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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.


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.


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.


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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