The High Desert Mavericks defeated the JetHawks, 8-4, Wednesday night at High Desert, completing a sweep in their best-of-three California League playoff series and avenging a three-game sweep by the JetHawks to finish the regular season.
Brad Penny, the league's most valuable player, pitched six innings, allowing two runs and striking out 10 for the Mavericks.
Frank Valdez scored on a wild pitch to cap a three-run ninth and the Suns beat the Chico Heat, 9-8, in their finale Wednesday night at Chico.
Valdez had three hits, including a run-scoring double that tied the score, 8-8.
AROUND THE LEAGUE
Scanning Tuesday's box scores:
Triple A--Derek Wallace (Chatsworth, Pepperdine) is 5-2 after 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief in Norfolk's 5-3 victory over Durham. . . . J.P. Roberge (St. Francis) hit his seventh home run for Albuquerque in a 3-2 loss to Salt Lake. . . . Robert Crabtree (Cal State Northridge), recently promoted from Double A Shreveport, struck out the side in the ninth inning for Fresno in an 11-8 loss to Tacoma. . . . Adam Kennedy (Cal State Northridge) had three hits for Memphis in a 7-5 loss to Nashville. . . . Steve Sisco (Thousand Oaks) hit his 17th double for Omaha in a 8-4 loss to Colorado Springs. . . . David Lamb (Newbury Park) singled and scored a run for Rochester in a 7-2 victory over Ottawa.
Double A--Dan Cey (El Camino Real) had three hits and scored two runs for New Britain in an 8-6 victory over New Haven. . . . Robert Fick (Newbury Park, Cal State Northridge) hit his 42nd double and sixth triple for Jacksonville in an 11-7 victory over Orlando.