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April 21, 1998
The JetHawks drew 3,061 to an afternoon game billed "Hide From Your Boss Day," but lost to the Stockton Ports, 7-3, in Lancaster. The JetHawks collected only four hits and made three errors.
August 20, 2010 | Chris Erskine
We follow baseball the way coyotes follow a full moon, up Highway 14 to one of those rocky little 'burbs on the edge of civilization, out to where the Flintstones keep a condo. Lancaster's the place, and here we find a plucky little Class-A team, the JetHawks. Best of all, we find baseball devoid of ego and excess and all the other trappings that sometimes churn your Cheerios. I broke up with the Dodgers the other day, did I mention that? Oh, sure, I'll take them back, probably in a day or two. But for now I've had my fill of Major League Baseball prices, sorrowful endings and Matt Kemp's agent.
Maybe all the JetHawks ought to have rotator cuff surgery. Ricky Jordan, the Seattle Mariners' first baseman who just joined the JetHawks for a rehabilitation assignment from shoulder surgery, had four hits, including a two-run home run, to lead the JetHawks to a 9-4 victory over the Bakersfield Blaze on Wednesday night and a sweep of the three-game series. The JetHawks (9-6), who have won six of seven games, finished the season series with a 10-2 record against Bakersfield.
June 13, 2010 | By Christopher Smith, Special to the Los Angeles Times
With school out (or about to be) and long, sunny days in, the charms of baseball beckon. But if big league prices put a dent in your budget, you can still find excitement at minor league parks. Southern California has five minor-league teams strung in a crescent on the area's northern and eastern rims. They play in intimate parks that are far enough away to provide a getaway but close enough to constitute a day's outing. Heading to a minor-league game is equivalent to running away to baseball never-never land, an affordable destination that can fill a summer evening to the brim.
Jason Cook sat alone on the bench, not quite knowing the full significance of one errant throw. The JetHawk third baseman knew his errant throw allowed the winning run to score for the San Bernardino Stampede in the 10th inning of a 5-4 loss before 4,473 on Friday night at the Ranch. He had to be told that the loss eliminated the JetHawks from possible postseason play because the High Desert Mavericks and Lake Elsinore Storm won, pushing Lancaster three games back with two to play.
August 20, 2003 | Ben Bolch, Times Staff Writer
An infielder for the Inland Empire 66ers could face felony assault charges after striking a Lancaster JetHawk pitcher with a baseball bat late Monday night, sparking a 25-minute melee that resulted in the suspension of a California League game in Lancaster. Inland Empire second baseman Evel Bastida charged the mound and struck Lancaster reliever Josh Kranawetter in the lower back after Kranawetter had hit Bastida in the back with a pitch during the 15th inning of a game Inland Empire led, 7-4.
July 11, 2001
Andrew Good of the Lancaster JetHawks has been selected the California League pitcher of the week for July 2-8. The 6-foot-3 right-hander from Rochester Hills, Mich., went eight innings July 5 against Visalia and gave up one hit and no walks in a 1-0 victory. Good (7-6) is coming back from Tommy John elbow surgery.
June 17, 2001 | Dave Desmond
Rancho Cucamonga scored three runs in the top of the ninth inning and defeated the JetHawks, 7-4, in a California League game Saturday night at the Hangar. Ryan Jones' three-run home run in the third inning gave the JetHawks a 4-1 lead. Today's game: Rancho Cucamonga at Lancaster, 2 p.m. On the radio: KUTY-AM (1470). AROUND THE LEAGUES Scanning Friday's box scores: Triple A--Matt Franco (Westlake) had two hits for Norfolk (Mets) in a 3-2 loss to Pawtucket. . . .
June 16, 2001
Brian Specht's 10th-inning single for Rancho Cucamonga off Dan Castillo scored Carlos Gastelum, who tripled, and the Quakes defeated Lancaster, 11-10, Friday night in front of 4,335 at the Hangar. Brian Gordon's three-run home run in the sixth for the JetHawks (28-40) tied the score, 10-10. Today's game: Rancho Cucamonga at Lancaster, 7:15 p.m. On the radio: KUTY-AM (1470).
June 15, 2001
Tim Olson hit a three-run home run during a six-run second inning to help the Lancaster JetHawks defeat Rancho Cucamonga, 6-4, on Thursday night at The Hangar and end a club-record 13-game losing streak.. Today's game: Rancho Cucamonga at Lancaster, 7:15 p.m. On the radio: KUTY-AM (1470). AROUND THE LEAGUES The Oakland Athletics have transferred pitcher Tanner Trosper (Calabasas) from the rookie-level Arizona League to Vancouver of the short-season Northwest League.
June 13, 2001
Mitch Gregg hit a two-run home run off Rob Shabanski (0-1) in the eighth inning and Visalia handed Lancaster its 12th consecutive loss, 6-4, on Tuesday night at Visalia. Billy Martin's second run-scoring double tied the score, 4-4, in the top of the eighth for the JetHawks (27-38). Lancaster left-hander Doug Slaten (4-6) gave up seven earned runs and six hits in 1 2/3 innings and Visalia scored all its runs in the second inning of an 8-1 victory on Monday at Visalia.
June 9, 2001
Four Lancaster JetHawks will join designated hitter Nathan Kaup (Camarillo) of Bakersfield and right-handed pitcher Wayne Nix (Monroe) of Visalia on the California League all-star team, which plays the Carolina League all-stars on June 19 at The Hangar. Catcher J.D. Closser, infielders Matt Kata and Billy Martin, and outfielder Kevan Burns were selected from Lancaster. Martin will start at third base and Burns will start in left field. Kaup will start at designated hitter.
June 8, 2001
Rafael Soriano pitched a three-hitter and had five strikeouts in leading host San Bernardino to a 6-1 victory over Lancaster Thursday night in front of 1,888. Brian Gordon scored the lone run for Lancaster and had one of its three hits. Today's game: Lancaster at San Bernardino, 7 p.m. Next home game: June 14 vs. Rancho Cucamonga. On the radio: KUTY-AM (1470).
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