August 21, 1986 |
night after being no-hit, the Visalia Oaks jumped on Ventura County Gulls pitcher Hugh Brinson for five hits in the first two innings and went on to defeat the Gulls, 4-2, on Wednesday night at Recreation Park. The Oaks, who lead the California League's Southern Division by three games, did not get a hit against two Ventura pitchers Tuesday, but wasted little time getting started Wednesday. Visalia trailed, 1-0, entering the bottom of the first but got a leadoff single from Tom Thomas.
June 29, 2002 |
When California League rivals Visalia and Modesto open a four-game series Thursday in Modesto, many fans will cheer for both teams, opposing players will talk about getting together after the game and brushback pitches probably won't be thrown. "I think if we wanted to move one of their guys off the plate," Visalia utility man Jason Basil said, "we would get our catcher to tell them before throwing one high and tight."
June 23, 1996 |
Brett Hinchliffe is in an episode of the "Twilight Zone." He keeps finding himself in the same nightmare. Hinchliffe continued to be unable to make it through a start without one disastrous inning. On Saturday night it was a five-run first, putting the JetHawks in a deep hole before they even touched a bat. "It's my fault, I've got to make the pitches," Hinchliffe (5-8) said after the JetHawks lost, 8-6, to the Visalia Oaks at the Hangar. "I haven't been going out and giving us a chance to win."
July 8, 1998
Brendan Kingman had three hits and drove in two runs, and Brian Fuentes (4-4) struck out 12 in Lancaster's 9-4 victory over the Visalia Oaks on Tuesday night at the Hanger. Matt Sachse had two hits for the JetHawks (9-10). SUNS Ryan Seidel delivered a two-run single in the sixth and scored in the ninth to lead the Suns (12-29)over the Chico Heat, 5-3, on Tuesday night at Chico.
June 4, 2000
Scott Ciasson allowed two hits and struck out nine in seven innings as the Visalia Oaks defeated the Lancaster JetHawks, 6-0, Saturday night at Visalia Recreational Park. Visalia (31-24) broke the game open with four runs in the eighth inning. Juan Silvestre, Travis McClendon and P.J. Williams had hits for Lancaster (31-24). * Today: At The Hangar, vs. Modesto, 5 p.m. On the radio: KUTY-AM 1470.
August 5, 1996
A fifth-inning error by pitcher Marino Santana enabled the Visalia Oaks to score the go-ahead run Sunday night in a 5-3 victory over the JetHawks at Recreation Park. The Oaks added an insurance run in the seventh against Santana (7-13), who gave up four earned runs and had nine strikeouts in seven innings.