Visalia Rallies for 9-7 Victory

Harvey Hargrove had three hits and Joel Ramirez had two but Lancaster (25-51) lost at Visalia, 9-7, on Tuesday night in a California League game.

The Oaks (36-40) scored five runs in the fifth inning to tie the score, 7-7.

Hipolito Martinez broke the tie with a home run in the eighth.

Javy Flores had three hits for Visalia.



Up next: At the Hangar, vs. Bakersfield, today; vs. Rancho Cucamonga, Thursday-Saturday.


The Montreal Expos optioned first baseman Brad Fullmer, who played at Montclair Prep, to Ottawa of the triple-A International League.


Fullmer was called up by Montreal on Friday.

Scanning Monday’s box scores:

Triple A--Steve Sisco (Thousand Oaks High) had three hits, including his sixth home run, for Richmond (Braves) in a 9-6 loss to Norfolk. . . . Brent Cookson (Santa Paula, Ventura College) hit his 19th and 20th home runs for Albuquerque (Dodgers). . . . Nate Dishington (Hoover) hit a three-run home run for Memphis (Cardinals) in a 9-4 victory over Edmonton. . . . Tim Laker (Simi Valley, Oxnard College) hit his fifth home run for Nashville (Pirates) in a 9-4 loss to Vancouver.

Class A--Jorge Piedra (Notre Dame) singled and stole a base for Vero Beach (Dodgers) in his first game since being transferred from San Bernardino.