The Lancaster JetHawks allowed a run in the ninth inning and lost to the High Desert Mavericks, 6-5, in the first game of a best-of-three California League playoff series Tuesday night at the Hangar.
Game two is tonight at High Desert. Game three, if necessary, will be Thursday night at High Desert.
The Pacific Suns had only five hits in an 8-2 loss to the Chico Heat on Tuesday night at Chico.
Nilson Antigua hit a two-run double in the eighth inning for the Suns (14-30).
AROUND THE LEAGUE
Casey Snow, former Crespi High catcher, was promoted from Class-A San Bernardino to triple-A Albuquerque by the Dodgers on Monday. Snow had a double in three at-bats in his debut as Albuquerque lost to Salt Lake, 13-0.
Scanning Monday's box scores:
Triple A--Jim Bruske (Antelope Valley College) earned his first save for Columbus by striking out all four batters he faced in a 5-4 victory over Louisville. . . . Andrew Lorraine (Hart) pitched two scoreless innings of relief for Tacoma in a 6-4 loss to Fresno. . . . Nate Dishington (Hoover) hit a single and scored a run in Memphis' 8-4 victory over Nashville. . . . Shortstop David Lamb (Newbury Park) hit a single for Rochester in a 7-5 victory over Syracuse.
Double A--Dan Cey (El Camino Real) had two hits and stole his 23rd base for New Britain in a 4-0 loss to New Haven.