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Clark’s 4 Home Runs in a Row Tie PCL Mark

From Staff and Wire Reports

Jerald Clark of the Las Vegas Stars tied a Pacific Coast League record Saturday night with home runs in four consecutive at-bats, hitting three of them to lead the Stars to an 8-6 victory over the Edmonton Trappers.

Clark hit a home run in the eighth inning Friday night to give the Stars a 3-2 victory over Edmonton, then hit solo homers in his first three at-bats Saturday night.

The right-handed hitting outfielder singled home a run in his fourth and final at-bat in the seventh inning. He was in the on-deck circle when catcher Benito Santiago of the San Diego Padres, on an injury rehabilitation stint with the Stars, grounded into a double play to end the eighth inning.

The only other player in PCL history to hit home runs in four consecutive at-bats was Gus Zernial of the Hollywood Stars, who homered in his last two at-bats on May 18, 1948, and in his first two the next day.

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Pete Schneider of Vernon set the PCL record of five home runs in one game May 11, 1923.


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