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High Desert Pounds Lancaster Hurlers

May 06, 2000

The High Desert Mavericks pounded three pitchers for 22 hits in a 14-4 California League victory over the Lancaster JetHawks before 3,541 on Friday night at The Hangar in Lancaster.

Steve Neal had a three-run home run, and Brian Gordon and Maximo Vicaino had bases-loaded triples for High Desert (12-17).

Juan Silvestre had two hits and drove in two runs for Lancaster (17-12). Willie Bloomquist had two hits, including a double.


Today's game: At Visalia, 7 p.m. Sunday's game: At San Jose, 1 p.m. Next home game: May 13, vs. San Bernardino. On the radio: KUTY-AM 1470.


Scanning Thursday's box scores:

Triple A--Bob Scanlan (Harvard-Westlake High) of Indianapolis (Reds) notched his seventh save with a flawless ninth inning in a 6-3 victory over Louisville. Scanlan, 34, has been pitching professionally since being drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in 1984. . . . Second baseman Steve Sisco (Thousand Oaks, Moorpark College) was two for three, improving his batting average to .260 for Richmond (Braves). Sisco, the Atlanta Braves' last cut in spring training, has 38 home runs in the last two triple-A seasons. . . . Bobby Ayala (Rio Mesa) was touched for two runs in one inning of relief and fell to 1-2 in Iowa's (Cubs) 5-4 loss to Oklahoma. . . . Reliever Bryan Corey (Thousand Oaks, Pierce) improved to 2-1 in Sacramento's (Athletics) 8-4 victory over Colorado Springs. Corey allowed one run in 2 2/3 innings. . . . Catcher Tim Laker (Simi Valley, Oxnard College) tripled, doubled and drove in three runs for Nashville (Pirates) in a 6-5 victory over Edmonton.

Double A--Left-hander Chris Garza (Notre Dame) struck out two in a scoreless inning of relief for New Britain (Twins).

Class A--Right-hander Tim Carr (Westlake) improved his earned-run average to 3.72 with a scoreless inning of relief for Wilmington (Royals) in a 4-1 loss to Lynchburg.

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