Aaron Nieckula hit a two-run home run in the ninth inning and Visalia sent the Lancaster JetHawks to their franchise-record 13th consecutive loss Thursday night, 7-6, in front of 663 at Visalia.
Tim Olson's home run in the seventh gave the JetHawks a 6-5 lead after a grand slam by teammate Ryan Jones highlighted a five-run fourth that tied the score, 5-5.
Today's game: Rancho Cucamonga at Lancaster, 7:15 p.m. On the radio: KUTY-AM (1470).
AROUND THE LEAGUES
Scanning Tuesday's box scores:
Triple A--Catcher Tim Laker (Simi Valley High, Oxnard College) hit a three-run home run, his 11th, for Buffalo (Indians). . . . Right fielder Brent Cookson (Santa Paula, Ventura College) hit a double and his fourth home run, knocking in three runs, for Las Vegas (Dodgers). Catcher Keith McDonald (Pepperdine) hit his seventh home run for Memphis (Cardinals).
Double A--Catcher Andy Dominique (Alemany) hit his eighth home run for Reading (Phillies).
Class A--A double and a home run by third baseman G.J. Raymundo (Pepperdine) helped Rancho Cucamonga (Angels) defeat High Desert, 8-4. . . . Left fielder Covelli Crisp (Pierce) had three hits for Potomac (Cardinals). . . . Shortstop Freddy Sanchez (Burbank, Canyons) had two singles and a double as Sarasota (Red Sox) won at Jupiter. Sanchez is batting .376.