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Luce Gets League-Leading 10th Win

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Pitcher Rob Luce got his California League-leading 10th victory and the JetHawks beat the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, 4-1, in Rancho Cucamonga on Friday. Luce (10-1) scattered six hits in 6 2/3 innings. Sean Spencer earned his fifth save by retiring all seven batters he faced, including all-star outfielder Gary Mathews Jr. on a deep fly ball with two outs and the bases loaded in the sixth.

The JetHawks (33-35) clung to a 1-0 lead until Chris Dean’s bloop double down the left-field line in the fifth scored two runs. The Quakes fell to 36-32. Keith Davis (3-9) was the losing pitcher.

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The California League vs. Carolina League all-star game on Tuesday will be broadcast on radio station AM 1470 in the Antelope Valley. The 5 p.m. PDT game will be hosted by the Durham Bulls. JetHawk pitchers Luce and Dean and third baseman Carlos Villalobos are on the California roster.

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Tonight’s Game: JetHawks (Joe Victery, 2-3, 7.24) at Rancho Cucamonga (Matt Clement, 6-3, 1.65), 7:15.

AROUND THE LEAGUES

Right-hander Brandon Knight (Buena, Ventura College), outfielder Gabe Kapler (Taft, Moorpark College) and first baseman Jon Tucker (Chatsworth) have been selected to the Class-A Florida State League’s All-Star game, which will be played June 21 at Kissimee, Fla.

Knight is 6-4 with a 2.11 ERA for Charlotte; Tucker is hitting .310 with eight homers and 46 RBIs for Vero Beach; and Kapler is hitting .283 with nine homers and 44 RBIs for Lakeland.

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Scanning Thursday box scores: DOUBLE A--Former JetHawk outfielder Jesus Marquez hit his fifth home run for Jacksonville, Fla. . . . First baseman Benji Simonton (Pepperdine) hit his 13th home run for Shreveport, La. . . . Outfielder Scott Richardson (Cal State Northridge) had three hits, including his third home run, and three runs batted in for San Antonio. . . . Designated hitter J.P. Roberge (St. Francis) had two hits, including his ninth home run, and three RBIs for San Antonio. CLASS A--First baseman Mike Mitchell (Rio Mesa) had two hits, including his 27th double, for Rancho Cucamonga. . . . Outfielder Greg Shockey (Northridge) had two doubles for Rancho Cucamonga. . . . Right-hander Jeff Howatt (Rio Mesa) pitched two scoreless innings of relief to get his first victory for St. Lucie, Fla. . . . First baseman Robert Fick (Newbury Park, Ventura College, Northridge) hit his 11th home run for West Michigan. . . . Shortstop Dennis Konrady (Pepperdine) had a triple and three RBIs for Columbus, Ga.

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