Visalia Gives a Little Extra and Takes 6-5 Victory From Lancaster in the 10th Inning

Lancaster lost to Visalia, 6-5, in a California League game that went 10 innings before 1,536 fans Thursday night at Recreation Park in Visalia.

Aaron Nieckula’s double scored Esteban German with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning.

Visalia (5-3) scored twice in the ninth to send the game into extra innings.

Antonio Perez, who led off the JetHawks’ prior two games with home runs, this time led off with a double. He also had a run batted in.


Lancaster (5-3) scored all its runs in the first two innings.


Today: At Visalia, 7 p.m. Saturday: At The Hangar, vs. High Desert, 7:15 p.m. Sunday: At The Hangar, vs. High Desert, 2 p.m. On the radio: KUTY-AM 1470.



Scanning Wednesday’s box scores:

Triple A--Steve Sisco (Thousand Oaks) had two hits for Richmond (Braves) in a 13-inning 8-7 loss at Syracuse. . . . Josh Towers (Hueneme) improved to 6-3 for Rochester (Orioles) with a complete-game 5-4 victory over Scranton-Wilkes Barre. . . . Bob Scanlan (Harvard-Westlake) lowered his ERA to 1.54 and earned his 21st save for Indianapolis (Brewers) by pitching a scoreless ninth in a 3-0 victory over Pawtucket. . . . Former JetHawk Joel Pineiro (4-0) allowed one run in seven innings for Tacoma (Mariners) in a 3-1 victory at Tucson. Mike Mitchell (Rio Mesa) had two hits for Tucson (Diamondbacks). . . . Ryan Radmanovich (Pepperdine) had two hits, including his fifth home run, for Las Vegas (Padres) in a 10-1 victory over Albuquerque. . . . Frank Charles (Montclair Prep, Pepperdine) had two hits for New Orleans (Astros) in a 3-2 loss at Oklahoma.

Double A--Andy Dominique (Alemany) hit his 10th home run for Reading (Phillies) in an 8-5 victory at Erie.

Class A--Matt Riordan (Westlake) had three hits and an RBI for Delmarva (Orioles) in a 7-6 victory over Charleston-West Virginia.


Short season--Tanner Trosper (Calabasas) struck out six in 2 1/3 shutout innings of relief for the Athletics in a 16-1 Arizona League loss to the Giants.

Independent--Dan Melendez (Pepperdine) had three hits and three RBIs for Feather River in a 10-6 victory at Zion. . . . Reliever Bobby Cowan (Saugus) improved to 3-2 for Tri-City in a 9-6 victory over Chico.