Home Run Extends JetHawks' Skid, 6-4

Mitch Gregg hit a two-run home run off Rob Shabanski (0-1) in the eighth inning and Visalia handed Lancaster its 12th consecutive loss, 6-4, on Tuesday night at Visalia.

Billy Martin's second run-scoring double tied the score, 4-4, in the top of the eighth for the JetHawks (27-38).

Lancaster left-hander Doug Slaten (4-6) gave up seven earned runs and six hits in 1 2/3 innings and Visalia scored all its runs in the second inning of an 8-1 victory on Monday at Visalia.

The JetHawks managed only six hits.

The JetHawks managed only five hits, including two doubles by first baseman Ryan Jones, in a 9-0 loss at San Bernardino on Sunday.

Today's game: Lancaster at Visalia, 7 p.m. Next home game: Thursday vs. Rancho Cucamonga. On the radio: KUTY-AM (1470).


David Matranga (Pepperdine) and former JetHawks Craig Kuzmic and Bo Robinson have been selected to the Western Division team for the Texas League all-star game, which will be played Tuesday at San Antonio. . . . J.P. Roberge (St. Francis) was promoted from double-A Reading to triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barre by the Philadelphia Phillies. . . . The Dodgers have transferred first baseman Adrian Mendoza (Royal, Cal State Northridge) from Great Falls to their Gulf Coast League affiliate in Florida.

Scanning Monday's box scores:

Triple A--Tim Laker (Simi Valley, Oxnard College) hit his 10th home run for Buffalo (Indians) in a 7-5 victory over Charlotte. . . . Brent Cookson (Santa Paula, Ventura College) had three hits, including his third home run, for Las Vegas (Dodgers) in a 4-3 loss at Memphis (Cardinals). Catcher Keith McDonald (Pepperdine) of Memphis threw out five runners. . . . Will Ohman (Pepperdine) earned his fourth save for Iowa (Cubs) in a 6-4 victory over Portland. . . . Jack Wilson (Thousand Oaks) had two hits and drove in a run for Nashville (Pirates) in a 4-3 victory over Omaha. . . . Erik Hiljus (Canyon) struck out eight in a three-hitter for Sacramento (Athletics), which defeated Colorado Springs, 4-1. . . . Eric Cole (Antelope Valley, Antelope Valley College) hit his third home run for New Orleans (Astros) in a 13-7 victory at Calgary.

Double A--Terrmel Sledge (Kennedy, Northridge) had two hits for Harrisburg (Expos) in a 2-0 loss to Trenton. . . . Tom McGee (Cal Lutheran) had two hits for Bowie (Orioles) in a 16-8 victory at New Britain. . . . Pete Paciorek (Glendale College) had two hits, including his fourth home run, and Darrell Dent (Montclair Prep) had two hits for Jacksonville (Dodgers) in a 10-0 victory at Orlando. . . . Chris Baker (Hart) allowed one run and five hits in seven innings for Tennessee (Blue Jays) in a 7-1 victory over Birmingham. . . . Brian Luderer (Crespi) had two hits for Midland (Athletics) in a 15-5 loss to Tulsa.

Class A--Bill Scott (Alemany) hit his seventh home run for High Desert (Brewers) in an 11-4 victory over Rancho Cucamonga. . . . Covelli Crisp (Pierce) had two hits and his 20th stolen base for Potomac (Cardinals) in an 11-1 victory at Salem. . . . Ryan Hankins (Simi Valley) had two hits, including his 10th home run, for Winston-Salem (White Sox) in a 4-1 loss to Wilmington (Royals). Jay Gehrke (Pepperdine) earned his fourth save for Wilmington. . . . Freddy Sanchez (Burbank) is batting .366 after going four for four for Sarasota (Red Sox) in a 5-4 loss at Jupiter. . . . John Wilson (L.A. Baptist, Northridge) had two hits and drove in two runs for Capital City (Mets) in a 6-5 victory over Savannah (Rangers), which got two RBIs from Jason Botts (Glendale College).

Scanning Sunday's box scores:

Triple A--Right fielder Chris Sheff (Pepperdine) had three hits, including his seventh home run, for Louisville (Reds) in a 5-3 victory over Durham. . . . First baseman Matt Franco (Westlake) had a triple and two singles for Norfolk (Mets) in a 5-2, 14-inning victory at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Double A--First baseman Terrmel Sledge (Kennedy, Cal State Northridge) hit a double and two singles and drove in three runs for Harrisburg (Expos) in a 7-6 victory over New Haven. . . . Second baseman David Matranga (Pepperdine) had four hits, including two doubles, in a doubleheader for Round Rock (Astros), which defeated Shreveport, 9-3 and 9-1.

Class A--Right-hander Andy Shibilo (Pepperdine) struck out four in two hitless relief innings, improving to 5-0 for Lake Elsinore (Padres) in a 5-4 victory over Modesto. . . . Catcher Ryan Hamill (Chaminade) had a single and his fifth home run for Peoria (Cardinals) in a 5-2 victory at Michigan. . . . Right-hander Jack Cassel (Kennedy, Pierce) struck out five and gave up four hits and one unearned run in seven innings for Fort Wayne (Padres) to defeat Burlington, 12-2. . . . Joel Peralta (Ventura College) struck out two in one scoreless inning to earn his 13th save for Cedar Rapids (Angels) in a 3-1 victory over West Michigan.

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