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Lancaster Loses Sledge for the Season

August 30, 2000

Terrmel Sledge will miss the rest of the season with an injured left shoulder. The left-handed outfielder, who leads the California League in batting with a .339 average, has returned home to Granada Hills to rest before undergoing further examination.

Seattle Mariner doctors suspect Sledge, who missed part of last season with a shoulder injury that required surgery, has torn the labrum in his shoulder.

Sledge, who played at Kennedy High, Cal State Northridge and Long Beach State, batted .318 for short-season Everett, Wash., last season after being drafted by the Mariners in the eighth round. He started this season at lower-level Class-A Wisconsin before being promoted to the JetHawks.


Rancho Cucamonga defeated Lancaster, 9-7, in a California League game Tuesday night at Rancho Cucamonga.

Graham Koonce had three hits and three runs batted in, and Clay Snellgrove scored three runs for Rancho Cucamonga (61-75 overall, 24-42 second half).

Wilfredo Quintana's two-run double spurred a sixth-inning rally for Lancaster (86-50, 46-20), which tied the score at 7-7.


Quintana hit two home runs, drove in four runs and scored three for the JetHawks in an 8-2 victory at Rancho Cucamonga on Monday night.

Freddie May had three hits, including a home run, and drove in two runs for Lancaster.

Melqui Torres (8-4) pitched 5 1/3 innings, giving up five hits and one earned run. He struck out two and walked three.


Antonio Perez hit three doubles and his 17th home run, and Juan Silvestre hit his league-leading 29th home run and drove in four runs in the JetHawks' 18-10 victory over High Desert on Sunday in their final home game.

Lancaster set a franchise record with a 51-19 record at the Hangar.

Perez and Craig Kuzmic, who had two hits, each drove in three runs and scored three times. Scott Maynard hit his seventh home run.

Aaron Looper (5-3) pitched two scoreless innings of relief.


Today: At Rancho Cucamonga, 7:15 p.m. Thursday: At Lake Elsinore, 7:05 p.m. Friday: At Lake Elsinore, 7:05 p.m. On the radio: KUTY-AM 1470.


Scanning Sunday's box scores:

Triple A--Bob Scanlan (Harvard-Westlake High) earned his International League-leading 33rd save for Indianapolis (Reds), striking two in one scoreless inning in a 3-2 victory over Toledo. . . . Second baseman Steve Sisco (Thousand Oaks) hit his 12th home run for Richmond (Braves) in a 9-5 loss at Charlotte.

Double A--Center fielder Kurt Airoso (Cal State Northridge) had three hits, including his second home run, for Jacksonville (Tigers) in an 8-6 victory at Greenville.

Class A--First baseman Pete Paciorek (Glendale College) had a double and a triple for San Bernardino (Dodgers) in an 8-2 victory at Modesto.

Scanning Monday's box scores:

Triple A--Ryan McGuire (El Camino Real) had the only hit for Norfolk (Mets) in a 2-0 loss at Durham. . . . Bryan Corey (Thousand Oaks, Pierce College) improved to 8-3 for Sacramento (Athletics) after striking out five and allowing four hits in six innings of a 4-0 victory over Tucson. . . . Frank Charles (Montclair Prep, Pepperdine) had a pinch double in the 10th inning to set up the winning run for New Orleans (Astros) in a 2-1 victory over Memphis.

Double A--Brian Luderer (Crespi) is batting .337 for Midland (Athletics) after getting three hits with an RBI in a 12-4 victory at Shreveport. . . . Mike Mitchell (Rio Mesa) had two doubles for Arkansas (Cardinals) in a 5-0 loss to El Paso. . . . J.P. Roberge (St. Francis) had two hits, including his first home run, for Wichita (Royals) in a 12-4 victory at Round Rock.

Class A--Paciorek had two hits in a 2-1 victory at Lake Elsinore. . . . Tim Carr (Westlake) pitched two shutout innings of relief for Wilmington (Royals) in an 11-1 victory over Frederick. . . . Joe Borchard (Camarillo) had two hits, including his second home run, and two RBIs for Winston-Salem (White Sox) in a 13-5 loss at Potomac. Kevin Nykoluk (Simi Valley, Moorpark College) had two hits and an RBI for Potomac (Cardinals). . . . Jorge Piedra (Notre Dame) had two hits and drove in three runs for Daytona (Cubs) in an 8-0 victory at Lakeland. . . . Bryan Warner (Glendale College) hit a two-run double and struck out two in a shutout inning of relief for Lansing (Cubs) in an 11-9 loss to Cedar Rapids.

Short Season--Barry Tolli (Newbury Park) had two hits and two RBIs, and Chris Parker (Westlake) had two hits and knocked in one run for Oneonta (Tigers) in an 11-10 loss to Utica. . . . John Wilson (L.A. Baptist) had two hits and two RBIs for Pittsfield (Mets) in a 6-3 loss at Queens. . . . John Puccinelli (Notre Dame) doubled and hit his fourth home run for Idaho Falls (Padres) in a 9-1 victory at Ogden.

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