April 19, 2001 |
Ryan Knox hit a two-run triple during a three-run eighth inning that gave the High Desert Mavericks a 5-2 California League victory over the Lancaster JetHawks (9-5) on Wednesday night at The Hangar in Lancaster. Lancaster starting pitcher Doug Slaten (0-2), from Pierce College, allowed nine hits and two earned runs in 5 2/3 innings. Designated hitter Bill Scott of High Desert, from Alemany, went two for five with a run batted in and raised his average to .392.
April 17, 2001
The JetHawks (8-4) scored two runs in the ninth inning on Monday but fell to High Desert, 6-5, at the Hangar. Billy Martin had three hits for Lancaster. * Today's game: High Desert at Lancaster, 7:15 p.m. Next home game: 7:15 p.m., Tuesday vs. High Desert. On the radio: KUTY-AM 1470. AROUND THE LEAGUES Outfielder Joe Borchard of Camarillo High was named the double-A Southern League's player of the week for April 5-12. Borchard, the Chicago White Sox's first-round pick last June, batted .
April 15, 2001
Right-hander Brandon Webb (2-1) allowed one run on four hits in five innings and catcher J.D. Closser hit his third home run of the season as the Lancaster JetHawks (7-3) beat the San Bernardino Stampede, 6-1, in a California League game at San Bernardino. * Today: at San Bernardino, 2:05 p.m. Monday-Thursday: vs. High Desert at The Hangar, 7:15 p.m. On the radio: KUTY-AM (1470).
April 14, 2001
San Bernardino defeated the Lancaster JetHawks, 10-5, in a California League game Friday night at San Bernardino. The JetHawks fell to 6-3. * Today-Sunday: at San Bernardino, 7:05 p.m. (Sunday, 2:05 p.m.) Monday-Thursday: vs. High Desert at The Hangar, 7:15 p.m. On the radio: KUTY-AM (1470). AROUND THE LEAGUES Scanning the box scores: Triple A--Matt Franco (Westlake) had two hits, including his second double, but Norfolk (Mets) lost, 12-8, to Indianapolis. . . .
April 10, 2001
Kevan Burns hit his second home run of the season, and Brian Gordon and Ryan Jones hit their first homers for the JetHawks, who defeated San Jose, 13-5, on Sunday at The Hangar in Lancaster. Burns finished five-for-five, drove in two runs and scored twice for Lancaster (3-1), which led 7-0 after three innings and finished with 15 hits. Gordon had two runs batted in and Jones had a double. Cedrick Harris had two hits and three RBIs, and Carlos Urquiola had two hits and two RBIs.
April 7, 2001 |
One night after dropping their season opener to the San Jose Giants, the JetHawks wasted little time trying to get their first victory. Kevin Burns highlighted an eight-run first inning with a grand slam and the JetHawks beat the Giants, 15-6, Friday night in front of 1,952 at the Hangar. Greg Valera of Lancaster pitched a scoreless first inning and the JetHawks went right to work against Vance Cozier.
April 5, 2001 |
This affiliation makes more sense. The JetHawks play in dry heat. So do the Arizona Diamondbacks. After five years of developing players for the Seattle Mariners, the JetHawks are the California League feeder for the Diamondbacks, who created a buzz in the High Desert by playing an exhibition game Monday against the minor league team. There won't be any more Steve Finley or Matt Williams sightings in Lancaster, but several JetHawks might crack the Diamondbacks' lineup in a few years.
April 3, 2001 |
The Arizona Diamondbacks, like adrenalin, brought a surge of short-lived excitement to The Hangar, defeating the JetHawks, 15-5, in an exhibition Monday. Mark Grace graced the area around first base for two innings, grounded out and exited. Notorious grouch Matt Williams pretended to enjoy signing autographs by the dozens, hit a single and exited. Steve Finley launched a batting-practice homer onto a freeway on-ramp 80 feet beyond the right-field fence, grounded out and exited.
September 13, 2000 |
This wasn't the way the Lancaster JetHawks expected to see their season end. Not after they posted the best record in the California League and won both halves of the Southern Division race. Not after they won the first two games of the Southern Division Championship Series. The JetHawks saw their bestseason come to an end in a 4-1 loss to San Bernardino in front of 1,855 fans at The Hangar.