Modesto Shuts Down Lancaster, 3-1

Jason Regan had three hits and a run batted in for Lancaster (34-68, 11-19) in a 3-1 loss to Modesto in a California League game Saturday night at John Thurman Field.

Regan doubled in the fourth to drive in Greg Connors.

Brian Luderer, a graduate of Crespi High, had two hits for Modesto (63-37, 19-11 in second half) and Denny Wagner (7-4) pitched seven innings, allowing six hits and no earned runs. He struck out four and walked one.


Up next: At Modesto, today; at Bakersfield, Monday-Wednesday.


Scanning Friday's box scores:

Triple A--Steve Soliz (Rio Mesa) had two hits and drove in a run for Buffalo (Indians) in a 7-2 loss to Louisville. . . . Steve Sisco (Thousand Oaks) had two hits and is batting .316 for Richmond (Braves) after a 5-3 victory over Toledo. . . . Dan Cey (El Camino Real) had two hits and drove in a run for Salt Lake (Twins) in a 4-3 loss to Colorado Springs. . . . Right-hander Bob Scanlan (Harvard-Westlake) took a 6-0 loss and is 6-14 for New Orleans (Astros) after giving up nine hits, five earned runs and a walk while striking out five in six innings.

Double A--Right-hander Josh Towers (Hueneme, Oxnard College) is 9-5 after pitching a five-hitter with seven strikeouts for Bowie (Orioles) in a 7-1 victory over Erie. . . . Kurt Airoso (CS Northridge) hit his 18th double and finished with two hits and two runs batted in for Jacksonville (Tigers) in a 6-3 loss to Knoxville. In the same game, Eric Gillespie (CS Northridge) added two hits for Jacksonville.

Class A--Leadoff batter Ryan Hankins (Simi Valley) had three hits, including his 24th double and had his ninth stolen base for Burlington (White Sox) in an 11-2 defeat at West Michigan. . . . Jack Wickersham (La Canada) had two hits for Rancho Cucamonga (Padres) in a 5-2 loss to Visalia. . . . Andy Dominique (Alemany) hit a three-run home run, his ninth, for Clearwater in an 11-9 loss to Charlotte. . . . Junior Brignac (Cleveland) had a hit and drove in a run for Myrtle Beach (Braves).

Rookie--John Puccinelli (Notre Dame) had three hits and three RBIs for the Padres' Arizona League team in a 10-5 victory over the Cubs. . . . Victor Hall (Monroe) had two hits and drove in a run for the Diamondbacks in a 7-4 loss.

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