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Posse Can’t Catch the Suns, 4-1

Frank Valdez hit a two-run double in a four-run fourth inning and Pacific (12-22) defeated the Tri-City Posse, 4-1, in a Western Baseball League game Saturday night at Pasco, Wash.

The Suns have won 11 of 14 games.

JETHAWKS

Jason Regan scored on a bases-loaded error by High Desert third baseman Jarrod Patterson with one out in the bottom of the ninth to give the JetHawks an 8-7 California League victory at the Hangar. Lancaster (33-30) scored seven runs in the eighth.

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AROUND THE LEAGUES

Scanning Friday’s box scores:

Triple-A--Tim Laker (Simi Valley High) had three hits, including his ninth home run, for Nashville (Pirates) in a 6-2 victory over Fresno. . . . Derek Wallace (Chatsworth High, Pepperdine) allowed one run in 1 1/3 innings of relief and has a 4-2 record for Norfolk (Mets) after a 9-7 victory over Toledo. . . . Chris Martin (Pepperdine) had two hits for Durham (Devil Rays) in a 14-11 victory over Columbus. . . . Mike Rossiter (Burroughs High) pitched a scoreless ninth for Las Vegas (Padres) and Andrew Lorraine (Hart High) struck out three in two innings for Tacoma during Las Vegas’ 9-3 victory. . . . Pitcher Bryan Corey (Pierce College) scored as a pinch runner for Tucson (Diamondbacks) in a 6-3 victory over Salt Lake. . . . Adam Kennedy (Cal State Northridge) stole his 13th base for Memphis (Cardinals) in a 2-0 victory over Vancouver. . . . Chris Sheff (Pepperdine) had two hits and scored three times for Edmonton (Athletics) in an 8-1 victory over Calgary. . . . Kevin Appier (Antelope Valley High, Antelope Valley College) allowed eight hits and five runs in five innings of a rehabilitation assignment for Omaha (Royals), which defeated Colorado Springs, 6-5.

Double-A--Mike Mitchell (Rio Mesa High) singled and homered, and Gary Matthews doubled and tripled for Mobile (Padres) in a 10-9 victory over Carolina. . . . Brian Luderer (Crespi High) had two hits for Huntsville (A’s) in a 6-3 victory over Chattanooga. . . . Reliever Erik Hiljus (Canyon High) struck out the side in his only inning for Jacksonville (Tigers) in a 2-1 victory over West Tennessee. . . . Stacy Kleiner (Taft High) had two hits for Arkansas (Cardinals) in a 6-2 victory over Jackson. . . . Former JetHawk Marcus Sturdivant had three hits and two RBIs for Midland (Angels) in a 9-3 loss to San Antonio.

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Class-A--Casey Snow (Crespi High) of San Bernardino (Dodgers) had two hits in a 6-0 loss to Visalia. . . . Will Skett (Reseda High, Valley College) had three hits, including his third home run, for Dunedin (Blue Jays) in a 15-6 victory over St. Petersburg. . . . Eric Cole (Antelope Valley) had two hits, two RBIs and stole his 31st base for Quad City (Astros) in an 11-7 loss to Beloit. . . . Andy Dominique (Alemany High) hit his 34th double and drove in his 94th run for Piedmont (Phillies) in a 4-1 victory over Asheville. . . . Jesse Daggett (Crescenta Valley High) had two hits for Erie (Pirates) in a 4-3 loss to Jamestown. . . . Chris Cosbey (Pepperdine) had two hits for Southern Oregon (A’s) in a 5-2 victory over Spokane.


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