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Quintana's Two Homers Lead Lancaster

September 06, 2000

Wilfredo Quintana hit two home runs and Juan Silvestre hit a homer, drove in four runs and scored twice to lead Lancaster to a 14-8 victory over host San Bernardino in a regular-season finale Sunday.

The JetHawks open the California League playoffs with home games Friday and Saturday against the winner between San Bernardino and Lake Elsinore, which play a best-of-three series. Lancaster, which won both halves of the South Division and finished with a franchise-best 89-51 record, would host a deciding game five, if necessary, Tuesday.

Silvestre finished with a league-leading 30 home runs and led all minor league players with 137 runs batted in.

Craig Kuzmic, Freddie May and Peanut Williams drove in two runs for Lancaster, which had 18 hits. Silvestre, Quintana, Harvey Hargrove and Bo Robinson had three hits. Carlos Balbuena (3-1) gave up four hits and one run in two innings of relief as the JetHawks used seven pitchers.

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Tickets for JetHawks playoff games are on sale beginning at 10 a.m. each day at The Hangar.

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Friday: At The Hangar, vs. San Bernardino or Lake Elsinore, 7:15 p.m. Saturday: At The Hangar, vs. San Bernardino or Lake Elsinore, 7:15 p.m. On the radio: KUTY-AM 1470.

AROUND THE LEAGUES

Scanning Monday's box scores:

Triple A--Eric Gillespie (Cal State Northridge) had two hits for Toledo (Tigers) in a 4-0 loss to Columbus. . . . Keith Evans (Crespi) allowed two runs and eight hits in six innings for Ottawa (Expos) in a 3-2 victory over Syracuse. . . . Bob Scanlan (Harvard-Westlake) earned his International League-leading 35th save and lowered his ERA to 1.79 with a scoreless ninth for Indianapolis (Brewers) in a 4-3 victory at Louisville. . . . Ryan McGuire (El Camino Real) and Chris Sheff (Pepperdine) each had two hits for Norfolk (Mets) in a 5-0 victory at Richmond. . . . Keith McDonald (Pepperdine) had two hits, including his fifth home run, and two RBIs for Memphis (Cardinals) in a 9-7 victory at Oklahoma. . . . Former JetHawk Dusty Wathan doubled and hit his third home run for Tacoma (Mariners) in an 11-6 loss at Salt Lake.

Class A--Jack Cassel (Kennedy) pitched a scoreless eighth for Fort Wayne (Padres) in a 3-0 loss to Clinton. . . . Freddy Sanchez (Burbank) had two hits and three RBIs for Augusta (Red Sox) in a 7-6 victory over Hickory.

Short Season--Chris Testa (Palmdale) had a two-run single for Portland (Rockies) in a 7-5 loss at Eugene.

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