Class A--Center fielder Danny Phillips (Chatsworth, Northridge) hit two doubles in 10 at-bats for Asheville (Rockies) in a 4-3, 20-inning victory at Hickory. It is the longest professional game this season.

Scanning Monday's box scores:

Triple A--Bob Scanlan (Harvard-Westlake) pitched a scoreless ninth for his 29th save for Indianapolis (Brewers) in a 7-5 victory over Richmond. . . . Jalal Leach (Pepperdine) had two triples and two RBIs, and Crabtree earned his sixth save for Fresno (Giants) in a 9-6 victory over Memphis. Keith McDonald (Pepperdine) of Memphis (Cardinals) had two hits. . . . Steve Soliz (Rio Mesa) hit a two-run double for Las Vegas (Padres) in an 8-4 victory at Iowa.

Double A--In his seventh rehabilitation appearance, Bret Saberhagen (Cleveland) allowed two runs in three innings for Trenton (Red Sox) in a 3-2 victory over Norwich and is 0-1 with a 6.60 ERA. . . . Darrell Dent (Montclair Prep) had two hits for Bowie (Orioles) in a 5-0 victory over Harrisburg.

Class A--Jorge Piedra (Notre Dame) hit an RBI double in the bottom of the 10th to give Daytona (Cubs) an 8-7 victory over St. Lucie. He finished with three hits, including two doubles. . . . Covelli Crisp (Pierce College) had two hits and drove in a run for Peoria (Cardinals) in a 5-4 victory over Quad City. . . . G.J. Raymundo (Pepperdine) had two hits and reliever Jay Gehrke (Pepperdine) got the decision for Charleston-West Virginia (Royals) in a 5-4 victory over Piedmont in 10 innings.

Short Season--Nathan Kaup (Camarillo) had three hits and a stolen base for Hudson Valley (Devil Rays), which was swept in a doubleheader at Jamestown. . . . Brian Fatur (Calabasas, Moorpark College) had two hits for Johnson City (Cardinals) in a 5-0 loss to Bristol.

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