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Lancaster Sets Franchise Record, 4-3

August 18, 2000

Lancaster set a franchise record for victories in a season by defeating Rancho Cucamonga, 4-3, on Thursday night in front of 4,518 at the Epicenter.

The JetHawks (77-47), who won the first half championship, are to 36-17 in the second half and have 16 games remaining.

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Juan Silvestre and Scott Maynard each had three hits and Antonio Perez doubled and tripled, but the JetHawks stranded 10 runners and lost, 4-1, to San Bernardino on Wednesday night.

The Stampede broke a 1-1 tie by scoring once in the seventh and twice in the eighth.

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Today's game: At Rancho Cucamonga, 7:15 p.m. Saturday's game: At The Hangar, vs. Lake Elsinore, 7:15 p.m. Sunday's game: At Lake Elsinore, 5 p.m. On the radio: KUTY-AM 1470.

AROUND THE LEAGUES

Scanning Tuesday's box scores:

Triple A--Left fielder Ryan McGuire (El Camino Real High) hit two doubles for Norfolk (Mets) in a 7-1 victory over Toledo. . . . Pat Ahearne (Pepperdine) improved to 12-7 by striking out five and allowing eight hits and four runs, all unearned, in six innings for Tacoma (Mariners) in an 8-7 victory over Tucson. . . . Catcher Tim Laker (Simi Valley, Oxnard College) hit his 18th home run for Nashville (Pirates) in a 3-2 victory over Iowa.

Double A--Shortstop David Matranga (Pepperdine) hit a grand slam for Round Rock (Astros) in a 15-7 loss at Tulsa.

Class A--Garret Lee (Glendale College) struck out five and allowed five hits in five innings for Myrtle Beach (Braves) but lost to Lynchburg, 1-0, in a seven-inning game. . . . A home run by designated hitter Bryan Warner (Glendale College), his ninth, helped Lansing (Cubs) defeat Quad City, 4-3. . . . Right-hander Jack Cassel (Kennedy, Pierce) struck out two in 1 1/3 scoreless relief innings for Fort Wayne (Padres) in a 9-6 loss to Burlington.

Scanning Wednesday's box scores:

Triple A--Reliever Jim Bruske (Antelope Valley) struck out four in 2 1/3 shutout innings and hit a two-run single to improve to 1-4 for Indianapolis (Brewers) in a 12-5 victory over Richmond. . . . Brandon Knight (Buena, Ventura College) allowed four hits and eight walks in six innings but improved to 10-11 with a 9-4 victory at Charlotte. . . . Bobby Hughes (Notre Dame) had two hits and an RBI for Buffalo (Indians) in a 3-2 victory at Ottawa. . . . Keith McDonald (Pepperdine) had two hits for Memphis (Cardinals) in a 7-6 loss to Albuquerque. . . . Rob Crabtree (Cal State Northridge) pitched two shutout innings to earn his seventh save for Fresno (Giants) in a 4-3 victory over Omaha. . . . Ryan Radmanovich (Pepperdine) had two hits, including his eighth home run, and two RBIs for Las Vegas (Padres) in a 9-4 victory over Oklahoma. . . . Former JetHawk Willie Bloomquist hit his first home run for Tacoma (Mariners) in an 8-3 victory over Tucson.

Double A--Kurt Airoso (Northridge) had three hits and drove in a run for Jacksonville (Tigers) in a 10-8 victory over Greenville. . . . Eric Cole (Antelope Valley, Antelope Valley College) and Matranga (Pepperdine) each had two hits for Round Rock (Astros) in a 13-7 loss at Tulsa.

Class A--Jon Schaeffer (Harvard-Westlake) singled and doubled for Modesto (Athletics) in a 6-2 victory at Mudville. . . . Junior Brignac (Cleveland) had three hits, including his sixth home run, for Myrtle Beach (Braves) in a 5-1 loss to Lynchburg. . . . Jorge Piedra (Notre Dame) had two hits and stole his third base for Daytona (Cubs) in a 4-3 victory over St. Lucie.

Short Season--Nathan Kaup (Camarillo) had three hits and knocked in two runs for Hudson Valley (Devil Rays) in a 10-9 loss at Williamsport. He is batting .462. . . . Brian Fatur (Calabasas, Moorpark College) had two hits, an RBI and a stolen base for Johnson City (Cardinals) in an 11-7 loss to Pulaski. . . . Victor Hall (Monroe) has 38 stolen bases after stealing three for Missoula (Diamondbacks) in an 11-9 victory over Billings. . . . John Puccinelli (Notre Dame) had two hits for Idaho Falls (Padres) in a 12-7 victory at Helena. . . . Adrian Mendoza (Royal, Northridge) had two hits for Great Falls (Dodgers) in a 1-0 loss to Ogden.

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